Social anxiety is something that people don’t always understand. In reality, it is something really frightening, and can make life incredibly challenging. A lot of people learn to overcome their fears. But others don’t. It can get so bad that you want to lock yourself away from the world and never come out again.

People tell you it isn’t possible though, because you still need to work. You still need a way to make a living and eventually you will have to face your fears.

I agree with the facing your fears part. It is good and it is healthy and eventually you should strive to become a functioning member of society. But the good news is that you can stay home, in your safe space and build a living for yourself until you have the courage to take on the world. I am going to show you how introverts can make money online, in the comfort of their own homes.

What You’ll Need

If you want to make a living for yourself, without having to interact with other humans, you will need a few things:

  • Your own laptop or computercoffee-mug-inspiration
  • A reliable internet connection
  • A passion that you want to follow
  • Tons of creativity (or just willingness to learn)
  • Some courage to start

 

I know this is hard. Life is scary, and people don’t always understand how debilitating social anxiety can be. Whether you are just an introvert, someone who is incredibly afraid of human interaction, or just want to make a little extra money, you’ll need a lot of courage. So I want to say well done.

Different Ways of Making Money Online

There are many different ways of making money online. A lot of the places you’ll find are scams and you’ll only waste your time (and possibly money). Other places are legit, but it’s either very difficult to make any money, or you make so little, it isn’t worth the effort. Then you might find something that perfectly suits you.

I can’t expose every scam out there, and I also can’t tell you about all the good ones, because there are just too many. I can, however, tell you about what worked for me. I have went through a few trail and errors and can try to help you.

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These are fun ways to make money online, but only if you have a certain skill. I know not everybody has the skills needed, but maybe you are reading this, and it is perfect for you.

Transcribing

There are people that record meetings, interviews or other audio pieces and would like those recordings on paper. They do not, however have the time or manpower to do this. That’s where you come in. You can get access to a recording, listen to it, write down what they said and send it back – and earn money for doing so.

Isn’t this just the best idea? The only problem with this is that you need really good hearing and good quality headphones to really be good at this. Also, they don’t pay too much in the beginning, but you can work your way up and earn more.

I only know about this one place where you can do transcriptions. That doesn’t mean that it’s the only place, it merely means that my knowledge might be limited, but even so, here it is. The place is called Scribie. They have had thousands of audio clips past through their databases. They’re a pretty good place to start.

If you want to know more about Scribie, or if you want to sign up right away, go read my full review here. You’ll find ways to sign up within.

Translating

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This one is quite fun if you are fluent in more than one language. I know about a place that offer hundreds of how-to tutorials and other educational material. They are aiming, however, to reach as many people around the world as they possibly can. They are doing this, by getting people to translate these how-to tutorials for them to whatever language you speak.

The place is called Envato tuts+. They are a big online market place and educational centre. When you become a translator for them, all you need to do is choose a section you like, find a topic you can relate to or want to learn about, and translate it as close as possible.

You don’t get paid a lot in the beginning, but there are different pay brackets and you get paid based on how many translated articles you submit, so the pay is up to you. These are the different sections you can choose from:

  • Code
  • Design and Illustration
  • Web Design
  • Business
  • Photo and Video
  • Music and Audio
  • 3D and Motion Graphics
  • Game Development
  • Computer Skills

Translating articles can be very fun, because they are educational and you can earn money at the same time. It’s also good if you aren’t a very creative person and don’t want to write your own original content. I find it relaxing, to be honest.

If you want to know more about this, or want to start translating right now, just go over and read my review on translating for Envato tuts+.

Writing Articles and Tutorials

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There are a lot of websites who are looking for content writers. If you have knowledge about the topics they have on their site, you can write articles or tutorials (or whatever they require) and send it to them. You never have to speak face to face to anyone, but you can share your knowledge and your expertise with the world.

These places pay pretty well for articles, but the trick is to get accepted. They usually ask you a whole bunch of questions and ask you to send a sample of your writing. Feel free to answer all their questions, and send in anything they need if you meet the requirements.

How do you find such sites? Unfortunately, I can’t take you to a hub where places jump out at you. I would, however, suggest that you go to sites that interest you and scroll down to the very bottom or check their menus. A lot of them will have something like “Write for us” or “Opportunities” or something like that. You’ll immediately know when you stumble across something useful.

You just click on whatever you find, and they’ll tell you all about what they need from you. Read through this and decide if it’s right for you or not. If you meet the requirements, go ahead and apply. They do take long to reply though, so be patient.

Even though I can’t help you much, I can definitely direct you towards a place where you can start. Envato tuts+ is a creative platform where a lot of knowledge gets shared. They specialize in the following areas:

  • Code
  • Design and Illustration
  • Web Design
  • Business
  • Photo and Video
  • Music and Audio
  • 3D and Motion Graphics
  • Game Development
  • Computer Skills

If you haven’t noticed, yes, this is the same place I mentioned in the translation section. You know those articles and how-to tutorials that you can translate? You can write them too. If you have good knowledge about any of those topics, you can apply to write articles or tutorials for them. They pay a good amount, depending on the nature and length of your article.

I might also add an article where I can take you to all kinds of places that are looking for content writers. So watch this space!

My Personal Favorite

Affiliate Marketing

If you have never heard of affiliate marketing, today is your lucky day. You don’t need any extra skills to do this. You just need to be willing to learn. As with the other methods of making money that I mentioned in this article, you won’t make millions fast. Life doesn’t work that way. Instead, you’ll see your hard work pay off while you work from anywhere you want to.

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I’ve made you curious enough now, I’ll tell you what it’s all about. You probably know all about internet shopping. People buy and sell millions of products and services online every day. Can you imagine how difficult it must be to get people to go to your website to purchase things. The internet has so many options.

What if I told you that companies are very desperate to get traffic. So much so, that they are willing to pay you to send people to their website?

Well, that’s exactly what affiliate marketing is. You advertise a product for a certain company, someone sees your ad, decides to buy something, and you get commission on that sale. It’s as easy as that.

Now you get all excited and want to jump right in, but you have no idea where to start. You barely know how to work a computer. That is no problem at all. There are places that teach you everything you need to know, and even give you the resources to do it. Isn’t that amazing.

One such place is where I learned everything I know. It is called Wealthy Affiliate, and it is amazing. So, basically Wealthy Affiliate is a learning environment. They have different courses that teach you everything you need to know about affiliate marketing. They don’t just teach you, they give you the platforms and resources to start and manage your own websites.

There is also an amazing community within Wealthy Affiliate, where you can get help and support. You can even ask questions if you get stuck, it is quite amazing. If you want to know more about this, or want to sign up, go read my full review of Wealthy Affiliate. You’ll find all the info you need, as well as links to take you where you need to be.

Message From Me

This isn’t just about money. This is about humans, in particular, this is about you. If you read through all of this, you are probably serious. Maybe you don’t really need extra money, but you need to get away, and that is why I am doing this. This can be where you find your strength. I sure found mine.

If you have any questions or ideas about anything I wrote, please leave them in the comments. If you want to talk to someone, please email me at mel@arcaniaonline.com. I won’t be offended if you don’t. But I am here, willing to help anyone who needs it. Ask me questions, tell me stories, just talk to me.

Now find your courage, and go take your place in society. Even if it is in the online society. I believe in you. I know you can do this.

Never stop dreaming, even if it breaks your heart.

Mel

 

 

 

 

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