Covid-19 Pandemic has changed world dynamics. Now there are many ways to earn money while working from home. A few years back, staying at home was a symbol of laziness and joblessness. But now, remote work and freelancing are the new normal.
The pandemic has made us resilient and given us new ideas to make money and live the life of our dreams.
Check out these ways to make money from home. But don’t think these ideas are a side hustle, as making money isn’t a cherry-pick task that you can do while procrastinating.
1. Rent Your Car
Don’t you think your garage is a boring place for your car to stay in? Come on! Think about your car. Let it roam around the city and have fun.
Just as Airbnb is for renting your extra room, there are several websites to rent out your car, too, e.g., Turo. It is the world’s largest car-renting platform where you can earn extra cash. That extra cash would be enough to spend on your car maintenance, insurance, and car payment. Still, there will be the remaining amount to put in your pocket.
2. Become a Data Entry Person
This task is arduous if you are not comfortable sitting for long hours in front of your system to complete microtasks. Well, it can be hectic or tiresome, but it is an excellent part-time job to earn staying at home. You can easily find part-time and full-time data entry jobs from home.
Some websites are fully dedicated to data entry jobs. It includes Clickworker and The Smart Crowd. Other than these two, you can look up data entry jobs on Upwork and Fiverr, etc.
3. Start Affiliate Marketing
How many times has any blog/article influenced your purchasing decision? I am sure most of the time. It is the best example of affiliate marketing. In affiliate marketing, brands approach bloggers to refer to their products/services. In return, bloggers earn a considerable amount of money staying at home.
If you already have a website, then it is the right time to monetize the traffic to your website. Generally, brands are inclined towards the website having a niche because they get their target audience to visit that website. Ultimately, when the brand advertises through that website, there is a high possibility that the traffic turns into a lead.
In case you do not have a website, do not worry at all. Build a website keeping these points in your mind;
- Select a niche
- Upload blogs regularly/frequently
- Promote the website through social media
These points would help you to make a purposeful website that can earn you a good amount of money.
4. Test Website/Apps
In modern times, businesses not only focus on their physical presence in the market but on their digital presence too. Once they develop a website or mobile app to facilitate the user, then it becomes a challenge to test it. They need people to use the website and mobile app and provide feedback. That feedback helps them to improve the user experience. Ultimately, it positively affects the conversions and revenues of the businesses.
You can help these businesses, and in return, you can make some money as a side hustle. UserTesting is a platform dedicated to this task, and there are many others too.
5. Become a Freelance Writer
If you have high-grade writing skills, you can make a decent amount of money with freelance writing. You just need a system, internet access, and passion to write.
Previously, there were a few freelance writers, but now, with rising demand in the market, the number of freelance writers has also increased. There are many categories within the writing field, i.e., article writing, academic writing, technical writing, product description writing, and web content, etc.
This is one of the reliable and fruitful ways to earn at home. Try using Upwork and Fiverr to get writing jobs.
6. Freelance Proofreader
Usually, people having writing or editing experience enjoy this job, but it is not necessary to start as a freelance proofreader. So, if you have a knack for reading, this method would suit you.
For this purpose, you need to have command over grammar, punctuation, spelling, and much more. Yes, there is much software available in the market to proofread writing, but there is no alternative to the human mind. In most cases, people prefer proofreaders to check the documents rather than software.
There are two types of proofreaders; general proofreaders and technical proofreaders. The technical proofreader earns much higher than the general one. So, are you planning to become a general proofreader or a technical one?
7. Social Media Manager
We all have accounts on social media and spend plenty of time swiping up the screen. Usually, people complain that their time is wasted on social media, but do you know that social media can earn you a huge sum of money?
Years back, there was not any trend of this job post, but now companies and even celebrities are hiring social media managers to manage their accounts. So, you should avail yourself of this opportunity and make money staying at home.
For this purpose, you need to know how to create and implement digital strategies. Interestingly, this job can turn into a successful career option if you are keen to dig more out of it.
8. Virtual Travel Agent
Do you love traveling and suggesting to others where they should spend their vacations? If yes, then you are just a few steps away from becoming a successful virtual travel agent.
For becoming a virtual travel agent, you need to have contacts with different traveling companies and hotels;
- To receive discounts to offer to your client
- To earn a commission from them
- Earn discounted travel for yourself
This job does not require any certification, but your keen interest is to explore more and plan vacations according to clients’ needs.
9. Become a Graphic Designer
Are you a creative person who loves to make designs? Then, utilize your design skills to design websites, promotional materials, flyers, logos, business cards, and much more. For this purpose, you only need to have a grip on designing Software, e.g., Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop, etc.
You can start by;
- Creating a work portfolio
- Make an account on freelance platforms, e.g., Upwork, FlexJobs, and Fiverr, etc.
Graphic designers are earning a handsome amount of money staying at home. So, do not hesitate to make a career in graphic design.
10. Online Personal Trainer
We all have busy schedules, so it is difficult to spare some time for going to the gym. Therefore, it is better to hire an online personal trainer who can provide customized diet plans and workouts. Apart from this, there will be flexible exercise timings too.
If you have been a trainer at the gym, then you can earn by staying at home without going out to the gym. To get started as an online personal trainer, you need to make a YouTube channel or a website. After this, upload the exercise videos and promote them. Eventually, you will find more viewers on the content, and you can get clients from there.
11. Develop and Sell Software
Wherever there is a delay in manual operation, there is an opportunity to build the respective software. Thus, many companies are developing and selling software to ease the life of users.
If you can make the solution to any problem in the form of software, then develop such software and sell it online. Apart from selling online, you can sell it to different companies too. The skill of developing software can earn you money staying at home.
12. Motivational Speaker
Are you the one who gives advice to your friends and resolve conflicts? Then, you have the talent to resolve issues with your communication skills. Many people are willing to pay expert advisors and motivational speakers.
You can start it by uploading your videos, and sharing your thoughts about different matters. Every video should contain a piece of advice from your side and, finally, promote that video to the target audience. In no time, you will find people approaching you for your helpful advice or listening to your inspiring story containing a moral.