Ways to Earn From Home During a Pandemic
Updated: Aug 11, 2020
This is an article “Ways to Earn From Home During a Pandemic” by Marc Primo
As COVID-19 nears 4 million infected cases this week, more countries are considering extending lockdowns to help stop the pandemic. With that, more people’s livelihood and employment remain up in the air or simply have met their end due to implemented ‘stay at home’ and social distancing guidelines. For those in need of a quick profit, work from home (WFH) alternatives have become their prime source of income amidst the entailing recession.
Thanks to social media and the internet, we now have numerous options to make things work online. Another thing is that more people are going into specific niches that cater to online communities which somehow levels the playing field between small and medium businesses and giant corporations. These days, all it really takes is the right strategy, some basic marketing, and a leap of faith to earn money from home with your trusty laptop.
Here are a few ideas to get you going on your WFH adventure!
While schools have closed their doors for the meantime, learning doesn’t necessarily stop with a variety of ways to spread education online. With stay at home policies enforced mostly anywhere, more people are signing up for online courses and if you have an educational background, distance learning may just work for you. All you need is a decent internet connection, a laptop, and good recommendations from friends and family as a tutor. You can help students transition to e-learning which is probably what will be the main recourse for education in the new normal. Average salaries for online tutors today are at $15 an hour according to Glassdoor.
Who said that staying home for a long period of time will turn you into a 300-pound couch potato? These days, more people are inclined to focus on health and fitness and for those who don’t know where to start, online trainers is a good gig for those looking to earn (and stay fit), from home. If you have a fitness certification and know a thing or two about battling the bulge, then you can offer online videos or real-time instructional workouts via Zoom or Skype to clients right in the comfort of your own home. Last year, online trainers earned an average of nearly $50000 and given the current situation this year, you can expect that amount to stretch even farther.
Not all businesses have halted operations and executives still need their personal assistants who can run simple errands for them online. That’s where virtual assistants come in. Once you get the gig, expect to do some filing (federal tax deadline is due by July 15), sort out schedules, send out virtual invites to meetings and the like. Some virtual assistants also handle data entries and transcriptions so you can be sure you’ll have your hands full and your mind away from the current pandemic. Average salaries range from $200 to $2200 depending on the workload.
It takes hard work to establish an online presence with a significant following but if you want to be a serious blogger, there are a host of online webinars you can take to jumpstart your journey. Blogging can be pretty lucrative especially these days when social media is the preferred channel by 3.8 billion people. The more followers you gain, the better your chances to earn from CPCs (cost per click), and CPMs (cost per online ad per 1000 impressions). Checkout which platform is the best for the content you intend to share and start partnering with affiliate links and clients. Here is an article that can give you a few tips that will get you started.
Earning from home can be easy if you are determined and possess a passion to pursue new ventures. Of course you’ll have to learn a few things to get you going but once you get the hang of being a WFH pro, there’s no other way but up.