Things have dramatically changed for most of us recently, with many of us finding ourselves in more challenging financial situations or needing to figure out how to make a bit of extra cash here and there. Due to the pandemic a lot of income streams have come to a halt. Tourism in most countries around the world is completely on hold, while other industries such as restaurants and bars are really struggling to stay afloat. Depending on where you work, you might have had your hours reduced to ensure the company stays functional, or you may have lost your job completely. Whatever your situation, here are 4 quick ways to earn cash at home so you can get some money coming in.
1. Teaching a Language Online
You might be surprised to know that there’s a massive industry around teaching online. While English is one of the most in demand languages, you can find students wanting to learn almost every language in the world, so don’t worry if you’re not a native English speaker. I used to take private lessons through italki.com, so that could be a good place for you to start. You also have the option of finding a company that will pay you a flat rate and send you a constant stream of students. With many schools and universities closed at the moment, I imagine this is a market that’s going to be booming in the coming months.
2. Playing Games
They say if it sounds too good to be true, then it usually isn’t. However this is one of the exceptions to the rules. You can actually make money playing games online. I’m sure you’ve heard about the famous Youtubers that make hundreds of thousands of dollars a year playing games? Well that might not be that attainable for the average gamer, but you can bet on yourself playing games in order to make a bit of extra cash while having fun. While playing games is a fun way to pass the time, especially if you’re in quarantine or lockdown, betting on yourself just adds that little bit of extra competition while also providing a potential source of income.
I was a virtual assistant for a while, enjoying the flexibility to work remotely and I was lucky enough to be able to choose my own hours, working around other projects I had at the time. There are so many ways you can do freelance work, and if you have a computer based job there’s a pretty good chance you can find some extra freelance work to supplement your income. Look into sites like Fiverr.com and Upwork.com for what kind of positions are in demand right now.
It’s possible to make money completing surveys. Often you’ll get paid a set price for completing a survey to help a company learn more about their market. The amount you earn will vary depending on what country you live in and what surveys are available to you. If you’re interested in learning more about how you can make money online with surveys, check out this blog post over on MakingSenseofCents.com.
Making money online can be easier than you think and you can start with any one of these opportunities today to get a little extra cash in your pocket.