Teachers are now following students into cyberspace where new virtual ecosystems are emerging as the battleground for hi-tech talent. Teaching is no longer a drab subject but has gotten a makeover over the last decade. Teachers now connect with students over laptops, iPads and mobile phones. Digital India is slowly transforming how we Indians consume products and services. Students are no different than adults and are excited at the new offerings aimed at them.
Started in 2005, this is one of the oldest Indian tutoring companies in the world. The company was acquired for more than Rs 800 Crore by Pearson in 2013 after which it became a whole owned subsidiary of the latter. Tutorvista has a good pay package and claims to have conducted more than 10 million live sessions over the last decade. The reviews of Tutor Vista suggest that is among the top two services in India.
One of the most underrated freelancing sites ever. The site started as a place where you could get paid to do short tasks for just five bucks. Over the years, it has slowly morphed into one of the biggest gig/freelancing sites where you can now charge any amount to do all kinds of stuff for other peoples. Anything from serious stuff like copywriting, translation, voice over social media management to silly stuff like prank calls and everything in between.
I would say that if someone is really talented and has a way with words, then article writing is a the best way to earn good money. There is a struggle in the beginning to find a good company and prove one’s talent, but thanks to the whole world going digital, there is just so much work to be done online that there is no dearth of work for good article writers/content creators and it is easy to make a full time job churning out great articles 🙂 It is my preferred method out of all. But then again, I agree that someone with not-such-great-writing-talent would want other options and in that case, PTC/ Online Surveys/ Online Captcha solving are great options too!
If you love to write and think you can provide a lot of value to someone else, then you could write and sell an eBook without investment of any kind. Think you need a publishing company or fancy software to produce one? I can’t tell you how many eBooks I’ve found online that were created with only Microsoft Word or Google Docs. As long as you’re willing to share some of the proceeds, you can sell it though Amazon.com or use an affiliate program to promote it on other websites.
2. Use your hacking skills for good. If you know how to adeptly hack into websites, put your skills to use with HackerOne.com, a platform that pays their network of more than 100,000 hackers for finding and reporting software vulnerabilities. According to data on HackerOne's website, 12 percent of their hackers make $20,000 or more per year. Approximately 3 percent of the hackers are making over $300,000, and 1.1 percent are making over $350,000, according to HackerOne.com.
And yes, if you do commit to something like blogging, or writing and freelancing, you can and will make a living (you could even make way more than you could ever at your day job. That said, no matter how much time and effort you put into things like surveys, paid to click sites and things like that, they are not gonna replace your day job. They are just an attitudinal income generation options that you can use in your free time.