Just graduated and couldn’t land your dream job? Most of your friends in your circle are working in big MNCs while you are still unemployed? But hey, look at the bright side of being unemployed.
You have tons of free-time and freedom to do the things you wanted to do such as going for a long holiday, attend free courses, learn some new knowledge and skills.
Use your skills and knowledge to generate side income by looking at below:
1. Get paid to playing computer games
Sounds nice? There are many people who spend money to play video games (to purchase add-ons, accessories, rare items etc.), but there are the ones who make money by playing video games.
There are tons of websites that you could stream online such as Twitch & YouTube, you could earn money by broadcasting your gameplay on the internet to be viewed by viewers.
The more views you get, the better it is. When you are creating an entertaining content and make it interesting, people tend to come back to your channel and watch you broadcasting again.
If you’ve got enough viewership and enough devoted fans, let’s say 10,000 viewers a month and 250 subscribers, you’ll be making around $3,200 a month from ads and another $625 from subscribers.
With about $4,000 a month, plus the income from YouTube, it’s starting to look pretty decent career choice to be streaming game online.
2. Be an online tutor
If you have a good background and knowledge to teach, you could actually earn some money through becoming an online tutor. It doesn’t matter if your expertise is in math, science, history, there is always a way for to you earn extra money.
The good thing about becoming an online tutor is, that you could set your own time availability and rates, yet managing your own free time on your own. There are plenty of platforms for you to teach online; however, it has never been more feasible to start your own tutoring school online.
You could also get your customers internationally. A popular language for you to freelance in could be English, maybe French or Mandarin Chinese.
Foreign languages have always been a necessity for people to learn, thus even if you consider that the language you master is un-popular, it would definitely find its audience and you would have an advantage of offering something unique.
While you are working in a freelancing area, you have an opportunity to work with tons of reputable clients and you can negotiate the price for your services. There are many of freelance services you could offer based on your area of expertise, such as translating, photography, graphic design and many more.
Most of the employers are now looking to hire freelancers to cover their short-term projects when there are short-handed or need an extra helping hand. With the trend going on nowadays, the demand for the digital marketing services has gone up and it is the most demand skill in 2017. Just look around you, everything are in digital and online.
If you are a social media-savvy person who is familiar with the current tools on social media platforms as Facebook, Instagram and Google, then worry no more. With more companies moving forward from traditional to online business, they need digital marketing services to help them generate leads and have a stronger online presence.
4. Content writing
If creative writing is your thing, this one is for you. Previously, for you to run a successful content marketing campaign, all you need is an adequate writer. However, times changed. In order to create a successful marketing campaign, not only you need a decent writer, but a person with knowledge or background in the particular area to create a successful content.
Companies are now looking into an inexpensive agency or freelance writers to help them source or produce some articles, which they eventually connect to the customers/users.
As a freelance content writer, you need to have a decent writing skills, basic SEO knowledge, area specialization etc. This will differentiate you between freelance content writer and a normal writer.
Content writing is a rising trend in 2017. With the competition being tight, various companies have come out with different strategy to capture their customer attention. Storytelling had become a key part of content writing.
Companies, nowadays, produce content or articles to engage with the audience and tell them a story. This leaves a good impression to the reader of the article about the organization or business.
When you produce a great article, there will be more people subscribing to your newsletters to read the latest articles that you produce.
5. Sell things online
It’s a human nature to get rid of what you are not using anymore. But have you thought of instead of getting rid of it, you could sell it online and earn back some money? You could sell unwanted things such as clothes, furniture, books and a lot more. You could sell online through Facebook or even Instagram easily.
If you have a rare and old collection that the market is in demand, so why not selling it online? If you want to go an extra step ahead than selling B2B, you could even shift to B2C or even O2O. The benefit of O2O business is that, you could even sell things to a broader target audience.
There are various e-Commerce websites that you could use to set up online store to sell your goods using any of multiple shopping carts easily available.
Don’t worry if you don’t have knowledge in programming or coding to build a website, now you just need to have your products ready, a payment gateway to accept payments and courier service to start selling things online!
The opportunities with the Internet are vast, thus nowadays being unemployed can be actually a beginning of a new chapter of life, where you discover and use your passions and skills to build up something that in a longer term could possibly sustain you.
Remember that with the power of the internet, the opportunities are endless.