4 Tips on Making an Income When Staying Home

Remote working is no longer a simple option at this quarantine times for many of us. Lots of professions had to leave their jobs in factories, offices, and schools to adapt themselves to work from home.

I do agree that working from home should be standard practice. I do it since 2017 when I left my permanent job in a jewellery company, and I have no regrets whatsoever since then.

Working remotely has not only improved my ability to focus on what is important to be done during my day, but also ended my stress commuting, as well as working with something that I really like makes me happier and more productive. It’s a win-win!

However, it’s not all of us that have guaranteed job during this wild period of quarantine, and some families are trying hard to find a better way of making income now.

Maybe it’s a perfect time for a changing in your career path too. Thinking about that, I have looked for some ideas to help people to make an income and a living when staying at home.

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#1 – Why not Cook for Living?

Are you a good cook? Do you always receive compliments about your food? It may be your unique opportunity to do it for a living. Another day, I was quite shocked to know there are loads of people cooking for a living since the lockdown has started in the UK.

People that had the skills and now see the opportunity to make an income cooking for their community. It’s a brilliant idea. So, if you have the skills, it’s time to shine on.

You can sort your online shop or even use your social media to spread the words about your weekly menu. And if you’re still not familiar to measures and quantities, here is a recipe ingredient conversion calculator to make things easier.

This is also a great source to find any information on culinary training, cooking games for kids and even almost anything you need to start a culinary career.

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#2 – Start Blogging

That’s what I do for a living, but I imagine it’s not for everyone. A blog is a great way of making money from home. However, it’s not that easy to make it work.

I have blogged for nearly 10 years, but only the last five years that it became a business. You need to find your niche and stick with it. Be aware that turning your blog into a career can take a lot of time.

Plus, it’s always good to keep in mind that some work on SEO, quality posts and a bit of luck will be also fundamental keys to succeed in this kind of work.

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#3 – Tutoring Online, anyone? 

Another familiar job for me. You probably don’t know it, but I am also an online tutor since 2017. Half of my income comes from teaching online and it’s one of my passions in life. Plus, there is nothing better than working from the comfort of your living room or home office.

I`ve started teaching when I was still living in Brazil and kept teaching Portuguese and English since I have moved to the UK in 2011

Teaching online is one of the best ways of making an extra income. If you’re a qualified teacher or you’re about to take a teaching certificate soon, it’s an excellent time to invest on it.

Besides, you can practically teach any kind of subject online if you have the skills and right qualifications.

There are several companies from all over the world offering tutoring opportunities online. Be prepared to work in flexible hours and deal with individual or group of students from all ages and backgrounds.

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#4 – Set an Online Shop

In the quarantine times, food businesses are adapting themselves to make delivery services, while others are opening an online shop in websites like Etsy.

It’s not a  new thing. And it’s certainly something to consider in case you are still thinking about making a profit with your crafting skills.

There are outstanding small businesses out there offering services and products. Have a look at my Meet The Business session to check the ones already featured on this blog. And remember, being creative and patient is fundamental to succeed when working from home. Don’t give up!

*This is a collaborative post. 

Simone Ribeiro
I'm a Brazilian journalist based in West Midlands. In Brazil, I have worked with International Trade and Logistics publications.

Now in the UK, I keep writing and I dedicate myself to a new project : Midlands Trade - a blog focused on business in Europe and Brazil. It's also supporting small businesses throughout the #MeetTheBusiness.

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