If you have chosen to work at home instead of having a regular office job, chances are you’ll prefer to be your own boss while doing online work as well.
These online jobs will let you manage your own time, realize your potential, and, in many cases, earn good money.
9. Copywriter, translator or proofreader
If writing is your strength, you can easily turn it into a source of income.
You might be taking good writing for granted – everyone can write, right? In fact, many people are not skilled in crafting sales messages, comprehensive descriptions or even social media posts. There’s a large audience happy to outsource such tasks.
Similarly, many entrepreneurs write their own website texts or blog articles that just need editing and proofreading, or translation for other markets. All you need to do to capture that clientele is offer them your skills and experience.
State your areas of expertise in your resume and share examples of your work – this way you’ll stand out from the competition.
10. Web or Graphic designer
In our digital era, graphic design works are more demanded than ever.
If you have some design skills and experience, these are just some types of online work you can do:
Website & landing page design
Mobile app design
Business cards & corporate souvenirs
Ads, banners and marketing materials
Leaflets, brochures, e-books
Besides freelancer platforms, there are other reliable ways to make some extra money with your design work. For example, try adding your designs on illustration databases, 99Designs platform or Creative Market where designers set their own price for their artwork.
11. Language tutor
People have been eager to learn new languages since ancient times. Luckily, it’s much easier to master a new language today than it was centuries or even decades ago.
Doesn’t matter if your mother tongue is English or any of the world’s 7000 languages. You are sure to find students willing to learn or practice with you.
Even better if you already have some teaching experience. If you don’t, add a distinctive element to your resume.
For example, you may include some cultural facts in your course, or make your classes extra fun, informal, or flexible for any hour of the day – whatever is your thing.
12. Voice over
Numerous businesses are searching for male or female voices to narrate their marketing or explainer videos.
Furthermore, audiobooks, podcast intros, TV/Radio commercials, tutorials and even voicemail all require professional voice overs.
If you have excellent vocal skills in your native language, there’s a vast opportunity for you to earn money with them. The best part – this job is easy to do as all you need is a computer, a good microphone and a room with decent acoustics.
13. Customer support representative
Many companies are looking to outsource customer support – especially if their client base is global and they cannot provide round the clock support with their own team.
If you are into helping people or would like to build experience in this area, offering your services on freelancer platforms is a good place to start.
Email, social media and chat support as well as lead generation are the most common tasks of an outsourced customer service representative.
However, the wider the range of services you offer, the higher your chance of getting hired. For example, you can add data entry jobs, social media management, report preparation and other responsibilities to your resume.
On the other side, you can work as a mystery shopper evaluating the customer service quality of other online shops and websites. Mind that to have this as a serious online work, you’ll need to do quite a bit of mystery shopping.
14. Consultant, advisor or coach
If you are an expert in literally any area, there are people who want to hear your opinion and learn from your experience.
These are just some examples of different areas you can consult on:
Business & Entrepreneurship
Marketing & sales
Health & Fitness
Fashion & Style
Explore the categories on freelancer platforms and offer your advice in the ones relevant to your profession or experience. For example, if you have managed a small business, offer your consultations under Business or Marketing categories.
Budgeting and finances are the nightmare of many entrepreneurs; no wonder countless businesses are looking for ways to outsource these complex tasks.
If you are good with numbers and have some accounting experience to show, your clientele is surely out there.
Even better if you have legal knowledge, like setting up a business, preparing contracts or registering your trademark. This may be a skill relevant in your location, but still highly demanded.
16. Virtual assistant
The functions of a virtual assistant can range from simple tasks like data entry or transcribing conversations to more complex web research and analysis, lead generation, Photoshop edits, travel planning, in-depth LinkedIn search and accounting.
Start by defining your expertise and offering it on one of the freelancer sites. The wider your skill set and the better your reviews, the more likely you are to make a living from this type of online work. On average, virtual assistants in the United States earn $15.57 per hour.
17. Social media manager
This job is sometimes listed under virtual assistant. However, as social media management is a highly demanded skill, employers often search for it separately.
If you are a connoisseur of social media, you can create service packages that businesses could buy from you.
A basic social media management monthly package could include:
Setting up a social media profile (if necessary)
Monitoring 3-5 social media platforms, by answering comments and messages
Creating content and posting several times per week
Adding relevant hashtags, images and links
Social media management is a well-paid type of online work that is in high demand. It is also a very flexible job as you can schedule the posts anytime and anywhere.
If you choose this path, consider working with several customers at the same time to maximize your income.
The online work of your dreams is waiting
Being a pro at online work starts with determination.
Once you promise yourself to work for your own benefit and growth, you should organize your life in a way that fosters productivity and efficiency. There are also numerous apps and resources for freelancers that will help you to achieve more by working less.
Source : lifehack