Good earning potential
The world of internet brings plenty of opportunities that let you work from home without compromising your earning potential. Here are a few options you can consider.
1. Virtual assistantship
Virtual assistantship includes scheduling meetings, getting in touch with clients and investors, following up on orders, creating business documents like PowerPoint presentations and Excel sheets, managing blogs and websites, etc. Virtual Assistants (VAs) work remotely with their clients and manage the aspects of their business that they are too busy to handle themselves.
Becoming a VA can entail some degree of training or briefing, depending on your qualifications. However, if you have good communication skills and are capable of using applications like MS Office, you can just sign up on sites such as Elance. com and Zirtual.com and start looking for work as a VA.
Potential earnings: Rs 500-Rs 4,000 per hour
If you know more than one languages, this might be the opportunity for you. While being fluent in English and one or two Indian languages might serve you well enough, taking a language course can add significantly to your earning potential.
Plenty of international businesses, scholars and authors would be willing to enlist your services for their translation needs if you can prove your proficiency. To start earning, enlist on a popular freelancing site like Fiverr.com or Upwork.com, listing the languages you are proficient in.
Potential earnings: Rs 1-Rs 5 per word. It can go up to Rs 10 for some languages.
To monetise your blog, you can sign up for Google Adsense, which will allot you ads to place on your blog. After this, it’s a waiting game to see if your account is approved. If it is, you can continue to receive ad placements and earn a steady, if not large, income from it. Adsense pays on the basis of clicks and views the ads receive.
Alternatively, you can take up affiliate marketing (promoting another seller’s products on your blog) or product sales through your blog to turn it into a moneymaking venture.
Potential earnings: Ads can pay Rs 2,000-15,000 a month for a 2″x2″ space, depending on your niche and readership. Adsense earnings vary widely depending on the blogger’s reach and popularity.
4. Content writing
One of the most popular avenues when it comes to freelance work is that of content writing. There is always an enormous demand for well-researched and well written web content, and recruiters are constantly on the lookout for professionals who can create fresh content that attracts attention and traffic.
If you have a good grasp of grammar, an engaging writing style and are interested in researching diverse topics and writing about them, this is the job for you. You can sign up on freelance work websites like Fiverr.com, Upwork.com, Freelancer.com, Elance.com and Worknhire.com.
Potential earnings: Beginners earn Rs 8,000-Rs 10,000 per month. Experienced content writers can earn Rs 20,000-Rs 25,000.
5. Online tutoring
If you already have some tutoring experience or are an expert in a particular subject, you can earn by tutoring people online. Sign up on websites like MyPrivateTutor.com, BharatTutors.com, tutorindia.net as an online tutor, create a profile listing the subjects or classes you want to teach, how much experience you have, what your qualifications are, etc.
Potential earnings: Beginners can make around Rs 200 per hour, which can increase to Rs 500 as you gain experience and expertise.
6. Web development
Do you have some understanding of coding and web design? Then you can easily work from home as a web developer. Even if you are a novice who is interested in the job, you can find dozens of easy online tutorials that can help you get started. Web development is usually outsourced by companies, and is therefore an area where finding work should be easy.
Potential earnings: Depending on the client and job, a single project can fetch you anywhere between Rs 20,000 and Rs 1 lakh
7. Selling your products online
Once you decide on what you want to sell, create an inventory by buying the products wholesale, or producing a good number of them to keep up with orders, and then set the prices you want to sell them at.
To sell these items, you can register on the website of any popular online seller, from Amazon and eBay to smaller portals like indiebazaar.com. These portals charge a small fee for hosting your products.
Potential earnings: Earnings vary according to products and pricing. After the portal’s small fee is deducted, the rest of the revenue is yours.
8. Data entry
Although this line of work is seriously threatened by automation, there are still plenty of data entry jobs available in India. It is one the simplest jobs you can do online, and requires no special skills. You just have to have a computer, and Internet connection, fast typing skills, and the ability to pay attention to details.
Most freelancing websites list these jobs, and you can sign up on any of them to start working.
Potential earnings: Rs 300 to Rs 1,500 per hour.
9. Making youtube videos
YouTube is both popular and easily accessible. If you’re not camera shy or are good with a video camera, it might be the right platform for you. Choose a category or subject that you want to make videos on and get started, but make sure it’s a topic that’ll interest a lot of people.
Everything from cooking shows to political debates can find many takers on YouTube. You have to create a YouTube channel, which works on a similar model as a blog-as you make your channel popular and the number of subscribers grows, so will your earning potential.
Potential earnings: Rs 200-300 per 1,000 views. Ads pay according to engagement and clicks.