There are many ways to build the time. Most people instruct simply because it’s a great way to build not only time but experience AND the availability of jobs. While there are other opportunities they can be hard to come by as there aren’t that many and ALOT of low time guys (like yourself) are vying for them. There’s banner tow, forest service, crop-dusting, traffic watch, light cargo and the list goes on. Know that in order to GET paid vs paying for time you will need to get your Commercial license. If you aspirations are for the airlines or corporate you will also obviously need your Multi-engine rating.