Earning a living without having to take the car or public transport every morning, simply by staying at home, is not utopian: it has become a reality, thanks to the internet. Even more surprisingly, some manage to earn more income than from a “conventional” job by working from home, provided they make the right choices and organise themselves optimally.
To help you target the most profitable domains in 2022, here are some “jobs of the future” on the web, to know before starting.
Start with an easy online paid job
Logically, we choose to start our presentations with a simple method of making money on the web: taking part in all kinds of paid missions (answering surveys, testing products, and much more). But can we really speak of online work? It will depend on your practice and attendance. At the start, you will earn a few cents… which will gradually accumulate to quickly reach significant sums.
First, there are free paid survey websites that pay you for your contributions. You don’t need to bet a single euro; neither in training, nor in equipment. Concretely, you will earn money for the time you spend answering their consumer surveys. These serious sites are maintained by companies or polling institutes, which use the answers on your lifestyle to improve their services.
In this way, you easily supplement your income from home and, at the same time, professionals in many markets optimise the quality of their business. Everyone is a winner in the end.
Next, look at product testing, which turns out to be a particularly interesting endeavour. You should know that becoming a product tester on the internet is a strong trend at the moment. So, why not get started on your own? Opt for this idea if you want to receive various free gifts (which you can resell) and, sometimes, get cash directly.
We are now going to recommend you the home professions that require minimal effort to be lucrative.
Content creator: adapt your approach to your skills
Today, there is an increasing tendency to group together the professions of YouTuber, blogger, influencer, or even web editor. All participate, each in their own way, in feeding platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube – knowing that others feed their own site or blog with “house” texts.
If you manage to make a name for yourself in this universe and create a large community, you will earn money thanks to the partnerships you will obtain with different brands. They will pay you to talk about their products or services. You will also have many opportunities to receive free gifts, which will save you some daily purchases.
For your activity to bring you the most euros, focus on the skills you master best: communication experts will favour social networks, fans of editing and video capture will go to YouTube and experienced pens will be able to more easily make a blog profitable.
Translator, proofreader, SEO, copywriter: work on the internet for other companies
Not necessarily aspiring to make yourself known, you can earn quite the sum on the internet by working in the shadows. With this in mind, sign up for platforms that match your areas of expertise.
If you like to write, sites like Textbroker, TextMaster. or Scribeur will help you find assignments. This will involve creating texts for sites, blogs, or FAQs, but also, in some cases, carrying out proofreading jobs. By being meticulous and diligent, you can both increase your rates and sign more contracts, which will allow you to live more comfortably from your activity.
At the same time, more and more companies are also considering outsourcing their search engine optimisation (SEO). Even if you have no knowledge in this area, you can train yourself, thanks to various massive open online courses (MOOCs) and resources found online through Google. These skills are extremely sought after and it can lead to attractive remuneration, which can progress as you gain experience.
Note that on tendering platforms, or even on professional social networks, like LinkedIn, you also have the possibility of making yourself known in order to find remote secretary or online translator assignments, for example.
Editor, designer, voice-over: use your talents to earn money from home
Whether you have a perfect command of the workings of motion design, the production of mini films, or the functionalities of graphic design software, your talents can attract people with a very specific need.
At home, create videos or designs for brands, influencers, or companies of all types: it can earn you a lot of money if you know how to value your work and gradually grow your client portfolio. As everywhere, competition can be fierce in these professions. However, in order to stand out, we advise you to take the time to create your portfolio and fill it with your best achievements. It will be a major argument to differentiate you from other professionals wishing to fulfil the same mission as you.
Still in the artistic universe, you will simply need to buy a very good microphone to become the remote voiceover of an advertisement or a short film. Choose your equipment knowingly: this will allow you to position yourself on more demanding requests, and to earn more money in the end.
E-commerce: sell from home, without having to store anything
Thanks to the principle of dropshipping, you can get started in e-commerce without logistical constraints: there is no need to store the equipment at home, or even to make purchases and ship packages. Concretely, your online store allows you to present products from a supplier with whom you work. Once an order is received, the manufacturer takes care of everything – and pays you a commission for the service rendered.
Here again, you will enter an almost saturated market (except in certain sectors, on specific products that are less known, but less easy to sell). To give you every chance to earn a lot of money, create a quality site, add beautiful visuals, and set up an extensive communication campaign around your pages, to have good traffic and maximise sales under your belt.
There is no shortage of profitable jobs on the web: in order to succeed in this area, you simply must be able to position yourself in the one in which you have sufficient resources and motivation to excel.