In Jobs-seeking India, About sixty percent of the country’s population is in the productive age group in 2020. Today, India is a young nation, and for the next 40 years, we would have a youthful, dynamic, and productive workforce when the rest of the world is aging. From the total population, there are about 65 crore internet users in India of which 75 percent of users are below the age of 35. The youth unemployment rate in 2019 was 10.51 percent and it is only likely to increase in this year of world pandemic. Hence, for the skilled, smart, and talented young minds of the country here are some of the ways to earn money online without any investment.
India is buzzing with the digital invasion like never before. The Indian market is changing fast. Internet growth is mainstreaming and mobile access is growing in leaps and bounds. The pace of change continues to be rapid with digital channels constantly growing in volume and strength. There is so much opportunity that awaits to be ceased. This market has no endpoint, it is only going to increase with time.
There are two ways of earnings in the online job market. First, we have the active income and then the passive income.
- active income: your income is totally dependent on your work; i.e. you receive your payment for the task given to you on a regular basis and it likely becomes similar to your 9-5 job.
- Passive income: in which you put your work online once and it keeps generating income for you without you having to check it every day, it is more of a one time job where the money, in theory, should keep rolling in.
So you can choose any of the two ways according to your convenience and your work status.
It doesn’t matter if you are a high school student, a graduate seeking employment, housewife or whether you are underage or inexperienced, as long as you have a skill and dedication in your work along with a mobile phone or a laptop with internet connection, you can start earning from home.
Below mentioned are 15 unique, trending and creative online jobs through which you can earn sitting at home without any investment other than the internet connection:-
1. Video influencer
If you are good at something and if you don’t fear a camera then becoming a video influencer is the right option. This is a well-paid profession in which people are already generating huge income. The best platform for this is YouTube. If you are planning to start it then you shall have to reach the YouTube minimum threshold to get you monetized. It means you need at least 4000 watch hours on your videos and a minimum of 1000 subscribers in the last twelve months after which your account gets approved and you start earning. If the content of your video is good and if you keep uploading them, you can get more and more views which in turn will make huge money for you. It is the most legit and again a passive way of generating income for you.
2. Content Writer
Every industry (online or offline) is ruled entirely by ‘content’ in all forms like textual or visual so, content writers will always be in great demand. So, if you think you can creatively and effectively express any idea or concept, then you should seriously go for Content Writing. Just like the usual online jobs, you will work as a freelancer and write content for different companies as most companies have started outsourcing their work to independent writers. This is by far the most student-friendly online job opportunity, as it will enhance your knowledge base and writing skills. If you happen to have the most fluent English base, backed with correct use of grammar, then this is it. Companies – big or small, are all linked with websites such as Fiverr, Freelancer, WorknHire, Upwork, etc. which have created a chain of opportunities for the youngsters, who are in search of part-time jobs to earn and who want to get experience for their future. Hence, if you are scope in this field, give it a try.
3. Voice Artist
Voiceover or voice-acting is about providing a voice for use in a professional piece of audio work. This can range from voice over for gaming, videos, cartoons, commercials, and much much more. If you take a look at voice over on Wikipedia you will see just how wide and all-encompassing this variety of work is. To become a voice artist, you need to have a stable voice, and you should be able to convey the written content with a lot of emotions to your listeners. Various artists are hired by renowned companies for either documentaries or subjective presentations. There are many local businesses, advertising agencies, and production houses that look for creative voice-over artists and since the digital world is growing they seek freelancers in this service sector. The invasion of the internet in our lives, have in many ways, made things easier for us to access. However, it has also given rise to competition. So, the most important requirement here is for you to be recognized among the crowd. To build your profession first you need to have an appealing resume and at least a minimum experience of working on a few projects. If you have a talent for voice over then without wasting furthermore of your precious time, look for websites such as Snap Recordings, Upwork, Voices.com, Voice Bunny, Voice Crafters, etc. and register yourself to get started.
If you are a linguist or if you have bilingual skills then this is the perfect job for you to earn from home. As the name suggests, the work of a translator is to translate the contents given to you in a different language you specialize in. Most of the companies these days look for freelancers who can work from home as it is convenient and cost-efficient. Hence, there is huge scope in this field and you can look for websites such as Gengo, Upwork, Fiverr, ProZ.com, One-hour translation to get started.
5. Copy writer
As an online copywriter, you create creative, original content for online platforms. Your responsibilities may include writing for a website, developing product or service descriptions, writing ad copy, posting on social media, strategizing for digital marketing, or writing articles for blogs. The job of a copywriter is not the same as a content writer. The professional scope of a content writer is narrow whereas it is wide when it comes to copywriter. Copywriting is selling your personas on your brand whereas content writing is subtly telling them about it while delivering valuable content. Many jobs are waiting online for skilled and creative minds and you can start by registering yourself with websites such as Flex jobs, Workana, Upwork, Freelancer, Truelancer jobs.
