With thousands of Australians stuck at home on unpaid leave during the COVID quarantine, there are plenty of ways to make some money online to supplement their income during these unsettling times.
Whether you are trying to earn extra cash on the side or you need to replace part of your income, here are 9 tips to make money online from home.
Sell you own stuff
You can easily do a Marie Kondo at home and sell online your clothes, an old iPhone, old electronics, computers, video games or DVDs. Take a good look around your home, chances are there will be a number of things you no longer need that could be sold online. Use sites such as Gumtree or eBay to sell pretty much anything from dresses you no longer wear to old ski gear, kitchen appliances and furniture. Not only will you free up space at home, you can easily make some pocket money.
Become a home tutor
You can become a virtual tutor especially if you are good at maths. Some parents who are driven crazy by home schooling, would happily pay to have you coach their child on mathematics.
Write for websites
If you are experienced writer, you could get some freelance writing work for websites or companies. Take a look at popular job sites like Seek or Rachel’s List. Click here for more.
Become an author
If you know a lot about cooking, you can self-publish a book through Amazon. You can always share your home-grown recipes in your e-book. Click here for more.
Be a film editor
If you enjoy editing sound or video, try posting some videos on YouTube. Once you have built up a bit of an audience, you can start to make money through advertising or you can find extra work on piecing together video footage for smaller brands. Click here for more.
How about voiceovers?
If you have a specialised skill like recoding voice overs or translating documents into another language, you can sell your services on a site such as Fiverr. Click here for more.
Take on part-time work
If you like to undertake physical tasks like cleaning or helping someone move house, writing resumes, taking on graphic design jobs and building websites, you can post jobs and tasks on Airtasker. Click here for more.
Become an Uber driver
You can sign up for a ridesharing app like Uber. After all, hospital staff, nurses and doctors need rides to work. But you must make sure that your vehicles is properly sanitised after every ride. Keep a set of cleaning tools to sanitise after every passenger leaves the car. You may want to wipe your backseat with disinfecting wipes, use a disinfectant to clean the door handle, window buttons and interior door after each passenger as well. Wherever possible, passengers should only sit in the back seat. Use a hand sanitiser between each ride and wipe your steering wheel with disinfectant. Click here for more.