Having a full-time job provides a certain sense of security. Who doesn’t want to be able to afford food and pay those bills every month, right?
Unfortunately, your income from your full-time job is not enough to fund vacations, a new smartphone, a shopping spree, and all those other things that give our life some thrill. But there’s still hope because you can always make money online!
It’s tax-free, doesn’t have to take much time, and effective. Here are a few smart ways you can make money online while working full-time. I’ve tried some of these myself, so read on for some insider tips.
Start an Online Diary
Starting an online diary could be in the form of blogging or vlogging. Either way, you have a shot at it in earning a reasonable extra income.
The best thing about doing this when you have a full-time job is you can use your steady income to fund upgrades for your site that will enable you to monetize your content. Another thing is you’ll get to enjoy sharing bits of your life instead of being caught in expecting it to generate income ASAP.
Of course, your online diary can grow and earn extra money if you do it regularly, and doing it as a sideline doesn’t give you the pressure to make it a quick and big money maker. Not having that pressure attracts more potential for it to be huge because your content comes from passion instead of the desire for clout.
Be an English Virtual Tutor or Translator
English Virtual Tutor or Translator is a typical listing under every Online Jobs Philippines section on job search platforms. It’s easy—the primary qualification is proficiency in speaking English.
You can either be a virtual tutor or someone who is tasked to translate English to Tagalog. Either way, it’s a fun job you can set at least an hour for, depending on your client.
Being an English virtual tutor also enables you to meet new people from different cultural backgrounds. So in a way, you also get to learn from them.
Another thing to take note is that there are many foreigners in the Philippines or freelance corporate clients looking for someone who can translate English to Tagalog or vice versa. In case you didn’t know yet, there is an actual market for this job that is worth joining.
Find Freelance Clients Online and Sell Skills
Speaking of freelance clients, if you are a writer, graphic designer, web developer, etc., you can sell skills online as a sideline. Many people are even freelancing full-time, so there is a vast client base you can easily explore.
You can use Rakuboss Freelance Marketplace Philippines to offer your skills and services. Other social sites like Facebook are also a good place to look for freelance clients, but freelancing-focused platforms like Rakuboss can help you more.
What’s important is that you know the niche you’re interested in or are at least willing to work around. For example, writers have to be specific with the topics or fields they can write. Otherwise, their client targeting will be aimless.
Share your Knowledge and Stories through Podcast
Do you have a lot of interesting stories and knowledge about certain topics you think are worth sharing? Then record them all and make a podcast channel.
- A laptop/PC with an audio editing software
- Headphones (not so necessary)
The key to starting a podcast is making sure you have a specific topic to discuss consistently. Let’s say you have a deep fascination for yoga—then make your podcast all about it.
Another useful tip is that you can increase your podcast’s popularity by collaborating with an expert or well-known figure in your niche. To learn how to launch your podcast on Spotify, you can read this step-by-step guide.
Sell Products or Items You No Longer Use Online
There are a lot of applications these days where you can sell products or second-hand items. Classic buy-and-sell never goes out of style, especially now that the internet has made it a lot easier.
This activity is ideal for small businesses as having a physical store is quite risky no matter how much you have to back it up. Also, if you have a full-time job, managing a traditional store can cost you quite a lot of time, energy, and money.
Starting online is the best way to do it. If you can sell skills online, of course, you can sell products, too. Use applications like Shopee or Lazada to set up your online store. These apps have a lot of daily browsers who are most likely to end up at your virtual shop.
On the other hand, if you have no products to sell but tons of things to declutter at home, there are also substantial online platforms for that. OLX, Craigslist, Carousell, and Facebook Marketplace are the largest decluttering hosts in the Philippines.
You can even find Facebook groups for decluttering for different regions, cities, schools, and product types. These groups can help you have a more narrowed down set of prospects and faster transactions.
The internet never runs out of opportunities for you to earn money on the side while working full-time. These smart ways to make money online even have the potential to replace your full-time job.
Still, even if they don’t get to that point, what’s certain is that you’ll be able to afford that much-deserved vacation you’ve been dreaming about with these sidelines.