11 Ways You Can Make Money Online Right Now want to generate money during the coronavirus pandemic without having to leave your house? Or do you want to learn how to make money online so you can support your trips once the coronavirus has passed? Here are 11 ways you can make money online.
- Sell your photos
Are you a photographer or do you live in a region where photographs are in high demand? International Living states, “Stock photography websites are massive archives of photos, spanning practically every potential subject you might conceive.” So, how does it function? Photographers can post their photographs to any of a number of massive databases, making them available for purchase by magazine editors, designers, and any other group with a website. The beauty of stock websites is that photos may be sold multiple times, allowing you to earn money without exerting any effort. Shutterstock, Photoshelter, and Getty Images are some of the best photography sites to visit.
Produce instructional videos
According to International Living, “In recent years, YouTube has emerged into the go-to source for all manner of video courses and guides.” “Instructors can commercialize their films by charging a subscription fee or password-protecting content that is only accessible to paying customers.” This post offers advice from a real estate agent who made $100,000 on YouTube in a month. Another piece of advise from International Living is to become familiar with the phrases that people use to search. Start typing “how to [your topic]” into YouTube’s search bar and see what terms appear in the auto-fill dropdown. When writing your video title, description, and tags, make sure to include the same keywords.
Work as a copywriter
Want to make a good living regardless of where you live—a beach property in Latin America, a historic European city, or even a Greek island? You might be a good fit for copywriting. “Copywriting is a mega-industry, rich with opportunity,” according to International Living. And hungry for someone who can refuel it with new marketing messages; one of the best aspects of the freelance copywriter’s lifestyle is that you can get paid in US dollars while living nearly anywhere on the planet.” Express Writers offers advice on how to become a copywriter as well as job listings.
Instruct in English
“You may not realize it, but you already have the number one qualification you need for a fun, portable income that can offer you a steady salary from anywhere in the world if you are a native English speaker,” explains International Living. GoOverseas.com, TeachAway (teach English online to Chinese students), iTutorGroup (teach English online to Taiwanese children and adults), and English Hunt are some of the options available (teach English on the phone to adult students in Korea)
Turn Your Passions Into a Profitable Podcast
According to International Living, “podcasting does not have to be difficult.” You’ll be up and running in no time with a microphone, a laptop, and some free recording software. Plus, podcasts don’t have to be broadcast every day (once a week is ideal) and are more effective when they’re brief. A podcast can be used to earn money in a variety of ways. Commercial sponsorship is the most obvious, but you can also use it to promote your own products or services. Here’s a wonderful guide from NPR on how to start a podcast
Establish a Content and Web Development Company
Do you know how to create websites and content? These services can be provided to anyone using online tools that make creating stunning websites a breeze. WordPress, Weebly, and Joomla are just a few examples.
Pursue a career as a translator and interpreter.
Do you have a second language? There will be a demand for interpreting and translation services wherever there are expat communities and English is not the primary language. Online translation and interpretation are also available. Here you’ll find a number of tools for working as a translator or interpreter; one of the best is Welocalize, which came in first place on this list of the top 20 firms for remote jobs in 2020.
Do you know what drop-shipping is? It’s a type of retailing in which the seller doesn’t have any physical inventory. Instead, you purchase the item from a third party and have it shipped directly to the customer when a customer places an order. International Living recommends, “This means you’ll never have to pay a dollar to keep your products or maintain your inventory.” “Plus, you’ll never have to buy things in bulk in the hopes of recouping your costs.” This strategy can be used with online marketplaces such as eBay or Amazon. In this useful post from Shopify, you can learn more about drop-shipping.
International Living recommends, “Establishing your own tutoring service can be a lucrative business that gives you with a comfortable and flexible living.” “And the best part is that you can start a teaching business in nearly any country.” Clients that advertise your business can get discounts. International Living suggests, “Word-of-mouth marketing is still one of the most valuable marketing strategies you can have when starting out.” Tutors.com contains a list of the best online tutoring positions, and Tutorme.com allows you to apply to be a tutor.
Become a freelance proofreader
Another lucrative online job is proofreading. “Most agencies will pay a proofreader roughly 25% of the price of a translated document,” International Living says. “The cost of translating a five-page basic business document is around $75. As a result, proofreading the identical material, which takes roughly an hour, pays $18 to $20.” You can work full-time, part-time, or 24 hours a day. Tips on how to become a proofreader can be found on Mediabistro, a website that provides tools for media professionals.
Make a cash type.
Are you a typist who can type quickly? It’s easy to transcribe: Using headphones, listen to an audio file and type it out. “Your income as a transcriber is directly tied to how fast you type,” International Living recommends. “Instead of being paid by the hour, transcription jobs are compensated by the audio hour (the length of the audio file).” The audio quality, background noise, the speaker’s accent, and the speed at which people talk all influence the amount of time spent on a transcript.” The average transcriber will complete one audio hour in four hours of work, typing between 75 and 100 words per minute. Consider the transcribing company Rev.com, which recruits freelancers.