Whether you want to work from home in the current coronavirus environment or want to restructure your career to be able to work remotely forever, read on for ways you can make money online. It’s valuable information to have during this current economic crisis—and beyond.
1. Become a Freelance Proofreader
Proofreading is another lucrative online career. Most agencies will pay around 25% of the price of a translated document to a proofreader. You can work full time, part-time or around-the-clock.
2. Become a Life Coach
Life coaching is a thought-provoking and creative process that helps people focus on both personal and professional goals. People use life coaching to overcome fears, boost their self-confidence, create goals and instill success-oriented habits.
3. Sell Your Photos
Do you have photo skills or live in an area where images are in demand? Photographers can upload their images to any one of a number of huge databases, allowing magazine editors, designers or any organization with a website to buy them. And the beauty of stock websites: Photos can be sold any number of times—so you can continue to make money without any effort.
4. Create How-To Videos
In recent years, YouTube has grown into the go-to source for all manner of video courses and guides. Instructors can monetize their videos by charging a subscription fee or password protecting content for paying customers only. To find potential search phrases, start typing “how to [your topic]” into YouTube’s search bar and notice what phrases are generated in the auto-fill dropdown. Make sure to use the same keywords when you write your video title, description, and tags.
5. Become a Copywriter
Want to earn a great income no matter where you live? Copywriting could be ideal for you. Copywriting is a mega-industry, ripe with opportunity. And yearning for people who can fuel it with fresh marketing messages.
6. Teach English
If you’re a native English speaker, you may not realize it, but you already have the number one qualification you need for a fun, portable income that can hand you a steady paycheck from anywhere in the world
7. Turn Your Interests Into a Podcast
Podcasting doesn’t have to be complicated. With a microphone, laptop and free recording software, you’ll be up and running. Plus, podcasts don’t need to run every day (once a week is best) and are better when they’re short. There are a number of ways to make money from a podcast. The most obvious is commercial sponsorship, but you can also use it as a platform to advertise your own products or services.
8. Become a Translator and Interpreter
Do you speak another language? Anywhere you find expat communities—and where English is not the first language—you’ll find a need for interpreting and translation services. You can also do translation and interpretation online.
9. Try Drop-shipping
Have you heard of drop-shipping? It’s a method of retail where the seller doesn’t actually have a physical inventory. Instead, when a customer makes an order, you purchase the item from a third party, and they ship it directly to the customer. This means you’ll never have to fork over a single dime to store your products or maintain your inventory. And you’ll never have to buy products in bulk, hoping to sell enough to recoup your investment.
Establishing your own tutoring service can be a lucrative business that provides you with a comfortable and flexible lifestyle. The best part of all, you can set up a tutoring business in almost any country in the world.
11. Type for Cash
Are you a fast typist? Transcribing is simple: Listen to an audio file through headphones and type it out. As a transcriber, your pay is directly related to how fast you type. Transcription jobs are paid by the audio hour (the length of the audio file), rather than by the hour worked. The time spent on a transcript is influenced by the audio quality, background noise, the accent of the speaker and the speed at which people speak.
12. Create a Money-Making Blog
Do you have an area of expertise? Share your advice on a blog. If travel is your area of expertise, think about what you have to offer: Are you an expert in luxury travel or budget travel? Can you share advice about certain activities like hiking or shopping? The more specific you get, the easier it’ll be to attract an engaged audience and to earn money with your site.
13. Tap Into the E-Book Business
The e-book business is a great way to earn money. You can create your own. Or find a book that’s already been published in print and license it to publish online. You can pay the author 8-15% royalties based on net sales or a one-time payment for the online publishing rights.
15. Become an Audiobook Narrator
Audiobooks are an increasingly popular form of entertainment. The convenience factor of smartphones has led to an industry boom. That’s creating a demand for freelance narrators.
Source: Forbes & International Living.