6. Logo designer/Graphic designer
A logo designer creates an identifying symbol, mark, or other graphics that identify a business, organization, or another enterprise in a way that is instantly observable, and impressive. Although designing a good logo requires the presence of a team, but these days the team can work together even virtually. Most companies hire people to work for them from home and websites such as Upwork, Freelancer, Designhill, Workana, Xplace offer newcomers a great chance to become successful.
7. Meme marketing
Nowadays, memes are on a rise. We see them everywhere on social media and often share them as well. But if we say you could capitalize on this trend as well, would you believe me? Well, this is the market today, if you want your products to be sold then your product needs to be all over the social media. What best then a little bit of humor combined with your product’s promotion! Enroll yourself with the networks of meme marketing on websites like LinkedIn, Freelancer, Zoho and you can become the market influencer very soon. This market is trending and the internet is buzzing with it. If you are looking for a successful career then this is the best choice.
8. Social media influencer
There are so many ways to influence people on the social media. Social media influencer is you can become one, and no-one is stopping you from earning. If you like clicking beautiful selfies, photographs, videos, creatively, and innovatively then don’t let go of your talent. You can join various social media groups that guide you to create your profile to appeal to the viewers. Often people become famous for just a photo or a video presented in an unusually great way and hence your audience becomes your way to earn money. There are many websites where people are earning just by having a certain number of followers or subscribers on their profile and one such platform is Instagram. You can find more about it and get started.
9. Social media manager
As a Social Media Manager, you will be responsible for planning, developing and implementing the company’s Social Media strategy to increase their online presence and improve their marketing and sales efforts. This is a good profile job and as a manager, there will be certain responsibilities for you to fulfill. Hence, if you are looking for a 9-5 online job, with a monthly salary then this is the best profession for you. You can get started by registering yourself with the networks of Freelancer, Upwork, Naukari.com, Fiverr, and so on.
10. E-book writer
How long has it been since you last visited a library? With the increase in the use of the internet, almost everything has become accessible just with a click. Before 10 years from now, it was a long procedure to publish any book. But at present, all you need is an idea of a good book and a mobile or laptop with an internet connection to publish it. Sometimes it is hard to believe that something which is so easily available for us can become a source of income for the other. Just like any other social media platform, there are many sites on which you can write and sell your books. Wattpad, Radish, Kindle all these apps are doing great and writers registered with them are earning with every increase in the views. If you have a passion for writing then you should definitely register yourself with such networks.
11. Resume Writer
Writers are in demand almost in everything. If a candidate wants his resume to be the most impactful then the more chances are there that he/she will pay you a high price for your experience. Many such resume writers charge as much as 15,000 per resume. If you feel to you have a skill for making these first impression impactful then you can definitely look forward to this profession. Upwork, Freelancer, Fiverr, Click bank are the best recommend websites and you can look for almost any online jobs there.
12. Image Editing
Above mentioned many jobs relate to creating profiles and becoming social media influencers. But without proper editing and good content displayed no work is appreciated. Hence, there comes a need to refer a professional in this field and if you happen to have the skills in editing and developing good content with it, then this is a great career option for you. With proper photography skills you can look forward to becoming a professional in this field as with the increase in the use of the internet there is going to be huge scope and demand for such work.
13. Affiliate marketing
So here is how it goes, there are three parties involved in this marketing — Merchant, Affiliate, and the Customer. Affiliate marketing is the process of earning a commission by promoting other people’s (or company’s) products. You find a product you like, promote it to others, and earn a piece of the profit for each sale that you make. It means there will be a Merchant who would want to sell his/her product and your job as an affiliate is to promote their product to the customers and if they buy it through you then you shall be paid certain commission.
20% of the whole e-commerce revolves around affiliate marketing. In 2016 this market was of 700 crores and at present, it is of 6000crore. So, there is no denying that this market has a vast scope. The commission paid to the affiliates on products is 10-15% and if it is a service your commission can be as much as 80%. It is your passive way of generating income and it does not take a genius to crack the trick to make money here. If it interests you can get started with registering yourself with any of the companies seeking their products to be sold online. Web sites such as Amazon, Flipkart, etc. also hire people for this job. You can also register yourself with the affiliate networks such as V-commission, Optimise, Cuelinks, etc. If it interests you, grab the opportunity right away and search more about it.
14. App Developer
15. Web Developer
Web developers work independently as freelancers or with company network teams to create websites. Depending on the job, these professionals may focus on front-end development, which involves designing sites and producing content, or back-end development, which involves writing code to make website features work. About 16% of web developers in May 2018 worked as freelancers. Web developers may provide maintenance, updates, and troubleshooting for a site. As the internet continues to expand, the demand for web developers makes this career one of the best options. This job is for generating for passive income, and certain portfolio sites like Behance.net, Codeburst.io, Fiverr can become a platform for creatives to develop and display their work.
Choose the best for you: Everything that is there on the internet raise revenue through one way or the other but the only thing that blocks this view from people is lack of awareness. No job can be done without proper knowledge and skills. Expertise will automatically come after the dedication and hard work. From the above-mentioned ways to earn money from home, you should first choose the best suited for your interest and work on developing that will to the level of perfection. Numerous opportunities are waiting for you and all you need to do is to find out what you like doing best and get someone to pay you for doing it.