The COVID-19 pandemic is changing every aspect of our lives, including the way we work. Even if you have never considered becoming a freelancer, now is a good time to think about it. There are legit ways to make money from home online with little or no extra costs.
Advantages of working online
There are many reasons why you should consider working online.
- You can work online as an extra source of revenue. Why you go about your main job, you can spare a few hours a week and make extra income online.
- Not capital intensive. Working online is not capital intensive. All you mostly need will be your computer.
- No need for extra expenditure. When working online, you do not need to pay transport to work, buy office wears, buy expensive lunch at work and so on.
- Flexibility. Working online gives you flexibility. You are in control of your time.
Here are 15 proven ways to make money from home while you are on lockdown.
If you have a firm grasp of English and are a masterful storyteller, there are plenty of opportunities for you in the content writing market. From creating taglines for ads to writing extensive articles on any subject – working in content creation is not only lucrative and fully independent but also incredibly creatively fulfilling.
Dropshipping is the perfect remote job for anyone who has a talent for selling but doesn’t have the budget and space to create a warehouse for the products. With dropshipping, you will accept orders for products that you don’t physically own; instead, you will forward the order to the owner of the products, who will handle the packaging and delivery of the goods to the customer.
Even the most talented photographers need retouching to make their photos flawless, and many of the popular photographers don’t have the time to do their own retouching. This is where you can help them. By learning how to work in Photoshop or similar programs, you can make their photos look perfect and make money from home.
Freelancing isn’t all about writing. You can do everything from design, graphics, marketing, and web programming jobs from sites like:
Pick your payment on per project basis.
Telemarketing is one of the few jobs that are as common online as they are offline. To become a successful telemarketer, all you need is a computer, a handset with a microphone, and a desire to make money. The more goods or services you sell, the bigger your income is going to be.
Normally, it takes a while for an Instagram page to become popular. However, with a clever use of hashtags, following techniques, locations, and other aspects of Instagram, you can promote your page quickly and efficiently. As an Instagram blogger, you can make money from ads, product integrations, giveaways, and other opportunities.
Like telemarketing, customer service is an at-home job that only requires the use of a computer and a handset. As a customer service representative for a company, you will answer the calls of its customers and assist them with a variety of questions, from having trouble placing the order to filing a complaint.
Become a virtual assistant
Work for someone from home. Virtual assistances (VAs) can do everything from checking emails and making travel plans to handling internet research or working for their small business. High-end earners can command $50-$100 an hour.
Some reputable sites are Zirtual and Upwork
Trade Bitcoin and other crypto currencies
For the past few years, Bitcoin has been the hottest way to earn income on the internet. Up till this moment, it is still one of the best way to make money.
All you have to do is buy and sell. You can buy, hold it for a while, then sell when the price appreciates. Bitcoin is still growing. It is now so popular that you can use it to shop at the most popular stores worldwide. It has become very powerful!
Start Mining Bitcoin Online
There are three primary ways of obtaining Bitcoins: buying them on an exchange, accepting them for goods and services and mining new ones. Mining is a process of adding transaction records to the Bitcoin’s public ledger called the Blockchain.
The easiest way to mine and earn Bitcoins? Just change your browser to CryptoTab and receive payments to your balance every 10 minutes. You will get BTC for simply using it, even if just having CryptoTab browser window open. It takes less than 1 minute to start earning – Click here to download the browser and start mining
Even though the transcription field is moving towards automation, skilled and attentive transcribers are still very much valued in the industry. As a transcriptionist, you need to write down speeches, interviews, and other audio clips in the form of text. Keep in mind that transcription can get pretty monotone, so make sure it’s a good fit for your personality.
If you have always enjoyed doing something with your creative mind and hands, now is a perfect time to turn those hobbies into a way to make money. Whether you are a talented artist, a jewelry designer, a skilled tailor, or an inspired baker, you can move your operations online.
Maintain fan pages
Fan pages on Twitter or Facebook require people to connect with them. Log on to Fiverr and get jobs for maintaining social pages.
Social Media Marketing
Most people today are already familiar with the power of social media. Through social media, you can sell anything and convey any message, but only as long as you know how to do it. If you are a social media pro for whom the online realm feels like home, you can help other companies improve their online presence by becoming a remote social media marketing manager.
Selling Stuff Online
A garage sale might not be your style, or maybe you only have a few really nice things you want to sell. Consider selling on Ebay, Craigslist, and Facebook groups.
My wife sold some Kate Spade purses that she no longer used and made much more by using eBay than trying to sell locally. She started by asking a very low price for the purses and the bidding drove the price up much higher than she expected.
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