Wouldn’t it be great to have some extra money each month? How awesome would it be if you could earn ₹80,000 in additional income per month working online part time jobs from the comfort of your own home?
For approximately 15 million people working online in India’s new freelance job sector, this is not just a dream. It is a reality that is steadily increasing in number.
The number of freelancers in India is second only to the United States and India’s freelance economy is forecasted to top $20 billion by the year 2025. That is a HUGE boost to the national economy.
This is great news for those who want flexibility in their schedule and freedom from the daily 9-5 grind of traditional jobs.
Perhaps you could consider one of the many online part time jobs in order to work in the area of your passion.
Or maybe you are looking for a different opportunity as you are seeing your current job becoming obsolete or reduced due to the relentless advancement of technology and automation.
Not just for full-time workers
Working online is not just for full-time workers.
The pursuit of online part time jobs is definitely an option that everyone with access to the internet can explore.
If you are looking for a creative outlet, making some extra money each month on top of your regular job, or are not yet ready to take the big leap from a traditional full-time job to becoming a full-time freelancer, one of the attractions of the new economy is that it is perfect for online part time jobs.
Almost as limitless as your imagination
The kind of work that can be done online is almost as limitless as your imagination.
The job possibilities cross almost all market-sectors.
From IT, and web design, to customer support, transcription, and tutoring, the sky is limit as to the type of work you can do.
The range of what you can earn covers a wide range.
For the purpose of this article, our focus will be online part time jobs that pay ₹80,000 or more per month.
Where can online part time jobs be found?
So, where does a person look to find what is available for online part time jobs?
For those who are looking for the flexibility that freelance work can provide, there are a number of websites that cater to budding as well as established freelancers.
Freelance websites provide a platform to connect sellers (freelancers looking for work) and buyers (individuals, companies and organizations looking to hire freelancers).
Some of the sites are free, which is great for those who looking to “test the waters” of working an online part time job.
Other sites are subscription-based, which are an option for those who are ready to take the plunge into the deep end of the pool.
The number of sites on which a freelancer can list their services is as varied as the number of people working in the freelance marketplace.
Some choose to use just one site. Others list their services on several. I am one of those who is on several of the freelance sites believing that “casting a larger net brings in more fish”.
Let’s take a look at just two of the freelance website options that are available for those who are wanting to jump into the world of online part time jobs.
From what I have seen from being on Fiverr myself, along with over 5.5 million other users, these statistics appear to be true.
The type of work that can be done through Fiverr is not quite as numerous as the stars in the sky but it sure seems that way.
They have an extensive list of services available.
It is free to set up an account on Fiverr. You can use your account to sell your services or buy the services of other freelancers.
To get started on Fiverr, you create what is called a “gig”, which lists the services you have to offer and what you are charging for your services.
Buyers do a search of the gigs to find the right person at the right price for the job they need to get done.
Sellers can also find buyers by performing a search of buyer requests and then put in a proposal for the project.
The buyer will award the project to the person who best fits their needs at the price the buyer is willing to pay.
When a proposal has been accepted, the buyer and seller connect on Fiverr’s messaging platform.
Fiverr has a strict code of conduct in their terms of service that is designed to protect both buyers and sellers from shady business practices.
When Fiverr started out in 2010, all of the services offered on gigs were bought and sold at $5 per transaction.
Since then, the amount you can charge per gig is completely dependent on you.
There are great tutorials on YouTube as to how to set up your gig for maximum income.
According to a report from CNBC, depending on the work you do, the income potential could be as high as ₹22,728 – ₹1,332,554 per gig.
Freelancer.com is another great place for people to get started with online part time jobs.
It is a personal favourite of mine and, in my opinion, is the easiest to use.
Freelancer.com, like Fiverr is free to set up an account.
One of the advantages of Freelancer.com is that you do not need to set up gigs for the services you provide.
Simply fill out your profile using their easy-to-follow template and you are good to go.
It is important to fill out your profile as completely as possible.
If you have samples of the work you do, they provide a “gallery” for you to showcase that work on your profile.
Using Freelancer.com is easy. Simply do a search of projects using the service you offer as the keyword. This will pull up a list of people who are looking for that service.
The buyer posts a description of the work they need completed and the price range they are willing to pay.
Then you as the seller submit a proposal for the services you offer and the amount for which you are willing to do the work.
You don’t always have to be the low bidder to win a project.
Buyers look for the quality of work as well as price.
If you do outstanding work, buyers will often award the project to the higher bid to get the best bang for their buck.
If the buyer likes your skillset and your bid for the cost of services, the buyer contacts you on Freelancer’s secure messaging platform letting you know that you have been awarded the work.
You and the buyer can communicate on the messaging platform throughout the duration of the project.
As with Fiverr, Freelancer.com has a strict set of terms and conditions.
They do monitor the conversations taking place on their messaging platform and will terminate any conversation that falls outside of their terms of service.
This provides great protection for buyers and sellers.
As far as earnings, the potential of what you can make depends on how hard you work the site.
In the words of Thomas Edison, “Everything comes to he who hustles…”
According to freedomwithwriting.com, a writer can make up to ₹121,992 or more per month on Freelancer.com.
The beauty of the internet
The great thing about living in the internet age is that we are not confined to just a city, region, or country when it comes to the online part time jobs we can do.
As a freelancer, working online affords the opportunity to work all over the world without ever leaving your home.
I have clients that are located in India, Singapore, Pakistan, Argentina and the United States.
