Many South Africans are working from home for the next 21 days, while others are stuck without an income. As you start to navigate the benefits of working remotely, you might want to look into a career that allows you to work from your home office every day:
Freelance copywriters can charge anything from R200-R1500 per hour, depending on their skill level or the project. Technical copywriters (with medical or IT background) are even more in demand. There are plenty of short courses out there for you to follow, but SEO copywriting is an excellent specialization.
2. Online Tutor
Teaching English online is a popular side hustle. Some sites require a teaching degree, others will require you to complete a simple online test. If you have the patience (and the speedy Internet connection), tutoring might be for you.
3. Customer Service
Gumtree’s own customer service team works from home. There are more and more jobs opening up online as it’s much cheaper to have teams work remotely than in a big building. Keep your eyes and ears open for opportunities!
4. Counselling or Consulting
If you have a special skill or degree, why not take it online? Counselling sessions are increasingly moving online as people prefer to communicate with therapists remotely. Mechanics are giving car repair advice online, personal shoppers will style you via Skype. You can even register as an online guru on Timon and chat via Whatsapp.
5. Online Influencer
Believe it or not, social media can be hard work! It takes time and dedication to build up a following, and it can be expensive. It’s also very hard to stand out from the crowd. But some top influencers are earning R10,000 per post! Find your niche and you may soon turn your profile into a full-time job.