It doesn’t matter whether you’re looking for a career change, or just a way to supplement your current income – an online job is a great idea. But many shrug at the thought of an online job because they think it doesn’t really net them a reliable income, or they can’t make enough, or the most common one, there isn’t something they’re good at.
Well, that’s not really the truth. Everyone is good at something, and if there is one thing we’ve learned from the past year, it’s that you can do a lot of things online. From streaming on some of the best cam sites to working as a designer, there’s something for everyone. And with that being said, let’s take a look at five online jobs everyone can do.
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Start a Blog
Starting a blog is easier said than done because you’ll need to dedicate a lot of attention to making it work. You should start in an industry where you don’t have a lot of competition, but it should be something that piques your interest. This way, you’ll be able to invest your time into working on the blog and making it successful, by increasing the number of visitors.
When you have a good amount of visitors, you’ll be able to monetize the blog and turn it into a source of income. You can put ads on it, you can do brand collaborations, the possibilities are endless. Just make sure you spend enough time working on it and the return on your investment will be more than worth it.
Start Freelance Writing
If you’re good at languages (it doesn’t have to be English), you can start writing as a freelancer. You can start off with blog posts or other simpler types of content, but if you’re a quick learner, you’ll be able to move on to more difficult (and better-paid) projects pretty quickly.
Freelance jobs allow you to express your creative side, but one understated benefit of it is that you’ll get to learn a lot of new things on the topics you write about. And if we’re being honest, finding the right clients can turn it into a rather lucrative job that gets you a pretty good income. It’s all about working hard and being consistent.
Work as a Data Entry Specialist
A data entry specialist is a rather simple job, but it can get a bit boring, and admittedly, it’s not the best-paid job out there. But it’s one everyone can do, and finding clients to work for isn’t all that difficult. So, what is data entry all about?
Basically, it’s all about doing research about companies and individuals, and then sorting and organizing all the data you’ve gathered into spreadsheets that your client can use. The specific requirements are dictated by the client, but they’re usually rather simple.
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Data entry is definitely time-consuming, and you might find yourself struggling to achieve the quota you’ve been given by your employer. But as time passes, you’ll get better at it, and things will be much easier. You’ll also be able to charge more, and you’ll see a decent increase in income!
Do Online Tutoring
There’s a saying that goes “If you’re good at something, never do it for free”, and that’s exactly what we’d say about online tutoring. If there’s something you know about and enjoy, why not teach others how to do it and get paid in the process?
Working as an online tutor, whether it’s one-on-one tutoring, or you’re doing it with a group, allows you to teach people something you’re passionate about. It can be a school subject, it can be a life skill, it can be anything you want as long as you have people willing to learn. And if they’re willing to learn, they’ll also be willing to pay a handsome hourly fee, too.
Work as a Developer
You might be thinking this is one of the hardest jobs out there, but you’d be wrong. Working as a developer requires a will to learn only, and an understanding of logic and basic maths. You can actually learn everything else – just look at the current market. A lot of developers are self-taught and they’re just as good, if not better, from the ones that have a college degree.
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Starting off, you should decide what you want to focus on. You can do web development, app development, or anything in-between – there are plenty of niches you can dedicate your time to. Once you’ve picked one, you should focus on improving your skills, and you can try working on a few projects for your own pleasure. You can later use these in your portfolio.
Once you’ve got a good portfolio, you can start applying for jobs. Developers are always in demand, so you should be able to get a good job pretty easily!