Fortunately, the development and administration of effective vaccines mean that we can all look forward to a brighter future. The pandemic made many people reassess their work and financial positions and for some, it was an opportunity to look at different ways to make money other than their regular jobs. There are many signs that we may be moving somewhat to a gig economy, so this is the perfect time to make use of your skills to make some additional cash.
To help you get started, I have gathered here some 6 amazing part-time jobs you can do today to earn a few extra bucks.
1. Online Teaching
Over recent years, there has been an explosion in the number of online teaching opportunities, and the Covid-19 lockdowns have created a huge number of online students. You can teach anything at all online, but there is a lot of money to be made teaching English to international students.
Different online schools require teachers to have different qualifications, but to teach for the majority of the online English schools based in China, you only need a TEFL certificate. These certificates only cost a few hundred dollars and are very easy to obtain. Experienced, qualified teachers can make more than $20 an hour as long as they have a computer and a fast, stable internet connection.
2. Freelance Writing
Freelance writing is a great way to make money on the side as all you need is your computer, the Internet, and a little creativity. There are many different types of freelance writing you can do to make extra cash such as blog posts, website landing pages, and product descriptions. When you first start, it can be a little difficult to build your customer base, but once you have completed a few tasks, you can ask those customers for references and reviews. Try signing up to Upwork.com and there will be a range of freelancing writing jobs available.
The top YouTube stars make millions of dollars every year through adverts and merchandise. Vloggers like Logan and Jake Paul have become household names with massive fortunes but it all started from their YouTube videos. The great thing about blogging is that you don't need a lot of gear to get started, just your phone's camera, an editing program, and editing software to make your vlogs look more professional. All you need is 1,000 people to subscribe to your YouTube channel and you can start to monetize it.
4. Online Trading
The Internet means that anyone can now get into trading from the comfort of their own home. You can trade in traditional stocks, Forex or cryptocurrency, but the most important thing is that you only risk what you can afford to lose. There are fantastic apps and trading software which will enable you to learn how to trade when you first get started without risking any real money. Once you feel confident that you know what to do, you can then start to increase your money in the markets.
5. Selling ECommerce
Retail has been transformed by the Internet and the vast majority of purchases are now made online. ECommerce stores have become a great way for people to make money on the side as they are super easy to set up and products can be sourced from China for ultra-cheap. You should look for a quality wholesale marketplace like Alibaba or Aliexpress so that you can buy your products in bulk and then sell them at a big profit.
6. Pet Sitting
As well as all of the online part-time jobs, you can make a lot of money just by offering to look after people's pets when they go away or they are busy. This is the perfect gig for anyone who loves animals and has the right home to facilitate caring for other people's pets. You can offer different packages based on the food you offer, how many times you walk the dog, and various other factors. People are incredibly protective of their pets so make sure you know what you are doing before attempting this gig.
An additional part-time job is becoming more and more common, and with the Internet in everyone's homes and pockets, there are now so many opportunities to make money. The best way is to identify your skills, see which jobs are available to use those skills, and start putting yourself out there. Try these six jobs and you can make some real cash on the side.
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