Virtual bookkeeping is another great part-time online job that you can do without a degree or certification. Your tasks would be, for example, creating, checking, and updating financial records, or handling incoming receipts and reimbursing employees for expenses.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, an employed bookkeeper can make about 40,000 USD a year. But again, if you work as a freelancer, you can set your own rates, and Upwork shows, that you can charge USD 50 or even USD 70 per hour.
By the way, if you need help setting your rates as a freelancer, check out the linked post. It will help you determine how much you should charge per hour or project.
Dropshipping is another great opportunity to make money online and it can be done as a part-time job. The dropshipping experts at Shopify define it like this:
“Dropshipping is a retail fulfillment method where a store doesn’t keep the products it sells in stock. Instead, when a store sells a product, it purchases the item from a third party and has it shipped directly to the customer. As a result, the merchant never sees or handles the product.”
This means, you only take care of the marketing and customer support. The rest is handled by the company or retailer your customers buy the products from.
If you want to learn how my former client made more than USD 95,000 per month with dropshipping, check out the linked article.
13. Digital Product Creator and Seller
If you don’t want to work for clients but want to do your own thing, this might be for you. Creating and selling digital products, such as online courses, eBooks, or printables, can easily be done part-time and completely online.
How much money you can make depends on your niche, your audience, and your marketing strategy. To give you a bit of inspiration:
Joseph Michael of EasyCourseCreation.com makes more than USD 100,000 a year with his online courses and
Nathan Barry made over $12,000 in the first 24 hours of publishing his first eBook.
As an affiliate marketer, you basically promote other people’s products and services and get a commission for every sale that is made due to your efforts. To be able to reach many people you should have a website or blog and/over a decent-sized following on social media.
How much you can earn completely depends on the reach that you have, the commissions you get per sale, and the niche you are in. For instance, affiliates in the financial area usually get higher earnings. Tom Dupuis of Online Media Masters, as an example, makes about USD 150,000 per year with affiliate marketing only.
As a blogger, you can combine several types of income. For instance:
You can place ads on your website and get paid for that.
You can also use affiliate marketing to promote products that are of interest to your audience.
And you can create online products in your niche and sell them to your readers.
To get traffic (= many readers) to your blog, you can use social media marketing and learn how to do SEO (= search engine optimization) to appear on top of Google search results. Here, your income opportunities are almost endless:
Ben and Jeff of Breaking the One Percent made USD 347,675 in two months of blogging.
And Michelle Schroeder-Gardner of Making Sense of Cents made over USD 1,500,000 with her blog in 2018.