No matter if you already have an office job or your own business, making extra income online or starting an entire online career is perfectly feasible. You can determine your own hours, often working longer on weekends and double your income year-round simply by spending a few hours online, doing something you like and you’re good at, as modern businesses value skills and global talent much more than actual, physical presence. So, wherever you are, the following jobs are at your disposal, available both in the shape of a career path or as side-gigs you can go back to at any time you please!
We have all heard the old saying that knowledge is power, and the time has finally come when you can utilize your own education by passing it on to others even without stepping into a classroom. The global market is especially open to language teaching courses, so you can start your own website and offer webinars on a language of your choice.
However, you can also join an existing online school, where you’ll create your own schedule, and often work with people from all over the globe.
Yet another famous, but modern saying that content is king rings true in terms of finding your dream job online. If you enjoy writing and you’re a skillful wordsmith and a master of compelling storytelling, modern companies will pay a decent sum for well-crafted blog posts, social media content, advertisements, as well as their own branded website content.
It works best if you already have a certain level of experience in this field, or if you have a degree in languages and literature – both would be best. You can reach out directly to companies and offer your services, build your website and register a company, or join a network of freelance writers.
An especially handy way for students, single parents, as well as people with existing jobs to earn extra money on the side is filling out paid surveys online whenever you get the chance. They can be found on a wide variety of dedicated survey websites, and simply by sharing your experience or opinion, you can get paid a decent sum.
They are simple to fill out, easy to find, and you can choose between those that take merely several minutes, all the way to those that are lengthier.
If you already use and love a certain brand, and you keep returning to their products, why not join their affiliate program and make money online by sharing their products with others? If you have an existing website of your own and a certain number of followers, many brands would love to be featured on your website, meaning that you can get a share of the sale they make off of your content and links in your blogs.
It may take time before this kicks off, but with a bit of time and dedication, you can make a decent sum of money, especially if you truly believe in the product you’re using. After all, we’ve entered an era of transparency, so use your experience with a brand to your advantage.
Joining a platform
Whichever your skills may be, there must be a network or a platform online that gathers people of your and similar skills to sell their services. By joining a platform such as Upwork, you can become a freelancer where you bid on projects and companies can work with you on a project basis, or you can establish an on-going collaboration.
Either way, these networks are great for programmers, graphic designers, writers, marketing and branding experts, or any other skill that you can use online to work with clients from all over the world without access to their offices.
Making hand-made goodies
Selling physical goods is still the go-to way of making money online, especially for those who can make and sell small, low-maintenance items that travel well. For instance, jewelry, clothing, accessories of all sorts all make for great selling items, whether on your own website, or via Etsy and similar platforms.
If you wish to work locally only, baked goodies are another option, especially if you’d like to process your orders online in order to avoid having a physical store, but simply cater for events such as kids’ birthdays.