Many of us have 9-5 grind while struggling to meet ends and pay rent in expensive places around the world like London, New York, and so on when we can actually make money online instead.

Since your home office can be set wherever you have your computer, more and more people are considering quitting their day jobs to replace it with remote gigs. According to study made by Global Workplace Analytics and FlexJobs, the remote work force has grown by 159% since 2005 and trend was expected to raise in this fashion, however it was boosted by Coronavirus pandemic. By making your money online you have a choice to be and live wherever you fancy. You can either work from your own home or travel the world, which can give you an extra advantage by earning in currency you want in country that are much cheaper than at home resulting in you having a better quality of life.

Here are some different ways you can make money online and you can start it today!

1. Create your own online course

That’s right, as long as you have a skill that you want and can share you can set up the online course with written tutorials, PDF downloads as well as videos and audiobooks. Whatever talent you have and you feel good at it, there is always a way to provide the value to others. While doing so, make sure you build a potential audience first by providing some free but useful content.

Of course do not expect instant millions showing on your account, as this is a full or part time business, you really want to focus your energy and do it right. You need 2-3 years in current climate to became recognisable enough to start making a living from it. Some online resources for teaching courses include Udemy, Skillshare and TakeLessons. There is more of the new services too. Why not checking them out ?!

Alternative to this will be to do some online tutoring. You can have live classes for specific smaller groups or one-to-ones. Sky is a limit when it comes to share your expertise. You just really need to be well organised and spend some time building efficient course overtime.

2. Consider becoming a virtual assistant

Are you very organised person who is efficient in using all the online tools? Can you be resourceful enough? As a VA, you make money by helping people and businesses with tasks ranging from simple data entires to research some clients may want. Check out VANetworking site which was founded by a virtual assistant and is loaded with tips and job leads. What’s not to like?

3. Think of becoming a writer

To write a book and distribute it to millions of people you must be a very wealthy and well connected person while being a fantastic writer. What is the likelihood of publishing your own book without having a network of people, money behind the belt and bestsellers to offer? Well, you may not look further than on Kindle eBook store on a famous Amazon. You can publish your book and start creating money immediately. If you list your book for 1.49-6.99GBP price bracket you will earn 70% of the sale! Considering that Amazon is a biggest online market which pretty much monopolised the sales world you can use it as a leverage for your publishings.

The key to success is again – offering a value and to write non fiction. You can do your research on specific subject and write a book about it which will attract many. Make sure the content is valuable so you will earn reviews and this will lead to real audience. The best thing of all is that once you spend let say 200hours on a project like this, you have ability to earn money passively for years to come! Make sure you have a good online presence on all social media platforms as you can use them to your benefit.

4. Become a trader

This actual need some skills and you need to be very good on analysing data, making predictions, not being greedy as well as be a fantastic researcher. If you fit description on all these adjectives, look no further ! You can setup an account on Trading 212 platform (there is many around, T212 is a free one and fairly easy to use) and you can start investing money and with a bit of self discipline and lack of greed you can really shine on this!

Which of these four 9-5 alternatives you like the most? Feel free to let me know in the comments section below.

All the best,


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