Is it possible to make money online from home if you do not know too much about technology? The answer is yes. If by “knowing too much about technology”, you are referring to things like programming, then yes, you can make a lot of money without knowing anything about coding or programming. But you need to have basic computer knowledge and should know how to use the internet.
Coding, machine learning, SQL, Cloud computing, and Web Development, are the terms you have probably heard of but don’t know anything about. Right now, these skills are in high demand in the market. You can make a lot of money if you are an expert in either of these subjects. You can make money by working from home as a freelancer.
But these are technical subjects and not suitable for people that are not much familiar with the field of technology. There are different types of skills you can acquire to make money online that are not that technical.
But you should at least have some form of computer literacy if you want to start working online.
Along with that, you have to be knowledgeable in the field you want to work. You need to have skills. Without any skills, it’s hard to make money in the online world.
Now don’t get disappointed. You don’t have to become a scientist or something like that. Most skills are something that you can learn within a few months. Also, there is no shortage of resources or tutorials on the internet, on any topic. If you are interested, there is nothing to stop you from gaining skills.
Here are some fields where you can easily find work if you have knowledge.
Previously, digital marketing was known as internet marketing or online marketing. Right now, Digital marketing is a pretty broad term. Digital marketing includes various sub-categories.
These include SEO(search engine optimization), Social media marketing, Paid advertising (such as Facebook Ads, Google Ads, and Bing Ads) Email Marketing, Web designing, and content marketing.
To become a digital marketer, you don’t need to learn anything related to coding or computer science. If you know how to use a windows computer and the internet, you can become a digital marketer. You just have to acquire knowledge on the topic and some practical experience.
The demand for graphic design professionals has increased over the years. Graphic designers are needed in different industries, starting from print media(magazines, newspapers, and books), Television, Website development, Social media companies, Advertising, Animation and Gaming, and many more.
Some common software used in graphic design are
- Adobe Photoshop
- Adobe Illustrator
- Adobe InDesign
- Adobe Express
- Corel Draw
- Affinity Designer
Here is an awesome article on how to learn graphic design from start.
There are thousands of websites out there and they all need writers. Freelance Content writing is one of the most common ways to make money from home.
To become a web content writer, one doesn’t need to write like Shakespeare. If you are good at grammar and can write decent English, you can start working as a freelance content writer.
Writing is not only about typing. You need to have knowledge of the topic you are going to write about. So start reading and acquiring knowledge on the topics that you are going to write about.
You can find content writing projects at freelancing sites such as Upwork, Guru, or Fiverr. To rank your gig on Fiverr and start getting orders, check out this article on how to rank a Fiverr gig.
Getting your first freelance gig is a bit tricky. No one is going to offer you projects if you don’t have any sample work to show to your client. So, please build a portfolio with your writings and show it to your client.
Apart from Freelance websites, another way to get clients is through LinkedIn.
But the best option is to have your own website. Having your own website as a writer makes you look professional. You can build your own brand and start attracting high-paying clients.
I suggest you learn copywriting too. Copywriting is a skill that is in high demand and copywriters earn a lot more money than other types of writers.
Become a search engine evaluator
A Search engine evaluator is an actual human hired by Search engines like Google and Bing to evaluate the quality of search results and give feedback. It helps improves search results.
Search engine evaluators are also called Internet Assessors or Web search evaluators. Ad quality rater is also a similar type of position, where you have to rate ads that run on search engines instead of rating organic results.
Search engine evaluators can work remotely, from anywhere in the world. They mostly work as an independent contractor and not an employee.
You do not need any specialized skills or technical knowledge. But you need to read their guidelines and pass the exam to start working as a Search Engine Evaluator. You also need to own a desktop or laptop.
Search engine companies do not directly hire evaluators. They outsource it to other independent companies. Some of the companies that hire search engine evaluators are Appen, Teemwork, Telusinternational, etc. Not all of the work available on these platforms are for search engine evaluators. Other jobs such as transcription, translation, and AI data collection are also available.
Do you know more than one language? Are you an expert in both? Most importantly, can you translate? If the answer is yes, there is no scarcity of work online.
When we hear the term translation, we only think of translation related to literary work. But in today’s time, there are different types of translation work available. You can check this article to know more.
Check this article out if you want to know where to find freelance translation work that you can do from home.
Not an expert translator? Don’t worry. You can still make money. Join the Human Language Project from TAUS. Human Language Project started to help digitally less-represented languages become more visible. You don’t have to be a professional translator to work with them. After you join and submit your contact details, a regional representative will contact you and let you know about the work in detail.
The job of a transcriptionist includes listening to various audio and converting them into written word
s. The audio could be an interview, a lecture, or just a conversation between people. There are many sites where you will find transcription work that you can do from your own home.
But you have to decide whether you will like it or not before you start. Transcription requires accuracy and high-speed typing skills.
More and more people are consuming content in the form of videos. The number of video creators is increasing day by day. And so the need for video editors has increased as well.
You don’t have to be an expert video editor to start working.
You can start with learning about software like Camtasia. You can watch tutorial videos on Youtube and can start learning on your own. It’s simple drag-and-drop work that does not require any high-level technical knowledge.
You can also become a virtual assistant. There are many virtual assistant jobs where you don’t need any technical knowledge. Please check this article where I wrote about what a virtual assistant job is and what skills you need to work as a virtual assistant.
You need to have a product to sell to start making money, right? But not everyone has their own product. You also probably don’t own a product that you can sell. Don’t worry. For people like you, there is a thing called affiliate marketing. In affiliate marketing, you promote someone else’s product and get a commission when there is a sale. You need to promote a product link that will be unique to you. It is called an affiliate link. When someone buys from your link, it gets tracked and a sale is added to your account.
There are different methods through which you can promote an affiliate product. There are both paid as well as free methods out there for affiliate marketing.
Affiliate marketing is a business. You are going to be your own boss if you start an affiliate marketing business. Here in this article, I wrote about affiliate marketing as well as other online businesses that you could start as a beginner.
To become a successful blogger, you don’t need to know a lot about technology. You need to have your own website to start working as a blogger.
Back in the day, building a website was something very technical. Up until 2000, website design was something only a programmer or a programming team will do. Websites were built using languages like HTML, CSS, PHP, etc. Those languages are still used. But if you are using CMS(content management system) like WordPress or Jumla, you don’t need to handle those codes directly.
Blogger started in 1999 and finally, WordPress came in 2003 and revolutionized the field. After that, it became possible for anyone to start their own website and blog. No need to have any technical(or programming)knowledge. But having a little bit of technical knowledge helps.
Showing ads to the audience is one of the most common ways to monetize a blog. You can also promote affiliate products. A sponsored post is another interesting method of making money from your blog. Check this article if you want to know how to start a blog.
Creating Youtube videos is even easier and less technical than creating a blog.
If you are someone that doesn’t even want to learn how to start a website, you can start a Youtube Channel. Starting a Youtube channel is much easier compared to starting a blog. But competition is also high because of that. You need to upload content regularly if you want to succeed. Youtube’s algorithm rewards those who are consistent. Also, your content should be unique.