The internet presents us with numberless income opportunities but not all of them are morally acceptable. It’s God’s purpose for us to engage in legit and acceptable means to earn a living. Here is a list of genuine ways a Christian can make money working Online.
Transcription requires you to listen and type audio into readable text. For instance, you can listen to a recorded interview then type it into a text. The pay varies from one company to another and from one job to another. You can earn more with experience.
Transcription jobs are available on websites like Transcribeme.com (suitable for beginners – does not need transcription experience to apply). You can also visit gotranscript.com, rev.com, or scribie.com to apply. Start off with a computer, headset (has headphones and microphone), internet access, typing skills, of course a transcription account.
You can also work with someone that is a transcriber to gain experience before starting on your own. Joining social media network groups can be handy to connect with and learn from other transcribers. Average earning is $0.33 per audio minute. You can make $20 per audio hour. If an audio hour takes two hours to transcribe then that is $10 per hour.
Virtual Assistants (Vas) work remotely (from their home or office, if there is) offering their services to busy professionals, businesses and organizations. Businesses prefer virtual assistants to save on time and money. A VA does not need office space or social security coverage, they work with a contract.
A Virtual Assistant can do almost anything doable with a computer; social media management, blog management, book keeping, data entry, website design, online research, typing, designing business cards, flyers, and brochures. Click here for a comprehensive list of VA Services.
You can work per hour, per task, or have a monthly plan for your customers. Choose to become a specialized VA (dealing with particular services, say social media management and marketing) or a general VA (offering multiple services). You can be a full-time or a part-time Virtual Assistant.
Start by making a list of services you can offer then visit freelance sites like Upwork.com and Fiverr.com and apply. You can also check out VA jobs in job portals or get your own website to market your services. Here is how a simple VA website looks like.
Charges range from $1 to $100 per hour. Pay may depend on experience, line of service, businesses, people, or organizations you serve.
If you have passion for writing, you can make money online as a content writer (article writer). Businesses and individuals host websites and blogs and require great content to inform and engage their audience, drive leads, and increase sales.
You can write in a particular niche, say technology or diversify into multiple niches like health, nutrition, home improvement, tours, and travel. You can also write product reviews and marketing articles.
Sing up for free on marketplace sites like Upwork.com and place bids for article writing job posting or create gigs on articles on Fivver.com. You can also apply to be a content writer in sites like iwriter.com, scripted.com, and writeraccess.com.
On average, you can earn $2.43 per 500 words to over $15 per 500 words depending on the company you work for.
With a computer, internet access, and typing skills you will be good to kick off. Take some time to learn about article writing using free resources available online.
Earn income by becoming an online tutor. E-learning platforms like Lynda.com, Udemy.com, and teacheable.com allow you to your create and sell pre-recorded videos on almost any subject. If you have passion to tutor and can create video lessons. The good thing is that once you create your video lesson, you can earn for a lifetime so long from every student that signs to your course.
Alternatively, you can create your own website and offer training to other freelancers or teach anything that can add value to lives of people. People pay for value.
E-commerce is another one of the genuine ways a Christian can make money working online. Make money by starting an e-commerce business to sell products. Nowadays people prefer shopping using their smartphones and personal computers. If you are passionate about the product sector, you can start an online business in electronics, clothing, or grocery. Be sure to identify your target market.
To run an e-commerce store you need to identify your product supply and ensure that your inventory is up-to-date. You can also try drop shipping business whereby your promote products sold by another company like Aliexpress.com then earn a commission.
Writing e-books that add value to people and publishing them to earn extra bucks. You can publish your e-book on Amazon Kindle Store and make money. People look for ways to spend. Listing your e-book for $2 – $8 on Amazon can be a good deal.
To succeed in e-books focus on value from real issues. Avoid fiction. The easiest way is to compile useful solutions from common problems that people face. For instance, if I was writing an e-book from this post I could title it “Working and earning online – the Christian freelancer.”
If you have other tips on genuine ways a Christian can make money working online feel free to share by leaving a comment below. You can also write to us via contact us. We’ll update this list from time to time.