Are you interested in working from home? Or better yet, work while travelling around the world with a steady and stable income? Can you finance your travels while also saving for the future? If this is one of your goals, you should start looking into starting an online career as soon as possible.
With the Internet at you’re fingertips, it is easy to find work in numerous areas. This article will enlighten you on the best jobs you can do right from home.
Top 5 Lucrative Careers From the Comfort of Your Home
1. Online English Tutor
Free video chatting services like Skype has made it easy to connect face to face with people around the world. More and more language schools are leveraging this platform to create online tutoring opportunities for native English speakers.
You do not even need to speak another language. Most of these jobs are taught entirely in English. There are many companies competing in this space so it may take a couple of trials to find a good fit for you.
2. Virtual Assistant
Companies are increasingly opting to go forgo operating from a physical office location; this has opened many opportunities for remote jobs like virtual assistants. Tasks for these positions include: answering office hotlines, booking services for airlines and hotels, screening emails, handling the office calendars and even book keeping.
There are many virtual assistants staffing agencies that are easy to start off with before branching off to your own solo venture.
3. Social Media Influencer
Thanks to the so-called “social media revolution”, this is a real career. For those of you with large followings on social media, this is an easy way to earn some side change by promoting products.
Depending on the number of people following you on your many social media platforms, you could be earning serious money per post. If you do not already have a large number of loyal fans on social media, this may be a bit more difficult, however, there are plenty of ways to increase your following.
4. Affiliate Marketer
There are endless products out there to promote, and multiple channels from which to promote these products or services. The most common ways to market and sell are via email lists or blogs that you operate.
Let’s take blogging for example: you need to pick a broad niche such as “health” or “travel”. Take the time to fill your site with quality information/content that will first recruit a reader base. Later, your job will be to keep your readership interested in your information. You will be able to curate product based roundups to generate affiliate income.
To become an affiliate marketer, you may need some capital to invest in the beginning, especially if you are required to pay a writer. Once your commissions start rolling in, the business will start paying for itself. If you have background knowledge in graphic designing and coding, there are many freelance opportunities open to you. But if you have a background in both, you just hit the jackpot.
Doing freelance work means you choose the hours, set the price and pick the projects that you find most interesting. There is always a shortage of good freelance designers and developers, so if you build your reputation, the possibilities are endless.
5. Freelance Writer
Freelance writing is one of the easiest and quickest stay-at-home careers to start if you’re naturally a good writer. If writing is not your strong suit, it’s probably a good idea to look for other opportunities. If you’re a freelance writer, you’ll need to be able to produce a high volume of quality posts in order to earn serious cash.
The amount you can earn from freelance writing is dependent on whom your clients are, your area of knowledge, and level of expertise.
If you choose to go with this career just make sure you’re passionate about the content. Writing six to eight hours a day about something you aren’t interested in will drive you insane.