The age of digital has had and still has a huge influence on how we do things, even on the ways that we choose to make a living. The conventional 9-5-office job is fast becoming a thing of the past; with many companies changing the way they structure their workforce. Even those holding down office jobs and the likes are much more inclined towards taking on a second means of income than before.
Oftentimes, a second means of income is found online instead of at a land-based location. Remote work is being integrated into the mainstream model of working, whether this is done as a part-time activity or as an individual’s primary source of income. The entire work-to-earn dynamic is constantly changing and people are finding more interesting and innovative ways to make a living online than ever before in the history of the age of the Internet.
From playing online casino games to making and selling products, the Internet has given us an opportunity to boost our bank balance and unleash our inner entrepreneur. We take a look at some of the creative ways in which people are earning an extra income from home by way of online jobs in 2018.
There was a time, not too long ago, when trading on the financial markets was seen as a job for financial traders only. Nowadays, this image could not be further from the reality of the matter. Online trading is now a thing and people from all backgrounds and age groups are enjoying success creating substantial and successful trades.
There are many trading platforms available online, enabling traders to go about their business 24 hours a day, 5 days a week. On many platforms, weekends are excluded, as many financial markets are not open for trade on Saturdays and Sundays.
Be that as it may, even persons working more conventional jobs full-time, are still able to trade after hours during the week.
Retail The E-Commerce Way
Another popular way to create an extra income from home is by selling products online via e-commerce websites such as Amazon, eBay and Etsy. These third-party sites offer a great leverage for those wanting to sell their goods as they come standard with a large existing customer-base constantly browsing the sites in order to see what’s new and happening at any given time.
What’s more, e-commerce sites already have fully functioning payment methods and shopping cart systems in place. Customer security and payment methods are taken care of from the get-go, saving costs as well as providing peace of mind that a system that is known to be effective and in working order is already in place.
Good Old YouTube
Many of us first learn of the existence of YouTube when looking for information on a particular topic. A short video pops up and Bob’s your uncle. Nowadays, YouTube is so much more than videographed information that is presented in an entertaining way. Users are literally making a living off of YouTube.
What’s more, it’s really as easy as 1-2-3 to get started:
- Set up your own personalised YouTube channel. This is where your content will be stored in a central and secure space where your users will be able to access your videos.
- Upload new material on a consistent basis. Remember: viewers are constantly checking in to see whether any new content is available. If you allow your YouTube channel to become dormant and boring, people will stop visiting your profile.
- Engage, Engage, Engage. The fact is: we are a social species, and appreciative of connection with other people. Engaging with your users on YouTube will go a long way towards keeping them coming back for more.
Making money online from home has never been easier and these are just a few options. With a little out the box thinking you’ll certainly find that there are many more.