Last Updated on 29/10/2020 by NM Staff
The trend of working online was present before Covid-19. However, after the pandemic hit the world, even more people had to change their job arrangements and work from home. Some had to lose their job or take a vacation until the situation is back to normal.
If you are looking to start a side hustle or a full-time venture, the internet offers you opportunities to make money. Here are some suggestions that you can consider. And remember that if your first attempt is not successful, you can try another method until you make it.
1. Print on Demand
An online business with print on demand on Printify is a good suggestion because you will need to work on advertising merchandise and to create designs. Printify has a global print provider network, great product prices, more than 250 products, and online store integration.
You will be a middleman that designs and drives traffic to their website. Printity takes care of packing and shipping after you sell a product. The most popular merchandise includes t-shirts, hoodies, mugs, stickers, and face masks.
If you do not have graphic design skills, there is an option to hire a freelancer and turn your print on demand project into a joint venture. Having another person in charge of design leaves you more time to focus on promoting the store.
Not all bloggers can boast of making a lot of money, especially in the early stages of writing a blog. Even great content does not guarantee an audience if you do not know how to optimize the website for search engines or reach audiences on social media platforms.
Both search engine optimization and social media platforms are some of the most popular methods to advertise your blog, though you can create a PPC campaign and reach out to people via email marketing.
You can look to monetize the blog once you have steady website traffic. Some of the most popular monetization methods include starting a crowdfunding page, running ads, promoting affiliate products, and offering sponsored post opportunities to other bloggers.
Create a Twitch or YouTube account and become a streamer. Even if you do not like to play video games, you can still bring something new to streaming platforms and build yourself an audience.
Cooking, music, graphic design, talk shows, and even travelling streamers are making money from donations or sponsorship deals. It can be difficult to spend a lot of time in front of a camera and interact with your viewers, but streaming could be a great source of income if you are up for it.
4. Virtual Assistant
Virtual assistants tend to start with simple tasks, such as data entry or adding new products to an online store. The pay is not the best, but if you have a few hours to spare every day, why not spend that time doing something productive?
Fiverr, UpWork, and other freelancer platforms post job offers for virtual assistants all the time. You can also look at local ads or social media groups for finding work online.
5. Online Courses
The popularity of online education has been trending for more than a few years now. Thanks to platforms like Skillshare and Udemy, people can create and share their courses on the internet. In addition, they can also make money from these courses.
No background in teaching should not limit you from creating and selling courses on the internet. You have more than enough research material in books, videos, forum posts, or blog articles.
At the end of the day, not everyone is willing to go through multiple sources when they want to learn something. Instead, they would rather have all the relevant information available in the form of a course.
6. Online Surveys
There are different surveys for smartphones and desktops. When you run out of available surveys on one device, switch to another.
It depends on the length, but finishing one survey usually takes 10 to 15 minutes. Thus, you can fill out about 5 surveys in an hour.
The payment you receive is not always in the form of money. Some surveys offer coupons or gift cards, but even these rewards can improve one’s financial situation.
7. Customer Support
Customer support can be pretty monotonous, particularly if most of your duties are to respond to the same questions on social media, emails, and live chat on a company’s website.
On the other hand, if the workload itself is not too big, you can juggle customer support with another gig and make money doing two things simultaneously.
The first few days or weeks can be difficult because you might not be too familiar with the product or services that your workplace sells. But once you get the hang of it and memorize the most important information, there should be few problems working in customer support.