In a day and age where the cost of living is going up, it’s not enough to have just a full-time job anymore. You need a Plan B, a Plan C, a Plan D and well … you get the idea. But no, you don’t need to drag yourself to another job after work and hate yourself for it. And no, you don’t need to drive with Uber. In fact, by spending just some time at home, you could raise your income by as much as 30%!
Give tuition … online
We’re bilingual. But it’s a skill we’re simply not using or not using enough of. Luckily, there’s finally a good reason to use it.
With China set to overtake the US as the world’s largest retail market, there has been an uptick in demand for Chinese lessons as people from traditionally non-Chinese-speaking countries scramble to brush up on the language.
There are several tools that you can use to teach people online, but the easiest and most popular option is Skype. Because the world is your market, there’s no shortage of potential customers as well, giving you an advantage over more conventional tutors.
Sell your services
If teaching isn’t your cup of tea, you can still leverage on your bilingualism to offer translation work. There’s a huge variety of other services that you can also provide, including designing, writing and web programming.
A site that you may want to take note of is Fiverr, which provides a platform for you to advertise your services to millions of people from all over the world. It’s also useful to have a blog to show samples of your work and give potential customers an insight into your experience.
Sell eBooks on Amazon
You may have noticed that we have been encouraging you to offer services that make use of your skills. By making use of what you already have, you can avoid paying huge upfront costs that typically come with … well, starting anything. But you can also make use of what others already have to start generating profits almost immediately.
That ‘others’ we’re referring to is Amazon. The popular eBook retailer has a ready-made platform for you to list your eBooks so that you don’t have to create your own website. Besides managing and marketing your eBooks, it also sources for customers on your behalf and handles their enquiries. In fact, you have so little to do that …
You don’t even need to create the eBooks yourself. And unlike other methods, you don’t have to keep providing this ‘service’. Once you upload your eBooks, they stay on Amazon’s virtual shelves forever, letting you draw a passive income month after month.
P.S. Click here to learn how you can start selling eBooks on Amazon and begin generating additional income.