The world is literally your playground.
What kind of work can be done online?
Okay, I can totally hear the question you are asking right now.
“So, now that I know where to find online part time jobs, what kind of work can I do?”
Great question! Let’s take a look at what types of work that can be done online part time.
Are you good at drawing, designing or illustrating?
Companies and organizations need logos, letterhead, web graphics and business cards in order to do business.
Whether you are a graphic designer by occupation or if it is a hobby that you are really good at, the opportunities for online part time jobs doing graphic design are almost too many to count.
On Upwork graphic designers can make between $35 (₹2494.40) to $125 (₹9359.50) per hour.
Are you good at scheduling meetings, answering emails, creating presentations in PowerPoint and making travel arrangements?
If so, working as a virtual assistant would be an excellent choice.
You can work for companies located around the globe from the comfort of your own home.
Numerous opportunities for online part time jobs as a virtual assistant can be found on Fiverr, Freelancer.com, Upwork.com, Zirtual.com and PeoplePerHour.com
If you are excellent with Excel, and like working with numbers, then data entry might be the option for you.
Data entry covers a multitude of market sectors including such tasks as medical coding, completing forms, organizing databases, updating product listings, CRM management, etc.
Freelance sites such as People Per Hour have data entry jobs that pay anywhere from $10 (₹749) to $30 (₹2,220.71) per hour or up to $1,200 (₹88,828.53) per project.
Freelancer.com has data entry jobs that pay up to ₹37,500 per project. Winning three projects per month at that pay rate is a pretty good deal for filling in data on a spreadsheet.
Monster India, shine.com, and naukri.com are other sources that list online part time jobs for data entry work that pays up to ₹80.000 per month.
Perhaps you have a flair for writing.
You have a way with the written word that draws readers into your world.
If so, freelance writing just might be one of the online part time jobs you are looking for.
Freelance writing covers a wide spectrum from blogging, to being a content provider, writing short stories and articles, or writing copy for marketing materials.
As a writer, there is potential to earn up to $2500 or more for your work.
Freelancer.com has numerous job postings looking for content writers that pay by the hour or by the project.
Some of the jobs pay between $5 (₹370.11) and $250 (₹18,506.11) per project/article.
For businesses to be competitive and profitable in today’s global marketplace, a great (not just good but great) website is a necessity.
The do-it-yourself web page builder sites can provide a fairly decent website but a web developer
is worth their weight in gold in providing companies with the best possible solution for their online presence.
If you are good at coding and enjoy creating websites that are attention-grabbing, then website development is your golden ticket to the expanding universe of online part time jobs.
One well-made web site can earn between $500 (₹38,113.75) and $2500 (₹190,700).
A medical transcriptionist, in a nutshell, types out reports and documents from a doctor’s voice recordings.
Doctors typically dictate their case notes.
Therefore, a medical transcriptionist is an important role in the healthcare industry.
If you have excellent typing skills, then working as medical transcriptionist could be your way to earn extra income working from home.
Freelancer.com, PeoplePerHour.com, Guru.com, and Upwork.com can get you hooked up with online part time jobs in this important field.
It is no secret that most Indians speak more than one language. As such, that opens the door to online part time jobs as a translator.
Fiverr, Freelancer and Upwork have many projects looking for people who can translate Hindi to English, English to Hindi, Tamil to English and English to Tamil.
A quick search on any of the freelance sites will reveal multiple opportunities for work.
Do you see yourself as being an expert in any given field?
Perhaps business, finance, IT/networking, health/fitness, marketing, photography or music?
Are you good at teaching others how to do what you do?
If so, then teaching a class on Udemy might be one of the perfect online part time jobs for you.
Udemy is an online education platform which, as reported by Wiki, has 50 million students, and 57,000 instructors, teaching classes in multiple languages.
Anyone can create a course on any topic on Udemy, with the exception of the topics on Udemy’s restricted list.
No degree? No problem!
What you need is a level of expertise on the topic you want to teach and a passion to teach others.
Are you great at yoga? How about photography or video?
Those are subjects around which you can design an engaging course that will put extra money in your pocket.
The great thing about Udemy is that you create the course on video.
You determine how much you believe the class is worth or how much someone would be willing to pay for the class.
Submit it to Udemy and your work is pretty much done.
The course gets posted on Udemy.
Students sign up and watch the video lectures you have recorded.
Students pay from $19-$199 per class.
According to Side Income Jobs, you can earn between $1000-$5000 per month on average.
Social Media Manager
In order to be truly competitive in the business world, companies need to have a strong social media presence.
LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram are all social media platforms that companies use to get their message out to a diverse market place.
For small to medium-sized businesses, owners are far too busy taking care of the day-to-day tasks of running the business to be effective in managing a social media strategy that will give them a competitive edge.
Enter the role of social media managers.
A social media manager is someone who manages the company’s brand online and is their “voice” across the many social media platforms.
This includes posting content on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc., as well as responding to comments on posts and managing the analytics of engagement on the various platforms.
If this “scratches where you itch” then check out the online part time jobs on the sites mentioned in this article.
A sea of opportunity
There is seriously a sea of opportunity for online part time jobs you can do at home.
Take the time to explore the freelance sites as well as job boards such as Monster, Naukri and others to see what possibilities are available for you.
This article has provided just a glimpse of the potential there is for earning some extra income.
Who knows? Online part time jobs could be the pathway for you to start your own business and becoming your own boss in the future.
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