The typical norms of a working adult are that they go to an office in the morning, work hard the entire day and return back in the evening. For all that they do during the month, at the end of it, they are given monetary compensation. However, things are in for a change these days. Now there are a number of ways in which one can make money sitting at home. This type of career option is all the way more feasible in the case of young mothers who would not want to leave their kids alone at home, sick people who would rather not travel that much and older people who have retired from other professions.
Contrary to popular beliefs, there is a lot of scope of development for people who are working from home. In fact, these days, there are a number of newer career options that are on the cards for people who would rather work from home. Most of those people who take up career options like that tend to earn a lot of money as well.
By avoiding the spending of time, effort and money on daily commute, they already have a considerable edge over their peers who work from the office. Read on to know about the newer career options that provide you with a considerable amount of money and a decent job satisfaction.
· Copywriter Or Proofreader
While choosing to work from home as a copywriter or freelancer, you may either want to freelance or work with an organisation. Now, most people think that the job role of a copywriter and that of a proofreader is pretty much the same. However, that is far from being true.
A copywriter's main job role is to promote a product or an idea. A proofreader, on the other hand, reviews the work of other people and corrects the errors that exist in them. Websites like Content Development Pros, Jenny Catton and EssayShark help freshers land with their first jobs.
It is important to note that most of the jobs in this sector make their payments in terms of dollars and Indian writers looking to establish a successful career here must be ready to accept payment in that form.
· Graphic Designer
You need a multidimensional skill set in order to make your mark as a graphic designer. Here, you need to have a good understanding of illustration and that would include things like typography and photography. There are a number of production houses that allow their employees to work from home.
As a website designer or a desktop publishing designer (both of which are super specialisations of graphic designing) you can choose to work from the comfort of your homes at the time of your choice. The amount of money that you will make will depend on how many hours you are ready to invest in this and your expertise in the field.
Websites like Upwork, Truelancers and other such places have freshers find their initial work. Once they have established themselves, graphic designers are the people who never find themselves with a dearth of work.
· Product Reviewer
With e-commerce becoming all the way more popular, it is obvious that a person is not able to see an item before making a purchase. In such a case, they will rely on the reviews of the item while deciding whether to make a particular purchase or not. That is why it is so important for products to have good reviews and companies are ready to shell out a lot of money for the same.
Companies go ahead and hire product reviewers who write feedback about the products on different e-commerce and review sites. This is one of the finest marketing strategies of the modern world. The freelancers working make a good amount of money. Most of them do not receive monthly payments and are paid on the basis of the projects that they undertake.
· Affiliate Marketer
This concept is relatively new in the Indian context and that is why there is an immense scope for making money in this field. Here, you need to first decide on what you are actually good at and then do appropriate research on the different affiliate products there. Using that information, you must create quality content and build a site that stands out.
Once that is done (and you are confident of your reach) go ahead and promote your affiliate product. The only key to success here is to make sure that the content of your website is very good and you advertise relevant products only. If you are good at what you do, very soon you will find yourself making a good amount of money.
Affiliate marketers in India make an average of INR 35,000 a month. Some of them make as much as INR 80,000 a month.
· Website Tester
This is a good money-making option for people who have good communication skills and are tech-savvy. The physical equipment that you will need will be a simple computer with an updated browser, a microphone and decent broadband connections. The main job of these people would be to test websites and evaluate them on their usability, clarity navigation and other factors.
In today's digital world, where making a website is a child's play, these factors are what will enable a website to stand out from the rest and gain popularity. That is why creators of websites are ready to pay a hefty sum of money to the testers in an effort to ensure that the website becomes popular.
For an experienced person working from home, it will take anything between 5 and 25 minutes in order to complete testing a website. The pay for the same may range from anything between INR 300 to INR 1000 depending on the person or organisation you are working with.