The closure of businesses due to COVID-19 has impacted jobs and forced many people out of work. Whether you are looking for extra income to make up for lost hours or for a full-time job, there are some options available online.
“I was able to switch to working from home full time due to all the opportunities to teach English to students online,” said Charlottean Adalee Raubenheimer, who has been teaching English as a second language (ESL) at home since. two years. years.
âAlthough large companies are often based in China, I also teach Turkish, Russian, Polish and Vietnamese students. There are many resources and videos online to help you get started. Personally, I have found Qkids to be one of the most flexible and beginner-friendly options.
Whether you teach a language or prefer to focus on graphic design, tutoring, or even taking surveys, here are some online jobs that can be done from the comfort of your couch to supplement or replace lost income.
(1) Independent projects
From graphic design and web development to data entry and accounting, some of these freelance sites have jobs covering over 200 categories.
Over 2,500 job openings are currently posted, ranging from creative writing and programming to data entry. Fill out an online profile and start bidding for jobs. Payment is made via PayPal, Payoneer or direct deposit.
Transactions range from $ 5 to $ 10,000 and cover everything from voiceovers to administrative services. There are no subscription fees and freelancers keep 80% of each transaction.
Flexjobs touts its screening process for jobs in over 50 career categories ranging from entry level to executive. The site requires a monthly or annual subscription priced at $ 14.95 to $ 49.95.
Social media managers, HR consultants, Microsoft Excel experts, and customer service reps are just a few of the jobs featured on Upwork. The company keeps 5-20% of every transaction on a sliding scale.
(2) Respond to surveys
Earn money by completing various surveys of popular brands.
Play video games, watch TV, read emails, then take a survey. Surveys typically pay between $ 0.50 and $ 5 and take three to 25 minutes.
Addicted to polls
All you need is a phone to take surveys with Survey Junkie. Earn points for every survey and get paid through PayPal or e-gift cards at places like Amazon and Target.
Shop online, watch videos, and take surveys to earn Swagbucks Points which can be redeemed for gift cards or PayPal money.
One of the oldest survey companies, Vindale Research pays cash through PayPal and claims to feature the highest paid surveys in the industry.
(3) Teach English as a Second Language
Different diplomas and certifications are required depending on the company and the level of the students.
Connects primary school children in China to native English speakers. Tutors must have a residency in the United States or Canada as well as a bachelor’s degree. The company also requires TESOL certification, which it helps tutors achieve.
One-on-one tutoring is done through the Palfish app. Job seekers must have a bachelor’s degree or above. The salary ranges from $ 10 to $ 30 an hour.
A bachelor’s degree, one year of teaching experience (may include coaching or tutoring), and eligibility to work in the United States or Canada are required. Tutors are paid for each 25-minute class, and the salary range increases with the number of classes you teach.
(4) Transcribe the information
Translate audio, video and phone recordings. Most services require an English exam before being hired.
Get paid between $ 0.085 and $ 1 per audio minute. The salary scale is based on the grade assigned to the transcript during the review process, and payments are made through PayPal every Friday. A brief test may be required at the time of application depending on your basic information.
Crowdsurf offers educational, entertainment, and business transcription services and requires transcriptionists to have valid US or Canadian identification. The salary ranges from $ 0.03 to $ 0.20 per minute of media, plus bonuses.
With minimum requirements, TranscribeMe! Is ideal for entry-level transcriptionists. Payment is weekly through PayPal and starts at $ 15 per audio hour.
No previous experience is required through Quicktate, although a typing quiz is administered. The remuneration varies depending on the domain to be transcribed.
(5) Student tutors
Different degrees of education are required depending on the subject and the age of the tutored person. Many services start at the elementary level and go through college and cover subjects ranging from computer science and accounting to astrophysics and writing.
Tutor of college students at the professional level. Proof of college enrollment or graduation is required and the salary is $ 20 per hour.
Earn $ 25 an hour with Skooli. Applicants should have a bachelor’s or higher degree, a government-issued teaching license in the relevant subject, and / or special education qualifications.
Current university enrollment or a higher education degree is required to be hired. Jobs are based on answers to questions asked by students and the salary varies depending on the question. Studypool takes a percentage of the earnings, but the site claims tutors can earn up to $ 7,500 per month.
Tutors create their own profiles and set their own rates, with fees typically ranging from $ 25 to $ 80, depending on experience and subject. Jobs are available to anyone with a high school diploma or GED or higher.
This story was originally published 20 April 2020 13:02.