22 Self Employed Jobs From Home You Can Do Earn More Than £1,000 A Month
22 Self Employed Jobs From Home You Can
Do Earn More Than £1,000 A Month
When we think of how the internet has changed our lives, it is mostly about entertainment (Netflix), e-commerce (Amazon), and social media (Facebook).
But without all the razzamatazz that accompanies the above domains, there has been another way that the online world has quietly made an enormous impact – the job market.
As a digital entrepreneur who bootstrapped himself to success (twice, not once) with an SEO agency and later a web hosting company, I can speak with confidence that comes from first-hand knowledge.
A Quiet Revolution That Runs Deep
Call it what you will, freelancing or gig economy, the size of the sector has grown exponentially.
Some interesting statistics –
By 2023 half of all American workers would be either part of the gig economy or have been part of it at some point. The workforce is nearly equally distributed between millennials, and baby boomers, at 37% and 35%, with Gen Xers bringing up the rear at 28%.
In 2017, the gig economy contributed to 6.7% of US GDP. The principal reason behind the rise of freelancing is better work-life balance and greater autonomy. More and more seek not to be tied to either a desk or corporate structure.
The Best Online Jobs From Home That Brings Megabucks
When you scroll through a website (and there are a billion of them), have you ever wondered who writes all the text? Though the copywriting profession has traditionally been identified with advertising and journalism, it has now acquired a whole new meaning. The work is plentiful. You are looking at an adequate income if you can prove yourself by producing clearly written and well-researched content.
No, I do not mean those who act as an interpreter. An online translator’s work is to change legal documents, contracts, deeds to a destination language. The growth of global business has seen the need to translate between English and other languages. It is best if you have a diploma though it is not mandatory.
Usually, a medical transcriptionist, the job may be adapted for other fields such as legal documents too. The transcriptionist has to listen to dictated notes and type them out in a predetermined format. There is a need for domain knowledge – such as a medical transcriptionist would be at home with terms such as cholecystostomy, gall stone operation for the rest of us.
4. Resume Writing
For long, resume writing has been an art. No one much uses the templates found free on the web. A resume has to capture the strengths of a candidate, highlight experience, and add a zing to his/her personality. All of it then has to be carefully formatted with an easy to read but unique style. A resume writer must be a wordsmith in addition to knowing what an HR manager wants to hear.
5. Virtual Assistant Services
The virtual assistant does everything that an office assistant provides. A large number of startups have pushed the need for this business to go online. Since document management has gone mostly online with MS Office 365 and Google Docs and most companies use shared hosting, it is easy to work from a distance and provide support for accounting, payroll, taxation, customer relations, and a host of other duties.
The big daddy of online jobs from home. You need an ecommerce site to collect orders and ask a manufacturer to forward goods to a buyer. The buyer pays you. You do not own any inventory nor have a warehouse or handle shipping. Basically, you act as a sales conduit and get paid. Once the business is set up, you have to tweak the software and maintain the site. The business processes are mostly automated.
With so much copywriting, someone has to make sure that the writers dot the I’s and cross the T’s. That is the task of the editor. Most editors excel as a copywriter and can read and rearrange the content to make it sound more forceful and persuasive. A very respectable profession, a web copywriter can go on to consult for publishing houses too.
8. Academic Writer
A specialized form of writing that requires thorough domain knowledge, an academic writer helps students put together assignments and thesis. It requires considerable research and fetches excellent income. Naturally, someone who helps with financial management would not be able to help with history. A bachelor’s degree in the field is a minimum requirement.
9. Stock Trader
One of the first online jobs since the mid-90s when buying and selling shares went online. You could start with as little as $5000 and be earning upward of $100,000 a year in two years. However, it needs comfort with number crunching, the ability to read and research, and a very calm temperament. Traders can be both intraday and buy and hold. Many have another job and log in twice a day to buy and sell.
10. Relationship Expert
Have you always fancied yourself as a counselor? Did your friends look to you as an agony aunt in college? Then hop on to the online relationship expert bandwagon. There is a growing need for experts to help people cope with heartbreaks. And let me assure you that in the era of Tinder and Bumble, there are more heartbreaks than you can handle. You would, of course, need a great website and possibly a YouTube channel to draw in customers for paid Skype sessions.
A blogger is someone with a passion who writes for his/her own website. The best ones consistently earn several million quid a year. Don’t believe it? Just head over to Wendy Nguyen’s blog site about fashion. A blogger since 2010, she is now worth a cool $12 million. Steve Kamb, the owner of Nerd Fitness, has 275,000 subscribers to his newsletter. His followers, known as “Rebels,” are mostly sedentary men and women who have developed an interest in fitness.
12. YouTube Channel
Aaron Doughty is 29 years old. For years he worked as a shoe salesman before chucking his job and turning a full-time YouTube guru. What is his channel about? The Law of Attraction! You might not believe that you can create the future with your mind, but it has not stopped him from capturing 80 million views of his channel and earning over a million bucks. He sure attracted wealth and fame. If his advice would do the same for you is a matter of debate.
13. Graphics Design
The online front end has two components – text written by a copywriter and images created by a graphic designer. You would need to be at home with a variety of software from Photoshop and Illustrator to Sketch. A good laptop or hardy desktop is also required since the task is CPU intensive. Your job is to create visuals – concepts, designs, layouts, images, memes, and similar. If you branch out, you could also create logos, book covers, and illustrate gizmo manuals.