Remember the days when the only option you had was to schlep to work and sit at a desk counting the minutes until you could go home? Now, thanks to the boom in digital technology, there’s so many ways for you to make money online. In fact, the ways are so plentiful, teenagers are making money from the comfort of their bedrooms. If you’re ready to pitch the 40-hour workweek and start earning money online, here’s four ways you can make it happen.
If you follow any blogs, you might have noticed outbound links that take you to another company’s website. If you make a purchase, the blogger earns a commission simply from having that link on their website. Sounds pretty, doesn’t it? The truth is, affiliate marketing can done several ways. You can use the traditional approach of creating a blog and using the sponsor’s link, or you can build marketing funnels on Pinterest using another brand’s link. Since Pinterest gets millions of hits a day, you’re more likely to start receiving a commission than if you simply start a blog and build traffic organically.
Become a Freelancer
With so much focus on financial freedom, becoming a freelancer is no longer taboo. You can find freelancers working in just about every business sector imaginable. There are also plenty of freelance platforms where you can create a profile, upload your portfolio and start promoting yourself. Some of the best to try are Fiverr, Contra and Upwork. If you prefer to self-promote on social, TikTok is the platform of choice. All you need to do is create content that highlights your skills, educate your audience and drive free traffic to your website. You can also link your other social media handles in your bio.
It’s important to note that before you quit your day job, you really need enough money to cover at least six months of expenses. If you don’t mind waiting it out, then simply save as much as you can while you work your side hustle. But if you’re not happy at work and know you need a change, you might want to consider a life insurance settlement. The lump sum cash payment could be enough for you to give notice sooner than later. For more information on how the process works, you can check out online guides about cashing in your policy.
If you love sharing what you know, why not teach others online? You can look for adjunct professors’ positions at universities or sign up to teach online platforms like Coursera. You can also become a consultant and teach others about your chosen profession on Teachable. Here, you create courses and sell them on the site. You can teach your current skillset or something you’re passionate about. If you love working with kids, you can even teach English to children in China. VIP kids offers the best of both worlds with schedule flexibility and steady work. You do need a college degree to teach for VIP, so that’s something to keep in mind.