The novel coronavirus has swept across many nations on earth. In the hopes of subduing the coronavirus outbreak, people have been advised to stay at home in almost every nation. Social distancing, or self-isolation, is considered one of the best solutions to stopping the virus' spread.
Restaurants, markets, small businesses – everything is closing down. Events are also being canceled. For a lot of us, there is no end date for when we can get back to our regular cycles.
Thus, this situation puts many in a vulnerable financial position. People who live on daily wages are the most affected. Additionally, many are facing job insecurity. This pandemic has made it difficult for students who used to do part-time jobs, but here are some ways that will help a student – or someone in the employment sector – make money online while they are under home quarantine.
Take online surveys- Take a few minutes out of your day and improve your finances with online surveys. Online surveys are like a penny for someone's thoughts. It is one of the easy ways to make money. One can be paid to give opinions about some particular questions for companies, research groups, or even political organisations about certain: products, techniques, services, issues, trends, etc.
Many organisations are giving rewards for sharing opinions through surveys. These include: SurveyMonkey, Toluna, Freelancer.com, Swagbucks, Survey Junkie, OnePoll, SpringBoard Survey Panel, SurveySpot, LifePoints, i-Say (IPSOS), InboxPounds, Branded Surveys, YouGov, Hiving, PanelBase, SurveyBods, and MindMover. The pay is low, but every penny matters in a crisis.
Write content- One of the popular ways to make money online, for students, is content writing. This job only requires a computer and an internet connection. One can choose to do this job part-time, full-time or during one's Netflix binge session. Additionally, one can be free to work on one's preferred subject.
Writing and proofreading are usually paid per word or on a project basis. These jobs have deadlines with which one has to comply. No particular qualifications are required for the work but those who have a good grasp of grammar, an engaging writing style plus the ability to investigate and write about different topics are most suitable for the job. Many people and businesses are constantly on the lookout for freelance writers to write essays or articles and create fresh content for web pages or blog posts to attract online traffic. Content writing can be a great opportunity for any stay-at-home person.
Internshala, iWriter, BloggingPro, Upwork, Flexjobs, Guru, People-Per-Hour, Freelancer.com, and The Writer Finder are a few sites where new freelance content writers are always welcome.
Translate- A translator can have the luxury of working wherever and whenever they want.
Plenty of international companies, authors and scholars require translators for: subtitling, translating documents, websites, academic papers, lectures, books, mobile applications, etc. This might be an opportunity for people who are proficient in more than one language.
A translator does not need to have a bachelor's degree or work experience to start this work, but people who have an advanced degree, or certification in languages, are in high demand. Payments are mainly made on a project basis or per-hour basis. With fast internet and strong communication skills; one can get a translation job anywhere in the world without stepping outside of one's home.
Gengo, Language Line, Upwork, ititranslates.com, Multilingual Connections, Transparent Language, Rev, Proz, and many other websites, hire translators.
Transcribe- A transcriber listens to recorded speech and types what they hear. The healthcare sector, law firms, market researchers, event speakers, medical providers, plus many other individuals and organisations use transcription services. Without stepping out of the house, one can earn by transcribing recordings.
Sites like PeoplePerHour, gotranscript.com, Rev, transcribeme.com, Scribie, Transcription Panda, GMR Transcription are hiring pay at-home employees to transcribe pieces. They pay on a per-word or per-hour basis. For some of the sites, one just needs to sign up and complete a transcription test before choosing a piece of audio to transcribe.
Tutor online- The novel coronavirus pandemic has forced all educational institutions to shut down. Thus, at this moment, teachers – or non-teaching professionals – who have a computer with a high-quality web camera and are experts in a particular field can do online tutoring by maintaining their distance. Moreover, those who are fluent in a foreign language can take up this profession. Even students with expertise can sign up on many sites. During this pandemic, it will help to earn some extra money.
There are many online tutoring websites. These include: Tutorvista.com, Chegg.com, MySchoolPage.com, AmazeTutors, Brainfuse, Skooli, Yup, and TutorMe. Based on experience, advanced degrees, qualifications, subjects, and class levels tutors are paid per lecture or on an hourly basis. Moreover, there are also some sites for foreign tutors. For example, VIPKid focuses on teaching English as a second language to native Chinese speakers. However, one does not need to know Chinese to teach English here. Additionally, if someone is not interested in academic tutoring, sites such as Udemy will offer them virtual classrooms for anything that can be taught – like cooking.
Blog- Blogging is a good way to make money and the biggest advantage is that one can do it from anywhere. It surely takes time, but, as now one has plenty of time at home, it can be a great way to start making passive income online. Once your blog starts generating a significant amount of traffic, it will offer you a consistent income for years. Further, one can do affiliate marketing by promoting other people's products on one's blog for a commission.
Before starting a blog, one needs to select a topic about which one is passionate, so that one can write content about it and generate traffic to one's site. Topics can be anything like: travel, lifestyle, food, sports, or technical topics like programming.
Become a customer service representative- Customer service is one of the jobs that gives access to work from home. Customer service representatives interact with customers on the behalf of an organisation. They may communicate with a customer over the phone, by email or fax. If one has the ability to handle complaints, and can provide information about an organisation's services and products, then this is a suitable job. Good communication skills are an absolute must for this job.
LinkedIn, Bdjobs.com and many other Facebook job groups provide the vacancy lists for this sort of job. Further, Amazon has announced that they will hire 100,000 additional workers to meet the demands of all online shoppers during this period of quarantine. Thus, it can be an opportunity to improve one's financial condition a bit.
Undertake data entry and graphic design - Freelancing with specific skills can help one earn money fast – from home or anywhere. A majority of students earn money online doing data entry jobs and graphic design. Also, someone with a job who wants additional work on the side can do this.
Many freelancing platforms – such as Upwork, Fiverr, Freelancer, 99Designs, Designhill, Krop, PeoplePerHour, The Smart Crowd, SigTrack, DataPlus+, and Clickworker – make it simple to find work in these sectors.
Start a YouTube channel- Starting a YouTube channel is another platform from which to make money from home. If one is not camera shy or good with video and has a mobile or laptop with access to the internet, one can start a channel. Similar to blogging, it allows one to share the content one is passionate about. Thus, while choosing the category or subject of videos, one needs to ensure that the videos are educative and interesting enough to attract traffic.
To produce good quality content, one can choose any topic, such as: cooking, life hacks, political debates, tutoring, art, motivation, etc. Once a YouTuber gains popularity by increasing the number of his or her channel's subscribers, YouTube offers many opportunities to earn.