Making money online has never been easier. Since the pandemic, more and more women are going online to find work – whether it’s because jobs are naturally becoming more remote, or because of social distancing precautions.
The opportunities for online income are rising. Whilst getting an online remote job is the safest and most reliable way to make a quick income, there are many other side hustles and self-employed, self-empowering ways to earn a quick buck.
This article will cover five popular and lucrative ways to make quick money online:
1. Adult Cam Modelling
Now, this may be a polarizing topic, but there is no doubt that being a cam girl pays very well. With no cap on earnings and the freedom to take the webcam performance to whatever degree you’re happy with, it’s a job that doesn’t take long until you begin to see some serious money.
Performing services for adults online has a bad name, but this stigma is quickly disappearing. Not only because of the large amounts many cam girls make, but also because society is becoming more accepting of the dynamic.
Webcammodelingjobsnow.com is a good place to start when looking for the best sites. It’s important to remember that the job isn’t about being traditionally good looking. Whilst there is a market for that, there are many markets with all types of viewers looking for different styles and appearances. Plus, confidence and people skills will take you further than looks alone.
2. Selling gigs on Fiverr
If you have a certain skill or job experience, it’s highly likely that you can sell it on Fiverr. Signing up and posting your profile takes a matter of minutes, and it can be a quick way to earn a side income. Of course, being a programmer or photoshop wizard is great, but many are quick to unfairly dismiss their own expertise.
For example, a female who works in, say, HR may struggle to see where they will be in demand – but consultancy is huge. If you have expertise in a job that you do not think is great for being online (i.e. construction), there’s often a consultancy service for that industry or field – simply sharing your expertise over Zoom is enough to get handsomely paid.
Finally, for those without much experience or niche skills, admin or customer service is always an option. Being a virtual assistant can pay well above US minimum wage and can be done remotely with not a lot of stress or hard work.
3. Streaming on Twitch
This is possibly the longest road to earning good money, but many get lucky enough to get there quite quickly. If you have a likeable personality and/or you’re really into video games, then streaming on Twitch can be a good way to exercise a hobby whilst building a following.
That following will eventually donate, subscribe, and contribute to some income. For it to become a full-time income, it may take a while (or possibly never happen), but for many people, the attempt of becoming a streamer is low risk – because they would be playing games anyway. Plus, if you’re sociable, it can be a way to interact with people whilst playing.
It’s worth noting that Twitch isn’t only about gaming. There are categories of “just talking” on there, in which being personable or funny is enough to gain an audience. Alternatively, this could be a great place to show off a musical, storytelling, or comedic skill you have. Generally, it is easier to gain an audience on Twitch as a woman because most gaming and streaming is dominated by men, and watched by men.
4. Sell art on Etsy
If you’re a woman with a craft, such as an embroidery, painting, or even writing inspirational quotes, then Etsy can be a good way to monetise your art side. There are many different products up for sale and it’s worth looking around the menu subsections. Though really, almost anything can be a craft product and put on Etsy – the more novel, the better.
For example, if you’re good with materials and woodwork, and you’re a dog person, you can build your own dog beds. Or, you could take kitchen storage containers and create low-waste cork and glass ones with a personalized message. As you can see, the ideas are somewhat endless and worth trying out if you enjoy crafts as a hobby.
5. Create a website
Having your own website opens up a lot of opportunities. It can be quite hard work, but writing regular posts on a niche blog can soon build a following. Or, if you’re a marketing and social media wizard, generating traffic will come easy to you.
Monetisation can be done in a few different ways. Besides selling actual products, you can become an affiliate partner of certain products and services, and when directing traffic to these, you will get a cut of any sales made. Or, you could create your own digital products, such as a course or book on something you know a lot about.
Hosting a website can cost no more than $100 a year, including the domain, making it relatively low risk. The main cost is the time you will have to spend in being consistent with your posts, updates, marketing, and monetization. However, it’s all about momentum, so if the website does eventually pay off, you have a lot of opportunities to expand, create other sites, and turn this into a scalable revenue stream.
There are many ways to make money online – with many other options besides what is on this list. Whilst having a niche skill to digitally monetize is a great headstart, simply having a likeable personality and a go-getter attitude can get you very far, whether it’s sitting in front of the camera or selling a service on Fiverr.
And if you do have a skill, no matter how random you may think it is, there is likely a way to monetize it with one of the above methods. The good thing about online businesses is that they are usually very low risk and require little capital or sunk costs – so, the only way to know is to give it a go!