Stuck at home during quarantine can really get boring after a couple of weeks. There’s only so much binge-watching and snacking you can do before you feel like a total slob. So why not try your hand at making some extra cash from the comfort of your own home? Although online side hustles are popular nowadays, the pandemic lockdown is driving more interest from those who are seeking to explore the possibilities of working from home.
If you’re out of a regular job and struggling to make ends meet, these side hustles can really help you out. If you’re working from home and want some extra cash (I mean, who doesn’t want that), then these online side hustles are the way to go.
10 Online Side Hustles And Opportunities To Consider During The Quarantine:
If you are fluent in two languages, being a translator may be the route to go. Many people and businesses need translators. This doesn’t just strictly mean translating what someone is verbally saying. Many businesses need websites and documents translated.
Yes, you heard me right. Amidst the pandemic, parents are starting to reach out for virtual babysitters to keep their kids entertained a few hours of the day. Being a virtual babysitter is basically just watching kids through a platform like Zoom, and keeping them engaged, whether that be through songs, crafts, and games.
It allows parents to breathe a sigh of relief – especially with E-learning going on as well.
Do you have good communication skills? Are you organized and have a strong set of computer skills? Try to become a virtual assistant. You would provide various services to businesses and entrepreneurs such as scheduling appointments, managing errands, to digital marketing tasks.
Teach an online class
Thanks to platforms like Skillshare, anyone these days can make money while teaching a class on something they are interested in. If you are an artist, you can teach a virtual class on oil painting techniques or charcoal drawings.
If you are passionate about video editing, you can showcase your skills through an online class.
A certified fitness instructor out of work because your local gym is closed? Go ahead and teach that yoga class online. The possibilities are endless with this one. All you need is a decent camera, a platform – oh, and knowledge about the content you’ll be presenting.
Resell or flip items
So this one’s success depends on what you have that you can already resell or flip to make a profit. Many people go to thrift stores and buy items in great condition (sometimes even brand new) and resell them for a much higher price than what they paid for.
You can make a lucrative profit reselling or flipping items. While designer brands are high in demand, why not clean out your attic or garage – you may just find some valuable treasures. You can post your listings on eBay, Poshmark (clothing), or even on social media.
Freelance your skill
This one is an umbrella idea with tons of ideas falling under it. If you are a graphic designer, freelancing is not only a great way to make money, but build up your portfolio and clientele. The same goes for writers and illustrators. Fiverr is a great site to look for freelance work.
Whether it be copy editing, social media managing, or even voice over acting, there are many skills one can freelance and make money off of.
Sell your photography
If you have hundreds of photos from trips and celebrations – you can sell them through a site like Shuttershock. You can start a stock photo side hustle by doing so. All you have to do is go through your photos and filter through all of them to decide which ones are composed well enough to be sold.
Take online surveys
An easy way to make money is to take online surveys. Sites such as Swagbucks and Survey Junkie have surveys from brands and organizations that are looking for people to give their opinions on the latest trends.
This at-home side hustle only takes a few minutes, depending on how long the survey is and how many you decide to do, so do not expect to make tons of money from it. But it’s still money.
Start a Youtube channel
Smartphones have great high-quality cameras these days, and to be honest, who doesn’t enjoy binge-watching Youtube videos? If you have something you are passionate about, then film yourself talking about it. For example, if you love to read about stocks and all things financial, why not start a Youtube channel where you discuss them?
If you know multiple ways to style your hair, you can make videos on different hair tutorials. Now, just filming and uploading videos does not guarantee fast money (or money at all).
It is all about consistency and putting out quality content. If you do these two steps, as well as get your videos out there (promote them through all your social media handles), then your videos and channel may just end up getting monetized.
Become an Entrepreneur
Have you always wanted to start your own business? Do you have a list of ideas that could potentially make money…that stay on that list as an idea and never form into fruition? Now is the time to take one of those ideas and start planning out your business.
Quarantine has allowed pretty much everyone to have spare time on their hands – go and put it to good use and start planning out business. This could be as simple as making a list of things your business would need (marketing plan, materials, steps to take) and get on it.
While you may not be able to physically go out and do something for your business, working on the behind the scenes stuff can put you ahead of the game later on.
Alright, there we have it. These 10 online side hustles can make money during this pandemic stay at home lockdown. Now is the time to try and start that business, make some extra money, and honestly distract yourself from the worries of the world for a few hours.