If you don’t like the thought of rushing to work at a particular hour every day or working for a company on a full-time basis, then this could be a very interesting read for you.
With just a computer and an internet connection, you can connect to various employment opportunities in under a few hours. The best part about this type of work is you can earn your income at your preferred work hours and in the comfort of your home.
Sounds too good to be true? It really is.
We have listed some of the best paying online jobs that you can earn your income from while working part-time.
Career #1: Affiliate marketing
Ever wanted to work for the biggest companies like Google, Amazon, Facebook, etc.? Now you can become an affiliate partner at any of these companies and earn a percentage of their sales. The percentage can range from 30-to-50% depending on the product and options available.
Affiliate programs require you to either advertise a product on your website or redirect readers from your blog to the affiliate link. The best part about this kind of work is there are zero handling and shipment duties to deal with.
Career #2: Sell your services online
Popular sites like Fiverr allow you to promote your services to interested clients. So if you have a skill in pottery, web development, app developer, security expert, etc. then you can earn a lot by working on an hourly basis.
To setup, all it takes is signing up and filling up the desired spaces detailing your services.
Career #3: Become a Teacher/Subject Expert
Online tutoring is a popular way to host web classes and teach a particular subject that you are skilled at. Popular subjects include teaching various languages, basic code, specific software tutorials like Excel and PowerPoint.
There are always individuals looking to learn from an expert without having to travel to an actual classroom. This type of online career is great to establish your reputation to a worldwide audience.
Career #4: Content Writer
One of the most popular and among the top online jobs is content writing. Content writing allows you to host your services to potential websites looking to fill their site with blogs, articles, information, copy, etc.
To become a content writer, you can start by becoming proficient in basic English and improve your punctuation and grammar. Next attach your portfolio to popular sites such as UpWork, job portals, Dice, etc. If a client is interested in your work, they will contact you by e-mail or any personal messaging service.
Career #5: Surveys
Online surveys can be a great way to earn some extra cash by just sharing your opinion on various subjects and topics. Surveys may not be ideal for a full-time income option but are great to earn some side income to fund you that free holiday once a year.
Surveys can take anywhere from a few minutes to an hour to complete and depending on the quality of the survey, you can get vouchers or money for your time.
Career #6: Blogging
Blogging is a reliable and interesting way to start a full-fledged career. It requires you to put effort and patience from your part if you want to make it a bustling work-at-home option. You can write articles on a lot of topics from the Entertainment business to DIY fashion tips, news from around the world, trending topics, etc.
Your income can come from either hosting ads on your blog, selling a service at the end of your article, affiliate marketing, consultancy, etc. Blogging can also show a professional aspect to your clients and can make them sit up and take notice of your skills.
Career #7: E-books
E-books are a great way for you to further expand your skillset. Let’s say you are a fitness trainer or an expert cook, you could write an e-book based on fitness postures or a cookbook that features never before seen recipes and make a franchise out of selling e-books to interested clients.
E-books can also be sold on popular platforms like Amazon, iStore, Google Play store, etc. for gaining a larger audience.
Career #8: Photography
If you have an addiction of taking photos wherever you go, why not convert your hobby into a bustling career? Photography is a popular online work option that allows you to upload professionally taken photos to sites such as iStockPhoto, Fotolia, etc. or even on your own website.
To take part in photography, you need to invest in a professional camera and learn the tricks from experts on how to capture great photos.
For those who are just starting their career as a photographer, they can rent great cameras without having to buy a brand new one. The difference between an amateur and a professional cameraman is the big paycheck that you get at the end of the month.
These are some great tips! I have had quite a bit of success with #6, and I am looking to get started with #4. I started my blog a couple of years ago, and that has helped quite a bit at bringing in additional income. If you are interested in starting a blog, check out this helpful article I created here: How to Start a WordPress Blog with Bluehost.
I am also interested in getting started with UpWork. I have read several blogs where folks are making over $100,000 a year writing content and copy for various blogs and products. I created my profile, and I am in the early stages of submitting for various proposals. We’ll see how it goes!
These are some pretty good home-based jobs and I would quickly add examples of people who have made it big on different social media platforms simply by gaining popularity after sharing their interests and hobbies. I’m not talking about vloggers who are now millionaires, because that target is pretty difficult to achieve, but I am talking about small time poets or comic artists who have put up with work on platforms like instagram and ended up gathering hunderds of thousands of followers. This led to book deals and what not…all while sharing things that they pursue as hobbies!
good ideas and I see that most of these have to do with writing and blogging. I like that. the reason I like blogging is that there is really no limit – you can have users of your content 24/7 / 365 all over the planet! can’t get much better than that.
Trevor McClintock says
A nicely compiled list of things that can be done online.
Here are a few more, data-entry, product reselling, translation work. Interestingly online tuition is something I myself have been considering.
Working online really helps find work a lot easier in this day and age; of course you would have to be computer-savvy for some of these.
I think it’s important to realize that there are two kinds of moms who work from home. There is one type whose primary job is to raise their children and do a little what I call a “side hustle” to bring in extra cash (like ebay, affiliate marketing, some blogging) and then there is another type of mom who is an entrepreneur but happens to run her business out of her home. While both are great – they are very different – and it’s important that you know which one you are.
I also think it’s worth mentioning that if you have very small children who are at home 24-7, it is very hard to get a lot done online. Many techie things have a learning curve that need your undivided attention and new moms or moms with really young kids just don’t have that type of time. But if you’re serious about this — hire a babysitter/nanny for a few hours:) That’s what I did when my kids were babies.
Now that my kids are school-aged I have almost as much time as someone who works outside the home to dedicate to my business and I have seen tremendous growth because of it. I love working at home now because I get a lot done while they are at school, but I am in the house when they get home at 3 to do homework, cook, and bond with them.
Blogging at home can be fun and lucrative – just know what you’re getting into and how much time you really want to devote into growing your community.