When you take a look at the current world events, it’s no surprise that just about anyone is trying to find a new, additional source of income. And that’s oftentimes a new online job opportunity, whether it’s a lucrative new career as working on cam sites or a part-time position as an online translator, or anything else for that matter.
For women specifically, there are quite a lot of options, and if you aren’t sure which one to pick, we’re taking a look at a few possibilities here. Whether you want a change of career, you are a stay-at-home mum who wants to make money while taking care of the kids, or you need a side-hustle to increase the monthly income, we have you covered.
Data Entry Specialist
This is quite possibly one of the easiest online jobs one can do if you’re at least a bit skilled with a computer. Data entry is all about research and gathering information for your clients. It’s an interesting job because you have excellent learning opportunities, and you really don’t need to have any special skills for it.
On the flip side, however, data entry is a seriously time-consuming task. This is why if you’re doing it, you should make sure you’re being paid by the hour because you’ll be spending a lot of time. Some of the clients you’ll work with will have more specific requirements, too, which will only make things more difficult.
This is another extremely popular pick nowadays, especially since this is a skill that could land you a really good job once things have settled down, and you do have a lot of room for progress and self-improvement. Freelance writing includes researching, writing and publishing articles on various topics, depending on the client you’ll be working with, and you always get the opportunity to learn something about the industry or niche you’re researching.
It’s a very interesting way of learning new things and improving your writing skills. And yes, at first, it will probably take you a lot of time to do research, come up with a structure and draft, and then actually write the article. Oh, did we mention proofreading and editing afterwards? But don’t worry, because after a few weeks, you’ll quickly get the hang of it and you will be able to write engaging content rather quickly. The good thing about freelance writing is that you can decide on the amount of work you’ll take on and when you will work. You are most likely to have deadlines but you can organize your schedule yourself. It’s a great job if you do have a lot of chores around the house but still want to work and make good money.
Designer / Illustrator
For all you creative ladies out there, working as a designer or illustrator is one of the most well-paid online jobs at the moment. Yes, you’ll need a bit of experience in the field, and you’ll need to have a portfolio that demonstrates this, but you will get the opportunity to work with various brands and individuals and improve your skillsets.
Now, design and illustration might encompass everything from creating a new logo for a company, to completely overhauling their brand identity. You may very well come across book writers who want you to illustrate their books, too. Here, it’s all about finding that one thing you’re good at and moving forward. Is it a logo design? Great. Are you top-notch at drawing? Illustrations it is. There’s something for everyone.
This is arguably the one that’s most in-demand nowadays, with technology rapidly progressing in every possible sphere. Developers are constantly in demand, and with new technologies showing up basically every day, it’s easy to see why. If you already have the skills it takes, but you’ve been working in an office, it’s now easier than ever to switch this to an online job.
Whether you’re working as a mobile developer, or web developer, or game developer (or anything else for that matter), you will always be able to find a job online. This is an industry that constantly pushes people to improve themselves, and you’ll find yourself learning new skills on a pretty much daily basis.
To add to this, even if you don’t currently have any development skills, learning is incredibly easy. The internet is flooded with courses that teach you everything from the basics of development, to advanced concepts and languages, and they’re tailored for every skill level. It’s pretty easy and cheap to start learning, and with dedication, within a couple of months, you’ll know enough to be able to land a good job in the industry.
Last but not least, this is a job for women who have a certain skill that could be taught online. Whether you’re a bilingual who can speak two languages fluently, or you are a yoga instructor, or anything similar, you can start teaching people interested in the particular skills online.
This gives you the benefit of working with something you actually like, and you’ll get the pleasure of knowing you’ve taught someone else that, too. It’s a noble job and one that’s increasingly necessary with more people being stuck at home and using their free time to learn pretty much anything of their interest.
You also get the complete freedom of running and organizing things the way you see fit, which is something a lot of people underestimate. Now it’s the right time to finally succeed in becoming your own boss!