With employment rates taking a deep plunge during this period of the Coronavirus, many have found themselves deserted with no source of regular income. This situation might have left some in dire straits as job opportunities are hard to come by, especially when everyone else is also on the same job hunt.
For those of you who have lost your jobs or if you’re looking to earn some extra cash during these trying times, there are still temporary job opportunities out there that you can consider without having to step out of the house. From transcribing to even making money on platforms like TikTok, here are some of the online jobs you can consider to earn some extra income.
If your talents include listening in to other people’s conversations and you love typing, this job is made for you. Based in New Zealand, TranscribeMe is pretty straightforward — you listen to an audio file and you type what you hear on a text document before sending it in. It also offers flexible hours so you won’t have to deal with a nine to five job, and you can work from home as long as you have an internet connection). Prompt weekly payouts are also made via PayPal.
However, in order to be a transcriber, you have to first take an entry exam which consists of a few multiple choice questions as well as 3 audio files that are 4 minutes long, for you to transcribe. You only get 2 tries to pass the exams and if you don’t, you won’t be able to qualify for the job.
As for the pay, based on online reviews, a transcriber is usually paid around $15 to $50 every hour. You will be given opportunities to take more exams after your first round, of which this opens more workflows that generally pay more.
Check out TranscribeMe for more info.
Ever wondered how YouTubers earn their extra income from making videos? The company, which is based in San Bruno, California, are offering users various ways to generate income from YouTube and these include selling products or merchandise, crowdfunding your next creative project, licensing your content to the media, and working with brands as an influencer or even as an affiliate.
However, if you’re just starting out and if you’re planning to grow your follower base, you can become a YouTube partner and make money from ads.
Now we’re pretty sure you’re definitely no stranger to these ads on YouTube. It comes on before every video is played unless you’ve subscribed to YouTube Premium. But did you know, content creators do actually make money out from the ads that you watch?
To start, all you need to do is to visit your YouTube Studio and click on the monetization tab. In order to be a YouTube partner, you would have to have at least 1,000 subscribers and 4,000 public watch hours in the past 12 months.
Once you’ve become a YouTube partner, you’ll have to apply for an AdSense account to opt into Google’s advertising network where you actually get paid and view ad revenue reports. Now that you’ve got that sorted, you’ll notice a green “$” next to your videos in the Video Manager indicating whether it’s been enabled for monetization. This allows you to click on to access the monetization settings for each video. And that’s it!
On average, a Google AdSense ad on YouTube brings about $18 for every 1,000 views on your video. So the more views, the more money you’ll earn!
As easy as it seems, advertising on YouTube still isn’t the most lucrative source of income but it works well if you’re already building your own account on YouTube.
Check out YouTube for more info.
3. FREELANCE WRITER
There are plenty of freelance writing jobs online for you to pursue. Many companies are now seeking thoughtful and perceptive writers that provide stories and information that’s useful and sought after. Here, we’ve listed two online sites that you can consider writing for — Transitions Abroad and Cracked — or you can even explore other titles that suit your interest as well.
For example, sites like Transitions Abroad are looking for freelance writers that are well-versed in the art of travel. Here, you can write from your own experiences and share tips for other travellers who are planning their trips in the future. You can look at being paid $100 to $150 per post, where payments are made promptly via PayPal.
Check out Transitions Abroad for more info.
Alternatively, you can also try other platforms like Cracked which is looking for freelance writers who write list-style articles that are funny and interesting. As a matter of fact, they will also pay you for creating infographics, charts and memes too. It’s also best if you have some writing experience and examples of articles that you’ve written online beforehand. But if you don’t, you can still apply for the job through their Workshop. Most importantly, this job demands a sense of humour. With each article, you can look at getting paid around $150 to $350, depending on the content submitted.
Check out Cracked for more info.
Who said you can’t earn extra cash from TikTok? If you have a burning passion for the viral platform and you’ve been posting countless amounts of TikToks a day for your lovely follower base, you’d be glad to know that you can earn some moolah from doing so. While it first launched as a video-sharing social networking service by the Chinese tech company ByteDance in 2016, the app is currently making waves with viral videos that have gained popularity amongst the Gen Z population.
On average, a TikTok user or as many would like to say, a TikToker, that has at least half a million followers with good engagement in the comments and likes can get paid around $450 a month through sponsored ads, according to TwoMillionWays. However, if you’re sponsoring a product and your video gets around 100,000 likes, a single post could also make as much as $1000 each — which means it basically varies on the engagement and popularity of your video.
With these accounts, especially niche ones, users are reaching out to brands to collaborate with. By doing so, brands can reach followers who have an interest in these niche topics, which makes it profitable for both you and the brand. However, it might take a long time for you to build your profile and you would have to ensure that the content generated on your profile is skewed and focused on the relevant topic so as to increase the popularity of your profile — which is primarily the biggest obstacle when it comes to building your profile on the platform.
Check out TikTok for more info.
5. VOICEOVER TALENT
Think you have a unique voice? If you do, then you can now sell your voice on platforms like Voices.com!
This free-to-sign-up service provides voiceover actors with freelance opportunities for projects such as audiobooks, tutorials, videos, mobile apps, and film projects and more.
On their website, you can easily sign up to make your own profile or even upgrade it for a premium membership to increase your profile visibility — allowing you to apply for more jobs. You can select any of the listed projects you’re interested in and audition for them. Once selected, you’ll then work on your own voiceover project, where the earnings of the project will be transferred to you after completion. These earnings, depending on the length of recording, can be anywhere from $100 to $2,000, according to their rate sheet.
All you need is a quiet room, an engaging voice and that’s it! You can now be a voice talent and sell your voice from the comfort of your home.
Check out Voices.com for more info.
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