There are many reasons why you may need a little extra cash. Maybe you’re just broke… or you can’t have a regular job… maybe you’re planning a trip somewhere… or you just want to do something in your spare time?
Whatever your reason, there are jobs out there for you! I have worked in Upwork for almost two years. It started as something to do when I had energy, and has ended up as an extra income and has helped me mentally because I’m actually working – something I’ve missed.
During my time at Upwork, I have done various jobs. From creating sentences for the alphabet and translating documents, to proofreading and writing articles. A little of everything, at different wages, for many employers. It has been exciting, frustrating, rewarding, boring and educational – just like a job should be!
Upwork is just one of many online platforms where you can find work. Do some digging and see what you can suit you. Availability depends a bit on where you live, but the assignments are everywhere. It doesn’t matter if you live in Europe and the employer in South America, when everything is done online!
I will continue to work through Upwork for years to come because I can do a little or a lot depending on how much energy I have. Hopefully I will be able to increase the workload gradually over time. After all, I don’t have to spend energy actually going to work, and no one cares if I’m sitting on the couch in my pajamas, working.
Maybe I can finally get a full-time job? Who knows? It would have been cool eventually, but it’s not something I stress about.
At least I know that I have the opportunity to work and earn money, and that is important for my mental health!