The Internet is changing the way we used to think about employment and jobs earlier. Today it is no more required to do a job in a company which is far away from your place, family and hometown. If you are willing to make a decent income by working on your own, then there are plenty of alternative job opportunities are available there for you to explore.
In the last few years, especially in 2018 Indian employment echo system is changing radically. India is the second largest population in the world with more than 65% young Turks, below the age of 35. When this is an advantage for India, at the same time this can be a huge challenge too. New conventional job opportunities are not getting created regularly. Therefore a large percentage of the Indian population is unemployed.
You don’t need any big international statistics to see this fact, but you can personally realize this if you just look around you. Engineers and MBAs, grads and post-grads are roaming around without good employment opportunities and this is breaking their morals, beliefs, and confidence. This is a huge crisis for a nation like India and its young citizens.
But there are opportunities too, and those can bring huge prosperity to those who are today deprived of good jobs despite their good education and degrees. First, we need to admit that everyone cannot get a job. Even if we educate 100% of our youths, still it is impossible for a country to provide 100% job opportunities.
So what’s the solution? The solution is lying deep inside the internet. Every day the internet is creating many legitimate job opportunities for everyone. Depending on one’s skills and calibers, one should be open to developing their attributes to that level where they can match those job requirements.
Here we are going to list and discuss few of those internet jobs which are equally profitable, secured and growth-driven like other regular jobs.
If you have just completed your graduation, Freelancing word might be new to you. There are ample of freelance jobs available on the internet on different skills. Depending on your qualities and skills you can do one or multiple of those to become financially independent.
- Web Development, Web Designing & Graphics Designing
If you are good at programming, or HTML or graphic designing, then these types freelancing jobs are going to be the best opportunities for you. Nowadays many of you learn these skills during your schooling and college life. You need to advance your skills to the professional level to work on these freelancing jobs. You can get these jobs on different websites regularly. The tricks are, charge low initially, work on as many projects as you can, value commitment, build the confidence level and slowly increase your rates.
- Search Engine Optimization
Search Engine Optimization or in short SEO is another type of freelancing job which is having a huge demand across the industries. Perhaps you don’t know what SEO is. Search Engine Optimization is the set of processes and techniques to make a business more profitable by improving its ranking on Google and other search engines. You can learn SEO from a good institute, and gradually start working on those freelance SEO jobs. Again there are many techniques and websites where you can find these jobs frequently.
- Social Media
We all use social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, YouTube etc. daily for our personal things. But have you ever thought that these social media sites can create many legitimate job opportunities for you? If you see in deep, you would see that there are many companies hiring social media professionals just to maintain, promote and sell their products using these social media platforms. If you broaden your knowledge and learn how to grow a business using the social media optimization and marketing, then these can get you long-list of projects which you can do as long as you want.
- Digital Marketing
If you have been working on SEO, social media etc., you can expand your internet marketing skills easily to meet the requirements of different digital marketing freelancing jobs. These are high-paying freelancing jobs and have a huge demand in freelancing industries. It is just about building your internet marketing skills which may take some time, but jobs are always there for a worthy digital marketing professional.
This list of freelancing sites will be good for you.
- College Recruiter
- The Creative Group
Did you hear anything about blogging? In India, bogging is still not counted as a mainstream profession but it is already taken as a fulltime occupation in US continent, European countries and many more.
Blogging is where you write on your blog (website), build your authority on a niche by your contents and gradually start making income. This may sound easy for those who enjoy the writing but seems to be difficult for the rest. But in reality, it is neither difficult nor easy. It is all about your skills, learning-habits, patience, consistency, dedication, discipline and passion for blogging.
First of all, don’t expect a huge income from day one. Blogging needs time. Second, select your niche carefully. Don’t just go with what other successful bloggers are doing. But select the niche in which you have domain expertise and understandings. You need to write for the rest of your life. Therefore the selection of niche is very crucial here.
You will find many international and Indian blogs on the internet which write about how to start blogging, how to be a successful blogger etc. Read those blogs, jot down the points and follow those relentlessly until you reach to your targets. Make a regular habit of reading that will help you in writing better contents.
Now come to the income part. As told earlier, none of these are money-making machines. All these are legitimate internet jobs which need a good amount of skills, discipline and most importantly the patience. If you want to make quick money, none of these will work for you.
Blogging has a great future in India. Many successful Indian bloggers are there who are doing brilliant jobs on their niches. In your initial blogging months, income may not be that good, or even can be zero. But after a few months, you will definitely start making income which will increase month after month, year after year. There will be a day in your future when you will appreciate your past-decision of becoming a blogger.
You can start your blogging journey with any of these blog engines.
Similar to blogging, YouTube is another platform which can be a great source of your full-time profession. In India, there is a handful of successful YouTubers, but many new YouTubers are coming daily to test their luck on YouTube.
YouTube is going to be good for them who are creative at something and love to showcase their creativity to the rest of the world.
Let’s say, you are a great cook, you love to prepare new recipes every day at your home for your family. What if you could present those recipes on YouTube where many of us would watch and appreciate those cuisines?
Let’s take another example. What about if you are a fashion lover who enjoys trying different outfits, cosmetics, jewelry etc. Wouldn’t it be great if you can share your opinions and tips with others on YouTube? And what if you can make income out of your hobbies which you were doing for nothing in past? Sounds good?
Yes, YouTube is for all. Whatever skills you have there is an audience for that. You can start taking videos of your hobbies and publish those on YouTube. This is how you can start. Obviously, you need to learn many things to make your videos hit on YouTube. But you can start first and gradually you can develop your YouTube video making, editing, and marketing skills.
You have to cross the minimum criteria before you can apply for video monetization and then over time, you can make decent incomes month after month from YouTube.
If you are one of those who used to win prizes for writing stories for their school or college magazines or if you are a person who enjoys writing on unknown things, then content writing can be your profession.
There is a huge demand for good content writers. If you can write error-free, unique contents in English then nothing can set back your success. There are many websites where companies hire content writers regularly. You can join those sites and start taking content writing jobs for different companies and thus can make a good income out of it.
A few good content writing websites which will pay you for your contents.
- Blasting News
- Make A Living Writing
- Metro Parent
- The Dollar Stretcher
- Funds For Writers
- Writers Weekly
- Change Agent
If you have already been teaching, why don’t you expand your reach by providing teaching as a service on the internet? There is a huge demand for good tutors on different subjects on the internet. If you are a college grad, good in programming, you can teach coding to others on the internet and make high-income month after month. There is no limit here; you can start providing your teaching services in any subject you are good at, using the internet.
You may want to explore these online tutoring websites.
- Buddy School
- Happy Tutors
Conclusion: Remember success doesn’t come overnight and without putting continuous efforts. This goes same with a day job and an internet job. If you are reluctant to work hard, then most probably none of these will work for you. You need to put your 200% efforts before expecting something great. Apart from this, you must be always open to learning new things. Upgrading your skills continuously will get you better opportunities frequently. Never ever be in hurry of getting success or making money, there is nothing called quick money. Have patience, work heard and grow your income consistently. First learn, then earn, this should be your philosophy of becoming a successful professional.