When it comes to supplementing your income, there is definitely no shortage of online jobs. With every industry shifting the focus towards online work, now it’s easier than ever to start working from home. Whether you need something that will bring fast and easy money, such as working on some of the most popular webcam sites, or you’re looking for something that will become your career down the line, you have plenty of options. Nowadays you can start from zero, work, learn and earn and you only need a computer and internet connection.
And if you’re looking for such online jobs that aren’t too difficult to get started with, here are five suggestions that you’ll certainly love. You can do all of them in the comfort of your own home, and all of them have a rather decent return on investment.
Do Makeup Tutorials
This is an easy one because as a woman, you’re probably well versed in how to do your makeup. But you weren’t born that way, you had to learn that somewhere, right? Well, think of all the other women who need to learn that now – why not help them out a bit?
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Doing makeup tutorials might start out as a fun hobby, but if you’re good at it, eventually you’re going to have cosmetics brands that want to send you some of their products to use. You’ll start to look into collaborations, and before you know it, you’ll be making a pretty good income.
Work as a Virtual Assistant
You’d be surprised at just how many people are used to working with their own personal assistant. With the current world events making that pretty much impossible, virtual assistants are in demand now more than ever. And if you’ve got some good organizational skills and the will to learn, you can work as one pretty easily.
Working as a virtual assistant is usually paid hourly, which means the more you do, the more you’re paid. How much you’re making depends on your clients, and your schedule and working hours do, too. But in the end, you’ll get paid for everything you do, and the tasks can be anything from organizing one’s calendar to doing social media marketing. It’s all rather simple and easy to learn.
Start a Blog
Chances are you’re following a blog or two in your free time, right? Do you think the people behind them do them for free? Not really, they get paid, and oftentimes pretty handsomely. Starting a blog is all about sharing your opinions and ideas with the world, and you can start a blog on pretty much any topic you can come up with.
The key thing about the blog is to offer something that other blogs don’t. Whether that’s a unique perspective on day-to-day things, or covering a niche or industry that nobody else is covering, you want to give your readers a reason to come back and visit your blog, rather than a different one.
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And once you’ve taken care of that, and your blog is raking up visitors, you’ll have brands offering sponsorships and asking about collaborations, and that’s when the money starts coming in.
Try Online Tutoring
This is a seriously underestimated online job. Being good at something that you can teach to others not only gets you a pretty good income if you get your clients right, but it also gives you that sensation of helping someone achieve their goals.
There is pretty much no limit to what you can teach online, but popular things always include subjects taught at university, as well as life skills, like time or money management. If you’re good at some of these things and consider you’re good enough to be able to teach them to others, by all means, try it. Do a good job, and not only will you be able to increase your hourly rate, but you’ll also find out that word of mouth spreads surprisingly fast.
Start Freelance Writing
If your English is good and you have a way with words, working as a freelance writer is probably something you can get the hang of pretty quickly. You can write blog-style content, or you can try book ghostwriting, as well as any of the other types of written content, and there really is something for everyone.
Of course, starting out, you might not be making too much money. But once you get the hang of it, you’ll be able to command a higher rate and increase your earnings. This does depend on the quality of your work, however, so make sure you work on that.
And here’s a tip to maximize your income – try to find a niche or an industry that suits you and you know a lot about, and start writing on that. You’ll find that it’s a lot easier for you to find inspiration and words, and your clients will benefit from the extra knowledge and insights you have on the topic!