In the current environment where employees are getting furloughed and so many uncertainties, adopting new ways to add or increase income is needed. The 10 freelance opportunities are ways to work from home or remotely. Use this time to adopt new habits that provide money, a commission, residual or passive income. Some of these freelance opportunities allow you to work remotely using either a computer, laptop or even your cell phone. My motto is “when you have lemons, make sweet lemonade” (quote from my book “How I survived 31 years in the cubicle“).
ADMINISTRATIVE WORK – VIRTUAL ASSISTANT
For those with administrative skills, there are entrepreneurs and businesses that need help getting organized or someone to assist them with administrative work. Many of the businesses may not be open now but there is always a need for bookkeeping, documents typed or research. Reach out to some of the businesses and inquire if they need help for a reasonable fee. You may start an entirely new side gig. Also, many virtual assistant opportunities will require some social media and technology experience. Sharpen up your skills and reach out to entrepreneurs and other business owners to learn if they need administrative assistance. Here is a link where you can find virtual assistant work as well.
For photographers or those that have the eye for taking great pictures, there is a way to make money by selling your images. This will require both passion and patience. Companies generally offer a commission when your image(s) are purchased. This is a great way to have residual income. Each company has different requirements, processes, and licensing practices. Check out the links below of companies that offer a commission for images. (Pixabay, istockphoto, Shutterstock, Adobe Stock)
When you have a passion and the proper skills for writing there are many avenues that generate an income. One way is to write a book or an eBook. It is inexpensive to self-publish as I have shared in my Self-Publishing Made Easy program. Another opportunity to generate income is writing articles or become a Ghostwriter. Many companies and individuals hire Ghostwriters for books or marketing material.
Network Marketing is not the mean step-mother that many may think. There are good network marketing businesses that are both profitable and enjoyable. The benefit of this type of business is that most of the marketing material, website access and basic foundation for business is already in place. For this to work, it will require a love of what you are selling. Here is a list of 50 of the Best Network Marketing Companies in 2019
Creating income from online teaching will require you to be a subject matter expert. The beauty of this is that you decide what you are good at and teach it. It really is not as technical as it may appear. Your subject can be from growing plants, how to cook on a budget, or teaching how to create a website. Here are a few platforms already available for online teaching.
BILLING (Medical or Legal)
When you are good with numbers and data entry, working with a company on billing would be a good fit. Also, if you have experience in medical terminology or the legal profession this will be an asset. This will require a specific skill set and experience in billing. You will know if you belong.
Most companies, especially online businesses offer affiliate programs. Affiliate marketing is arrangements by which an online retailer pays a commission to an external website for traffic or sales generated from its referrals. This may not be a lot of money, at first, but it can be an opportunity to build your brand and get residual income. It will require doing your research on how affiliates work and how to get paid. It may not be a quick fix but when done correctly, it can be another form of income coming into your bank account.
8 Steps to Getting a Voice Over Job
Step 1: Take a Voice Over Class.
Step 2: Practice Reading Out Loud.
Step 3: Seek Out Pro Bono Gigs To Build Your Resume.
Step 4: Network with Other Voice Actors and Build Your Network.
Step 5: Practice Proper Breathing.
Step 6: Make a Voice Over Demo.
Step 7: Make a Profile at Voices.com.
Step 8: Follow-up and be Persistent.
To learn more about how to get started or find opportunities for Voice Over gigs, check here
Currently, people are not traveling due to the Coronavirus but we all know that travel is big business. This is a great time to get involved in the travel business because when this phase of life is over, there are going to be people who can’t wait to get on the road. This is a business you can do with just having a cell phone. Become an independent travel agent or join a travel agency that can help you grow beyond your imagination. Check out this company, Majestic Millionaires, they provide training and opportunities to become a travel agent. Click here to learn more.
The business market is global and always in need of translators. Becoming a translator is a very specific skill and can be lucrative. The best part of looking for work as a translator is that you can work anywhere.
Check out 28 Best Legitimate Translator Work from Home Jobs.
These 10 freelance opportunities are just a few ways to make additional income, replace an income or start a new business. Once your passion meets your skills, it is time to get started.
Freelance opportunities can be found with the following companies:
Fiverr is a good place to find customers where you can sell products and services.
Upwork helps you get noticed with customers looking for freelancers.
The job closed, furloughs were given, the business slowed down but you did not. Freelance opportunities are waiting for you.