Ways to Make Money During Coronavirus

Freelance writing

Anyone can get started with freelance writing since most positions don’t require a degree.All you need is a few samples that show you can write.

Websites and clients hire writers to create everything from blog posts to books.The best part is many writing gigs are freelance-based. So you can take on as much or as little work as you want to and work when it suits your schedule as well.

Here are a few places where you can find work:

  1. FlexJobs
  2. UpWork
  3. Freelancer
  4. Writers Domain
  5. Indeed
  6. Textbroker
  7. Verblio
  8. BKA Content


    You could make money as a proofreader if you’re good at finding typos, grammatical mistakes, and spelling errors.

    Proofreaders are paid to read things like articles, books, blog posts, and product descriptions to check for and correct any errors that they find.

    Proofreaders earn $20 an hour on average. But pay can range from $12 to $50 an hour.

    Here are a few places to find proofreading work:

    1. Scribendi
    2. Freelancer
    3. FlexJobs
    4. UpWork
    5. Freelancer
    6. Remote.co
    7. Cactus
    8. Domainite
    9. Editor World
    10. ProofreadingPal


    You could work as a translator if you know more than one language. Translators translate documents from one language to another.

    Translators can make $20 an hour on average. Pay can range though from $12 to $40 an hour.

    Here’s where you can find work as a translator:

    1. Unbabel
    2. Translate.com
    3. Tethras
    4. One Hour Translation
    5. UpWork
    6. Freelancer
    7. PeoplePerHour

    Online tutoring

    Online tutoring has been popular in recent years anyway. But with the lockdown, it’s likely that more parents are turning to it while their children are home from school.

    To be a tutor you generally need some qualifications, like a degree or teaching experience. But this isn’t always the case. Just check with the particular platform you plan to tutor with for more details.

    The average reported pay for tutors is $19 an hour. Pay can range from $15 to $20 an hour though.

    Here’s where you can find work as an online tutor:

    1. Chegg Tutors
    2. Aim-for-A Tutoring
    3. TutaPoint.com
    4. Kaplan

    Social media manager

    Social media managers manage social media profiles for companies and individuals.

    As a social media manager, you could be responsible for everything from responding to comments to posting on social media platforms like Instagram and Twitter.

    Average pay is $15 an hour. You could earn from $10 to $27 an hour though.

    Here’s where you can find work as a social media manager:

    1. UpWork
    2. Freelancer
    3. Indeed

    ESL Teacher

    Again with the lockdown measures in place, it’s likely that more and more people will turn to online learning.

    Teaching English as a second language (ESL) online has been common anyway, but there’s the potential for demand to go up.

    You could make $20 an hour teaching English to students online. That’s the average hourly pay. Pay can range though from $12 to $39 an hour.

    Here’s where you can find work as an ESL teacher:

    1. VIPKid
    2. Qkids
    3. EF.com
    4. iTutor Group
    5. SayABC
    6. UpWork
    7. TEFL.com
    8. ESL Jobs World
    9. ESL Employment

    Virtual assistant

    Assistant work can also be done online. Virtual assistants do all the tasks a regular assistant in a traditional a brick-and-mortar setting would do – the only difference is they work online!

    Pay can range from $10 to $29 an hour. The average pay is $15 an hour.

    Here’s where you can find virtual assistant work:

    1. Zirtual
    2. Fancy Hands
    3. Time etc
    4. Virtual Assist USA
    5. Remote.co
    6. UpWork
    7. Virtual Office Temps
    8. Virtual Vocations


    Transcriptions listen to audio and type, or “transcribe” what they hear.

    Working as a transcriptionist can be a good way to make money if you are a proficient typist.

    You could earn $16 an hour. Many places pay you per audio hour.

    Here are some places to find work as a transcriptionist:

    1. Tigerfish
    2. 1-888-TYPE-IT-UP
    3. SpeakWrite
    4. TranscribeMe
    5. Scribie
    6. CastingWords
    7. Quicktate
    8. Athreon