For the past two years, we’ve all been spending a lot of time at home, mainly staring at our laptops or phones. We have COVID-19 to thank for that. However, even after the pandemic is over, a large portion of our time will still be spent staring at a screen of one sort or another. So why not use that time wisely?
I know what you’re thinking—how can binge-watching Stranger Things on Netflix not be a wise use of my time? Well, I can answer that question with another question; does that make you money? If you’re not spending the majority of your screen time seeking out ways to generate active and passive income, then that would be considered an unproductive use of your time.
Luckily, more and more employers, developers, programmers, and similar entrepreneurs are recognizing the growing demand for money-making opportunities that are remote and, ideally, based at home. Therefore, the availability of part-time, full-time, and gig-work has grown exponentially. If you decide to jump into this pajama-clad world of working from home, it is important to remember that any additional income you generate will be subject to taxation. With that in mind, make sure you keep careful track of your income, expenses, and overall financial records. That, combined with an advanced online tax calculator, will ensure your new, home-based career is free from financial folly.
Now that all of that has been said, I’m sure you’re ready to see some potentially-lucrative opportunities. Here are a few ways you can make money online in 2022 and have a lot of fun doing so:
For this job, you only need a few basic technical skills and an eye for aesthetics and design. Being a website tester is a side-hustle that will get you quick money and some experience in case you want to become a web developer. Website testing usually pays by project and you can find offers with all different kinds of pay, from $4 to $120.
If you already have a website with a decent number of hits per day, you can easily start doing affiliate marketing. When you have a functional website, companies will offer you money in exchange for placing web links in your texts. You can also opt to put banners on your website and every time someone clicks on them, you get some money. It’s a symbiotic relationship that pays off for both sides.
Sell stock photos
If you know your way around a camera, you can open an account with your art and sell photos and videos to people and companies in need of new material. This gig will not only give you money but also push you to practice your passion and get better at what you do. There’s always demand for stock content because it’s often used in everything from marketing campaigns and ads to websites, books and more. Through many platforms online, you can set up your portfolio and sell your art quickly and easily.
If you love to play games like Poker or online slots, why not use your passion and knowledge and try playing for real money? This side-job is a perfect mix of business and pleasure and can be done from anywhere whenever you have an internet connection. The online gambling industry grew strong and vast and you can even find alternative games like lightning roulette online and win big without betting too much. Online gambling is easy to learn and access, and it’s super fun!
If you’re in need of a true online job, not just something on the side, then dropshipping is the way to go. Dropshipping uses a B2C model that allows you to sell products through an online store but fulfill orders through a third-party supplier. It’s like running an e-commerce store, but easier, since you don’t have to deal with inventory and shipping.
Do you have a talent? Or you might be exceptionally good at a subject with knowledge on how to transfer it? The good news is that online teaching is an excellent industry with plenty of opportunities for all. You can start selling digital courses on everything from tech topics to business, fitness and self-care. Also, many students are looking for online lessons so you can offer your services on Zoom or Skype and get paid through PayPal.
Stream video games
In the pasts decade, video game streaming has really taken off, with the content attracting almost 3 million viewers every week (this is data for Twitch alone). If you need a fun way to make money and interact with people, you can easily try out your hand. The competition is fierce, but if your account blows up, you can earn a lot of money.
The internet is a never-ending source of work as long as you know where to look. You don’t need a lot of knowledge or experience to earn money online, so start with these few ways and see how your bank account likes your side hustles.