Thousands of Hungarians make a living without leaving their homes. On eBay, over 10,000 Hungarians have created accounts since 2015. The top 10 businesses in the country make in excess of HUF 245 million from eBay alone.
If you’ve been thinking of expanding your income sources, get ideas by learning the top ways people make money online below.
#1: Providing Online Courses
So, you’re a competent Java programmer? Millions of people want to learn the coding language. Provide the service on a website like udemy.com or Lynda.com. And every time someone purchases your course, you get paid.
The best part about it is that you can start a course for just about any topic. You could start a program to teach people the Hungarian language or you could start an online yoga class.
If you’re skilled at anything, find a way to monetize it through an online course.
#2: Doing Online Micro Jobs
Many micro jobs pay little amounts of money but they also don’t ask much from you. If you have five minutes to spare, you can complete an online survey and earn €1 to €5. If you complete 30 surveys in a month, you could make up to €150.
Most online micro jobs accept Hungarians, and there are thousands of people in the country who do these kinds of jobs.
From getting paid to browse the Internet to clicking adverts, there are plenty of easy ways to earn money on the Internet.
#3: Playing Online Games
Unless you love online gaming and visit Twitch frequently, it’s unlikely you’ve heard of Kriszh Advice, Fyrexxx or Ruben. Yet, these aliases belong to some of the best Magyarian video game streamers. They play video games daily and make a living out of it.
There are many more streamers in Hungary; some who compete in global eSports tournaments. Others play online casino games or engage in sports betting without streaming their actions to the world. Still, there are people who play simple online games on websites like Swagbucks and Inbox dollars for money.
Playing on Swagbucks earns you about $10 per game but it costs little to get things started. Playing casino games like slots and poker can earn you as little as $1 or as high as one million euros. But you must read online casino review guides to learn about the best websites and games.
Becoming a professional video game streamer, on the other hand, asks for a great deal of commitment.
You must also invest in fast Internet services, gaming computers and other software. Additionally, it asks for a lot of patience and being creative to attract an audience.
#4: Doing Freelance Jobs
There are numerous jobs that can be done at home, and Hungarians have figured ways to capitalize on them. Take online marketing, for example. You don’t require an office located in the heart of Budapest to do your job.
A working computer and desktop in your unused bedroom could provide the working space you need. What’s more, you can start your own business centered on online marketing. You can start a website to advertize your services or look for companies that hire freelance marketers.
Besides marketing, people also provide freelance services like content writing, app development, transcription and web designing. And considering some freelancers make millions of euros per year; these are not jobs that pay peanuts.
#5: Selling Products Online
As we mentioned above; Hungarians businesses sell nearly HUF300 million worth of products on eBay annually. There are more businesses on Amazon and other online selling websites.
But for better or for worse, most online shopping sites in the country are locally owned.
That means Hungarians support home-based online stores more than global conglomerates. It also means you could start your small T-shirt business and turn it into a nationally famous shopping store like eMAG or Mall.hu with time.
Of course, starting an online business is much more challenging than offering an online service like a course. But you also don’t need to start big. You could target a small niche and offer exquisite services. Depending on how much you earn in return, you can start a second business or expand your current one.
Blogging is one of the easiest ways to earn money online. You can create a blog with less than €500 and could write about any topic on Earth. When it comes to earning from your blog, there are two primary ways to do it.
First, you could place Google or Yahoo adverts on your blog. When your audience clicks them, you get paid. Usually, you earn cents per click. But when tens of thousands of people click through ads on your blog, you can cash out decent money.
The second way to monetize your blog is to promote products you didn’t create. Let’s you decide to blog about technological gadgets. You can market laptops and smartphones sold on Amazon. If someone clicks through your advert (normally a link), you get a commission from Amazon.
Vlogging is like blogging only that you publish videos instead of written content.
YouTube is undoubtedly the best place to post videos and get an audience easily. But since it’s pretty competitive these days, you must be creative with the content you produce.
YouTube allows you to post all sorts of videos, albeit with some regulations. You can’t publish explicit adult content, for instance, unless it’s educative. You can’t abuse people or publish content considered to be harmful.
To start vlogging, find a quality video camera, a working computer and reliable Internet services. You could also vlog and blog, so that you get two sources of income. What’s more, you can publish some of your videos on your website if they’re helpful to your audience.
There are numerous ways to make money online, some which require little to no investment. If you want to join the thousands of Hungarians that work on the Internet, consider doing any of the jobs outlined above. If you’re successful, you could even quit your day job and become a fulltime web-entrepreneur.