Lucrative Side Jobs You Can Do From Home During a Pandemic
March 19, 2020
Side Jobs for a Pandemic

In the world today, there is so much out of our control and out of our understanding. However, we still must move forward and keep working. One of the last things we want to be stressed about right now is finances. That being said, here are some lucrative side jobs that you can continue to do from the comfort and safety of your home during this pandemic.

User testing

Many app or web developers are looking for users to test out their latest platforms in order to get user feedback. Generally, these tests only take about 10-20 minutes to complete and can pay around $10 per test on average. While that doesn’t seem like much, it certainly can add up over time and it’s easy!

There are tons and tons of sites online to conduct user testing. To start off, you may want to check out UserTesting. On this platform, testers can earn up to $60 per test once they’ve finished completing the application and preliminary test.

Freelance writing

If you’re a strong enough writer, you may want to look into creating your own blog or writing articles for other blogs. Creating your own content is a great way to build up portfolios and get your own personal brand out there. Once you’ve built up your blog, you can begin to monetize it by promoting products or having advertisements appear.

You can also create additional content as a freelancer for other blogs or publications. There’s different blogs and sites for almost every topic out there, so you’re sure to find one that interests you! If you’re interested in writing or editing remotely, check out Upwork, which is a site that helps connect businesses to special interests employees like you.

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To be a bookkeeper, one of the most important qualities you can have is being organized. In short, bookkeepers keep track of a company’s spending and daily transactions. While this side job may be a little more intense than others, the payoff can be well worth it.

While this position doesn’t require a degree, it may be helpful to be familiar with some of the software. Some of the more commonly used programs include QuickBooks Online, Sage One, and Xero. You can search for open remote positions on

Audio and video transcriber

Transcribing isn’t a way to make quick cash, but it can certainly be an efficient way to make some extra funds if you give it the time. For most companies, you may be required to pass a grammar exam and transcribe a sample for the company to evaluate your skills.

One company, Rev, allow its freelancers to choose which jobs they accept on their own time. They will pay from $0.30-$1.10 per minute for transcriptions and $0.54-$1.10 per minute for captions.

While we only named a few, there are still plenty more remote side jobs all over the internet. It’s simply a matter of finding the one that’s the right fit for you.

Happy hunting!



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