While COVID-19 has kept much of the workforce at home, many others have been laid off or their businesses have shut down forever. Fortunately, this is also causing the rest of the surviving businesses to join most of the world in the 21st century. If you have a computer and a relatively decent internet connection, you can build lucrative side hustles working remotely from the comfort of your home.
Become A Creator
While this may seem a little broad, it's intentional. Not everyone is good at the same things. However, you're likely good at something. Content creators usually do freelance writing work or create YouTube tutorials. If you have a specific professional skill you excel at, you can create an online course to teach it to others. Sites like Udemy host these courses, and can be the source of a significant income. The beauty of creating content is that you can post it and forget about it. You also never have to leave your house, which is a definite plus if you are working from home already. Plus, many people are looking up new skills, as everyone tries to navigate life in a digital world. The great news is the barriers to entry are relatively low, as most smartphones these days already have everything you need to start creating videos and producing content.
Look Into Online Tutoring
Millions of schoolchildren around the country left school last March in an unprecedented closing that left parents and educators alike in a lurch. A large percentage of those children still have not returned to school. This means there are a lot of side hustles related to teaching and tutoring available. An unprecedented number of students, from pre-k through postgraduate degrees are taking online classes for the first time. Many of those are lacking the extra explanations needed from teachers to really grasp concepts, and risk falling behind. No matter what subject you were good at in school, there are online tutoring options for you to explore today. Since online tutoring was growing even before the coronavirus pandemic, the odds are great that this side hustle is one that will last for as long as you want to work at it. If you've got headphones and a webcam, you're ready to get started asap!
Got skills? Turn them into side hustles! It doesn't matter if you developed them at work or in your free time, your skills are valuable to someone out there. As companies are looking to cut expenses and stay afloat, more and more freelancers are finding work doing everything from bookkeeping to graphic design. While several industries have always had lots of freelancers, there are opportunities for almost anyone with the gumption to pursue them. Websites like Fiverr, Upwork, Craigslist, and Toptal are updated with new gigs daily. While some people are concerned about the continuity of income with full-time freelancing, you do not have the same constraints when it's your side hustle. Plus, there are several things you can do to mitigate the risks.
Become A Virtual Assistant
This job might sound boring, but it's a phenomenal side hustle: most VA's make somewhere between $35 and $50 per hour. Plus, more companies are looking to outsource labor right now due to the pandemic. Almost every skill is marketable, too. People even hire VAs to do menial tasks like or share clothes in apps, copywriting, customer service, photo editing, scripting, and so much more. The best part is that these are actually designed to be done remotely, and for most of them you just need your computer and any skills you already have. Look for these gigs online in job forums, websites specifically suited to VAs, or post your own ads on your local marketplaces.