BY- SAHIL SAIFI
Freelance writing is how I started my work from home journey and is one skill that is in huge demand. As more and more companies build their presences online the need for competent writers has grown as well. The pay of a freelance writer can vary greatly. At the low end you can expect to get $20 per article and at the higher end you can earn $1,000 or more. The pay you earn depends upon your areas of expertise, your writing abilities and how well you’re able to market your services.
Another higher paying freelance job is a social media manager. The median pay rate for a social media manager is $14/hour, however, if you are effective at your job you can certainly earn a much higher hourly rate
If you like teaching and are looking for a way to earn doing it there are many places seeking ESL (English Second Language) teachers. These positions require the ability to teach English to non-native English speakers. You generally do not need to know a second language.
Tutoring jobs have always been great options for college students but can be cumbersome if you’re working with a busy schedule. Tutor.com will allow you to work as little as 5 hours per week and up to 29 hours per week. You’re able to schedule sessions ahead of time according to your schedule or you can pick up one of the available sessions at any time
Transcriptionists listen to audio and transcribe that content into text documents. There are a number of different transcriptionist opportunities – medical transcription, transcribing podcasts, transcribing speeches and more. There are also many scams when it comes to transcription so you need to be wary when looking for these types of jobs. A general rule of thumb is to never pay to get a job.
Let me be clear – blogging is definitely not a get rich quick scheme or an easy way to earn money. (Despite what anyone tries to tell you.) But if you have a lot of spare time, especially since we’re now on summer break, starting a blog and working on it can pay off over timeA good platform to get started with this is Clarity.fm.
Big search engines like Google and Yahoo hire evaluators to make sure that the search results listed for specific search terms are relevant. These jobs generally pay $10-$15 per hour and are very flexible. To be considered for a search engine evaluator job you’ll need excellent research and communication skills
Data Entry jobs are not the highest paying online jobs but can be a good fit for beginners looking for fairly simple work. As a data entry specialist you take a set of data and organize it or put in a specific program. You can expect anywhere from $6-$12 per hour for this type of work.
Have you ever had a question that you needed an answer for but didn’t feel like researching yourself? There are now freelance research sites dedicated to answering those questions. AskWonder is one site I’m familiar with that hires freelance researchers to answer their customers’ questions. The pay varies depending on the complexity of the question being asked
There’s an abundance of flexible part time jobs online but it might take a little trial and error to find the one that best suits your skills, schedule and pay requirements. As you’re looking for jobs be wary of scams. Never pay to get a job unless you’re purchasing required equipment and when in doubt check the company on the Better Business Bureau website.
Micro-Tasks On Mechanical Turk
Another micro-task site is Amazon's Mechanical Turk. The gigs on this site pay incredibly low amounts - less than a nickel typically. However, they take seconds, and you can earn around $6 per hour if you keep at it.
Perhaps taking pictures is your forte. If you are a great photographer, you could possibly sell your photos online. Sites like iStockPhoto are always looking for contributors, who get paid a royalty every time their photo is purchased. This could be a great way to turn your art into some extra cash.
Website User Testing
Sites like UserTesting.com are always looking for users to rate and give feedback about websites. Website owners post gigs to the site, and you simply login and give feedback and usability ratings on different websites and online apps. You can earn up to $10 for each test you participate in.
If you have some programming talents, you can create an iPhone or Android app and sell it in the App Store. Many people have found success with creating both games and regular apps. The trick is to find an unmet need and harness it.
This is one of the original side hustles. People have been baby sitting and getting paid for it since the dawn of time. The great thing about it is that can earn you upwards of $100 per night! Many people start baby sitting in high school, but there's no reason that college students and other young adults can't keep in the game, especially if you have neighbors or relatives with young children.
Do you have something you can teach? You can teach something online at sites like Udemy.com. There are courses online for just about anything, and you can charge whatever pricing you feel is right for your instruction.
I love the idea of ride-sharing as a side hustle because it's one of the few "jobs" on here that you can truly do 100% on your own time. If you want to drive in the middle of the night from 2am to 6am, you can! All you need is a car and some spare time. Just sign up with Uber and once you are cleared as a driver-partner, start driving people around. You'll make what you put into it.
Teach English Online
Are you a teacher? Or do you at least have a bachelors degree from an American college or university? If so, you could teach children in other countries English online! VIPKid is an innovative platform that connects native English speakers that have a degree with children in other countries like China or India.
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