The Gig Economy is growing everywhere, not only in developed countries. Its growth has made it possible for people to make money online, on a freelance basis. With this, one can enjoy some flexibility that the corporate world does not offer. You are your own boss; you work when you want or depending on how you manage your clients, and you can earn from the comfort of your home with some of these gigs.
There are many online jobs that one can do, whether you are looking for some side hustle, extra pocket money, or a full-time source of income. People have asked me where to start when they want to make money online. What I have realized from all of this is that most people only have article writing in mind.
There are more ways to make money online if article writing is not what you want to do.
Ways to make money online
Transcribing involves writing into a text what you hear from audio and video files. While this process can be automated, machines cannot be able to understand nuance and mistakes can be made.
You might be required to do a test first to assess your skill level. Once accepted, you will earn money per hour with your rates increasing according to your level of experience, accuracy and how fast you can type.
Are you a good writer? One of the best paying online jobs in Kenya is article writing. This can cover a lot, including web content writing, ghostwriting and copywriting. You can also do some academic writing or focus on a niche industry, like medicine, law or tech.
Be an online Teacher
Being an online tutor is something that has become widely accepted over the last few years. Basically, you can now be able to share your expertise with other people from all over the world. People then pay you for your knowledge hourly and the lessons can last as long as the money keeps coming in.
Proofreading and Editing
For people with really great grammar and a knack for the perfect sentences and paragraphs that sweep the readers away, this online job can be a very quick way to make money. Your job would basically be to read through the text, identify any mistakes and correct them. Tweak those sentences and make them flow.
Online customer care
In the fast-paced world that we live in now, more and more jobs are being outsourced and that includes customer care. Now instead of hiring people to come to sit in an office all day, companies are saving on rent by hiring online customer care representatives.
You can be somewhere in magical Kenya while helping out someone from the other side of the world. If you thrive at helping people, you can work at an online call centre and also provide technical support to clients with online job sites like Remote Jobs
Taking Online Surveys
Do you have some time to spare in your day? Well, you can take a few minutes to do some surveys and make some money online. These are usually created by companies so that they have an idea of the public’s perception of a new product.
If you plan to open a blog or already have one, one of the ways you can earn from it is through ads. This goes for vlogging as well. You can charge companies and individuals a small amount to run ads on your sites and make money off that.
You can also try out affiliate marketing, where you earn money when people use the link on your blog to purchase something. However, this is not an overnight thing and you may need to consistently blog/vlog for some time before you make any money.
It is easy to make money online, especially when you narrow down to your speciality. If article writing is not for you, try other jobs like teaching online, solving people’s problems as a customer care representative or proofreading and editing.