Despite the climate of panic we’re all living in at the moment, and the countless job losses that are banking up due to COVID-19, there is always hope.
We have all been affected in one way or another by the panic and economic issues that this global crisis has caused. Speaking personally, I can tell you that working as an Event Manager is beyond challenging when every gathering over a handful of people is restricted. It takes some creative thinking to organize a rave or a music festival when no-one is able to attend the venue.
Having read a continuing stream of emails titled “We regret to inform you that our event has been canceled” starts to take its toll, and I’m sure most of you reading this are going through something similar.
After making my way through an inbox full of these dreaded emails, I decided to shift my perspective. I thought, “If I’m going to be stuck at home, I can use it as an opportunity to find other forms of income.”
To be clear, I have not tested all of the methods I am about to show you, but the reason for this is that I have had so much success with the few I’ve tried that I haven’t needed to explore them all personally. I have managed to stay on top of bills and expenses and haven’t had to dig into my savings.
Which, given the current climate, is a wonderful thing.
Many people in the world still don’t know that there are ways to work online and generate a sizeable income. Some assume that every program on the internet is a scam or pyramid scheme, yet when you explain to them that the corporate ladder is no different, it doesn’t quite seem to sink in does it?
There are many ways to work online that are as safe as they are profitable. The methods I’m going to highlight in these articles don’t promise to make you a million dollars overnight, nor are they going to ask for your credit card details so that a mysterious Nigerian prince can send you money.
I won’t lie to you, some of these jobs are downright boring (much like the office job many of you are trying to escape) but they offer you the valuable opportunity to work from home and set your own schedule. From my experience, it’s best to pick just one thing at first and stick to it. When you hit roadblocks, just keep going. If you try all of them at once, you will spread yourself too thin. Remember the old saying ‘United we stand, divided we fall’? The same applies to your attention, focus and persistence when it comes to making an income online.
So without further ado, here are the work-from-home opportunities I’ve found and had success with (each link will take you to a detailed page explaining everything you need to know):
- Take online surveys
- Writing jobs
- Online tutoring
- Data entry jobs
- Virtual assistant
- Website usability testing
- Recruitment websites where you can find more work
- Get paid to surf the web
- Creating and selling homemade goods
- Get paid for your photos
- Lead generation
- Affiliate marketing
Please follow these links to find out more information about the different ways you can keep a steady cash flow coming into your account.
If you’re in a desperate situation, there are Personal Loans and Unemployment Insurance Assistance options, depending on where you are in the world. Please do your own research and use due diligence.
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Let me know if there are things that I have missed so that I can keep updating this list for new readers.