When I tell people I work online, they’re immediately intrigued. Working online means you can work in your pyjamas, choose your hours, and be completely location independent.
But in the short term, it’s best to not quit your job just yet. If I have one piece of advice for people who are thinking about leaving their jobs and working online it would be to go part-time first.
That means keeping your day job, and working on the weekends and late at night until you’re earning enough online to be able to do it full time. And when this happens you’ve got the world at your feet, and can go anywhere, working all over the world with just a laptop and a wifi connection.
But how do you work online? Simple, choose something you wouldn’t mind doing for 40 hours a week, and get really, really good at it.
Here are some ways you can make extra cash online this year:
This one may seem silly-after all, no one can survive on $5 right? However the real money comes from up-selling clients from the $5 job they purchased to something else you offer.
If you’re good at social media, you can draw good cartoons or design business cards, you’ve got a job. In fact people are doing all sorts of things, from voice overs to web design.
Were you decent at writing essays when you were at school? Do you love to write and could see yourself writing about anything and everything all day? Freelance writing can be a tough business to get started, and can often feel like a race to the bottom as you compete against so many other freelancers, many of them living in countries with much lower costs of living.
However once you get more experience under your belt you’ll find that your business will be made up of many repeat clients.
If you love gambling, it can be a great way to supplement your income especially when your retirement is near. Keep in mind that it’s probably not a good idea to do this full time, and you should definitely be setting yourself some limits, so it’s better to schedule specific time for this. There was also a study found that elder players make their brains alert when they are playing bingo, so it’s a good benefit for them.
William Hill bingo jackpots are great fun, and an excellent way to earn a bit of extra cash online particularly elderly. It includes 90-Ball Bingo, 75-Ball Pattern Bingo and Multi-Variant games. Just be sure to give yourself a maximum amount to spend each day, and save any of your winnings in a separate account.
If you’re good at designing websites, or know how to build them, this could be a profitable niche. While most businesses know that they need a website in order to get clients, many of them have old, ugly websites which need an update, and many people have no idea how to make a basic website.
Along with making websites for businesses, you could also choose a good domain name, work to get it ranking, and then sell the website on Flippa. There are plenty of people buying websites which have good rankings.