October 14, 2020

How To Turn Your Passion Into Profit (During A Pandemic)

You’ve always been good at something. This 2020, why not sell your expertise online? 

When a full-time position bores you, it’s time to turn your passion into serious profit. Gone are the days when your “side hustle” is just something that can make you a few bucks online. If done right, side hustles can be the start of an online business, a new company, or even surpass your actual salary. 

But there’s a million-dollar question waiting to be answered. 

Exactly what do you start selling online? 

…And how do you know that people are looking for it? 

When it comes to making a decision on what to sell online, turn to data. Do you know that your passion could be one of the most in-demand skills in 2020? 

1. Website Designers has 12,000 monthly searches. Monthly searches for Web Design related keywords are within 58,000. 

Do you have any idea how many websites there are in the world? 

Right now, it’s 1,295,937,827. Realistically, even 75% of those websites were designed by their owner, that’s still 325,000,000 websites that might have employed a professional to build it. 

A Website Designer is a side hustle that’s always going to be in demand. 

And as more businesses understand the importance of going online, a Website Designer’s role is more important than ever! 

2. Copywriter has 31,000 monthly searches. Monthly searches for Copywriting related keywords are within 50,000. 

The copywriter is NOT a content writer. 

Copywriting is one of the most essential skills for a company. That’s why companies all over the world are searching high and low for someone who’s able to fulfill this. 

If you’ve always had a flair for storytelling, a good grasp of grammar, and an eye for detail–copywriting is where you belong.

3. Business Coach has 4,300 monthly searches (and rising!) 

What new trends will surface in a COVID-19 world? Who are the new competitors popping up? 

These are questions that will be answered best by a business coach. 

While freelancers might sell their skills, a business coach sells their in-depth knowledge of industries, past experiences, and expertise with business management. 

4. Influencer Marketing has 16,000 monthly searches. Monthly searches for Influencer related keywords are within 53,000. 

The power of influencer marketing is no longer a secret. Everyone from small startups, sole entrepreneurs, large corporations (Coca-Cola, H&M) are turning to influencer marketing to get more social traction going. 

To become a micro-influencer, you’ll need to grow your followers to the 10,000 range. 

Once that happens, you can list yourself down on several influencer platforms (like Sushivid or Tribe) to get immediate access to brands. 

This is a hustle that’s here to stay, and brands are lining up to pay you for your time! 

5. Logo Designer has 21,000 monthly searches. Monthly searches for Logo related keywords are within 166,000.

As long as people are starting companies, there will be never-ending jobs for logo designers.

Logo designers may need Photoshop/Canva/photography-related skills. But what’s most important is being able to translate the emotions, direction, and overall feel of a brand into a logo. 

Once you can master that effect, you’ll be able to find a healthy supply of jobs online and through word of mouth! 

6. Virtual Assistant has 43,000 monthly searches. Monthly searches for Virtual Assistant Jobs keywords are within 72,000. 

Virtual Assistants aren’t just reserved for CEO’s anymore. A modern-day VA has grown from just scheduling appointments, and will now find themselves handling dropshipping orders, social media management, transcription services, copywriting, email marketing, and many more! 

Because the job scope is wide, you’ll be able to find an opening from various industries if you’re a VA. 

7. Video Editor has 248,000 monthly searches. 

Outsourcing work is prepped and ready to be the new norm! 

Freelance video editors will find themselves becoming highly in-demand as the emphasis on digital content becomes more obvious. 

It’s not just high-intensity short films or anything like that. Think longer Instagram stories, short Facebook clips, 30-second advertisements. 

8. Yoga Online has 11,000 monthly searches. Monthly searches for Yoga related keywords are within 221,000. 

Yes, physical gyms and sports centers will feel the pinch during a lockdown. 

However, data shows more and more fitness instructors are moving their business online. Yoga Online is just one tiny speck of the massive virtual workout industry that the world is about to enter. 

If you have the necessary background, you could tap into a big audience of gym-goers and fitness orientated individuals who are looking for their workout fix online. 

9. SEO Specialist has 3,200 monthly searches. Monthly searches for SEO related keywords are within 324,000. 

Things can get quite competitive online, which is what’s going to happen in the next few months. 

Ranking a website on the first page of Google isn’t going to be as easy as 5 years ago — which is where the big guns come in. Business owners are searching for SEO specialists and consultants everywhere! 

If you have background knowledge in SEO and have a decent portfolio to show for it, now’s the time to shine. 

10. Graphic Designer has 29,000 monthly searches. Monthly searches for Graphic Design related keywords are within 158,000. 

We humans are visual creatures, no doubt about that. That’s why as the world goes online, graphic designers are tasked with the responsibility to capture attention faster than ever! 

Social media posts and graphics are a good place to start — although you can slowly provide your services to UI/UX, web design, building landing page mockups, and more. 

**All data above gained from Ahrefs.com, with target location being the United States.

About the author 

Reeve Yew

Reeve is the CEO and a Member of Forbes Business Council.

He has spoken on stages, both online and offline, alongside world class entrepreneurs and marketers like Gary Vaynerchuk, Brian Tracy, Kevin “Shark Tank” Harrington and Mark “Godfather of Internet Marketing” Joyner.

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  1. Reeve is a great communicator. His articles are easy-to-read and understand with embedded practicality. I would certainly like to learn from him. My passion is copywriting and since Reeve is a great copywriter, I would like him to be my coach, if possible. great job, Reeve!

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