1. Sell your stuff online
If you have clothes, shoes, accessories, electronics or pretty much anything else you no longer want, check out some of these easy-to-use platforms where you can post your items for sale: Vinted, thredUP, Mercari, Poshmark, OfferUp, eBay and Decluttr.
2. PROOFREAD AND EDIT CONTENT
Proofreading – If you’re skilled at spotting typos, grammatical errors and punctuation mistakes, offer to polish up content for businesses/organizations, creatives and other individuals who need someone to make sure they put out a clean, finished product.
Editing – If you have time to do a more robust review that includes reorganizing and formatting in order to improve overall flow, clarity and consistency, offer to edit content and provide feedback for businesses/organizations, creatives and other individuals – especially aspiring writers.
Check out these platforms: Scribendi, Freelancer, FlexJobs, Indeed, LinkedIn, Upwork and Craigslist. Beyond these more formal options, you can always get creative and use your networks to find people who might benefit from your services.
3. ONLINE TUTORING
If you are very knowledgeable about a particular subject(s), standardized test(s) or foreign language(s), look for opportunities to tutor others online. These platforms are a great starting point: Skooli, Tutor.com, Aim for A Tutoring, LinkedIn and Indeed.
4. MANAGE SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNTS OR DESIGN WEBSITES
A lot of businesses, especially startups need help building and maintaining websites, and managing their social media accounts. If you have those skills, post about them on platforms like Freelancer, Upwork, Indeed or Craigslist, but also don’t be afraid to reach out directly to offer your services.
5. BE A VIRTUAL ASSISTANT
If you’re highly organized and good at managing your time and multiple tasks, there are busy people out there willing to pay for help with various tasks. Search for opportunities on Boldly, Belay Solutions, Smith A.I., Equivity, Time etc, Remote.co, Upwork and Indeed.
Keema Givens is an Attorney, Creative, and Lover of life. A proud first-generation Liberian, Keema is currently based in Washington, D.C.
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