Saturday, 3 October 2020

4 Online Jobs To Earn Money From Home

In the last few months, we have seen a massive push for businesses and modern life to go online. Side hustles have proven not only to be recession-proof but to be more reliable than regular jobs. In this article, I'm showing you 4 online jobs you can start from the comfort of your home. Aside from all the benefits I just mentioned, working from home also saves you money, you don't have to commute, you don't have to buy work clothes, or pay for lunch. Plus. Having a side hustle from the comfort of your home also gives you the ability to focus in other areas of your life such as time with friends and family, house chores, and even hobbies.

Let get into the article

1. Teaching English Online

Teaching English online has become one of the most popular ways to earn money online, and that's because with the use of technology it is accessible to most people, and you have the flexibility to set your own hours. VIPkid is an online education company that connects students and teachers globally through one-to-one personalized English language classes. With over 100,000 teachers in the US and Canada. VIP kid offers one of the most competitive rates ranging from $15 to $22 an hour. The curriculum for each class is provided to you so you don't have to worry about coming up with material. Work only when you want to by choosing your own hours, and get paid via direct deposit twice a month.

The duration of each class is only 25 minutes making it perfect for those of you who are only looking for part-time work. You will be teaching kids in China so you have to be available in Beijing peak hours, meaning, daytime hours. Like I already said, you don't need to buy any materials to get started so there's pretty much no investment, all you need is a working computer and internet connection and a headset. 

The interview process might take up to two weeks so be aware of that, but the requirements are simple. Ability to legally work in the US and Canada, but you can work from anywhere in the world. You do need experience working with children. That could be babysitting, working at a camp, teaching, any type of job that requires you to be around kids counts as experience.

2. Virtual Assisting

Online businesses are thriving during the lockdown, and more of them are looking for virtual assistants each day. A virtual assistant helps a business or an individual with tasks that can be completed online these can include;

  • Customer support
  • Processing orders 
  • Refunds calendar management 
  • Graphic design
  • Video editing  
  • Social media content 
  • And many more.

Many entrepreneurs and influencers use virtual assistants so the work is not limited to just businesses. It is important that you choose one or just a couple of specific areas you want to specialize in before you start looking for this type of work. You know, I think it's it's better for you to advertise yourself as being just very good at one thing or a couple of things then at everything. You can use online job posting boards such as Upwork or try a little old-fashioned networking. You can reach out to people you know in real life, your Facebook friends, or even just businesses you see online. If you see anybody that can use your help at something that you're very good at, do not hesitate to reach out. You can create a really resume listing out the things that you were very good at, listing out your strengths, you can start a business Instagram account to start growing your presence and reach out to either influencers or businesses that are online.

3. Get Paid To Podcasting

Much like YouTube, podcasting is another fun way to earn cash overtime. Unlike YouTube though. The initial investment in starting a podcast is not as high. All you need is a microphone and a pair of headphones. You don't have to worry about buying a camera, or studio lights, or editing software. With podcast networks such as anchor, you don't need to pay a monthly fee and you are able to monetize from the start. Anchor CPM is $15 per ad break which is essentially $15 per 1,000 downloads, and that is a lot more than YouTube. A lot of YouTube channels CPM is $2 to $4.

For those of you who don't know, a CPM is basically how much you get pay for the ads that are in your content. So as you see on YouTube a lot of videos have ads and they get pay per thousand views. It really varies per channel and per video. So when we're talking about "anchor", paying brand new podcasters $15 a CPM that's a pretty good deal. If over time you build your podcast to 1,000 downloads per episode, and you add to ad breaks, meaning, the ads that you incorporate at the beginning of the podcast or in the middle. Let's say you add ad breaks, out a thousand downloads that's $30. Make three episodes a week and that's $90 a week, in a total of $360 each month just by getting a thousand listens to your podcasts, that's a lot more money. 

I think it's a lot easier to build an audience for a podcast than it is to build one on Instagram. Seriously, podcasts much like YouTube videos are pretty much driven by search traffic so people go on to podcast apps to search for things. Just like I was saying about YouTube videos, if you're creating your podcast episodes from a place of service in thinking about how you're gonna help people and what people are searching for, this shouldn't really take more than a couple months.

4. Make Youtube Videos

I am personally biased on this because I believe that everyone should have a YouTube channel, everyone with a camera or a phone and an internet connection can truly have a chance of making an impact. The key to creating videos that will eventually turn into a side hustle or maybe even a full-time income is to create from a place of service. It's gonna be a little bit corny what I do believe that with our stories we have a contribution to make so if you can think of a problem you solved in your life, chances are that other people are having the same problems, and those people are on YouTube looking for solutions. Of course, you have to create videos with titles around topics that people are searching for that is the only way you're going to put your content in front of an audience, you do have to be a little bit more intentional in the way you present your content.

Another thing I want to say, and I want to make that clear is that YouTube is not a get-rich-quick kind of scheme. It does take a lot of work, but once that work you put in starts to pay off it is so so rewarding. And I'm not talking just in the financial aspect, I'm talking about the connection that you get to form with a lot of people, it is unlike anything else.

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