Who doesn’t like to be their own boss, work at flexible hours sitting in the comfort zones of one’s home and earn good money? Work from home opportunities is a boon, especially for women, students who wish to work part-time and early retirees.
Work-at-home job opportunities are now a dime a dozen, especially for those who have basic computer skills or good writing skills. Unlike in the past, when the internet was rife with scams and scantily paying jobs, working from home is more profitable now. Whether you are a student, a stay-at-home parent, a retired professional, or even looking for respite from the monotonous 9 to 5 job, you can still find earnings sitting at home with a basic computer.
Businesses have increased the amount of work they outsource, which has led to a surge in freelancers. In the current scenario, it is predicted that within a decade more than half the workforce of a business establishment would stick to freelance work. Here are a few options you can consider to increase your earning potential.
If you are proficient in languages, this is a good opportunity to cash in. Whether bilingual or trilingual, being fluent in English and one or two Indian languages can help secure jobs from international businesses, publications, authors, scholars, etc. If you are willing to take a language course, it can further add to your earnings.
Potential Income: Rs 1 – 5 per word. Some languages would pay as much as Rs 10.
Blogging has gained immense momentum over the past ten to twelve years. Many people start off with a blog, writing about their interests and skills, but not everyone would think of monetising it. Signing up for Google AdWords is the first step to monetising your blog. Another way is to take up affiliate marketing and product sales and work your way through commissions.
Potential Income: Depending on readership, ads will pay Rs 2,000 – Rs 15,000 per month.
Demand for freelance writers are quite high and a lot of businesses, magazines, websites and academic scholars look for writers to formulate articles, write theses, web content, blogs etcetera. There are websites like upwork.com, freelancer.com, iwriter.com, and fiverr.com among others, that offer freelancing positions.
Potential Income: Beginners can earn from Rs 8,000 and get as much as Rs 25,000 per month.
This is one of the simplest jobs you can find in India that doesn’t require any special skills. All you need is a fast internet connection and typing skill. Data entry jobs can be found in most freelancing websites and you can sign up for free in these sites and start working according to a flexible schedule.
Potential Income: Earnings start from Rs 300 per hour and can go as high as Rs 1,500 per hour.
This is especially useful for students who have expertise in a subject or two. You can sign up as an online tutor on websites like tutorindia.net, MyPrivateTutor.com, BharatTutors.com, etc. and create a profile based on the subjects you would like to teach, your experience, qualifications, etc.
Potential Income: Rs 200 per hour to Rs 500 per hour
Besides these, there are freelance projects which one can take up like web development, app development, graphic design works, etc based on your education background and expertise.