The popularity of online jobs is increasing exponentially and as per recent studies this trend is likely to continue for a long while. Many jobs which were earlier done from home or an office are now moving to coworking spaces. Coworking is a fast emerging trend in India where many freelancers & small companies work under the same roof to further their business.
There are plenty of opportunities available online that let you earn your true potential. The Office Pass a leading Coworking space provider in Gurgaon puts together a list of online jobs that you can easily do from a Coworking space.
1. Content writing
One of the most popular avenues for freelance work is that of content writing. With the mushrooming of websites, each fighting for eyeballs, there is an enormous demand for well-researched and well written web content and companies are on the lookout for professionals who can create fresh content that attracts attention and traffic.
If you have a good grasp of English language & grammar, an engaging writing style and are interested in researching diverse topics and writing about them, this is the job for you. You can look for content writing opportunities on popular sites like Upwork.com and Freelancer.com. Earning potential for a beginner is INR 10,000 – 12,000 p.m while for experienced writers it is INR 15,000 – 20,000 p.m.
2. Web development
You are an ideal candidate to work out of a Coworking space if you have good understanding of software coding and web design. Even if you are new to web development but have interest in this category, you can find online tutorials that can help you get started. Web development work is normally outsourced by companies so it is an area where finding freelance work should be easy.
Since the quantum of work opportunity is huge, there are plenty of freelancers’ who will compete for the business. It’s important to build a good reputation, develop expertise in a few business verticals and keep your pricing competitive. Earning potential per project for beginner & mature developers is INR 20,000 – 25,000 & INR 100,000 – 150,000 respectively.
3. Language translation
These days it is not un-common to find people with knowledge of multiple languages. If you are bilingual or trilingual, this might be the opportunity for you. While being fluent in English and some Indian languages might serve you well, taking a language course can add significantly to your earning potential.
Plenty of companies and authors would be willing to take your services for their translation needs (if you can prove your proficiency). If you have what it takes, start by listing yourself on a freelancing sites mentioned above highlighting the languages you are proficient in. Earning potential can be INR 5 – 15 per word depending on the language.
People surf the internet for content. This is the biggest used case of the internet and provides enormous opportunities to make money. If you can write decent blogs on topics that have high search volume you can make decent money. To monetize your blog, you can sign up for Google Adsense, which will allot ads to place on your blog.
You start earning from this online job as soon as your account is approved. Adsense pays on the basis of clicks and views generated by the ads put alongside your blog post. Earning potential can be INR 2,000 – 50,000 per month depending on the popularity of your blog.
5. Data entry
There are several data entry jobs available in India. It is one the simplest jobs you can do from a Coworking space as it requires fewer skills. You just need to have a computer and an ability to focus on an otherwise monotonous work.
Most freelancing websites list these jobs, and you can sign up on any of them to start working. The client provides printed or scanned sheets of data that needs to be converted into a digital format (like excel sheet). Earning potential is INR 300 – 1,500 per hour.
Although there are many emerging online jobs, however, as per our analysis the above five are best suited for the Coworking work profile. If you are a freelancer or a small company specializing in the above areas, it is time for you to select a coworking space to further your business.