Screen time has rocketed and many of us have turned to the Internet to stay sane during the pandemic. If you’re spending more time online, and you’re wondering what to do to use your hours constructively, here are some ideas.
Blogging is a hobby, but it can be a lucrative career path. Whether you enjoy writing and you’re keen to share thoughts, engage with others and meet like-minded souls, or you want to boost your income during the lockdown, blogging is an accessible, enjoyable activity. Think carefully about the kinds of subjects and themes you want to cover, who you want to target and how you’re going to monetize your blog if you do want to turn it into a money-spinner. You could sell advertising space, join affiliate marketing schemes, promote products or create exclusive content for paying customers, for example. Look at successful blogs, take inspiration from bloggers who are making money and make choices that are relevant to your interests and your target reader.
For those who are looking to turn a few hours online into a flexible, part-time job, trading is an option worth considering. Trading used to be a profession reserved for qualified, experienced traders with in-depth knowledge of the markets, but today, there are opportunities for anyone to get involved in Forex Trading. Online platforms have opened doors and provided chances for amateurs and those with an interest, rather than academic qualifications, to make money from trading. It is important to proceed with caution with any investment or financial decision that carries risks. If you’re a beginner, spend some time conducting research and reading up on the foreign exchange market and take advantage of demos so that you can learn how to make your move and spot positive signs.
One of the most significant challenges we face as a result of the Covid-19 crisis is staying in touch with people. Many of us are used to seeing colleagues on a daily basis and spending our weekends with family and friends. Thankfully, with social distancing measures in place, the Internet has prevented us from being totally cut off and isolated. Use the web to reach out and connect with others. Whether this means a weekly video chat with college mates, conference calls with coworkers and a family quiz every Sunday, or linking up with new virtual friends by playing games or chatting about shared passions, it’s great to be able to interact and keep loneliness at bay.
Developing new skills and searching for career opportunitiesThe pandemic has left many people without a job and it has created a huge amount of spare time for those who can’t currently work. If you’ve lost your job, or you’ve been furloughed and you’re not working, use the Internet to find new roles, to access resources to improve your resume and explore courses and programs that could help you develop new skills.
Most of us are spending more time on the Internet than ever before. If you’re looking to use your time more constructively, or you’re on a mission to earn more or improve your career prospects, hopefully, this guide will come in useful.