6 Tips on How You Can Make a Profit Only with Your Laptop

Digital nomadism is taking over the Internet. According to a recent study, at least 70% of all workers telecommute at least once a week and some even more than that. Yet, the best thing about working remotely is that you can work from anywhere you want; you’re not rooted to any specific location. A small change of scenery can be the difference between burning yourself out and finding new inspiration for your work. But first, you need to find something to do that requires only your laptop and expertise.

Take a look at these six awesome tips on how to make a profit with just your laptop down below to get you started.

1. Create and Sell Items Online

Are you an artistic soul? Do you like creating jewellery, clothes, or some other home-made items? Perhaps you have some old things lying around your house you don’t need anymore? Sell them online. Websites such as Etsy, Craigslist, and eBay are perfect for these kinds of things. Just take a picture of the item you wish to put up for sale and add a brief description, as well as a price tag to seal the deal.

That way you not only declutter your garage or basement (once and for all), but you also make an extra buck on the side; and the best part? You won’t ever have to leave the mini-warehouse you call home.

2. Become a Virtual Assistant

If accounting and administrative work is more your forte, consider becoming a virtual assistant. These independent contractors usually work as administrative assistants for small-business owners where they schedule meetings, plan events, run social media accounts, answer emails, and so on. Basically, everything your run-of-the-mill office assistant would do, just remotely. For this position, you will most likely need some previous event management or secretarial experience to actually land a gig; so start acquiring some experience ASAP if you plan on going down this road.

To find work, look at places such as Zirtual, PeoplePerHour, social media groups, etc. Just make sure you polish your spreadsheet-making skills beforehand so you don’t make a complete fool out of yourself once you get going.

3. Online Trading

Engaging in online trading is yet another awesome way to make money off of your laptop. You can take your laptop and park yourself anywhere you want — be it a café, co-working spaces, hotel lobbies, and so on — as long as there’s a stable internet connection (and some good booze).

The reason why this is so simple is that online trading platforms provide you with all the tools you need to conduct your trades and make a profit. For instance, the Ever Forex trading platform uses superior technology and advanced trading tools that can help you analyse valuable data to recognize patterns in the market; thus, making you a better trader overall. Forex, in general, is a lot easier than stocks, for example, and doesn’t require as much prior knowledge; anyone can engage in forex trading and with a laptop this can be done from almost anywhere.

4. Sell Your Expertise Online

If you have a particular set of skills — such as programming, designing, marketing, etc. — consider charging for your expertise online. According to a recent study, it is estimated that, by 2028, 73% of all departments around the world will have a remote workforce on their team.

Even today, there are plenty of opportunities to be had on various sites such as Fiverr, Upwork, Freelancer, and more. Simply set up an account and bid for gigs; remember it’s all in the presentation. Start building up your portfolio with some positive customer reviews and go from there. If you’re lucky, you may even end up working with clients directly, effectively cutting the middle man out.

5. Start Your Own Blog

Probably one of the most overhyped suggestions of all time; and with good reason too! Creating your own blog is not only a good way of making money but also a great opportunity for some personal branding. For example, you can use your blog to showcase your expertise to attract clients and land gigs, or even as your very own online shop. Hence, running a blog is useful for pretty much everyone and not just for those who enjoy writing stuff for a living.

However, if you do happen to be into writing, blogging has a lot to offer. You can do a variety of things to make money including affiliate marketing, selling eBooks, offering your copywriting/editing services, as well as:

6. Hosting Online Courses

Practically everyone has something they’re really good at. If you know a couple of languages or you have an advanced degree in math, chemistry, etc. you can become an online tutor. Network on social media and use your family and friends to find your first batch of clients. Get some valuable teaching experience and look to start your own online courses on your blog or on platforms such as Coursera, Teachable, etc. If that’s too much of a hassle for you, look for platforms that offer teaching opportunities. For example, HigherEdJobs.com, Tutor.com, and so on, whatever floats your boat.

Now, all that’s left is for you to find an adequate laptop for you to start making some profit from either the comfort of your own home or somewhere outside. Have fun.

Jacob Wilson is a business consultant, and an organizational psychologist, based in Brisbane. Passionate about marketing, social networks, and business in general. In his spare time, he writes a lot about new business strategies and digital marketing for Bizzmark blog.

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