A lot of people’s dream to start their own business ends up staying only a dream. It’s harsh, but it is the truth. Very few of them actually take a step to live their dreams. In this digital age, you don’t have to take enormous loans from financial institutes to start your business. Nowadays, you can make money from home with no investment.
To start earning, you actually need basic thing depending on what you want to do. These things might include a computer, a smartphone, a laptop, and/or digital camera. Here are top 5 ways you can make money from home with almost zero investment.
It is a work which can be started with zero investment. The things you will need to begin include a computer/laptop, word processing software, internet connection, and headphones. As a transcriptionist, you will have to listen to media files (audio or video) and type what’s said in the media files. This work requires basic computing skills and faster typing speed to begin.
2 Copy Editor
It is a specialised field and you have to own a solid foundation of English language, punctuation, grammar, spellings, and latest trends in English. As a copy editor, you will have to review the written material and ensure the spelling, accuracy, grammar and readability of the received content.
Most of the copy editors follow particular style guides or style books (The Chicago Manual of Style or AP Stylebook) while editing. There is no specific investment requires to start working as a copy editor; however, you may opt for style guide subscription which usually costs under $100.
3 Social Media Manager
It is one of the popular ways how people make money from home thanks to the technology. This work can be done from anywhere and doesn’t require any kind of initial investment. You can start with your regular laptop/computer or smartphone. You will certainly need internet access for doing this job.
The work will include setting up social media accounts, providing social media audit, planning a strategy, and manage the content publishing for different brands, businesses, or organisations.
4 Virtual Tutor
Virtual tutoring is another thing you can do remotely and organise teaching services for students from around the globe. The cost to begin this business is again zero. You will only require a computer or laptop with internet connection to start working as a virtual tutor.
For doing this online work, the companies you will be working with might ask you for a bachelor’s degree or other educational documents to verify your proficiency level in your field.
It is again a skill-based work and you will have to be fluent in English and a second language (Chinese, Arabic, Spanish, Japanese, or any other language) to start working as a translator. You may get opportunity to translate from audio recordings, videos, written documents, or interpret something at events.
The cost to start this is again zero. You will typically require a bachelor’s degree to work as a translator. Some might require a bachelor’s degree in interpretation.