2020 has been the year of remote work. Of course, this has all been unexpected. Prior to this year, very few people worked from home. The vast majority of us would get up, commute to a workplace, operate in an office or on site and then head back home once we’d finished up. Now, the coronavirus pandemic has meant that governments around the world are recommending that everyone works from home if possible. Now, if you have a job that allows you to do this, you can continue to make the money you usually would but on a remote basis. If you don’t, however, you may have found that you have lost your job, your job is on the line, or you’re working reduced hours. If this is the case, you may be struggling financially a little at the moment and looking for some alternative ways to generate an income from your own four walls. Here are a few ideas that could get the ball rolling for you!
Apply for Remote Positions
While recruitment isn’t exactly a booming aspect of business operation right now, there are still some companies who are taking new staff on. Take a look at positions and vacancies on all of the main job sites used in your region. It’s even worth looking outside of your usual field of specialism if there aren’t roles in your usual work cropping up right now. It’s always worth trying and seeing what you’re invited to interview for!
If you’re looking for a completely new venture, why not consider trading? Trading involves engaging with different markets, such as the stock market, options market, Forex, CFD and more. While it may seem relatively difficult and intimidating at first, it is something you can work on and generate a significant income from. There are plenty of tutorials, video guides and more resources out there that will help. Plus, you can always practice on a stock stimulator while you get used to it!
Most of us have a fair few belongings that we find little use for. So why not sell items that you don’t really want any more? Not only will this help you to make some money, but it can clear up your living space and leave your home free of clutter too! Sites like eBay and Etsy, and apps like Depop, make the entire process a lot easier. Just make sure to send items with tracked delivery so you can prove that the recipient has received them!
Of course, there are a number of other ways you can make money from home during these times. But these ideas listed above are some of the most common and successful ways to generate a cash flow without having to leave your house. Why not give a few a try and see how you get along?