Since unemployment has become a big issue in India, many educated young people are going online by choosing different ways to work from home and make money online. In this article, I discuss the top ten tasks of work from home jobs in India, where you can earn money from Rs. 10,000 to Rs. 90,000 per month, or more (this is, of course, depending on your experience and skill level). The big thing about these work from home jobs is that they almost do not need any or at the most need very low investment. Let’s look at 10 ways to earn money online:-
1. Virtual Assistant
A Virtual Assistant is a remotely located freelancer who works from home etc. through the internet and helps businesses all over the world with various administrative tasks and keep everything organized. S/he is required to handle tasks like writing and answering emails, create or edit business documents such as PowerPoint presentations and Excel Sheets, answering business inquiries, managing blogs, websites and more. Any person can become a virtual assistant – as long as they have decent communication skills and feel comfortable working with computer and applications like MS Office etc. You will the find best virtual assistant jobs on freelance sites.
2. Medical Transcriptionist
Medical transcriptionists are freelancers who work from home and transcribe the recorded medical instructions made by doctors who may be thousands of miles away. A medical transcriptionist needs a computer, a proper desk, a fast internet connection, and very good earpiece. It is important to do a course in medical transcription. You can search for work as a medical doctor by joining freelance websites such as Upwork.com, Guru.com, Freelancer.com etc. or you may join any online medical transcription company which allows you to work from your home.
Most of us know at least 3 to 4 languages which include English, and this opens up many new opportunities for us. There are many translators on freelancing websites, but rarely will you find someone at the level that customers expect from them. If you happen to be fluent in Hindi and English, or English and Tamil, you will find many opportunities both from Indian and Western companies and from authors who need quality translation services. The best way to earn money as a translator is to join websites such as Freelaancer.com, Fiverr.com, Upwork.com etc. that receives a lot of traffic.
4. Web Developer
Web developers are available abundantly and are very common, but good web developers are a rarity. They are the rulers of the freelancing world and can easily earn Rs. 150,000 – 200,000 per month once they can make a name on sites like Freelance.com. A single web design project, if done perfectly, can get easily fetch $ 500 to $ 2,500. Most web designers work as freelancers and are self-employed and many are so busy and successful that they hire others. But it is tough to be a master web developer as you will have to be very good at coding and also be a great designer.
5. Travel Agent
Online travel agents are freelancers who work on the internet to book flights, travel packages, railway tickets, bus tickets, hotels etc. for customers having a paucity of time to do the bookings themselves. However, the competition in this field is fierce since there are many online travel agencies in India. To be successful in this profession, you need to will have expertise in something special like Honeymoon Package, The Caravan/RV Road Trip, Event travel, Detox Tours etc. To be a travel agent, it is important to maintain your own website.
6. Freelance Writer
After the release of Google’s new Panda and Penguin updates, the quality of web content is all the more important than ever. So there is a big demand for talented writers and content creators. If writing is something you enjoy doing and are good at, then create profiles on freelancing sites such as Upwork.com, Fiverr.com, Workshops.com, Freelancer.com, Elance.com, and Guru.com. As a freelance writer, you can earn anywhere from Rs. 20,000 to 100,000 per month – provided you are good at your work.
7. Social Media Manager
Every business should be on social media and social media marketing is absolutely important for any small or medium sized business. But who has the time to manage social media accounts on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, LinkedIn etc? This is why businesses hire social media managers to manage their tweets, responses, and updates on an immediate basis. If this is something you like doing, then quickly create profiles on sites like CareerBuilder.com, Upwork.com, SimplyHired.com, and Elance.com. If you feel comfortable with social media and have hundreds or thousands of friends or followers on various social media platforms, then it will be of additional help.
8. Data Entry
One of the easiest online jobs is the job of online data entry. You only have to focus on the details and you need a good computer, a fast internet service, MS Office and fast typing skills. You can work according to a schedule that you find comfortable. If this is something you want to do, then quickly create a profile on freelance sites such as Upwork.com, Freelancer.com, SimplyHired.com etc.
9. Call- Center Representative
If you already have a working experience in call centers, you can do this job from home as a freelancer on sites like SimplyHired.com, Freelance.com, Upwork.com etc. For this work you will be hired by a small business and calls will be sent to your home. For this, you will need to have a decent computer and a special software (to be decided by the company that hires you), fast internet and equipment.
Blogging is probably the best passive income opportunities online. If there is something that you like, like computers or books, gardening etc. then you can blog about it. Rarely more than a few hundred rupees are spent to start a blog – but the possibility of earning from the same is unlimited. You can earn money from Google Adsense as a blogger or you can earn money as an affiliate marketer for Amazon, Clickbank etc. This is an easy way to make money, but you’re required to be patient because you will not earn much before 6 to 12 months from starting the blog and you need to be very diligent on it.
So, from where do you start your work from home?
You may start your work from home by joining some freelance websites. There, people look for work from home candidates and will post their job requirement. Here are some tips to rank your gigs better in Fiverr.com. You can apply for those jobs thereafter registering and creating your profile at those sites. Here is a list of such work from home websites.
- Envato Studio
- The Penny Hoarder