Who knew that from the era of dial up internet we would get to the day where pretty much anything online can be a source of income? An online job has more than its fair share of perks—flexible hours, remote work, cost savings, etc. Even for those looking to make a little bit of extra money, getting a work-from-home job that isn’t as demanding in hours is a great option. Whether you’re thinking about transitioning from your day job in the office or just wanting to earn on the side, read on.
Dropshipping is a form of reselling where you keep your stocks with a third party that also fulfills orders for you. It’s a relatively low risk startup, which is why it’s becoming more and more popular. Shopify is a well-known,easy-to-use platform for dropshipping.
Do some online freelancing.
Websites like Upwork, Fiverr and Freelancer.com offer a lot of part-time and full-time work— transcribing, copywriting, designing, programming, marketing, virtual assistance, and many others. If you’re bilingual, you’ll even find translating jobs in Gengo and Blend Express!
If you don’t necessarily have a lot of extra time to take in work outside your day job, online surveys are a great way to earn some money at the end of your 8-5 or on weekends. Check out Nerd Wallet’s article on online survey websites to find out that’ll suit your schedule and needs best.
Be an affiliate marketer.
Being an affiliate marketer requires a lot more time and effort than others. Affiliates get their income whenever their sponsored content leads to a sale, which means you’d need to have an established platform with good engagement. The good thing about it is that the more you grow your following, whether that’s on social media or your own blog website, the higher your rates can be when brands partner with you!
Earn through your Youtube Videos
The opportunities on Youtube are countless; it’s amazing how there’s not really a solid pattern when it comes to the type of channels that pick up subscribers enough to get monetized, so don’t hesitate to give your “crazy” idea a shot! It’s definitely trial and error, but the platform provides vast revenue streams through advertising. Learn how to earn from your videos on Youtube here!
Sell your photos!
If you’re a professional photographer or have a knack for photography, selling photos is super convenient to do through websites like Fine Art America, SmugMug, 500px, and PhotoShelter.
Test a website and earn up to $120!
Usertesting.com pays you for sharing your feedback on apps and websites that are on their development stage. The rates vary on the amount of time you spend filling out a test and whether you do a live virtual conversation to talk more about the app or website; but you could earn $10 for just 20 minutes of your day!
Sell on Etsy
Etsy is home to millions of artisans selling their craft to equally many buyers of home goods, art and knickknacks. Whether it’s pottery, jewelry-making, or even digital art, you’re sure to find a customer base on the site!
You could also hold virtual classes, especially if you’re really fluent in English! There are a lot of platforms to get you started and the application process is pretty convenient. Check out this in depth Youtube video to know more about teaching-from-home!
It really is more than doable to make a living from your computer screen. In the digital age, the sky's the limit; your current hobby could just be your next business venture. Read more on how you can get started as a digital nomad on our blog!