With the Internet dominating over and influencing a large part of our lives, especially now with the work from home set-up and the new norm of social distancing, all because of the coronavirus pandemic and the second wave we are experiencing now, more people are looking for ways to earn money online to increase their income streams.
High-school and college-goers find themselves in a situation where physical internships at workplaces are not possible or ideal. They too have had to take to the Internet. For such homebound teens during the summer vacations, here are a few ways to earn some income and gain valuable experience.
1. Freelance work
What is it?
One of the easiest ways to make money is to do freelance work, be it copywriting, translation, graphic designing, video editing, app development or marketing. There are many websites, both Indian and international, which offer teens the opportunity to get paid for their skills. These include Chegg India, Freelance India, Freelancer, Upwork, Fiverr, among others
How to do it?
Step 1: Join the site by registering with your name, e-mail, country name, and so on. Once your details are verified, your account will be created.
Step 2: You will have to create a profile based on your education, experience and expertise, and only after it is approved in a specified time frame, will you be allowed to accept freelance work.
Step 3: You can pick the work or project by directly interacting with clients or going though the site. Some Indian sites ensure the payment to its freelancers, unlike those that allow direct transactions with customers, where the payment may not be guaranteed.
How much can you earn?
You can be paid hourly or on a fixed basis and the amount will depend on the type of work and your skill level. Payments are typically made directly to the bank account, so you will need one. If you don’t have a bank account, you may have to provide the details of your parents, or link it with PayPal where it is required.
2. Instagram influencer
What is it?
An influencer is a person who has a large number of online followers, including high-profile persons and celebs, in a specific field or industry, such as gaming, food, beauty, fashion, fitness, etc. A favourite fad among teenagers and youth, Instagram posts and videos can also help them earn a lot through sponsored posts, product reviews, brand promotion, selling photos, affiliate marketing and selling one’s own products.
How to do it?
Step 1: Select your niche field, something you are passionate about, have some kind of experience or expertise …….