The Covid-19 pandemic has left a void in the job industry and the world economy. With many people losing jobs, dealing with salary cuts and financial crises, nobody knows what lies ahead.
However, if we look at the brighter side, the situation has also pushed many job-seeking people to leave the jobs they were not happy with and pursue working in other fields or to start their ventures.
Today, due to the easy access to the internet, the vast majority of work-at-home job opportunities are profitable – pushing more and more people to leap of faith and try a new career.
If you are sailing in the same boat and wish to try a new job, here’s a list of unconventional work-from-home jobs you can choose from to have a stable income:
1. Become a fitness coach
In the last five years, the fitness industry has witnessed exponential growth. After losing their jobs due to the pandemic, many fitness, and health-conscious people are switching from their corporate career to become an online fitness coach.
However, many people who want to pursue their dream in the fitness industry are not having the needed grounding the basics of Nutrition and Training.
Worry not, as we all know that the demand for qualified and educated fitness coaches is increasing tremendously, one can get certified under the foundation and expert courses offered by INFS – the largest Institute of Nutrition and Fitness Sciences that provides online certification in fitness in India.
An INFS certified fitness coach can consult clients online from home and earn a minimum of 20,000 that can go to more than 1 lakh basis their experience.
2. A freelance content writer
There is always an enormous demand for well-written, clear, and relevant content. In today’s world, every industry and social media is ruled entirely by the written content – be it textual or visual.
As an outcome, content writers will always be in great demand. The best thing about becoming a content writer is that it doesn’t require any defined paths or qualifications.
It does give you a lot of flexibility since you can take up content writing at any stage of your professional life and in different capacities.
Potential earning for beginners can be between Rs 8,000-Rs 10,000 per month. And experienced content writers can earn Rs 20,000-Rs 25,000.
3. Start selling products online
With the increased use of the internet, many small entrepreneurs have started their business on platforms like Instagram, Facebook, etc., selling a variety of local arts, apparel, organic cosmetics, etc.
This working trend is witnessing immense growth and has turned out to be profitable as well for many. People who have good social media knowledge and entrepreneurial skills can start this work just by creating a social media handle.
By sourcing art from local vendors, you even provide a platform for the artist to showcase their talent and make them earn a decent amount.
4. Become an online tutor
As we all are aware of the fact that the pandemic has affected the education system and studies of students. If you already have some tutoring experience or you are an expert in a particular subject, you can start taking classes online and help students.
You can sign up on websites like MyPrivateTutor.com, BharatTutors.com, tutorindia.net as an online tutor, create a profile listing the subjects or classes you want to teach, how much experience you have, what your qualifications are, etc.
After that, you can start giving online tuition to students and make money out of it. Potential earnings for beginners can be around Rs 200 per hour, which can increase to Rs 500 as you gain experience and expertise.