With the recession affecting pretty much every working person in the world, it’s not hard to find people who are willing to shift careers just to be able to pay the bills. But the thing with shifting careers is that many industries require you to have at least some basic education in that industry, a luxury many affected by the recession can’t afford.
In comes the wonders of the internet.
There are so many online jobs out there that don’t require you to go to an office. Instead, you can work from home or remotely while still getting your tasks done and your salary paid.
So for those of you looking to kick start an online career right now here are 10 jobs you might want to consider.
1. Virtual Assistant
Virtual assistants are like regular assistants, with tasks that include setting appointments, screening emails, answering calls, and doing some basic customer service, all within the comfort of your home. As a virtual assistant, you can start off with just one client and work your way up to multiple clients once you’ve gotten the hang of things.
2. Graphic Designer or Web Developer
If you have some background in graphic design and you also know how to write code, you can combine these two skills to create websites for clients. Tons of businesses are now looking to take their business online – and they can be your future clients!
Do you have something interesting to share with people and you’re not shy about facing the camera to do so? You can use your charm to vlog on YouTube for a living. Just keep in mind that with so many people turning to vlogging, you must always keep your content fresh, interesting, and entertaining.
4. Business Coach
If you’re an expert in a certain field, you can use your knowledge to coach others who want to learn about your expertise. You can go online and teach people from all over the world, whether it’s about stock trading, crafts, art, design, and even web development.
5. Freelance Content Creator
Writers are in demand, especially among businesses looking to come up with interesting content that draws attention and gets sales. Content marketing is a popular and effective way for businesses to draw in customers, and writers who can come up with great content can make a lot of money doing so.
6. Social Media Influencer
For those of you who have a ton of followers on social media, you can make some money by promoting products. Brands invest thousands of dollars in their influencers, since this is a great way for them to engage their target audience. So if you’re fairly popular online, you can transform your popularity into revenue!
7. Affiliate Marketer
Much like a vlogger or a social media influencer, affiliate marketers promote a product or service, which people then purchase. You get a share of each sale or each person you direct towards your client’s website. However, this may take a little more time and money as you would need to test which marketing channels are the most effective for each product you promote.
This is much like a business coach in a sense that you must be an expert in a certain field. The difference is that a consultant is often hired by a business to direct their business strategies. As a consultant, you will be asked by business to guide them in creating an effective marketing strategy to gain revenue.
9. T-shirt eCommerce store
T-shirt designing no longer requires you to buy a bunch of shirts before you can start selling them. With the rising popularity of print on demand, you can just post your designs, and wait for people to purchase those designs before you start printing them.
10. eBay store owner
Auction off some stuff you have or go hunting for finds in flea markets and garage sales and then sell them on eBay. The great thing about this is that people all over the world are willing to pay more for limited edition and unique finds if they didn’t have to go digging around in thrift shops to find them!
The great thing about online careers is that you can choose whether you want to do it full-time or on the side for extra income!
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