Are you looking for a side hustle along with your full-time job and/or college to make additional money and learn essential skills that we should all know?
Here are the top 10 skills you can learn in a short period of time and further learn them in depth as you earn.
- Research and Writing
Every website, Facebook page, post, product description, and sales pitch needs content, so there is a huge demand for content writers. All you need to know is what kind of content is appreciated on the internet and how it needs to be written.
Not good at English? No worries. You can use tools like Grammarly to check your grammar and can also use translation tools. Alternatively, you can also create content in regional languages or Hindi, which will give you an edge over others.
You don’t need to buy a course to do this. With the help of YouTube videos, start creating your own blogs or posts or an Instagram page to practice your skills. Once you are confident, you can reach out to your favourite influencers and companies with your samples of writing.
If you can’t research but are witty and possess the knack for writing catchy taglines, descriptions, and slogans, you can try copywriting. Writing effective product descriptions, email campaigns, banner ads, and other types of advertising are all part of a copywriter’s job description. You will find a lot of articles and YT videos on how to become a professional copywriter on the internet. Saheli Chaterjee has some great tutorials and tips that we recommend.
- Graphic Design
Have an eye for art and a flair for colour schemes and good design? Then you can consider becoming a graphic designer. You can consider becoming a graphic designer. It is one of the top skills to earn money online. The internet is flooded with tutorials and guides on how to use these software programs, particularly Photoshop, because it is the most popular software. A portfolio showcasing your strong design abilities is all you need to get started.
Don’t have the time to learn Photoshop? Not an issue. Just sign up on Canva and you can get access to ready-made templates you can use on the go and start making money in no time. You can register on freelancing websites like Fiverr and start taking the gigs.
- Social Media Management
Billions of people use social media apps such as Facebook and Instagram. Be it your parents, aunt, or younger siblings, everyone has moved to some social media platform or the other. Thus, a social media account is a requirement for all businesses, big and small, and along with it they also have to be constantly active on it to engage the audience, reply to comments, troubleshoot issues, etc. Thus, these businesses need professionals to plan and manage their social media accounts.
A social media manager plans, organises, and publishes a calendar of social media posts on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and other platforms. They also implement plans to raise a brand’s awareness and engagement, both of which boost sales.
- SEO & SEM (Search Engine Optimization & Search Engine Marketing)
Google’s search results are divided into two main categories: the paid search results and the organic search results. The goal of SEO is to rank your website in the organic search results. You can also get your website in the paid area of the search results via pay per click (PPC). SEM is when you tap into both SEO and PPC in order to get traffic from search engines and increase sales. You can learn these skills on the official YT channel of Google and build your skills by practising the tutorials.
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