Online careers you can start today with basically no money
It’s a lot easier than you might think -- thanks to the internet, it’s actually quite simple, requiring much less startup capital than you might...
Does working from home or any remote location of your choice, while dictating your schedule and having complete control over your career sound good? If so, you should consider starting an online career.
It’s a lot easier than you might think -- thanks to the internet, it’s actually quite simple, requiring much less startup capital than you might imagine. With a combination of drive, determination and skill, your online career can start almost immediately. Here are ten that you could literally start today.
Business coach:If you are an expert in a particular field, leverage your knowledge and become a coach, teaching students form all over the world. The internet allows you to reach anyone that is interested, regardless of their geographical location.
Social-media influencer:Yes, this is a real career in 2016. If you have a large and loyal following on social media, you could be earning money promoting products. A lot of money, in fact. Some social media influencers with high engagement are earning thousands of dollars per post, but for good reason: it works. Brands wouldn’t be shelling out that kind of money if they weren’t seeing a return.
Affiliate marketer:There is a wide range of affiliate offers to promote, each paying you for every lead or sale you are responsible for generating. You can promote these offers to an email list that you build, via a blog that you operate or across social media. This will require more startup capital than the other suggestions on this list, because to really be successful you will need to do a lot of split-testing across multiple paid channels. The really successful affiliates aren’t afraid to spend money on testing and optimisation.
Consultant:Consulting can prove to be a very lucrative business, granted the person offering their service knows what he or she is talking about. Everyone seems to be a consultant these days, and not only do you have to be able to actually provide value and deliver results, but you need a way to stand out and separate yourself from all of the mediocrity out there.
Virtual assistant:With so many companies operating these days without a physical office location, it has opened up multiple remote opportunities for virtual assistants to handle a wide range of tasks. These include customer service duties, answering phones, setting appointments and screening emails. You can start small with a single client and then once you identify your specialty or an area you want to focus on -- social media customer service, for example -- you can then begin to take on more clients, thus increasing your earning potential.
T-shirt ecommerce store:With several print on demand solutions available, it makes starting a t-shirt company much more affordable than it was years ago. In the past, you would have to order large quantities of shirts, in multiple colors and sizes, forcing you to guess what was going to sell. Now, creative designs and the power of social media can get a t-shirt brand up and running -- and generating revenue -- almost overnight.
Graphic designer/web developer:If you are a graphic designer or know how to write code, then there is a massive audience just waiting to hire you. As a freelancer, you control your hours and you get to pick and choose who you work for. You set your price, pick your projects and end up doing what you love while earning a comfortable living.
Vlogger: YouTube creators who crush it can make millions of dollars a year in advertising revenue. Now, these are few and far between, but there is also a healthy population of creators that are making a comfortable living vlogging. You have to have an interesting concept or story -- people subscribe to channels that they can relate to. Just like a company needs a unique selling point to push a product, you need a have unique angle if you want to gain traction and attract a vlog following.