People around the world have been living under lockdown for the past months caused by the new, more contagious variant of the virus. But despite the harsh restrictions, case numbers are not dropping as fast as experts have hoped. Deaths continue to rise and public health experts and governments alike are starting to warn people that we will be in this battle for the long run.

The new variant, known as B.1.1.7, has wreaked havoc in the UK, fueling a surge in cases towards the end of 2020 despite a national lockdown being in place.

With the renewal of the lockdown around most of the world, we come back to having too much time and nothing much proactive to do. In between four walls, or more, depending on your actual situation, we’re home alone. So, what is on for us in this era of isolation? You can binge-watch to death Netflix without any chill flings, enjoy good old national TV, or go vintage and get that old radio back up.

But what if you are thinking of making money out of all this free time? What are the options around here for you? Escape the couch setup with new opportunities for freelancers and home-workers alike. Here are some nice alternatives to make something out of the fruitless routine.

Social Media Marketing:

You must have at least one or two social media accounts, and you must be familiar with the work which you might be needed to do. This job requires an individual to look out and manage the pages of companies, restaurants, businesses, celebrities, or any other brand.

Trading/Gambling:

Online trading involves the trading of securities through an online platform. Online trading portals facilitate the trading of various financial instruments such as equities, mutual funds, and commodities. You can place trade orders or cancel orders at your will from the comforts of your home. It allows you to make your own decision, trading without any interference from the broker.

On a more accessible side, you also have online gambling. And we can take Finland as an example here: Despite the relatively small footprint of land-based casinos in Finland, the Finns have nevertheless proven themselves to be committed casino-goers. And in recent years online casino usage has boomed as many through this epidemic make it their full-time job. As they say, “Pikakasinot” is the way to go.

Making YouTube Videos:

It is the best option to cross this tough time period. If you’re not camera-shy and a good communicator, then this platform is the right choice for you. To start YouTube blogging, you can choose a type or subject that you want to create videos on and get started, but be definite it’s a topic that’ll be signing a lot of people.

Translator:

If you’re well versed in different languages, then it is the best job option to hold on to. To become a translator, you have to be proficient with the language in which you excel at it could be English, Hindi, German, French, Chinese, etc. You’ll also have to ensure to have the correct certification for your country.

If you feel like you could apply and be interested in one of these, some quick entries in the google research bar will get you sorted out with companies that will recruit. The online job market has exploded in the last few years and there is a constant need.