In a world increasingly turning to online solutions, working online is a brilliant move – it’s full of opportunities, knowledge, and it gives you a chance to improve your skills while making more money.
You might love your full-time job, but a side-business is never a bad idea. Eventually, you might choose to become fully self-employed, a risky but highly rewarding decision to make. One that requires a lot of dedication and a big of a sacrifice, but the hard work will be completely worth it. Here are the best online work ideas you can attempt while working a full-time job.
Website developing and designing is in extremely high demand. Everybody wants an attractive and usable website. Building up your skills, gaining experience and turning this into a side or full-time business it not a crazy idea.
There’s always new business or individuals that require a website. Similarly, there’re always businesses that are looking for a new design.
You can delve into the world of web creation and design by taking courses (some of them are free). It’s a skill that just needs building, getting better with more practice — something you can do while working the 9-5.
You might not believe that blogging can be a sustainable source of income, but you may be surprised. Thousands and thousands of bloggers worldwide are feeling the financial benefits of blogging, writing about a diverse range of topics. If you have a particular interest (travel, food, business, film, finance) whatever it may be, start writing about it.
Through email subscribers, affiliate marketing, sponsors can take your blog from a hobby to a six-figure business.
This is an easy thing to fit in on the side of a full-time job, starting as a hobby, becoming another stream of income. You may also decide to combine this job with working for a high-quality writing service.
If you have a background in graphic design, a creative touch and motivation, there’s no reason why you couldn’t start making money from it. With tools like Adobe Illustrator or Stencil, it’s so easy to start designing and selling your work.
Graphic designers can sell their work on platforms like Etsy or Shopify. Alternatively, many graphic designers reach out to businesses, enquiring whether they need any artwork creating for promotional materials.
Over the years through education, skill building, and passions, you’ve more than likely become an expert at something. There are so many people who would pay you to help them become an expert too.
You can create online courses, teach a subject online or mentor a student. There are even possibilities to edit and review other people’s works. This will simultaneously help other people and give you a great little side hustle.
If you have an internet connection, a computer, and some marketing skills. Why not start helping other business with online marketing tactics.
SEO, content marketing, emails, analytic reviews, building relationships, and adverts are all ways to improve businesses online presence.
You can reach out to start-ups, asking if they would like help with their online marketing. A lot of people would love the extra bit of advice.
Believe it or not, there are people out there that would benefit highly from your organizational and management skills. So much so, that they would pay you to assist them in their day-to-day tasks online.
Virtual assistants are becoming a common-place thing in the world of business, many who choose to do this as a side business or full-time business love the freedom that comes along with it.
If your future aim is to travel and work, a virtual assistant is a great idea.
Social media manager
We’ve previously covered the benefits of being a social media manager, in our article on finding a job with no experience. Not everybody is as social media savvy as you. Many small businesses and start-ups are probably desperate for somebody who can manage their social media. One less worry for them.
Social media for companies is a crucial part of growing an online business. Regular posts and content can genuinely benefit a company, spreading their message and reaching more people. For this reason, there are many companies and businesses that would be willing to pay money for you to post and engage with their followers. What could be better than getting paid to be on social media?
Why not start your own little shop-and-sell website? You could even start on somewhere like Etsy, Shopify, eBay or Depop.
If you’ve got a creative knack, you can sell your creations. However, it’s not all doom and gloom if you don’t. You can buy in-demand products, selling them for a profit.
Over time, you could start your own e-commerce business, starting as a little side job. Many businesses have started out this way, why not give it a try?
Working full time doesn’t mean that you can’t provide a service, make use of your passion or start an entirely new hobby. The beauty of the online world is that you can quite literally do anything or everything. Anywhere.