According to a recent study, at least 70% of all workers telecommute at least once a week
and some even more than that. Yet, the best thing about working remotely is that
you can work from anywhere you want; you’re not rooted to any specific
location. A small change of scenery can be the difference between burning
yourself out and finding new inspiration for your work. But first, you need to
find something to do that requires only your laptop and expertise.
Take a look at these six awesome tips on how
to make a profit with just your laptop down below to get you started.
1. Create and Sell Items Online
jewellery, clothes, or some other home-made items? Perhaps you have some old
things lying around your house you don’t need anymore? Sell them online. Websites such as Etsy,
Craigslist, and eBay are perfect for these kinds of things. Just take a picture
of the item you wish to put up for sale and add a brief description, as well as
a price tag to seal the deal.
That way you not only declutter your garage or
basement (once and for all), but you also make an extra buck on the side; and
the best part? You won’t ever have to leave the mini-warehouse you call home.
2. Become a Virtual Assistant
your forte, consider becoming a virtual assistant. These
independent contractors usually work as administrative assistants for
small-business owners where they schedule meetings, plan events, run social
media accounts, answer emails, and so on. Basically, everything your
run-of-the-mill office assistant would do, just remotely. For this position,
you will most likely need some previous event management or secretarial
experience to actually land a gig; so start acquiring some experience ASAP if
you plan on going down this road.
To find work, look at places such as Zirtual,
PeoplePerHour, social media groups, etc. Just make sure you polish your
spreadsheet-making skills beforehand so you don’t make a complete fool out of
yourself once you get going.
3. Online Trading
Engaging in online trading is yet another
awesome way to make money off of your laptop. You can take your laptop and park
yourself anywhere you want — be it a café, co-working spaces, hotel lobbies,
and so on — as long as there’s a stable internet connection (and some good
online trading platforms provide you with all the tools you need to conduct
your trades and make a profit. For instance, the Ever Forex trading platform uses superior technology and advanced trading tools
that can help you analyse valuable data to recognize patterns in the market;
thus, making you a better trader overall. Forex, in general, is a lot easier
than stocks, for example, and doesn’t require as much prior knowledge; anyone
can engage in forex trading and with a laptop this can be done from almost
4. Sell Your Expertise Online
as programming, designing, marketing, etc. — consider charging for your
expertise online. According to a recent study, it is estimated that, by 2028,
73% of all departments around the world will have a remote workforce on their
Even today, there are plenty of opportunities
to be had on various sites such as Fiverr, Upwork, Freelancer, and more. Simply
set up an account and bid for gigs; remember it’s all in the presentation.
Start building up your portfolio with some positive customer reviews and go
from there. If you’re lucky, you may even end up working with clients directly,
effectively cutting the middle man out.
5. Start Your Own Blog
of all time; and with good reason too! Creating your own blog is not only a
good way of making money but also a great opportunity for some personal
branding. For example, you can use your blog to showcase your expertise to
attract clients and land gigs, or even as your very own online shop. Hence,
running a blog is useful for pretty much everyone and not just for those who
enjoy writing stuff for a living.
However, if you do happen to be into writing, blogging
has a lot to offer. You can do a variety of things to make money including affiliate marketing, selling eBooks, offering
your copywriting/editing services, as well as:
6. Hosting Online Courses
really good at. If you know a couple of languages or you have an advanced
degree in math, chemistry, etc. you can become an online tutor. Network on
social media and use your family and friends to find your first batch of
clients. Get some valuable teaching experience and look to start your own
online courses on your blog or on platforms such as Coursera, Teachable, etc.
If that’s too much of a hassle for you, look for platforms that offer teaching opportunities.
For example, HigherEdJobs.com, Tutor.com, and so on, whatever floats your boat.
for you to find an adequate laptop for you to start making some profit from
either the comfort of your own home or somewhere outside. Have fun.
organizational psychologist, based in Brisbane. Passionate about marketing,
social networks, and business in general. In his spare time, he writes a lot
about new business strategies and digital marketing for Bizzmark
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