Thanks to technology, many people can find opportunities online and work safely at home. Check out these ways to earn online during the pandemic.
Since the COVID-19 pandemic happened, many have lost their jobs, and people have been striving hard each day to cope with the new normal and to provide for their family's everyday needs. Because of restrictions, finding online remote work has become a trend among the unemployed.
For instance, entrepreneurs found a sustainable way to keep their business alive by selling and posting their products via social media or online selling platforms. On the other hand, some are exploring opportunities in the freelancing industry. Because of the current situation, most organizations have been adapting to a virtual work setup.
Luckily, you, too, can find different ways to make a living online while working at home during the pandemic. Try some of these opportunities to help you get started.
1. Teach or Tutor Students
Aside from being one of the most popular work-from-home opportunities in the country, online English teaching is also one of the most convenient jobs to have during these times. Whether you're a college student, retired employee, or someone who simply loves teaching, this industry is suitable for anyone.
Teaching online also comes with many perks. It allows you to work at your own pace, enhance your confidence and communication skills, achieve financial freedom, and most importantly, work only a few inches away from your family.
For those who are interested in this industry, there is 51Talk, the leading online English teaching platform that opens its doors to current and aspiring Filipino EFL teachers who have a bachelor’s degree. If you have the skill and willingness to teach, apply now, and become a part of a growing online industry today.
2. Write for Publications or Companies
Writing content for company websites or publications is also a good work-from-home option, especially if you want to put your writing or digital marketing skills to good use. Some hiring managers or employers only accept applicants with relevant writing experience or background. However, others prioritize talent or skills more than experience.
As long as you have a knack for writing and a specific niche you can write about, you will find a company or publication that fits your writing style. If you have an eye for detail and exemplary writing skills, you can look for available writing opportunities on online freelancing platforms such as Upwork, Freelancer, and LinkedIn.
3. Provide Transcription Services
Do you like the idea of interacting with clients but not through sales and marketing work? If so, consider providing transcription services to clients. Transcribing only requires you to convert an audio recording to written text. However, the challenge lies in having sharp listening skills, and fast, accurate typing. The role also requires good multitasking skills and basic knowledge of proofreading and computer skills. Transcriptionists must also submit outputs on time even when dealing with long audio recordings.
Because of this, the workload might be heavy for beginners. However, if you think you're equipped with the set of skills required for this, start applying today to transcription service BPOs in the country. For freelancers, you can find projects on Upwork or TranscribeMe.
4. Work as a Virtual Assistant
Virtual assistants or VAs offer a range of services from scheduling appointments to managing social media channels. Since most VAs work remotely in a home office setting, it’s a perfect profession for people with administrative or marketing skills. However, the role’s duties and responsibilities greatly depend on the client’s needs. Given the position’s nature, VAs must also be tech-savvy. Working as a virtual assistant will also help you improve your communication and digital marketing skills.
If you want to explore this line of work, you’re in luck. Most BPO companies have virtual assistant opportunities for a wide variety of industries. You can also try applying for project-based work as a freelance virtual assistant on Fiverr, Toptal, or Upwork.
5. Apply for Data Entry Positions
When people hear about data entry positions, some think twice before applying because they believe it's a job only for accountancy and business management graduates. However, many companies offer data entry positions to students, part-timers, or any four-year course graduates.
You’re a good fit for the role if you have basic computer literacy, oral and written communication skills, and quick typing skills. As this work also requires collecting and updating data, it’s an advantage to have advanced Microsoft Excel skills to input or create data sheets or tables. If you're interested in working as a data entry specialist, you can find plenty of available projects on online freelancing platforms like Upwork, LinkedIn, and Freelancer.
The COVID-19 pandemic has truly made an impact on our way of life everywhere in the world by causing high unemployment rates. However, people can find ways to earn a living at home thanks to technology. As there’s no telling when this will be over, people will have to continue adapting to constant global changes.
Why not give teaching a try? To empower Filipinos, 51Talk offers online teaching opportunities to all educators and professionals who have a passion for teaching. Apply to 51Talk today and earn in the comfort of your own home.
51Talk is looking for thousands of home-based online teachers to give one-on-one English lessons. You can earn up to Php80K as a full-time teacher and enjoy a wide range of perks –