In most countries, reaching a certain age means that a person may no longer legally work at a company or corporation, but that doesn’t mean that same person has to stop earning money altogether. Thanks to the power of the internet and modern technology, it’s never been easier to earn a bit of money on the side without having to go out and find a job through conventional means.
There are a range of different methods that can be used to make money through the internet, and here we will look at some of the easiest and the most popular.
This kind of work is directed at anyone that’s fluent in more than one language, as translation work has become all the range in recent years. The jobs are usually quite simple: the translator will be given a piece of work in a specific language, and they will need to successfully translate it into the desired language. There are numerous companies online offering translation work, and it can become a fairly lucrative way to earn extra money on the side for anyone will the time to spare.
Next on the list is transcription, which can be a high earner for those with good typing skills, as it can be extremely typing-intensive. Transcription involves listening to audio clips and writing down everything said in them as accurately as possible. As mentioned, this type of work relies heavily on fast typing skills, as often a transcript has people talking quickly and consistently. Some of the scenarios that can be expected in this line of work is writing down the proceedings of a public court case, or a university lecture. Often this can also be paired with translation, where an English transcription will need to be listened to and then translated into the target language.
All websites need content written, and we’re a full decade from having AI systems that are smart enough to produce good writing, which means that there are plenty of opportunities for the average person fluent in English to make a decent income writing content. Content writing is extremely flexible, but it can take some time to find a decent client that’s offering reasonable pay, and it’s often more profitable to stick with punting the pigskin. It’s a good idea to have some type of portfolio in place in order to show off any work to a potential client.
English has become the dominant language in the worlds of business and technology, which means more and more non-speakers around the world are looking to learn. This has opened a huge market for anyone interested in teaching the language, but as the popularity of this field has grown, so have the requirements to start earning good money. One of them is being a native speaker in English, which has become mandatory before students will pay, and while having a degree in either teaching or English is not necessary, it can make it much easier to find work. Regardless, there are endless opportunities online to start teaching English.