The gig economy offers lots of opportunities for Canadians to earn money from home, and there are a variety of ways for them to do so. There are options ranging from online writing to selling vintage goods, each coming with their own set of benefits and pitfalls.
Turning trash into treasure
One option that can be quite attractive is to open an online shop selling vintage goods. Those who do so often scour thrift shops, estate sales, flea markets and yard sales for their inventory, which can take a lot of work. You should also know your market and be aware that trends come and go. You’ll need to have space to store the items you have for sale, and a reliable source for inexpensive packaging materials will also come in handy.
Unleash your inner graphic designer
If you enjoy drawing, painting, or other visual forms of artistic expression, the virtual world may be filled with opportunities for you. You can put your skills to work on sites like Redbubble and other companies that will print your design on a variety of items for the public to purchase. These companies usually don’t ask for an upfront payment and offer help with marketing and sales.
Is freelancing for you?
There are many sites out there such as Fiverr and Freelancer that you might want to check out. While they do offer a way to get your feet wet when it comes to working online, you may find that the downside of freelancing may not make it an appealing choice.
If you choose to go down this route, you may have to bid on projects and decide how much you are willing to accept as a payment. You will have to be good at blowing your own horn, and it may be a smart move to prepare a portfolio of your work ahead of time to show potential clients. Knowing the market and how much companies tend to pay for various writing jobs will be important as well.
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