If you are looking for a job or want to know how to get a job on the Internet that has a high pay or how to get more clients/orders for your service/business, you have come to the right place!
First, let me tell you that there is both bad news and good news. The bad news is that the Internet is overcrowded; it is highly saturated. Trying to get a job by going to freelance websites isn't going to help because there are thousands of people there and unless you already have a great profile with hundreds of reviews, it is extremely difficult to get a job.
Even if you are lucky enough to get a job there, it usually has very low pay because there are always competitors who are willing to do the same job for just pennies. Therefore, the traditional way of trying to get a job on the Internet does not work. You have to find something better.
I work on the Internet for 11 years. I’m not a freelancer myself, I rather hire people for my projects. Nevertheless, because I hired so many people throughout these years, I know which approach works and which doesn't.
In this article, I will let you know about the 4 jobs that you can learn by yourself with no investments. But before that, let me just share with you the right strategy for making money online.
This strategy is not a new one. It is known back from 1849 - the beginning of the California Gold Rush. The strategy is this: clever people did not try to mine gold themselves. Instead, they sold to miners. And you can do the same.
Nowadays, the world is crazy - a lot of people want to get famous on the Internet, make money, start their businesses, start their website and make their presence on social media. The vast majority of them fail. Of course, a very small percentage of them succeed. The rest are barely surviving or not making any money at all.
Therefore, instead of trying to go into that trend yourself, you can instead sell to those people who try to build their business online.
You have to hustle yourself!
What I am about to share with you is an efficient way that does not require too much of hard work from you. Let’s start from the jobs that you can learn on your own at home, with no investments, and still make a good amount of money.
1) Video Editor
A lot of YouTubers are not professionals. They are just editing videos themselves in an amateur manner. Let me show you some examples from my practice:
Here is my chess channel and you can see that it has more than 50,000 subscribers and millions of views. Right now, it is more professional.
But if you scroll a little down and look at the older videos, you will see that they don’t have custom thumbnails (if you don’t know what that is, it is just the specific image that is created to illustrate that video). It is because we didn’t have a person to do that.
Of course, it is not the case with just my chess YouTube channel; you can find plenty of channels with 20,000-50,0000 subscribers, that don't have professional video editing.
You can offer your service to these people and help them make their work better.
Now you may wonder “But what if I don’t have the skill necessary to edit videos?”.
You don’t have to be great at this because you can learn it. There is a software for free that you can learn by yourself. For instance, iMovie Maker or Windows Movie Maker is free of charge.
There is also Camtasia Studio, which is a paid software. I used it during the early days of my Internet businesses because it is amateur-friendly so to speak – you can edit videos, add different effects, and it is relatively, intuitively easy to do that.
I was not a developer or a video-editor. I had basic computer skills, but I managed to learn Camtasia Studio myself and edit the videos and to do them nicely.
There are more advanced paid programs and a lot of tutorials for them in the Internet. I don’t say that you can learn to do it overnight. You have to spend some time learning them, but it is doable.
Indeed, the super-great companies are not going to hire you with this level of skill, but serving beginner-intermediate level YouTubers is possible.
2) Photo Editing
You don’t need to have great designing skills. Nowadays, there are software's that are user-friendly to edit photos.
In this case, you will target people who try to get famous on Instagram. Again, you need to look for people who have decent following, but are not too big. These are the people who are serious about their Instagram-presence, but at the same time, they are not so big yet. You can find them, send a message and offer your service.
How will you get your orders? Very easy – initially, you have to offer your service for free just so that people get to know you. It really works!
For example, there is one famous Russian YouTuber who interviews celebrities and has 5M subscribers already. He described the way he hired a video-editor.
The guy who had applied simply created a 10-second trailer for the Channel and sent it. He didn’t just apply the traditional way – he didn’t send them his resume or anything of that sort. Looking at the trailer, they were impressed and hired the guy even though they didn’t need a trailer.
You can do something similar. If you wish to offer your service of editing photos to some beginner-intermediate level Instagrammers, you can show them your work for free. You could offer them to work for a day/week for free so that they can see you in action.
Take some of the photos that are published already, edit them and show them what you can do for them. They are going to appreciate that and will be willing to hire you.
3) Create Landing Pages
These are the pages where people capture email subscribers. With this, people/viewers get a certain valuable freebie, while the company gets the email subscribers so that they can continue communicating with them in the future.
Here is an example of a landing page for the free e-book “How to Stay Positive”.
Scrolling through the page, you will see some graphics and text descriptions. Anyway, it is a fairly short page.
How can you create a landing page if you are not a programmer? There are a lot of services that offer it. For example, Leadpages, ClickFunnels, Instapage, etc. are intuitive and easy to work with.
If you don’t know how to come up with a text for something that you have no idea about, you can just Google and see what titles people use for their articles, videos, etc. You will easily find a lot of powerful words and catchphrases. You can just imitate them.
All you have to do now is to find companies or individual bloggers who have these kind of landing pages, but are not of great quality. Let me just show you an example:
Here is a company that has millions of subscribers on social media. But if you scroll through this page, you can see that it is very simplistic. It is not attractive. Surely, it can be improved.
Find companies that either do not have landing pages or have not-so-great landing pages. Help them by creating professional landing pages so that you save time for them. They will be happy to get this task out of their head and to delegate it to you.
This job is about writing texts for sales pages, websites, Instagram profiles. You would have seen a lot of product pages on the Internet as a visitor. Now you can look at them as a creator.
Here is an example of a product page – it is my course “Mastering Self-Confidence”.
If you just scroll through this page, you will tons of text. Someone has to write all these texts and it is a big work. Sometimes, it takes several weeks for people to write them.
You can help different companies by writing these texts for them and because, thanks to these texts, the companies are hoping to sell their products, they will be willing to pay you a good amount of money.
You can find a lot of companies on the Internet that have a certain product or a service, but the description of their product isn’t great.
You may think “Oh, I am not a Copywriter”. Well, you don’t have to be a pro. You can study a certain course, learn the basics and you can already get the job done.
These were the 4 jobs that you can learn on your own or maybe by studying a certain course. Therefore, after you spend a week or two learning these courses, you can get the foundational knowledge to get a job done.
Once you have the necessary skills, you have to start hustling. I know that it is not as easy as you would love it to be, but there is no way around it. If you want to get clients, you have to hustle.
As I said earlier, freelance websites are not as effective as it used to be 10 years ago. So going through them isn't going to help much.
You have to hustle and I have told you how to do that. Find those beginner-intermediate level companies that try to have their Internet-presence. Show them your skill, contact them yourself and make the first order for free.
Set a certain benchmark for yourself to contact 10-20 companies daily. I guarantee that within just a few days of doing that, you will find your first clients especially because you offer your service for free; so they have nothing to lose.
And that’s a sure way to get clients online. You can do these high paying jobs from your home!
Hope it was helpful. Let me know what you think - please write your thoughts in the comments below.