A variety of events have threatened the Canadian economy lately, from the pandemic to trade agreements. The resulting economic spiral has left Canadians scrambling to secure an income, and businesses desperately trying to remain profitable.
One of the hottest “work at home” businesses is becoming a VA (Virtual Assistant). Virtual assistants are, technically, freelancers who may do anything from social media management to secretarial tasks. Whatever skill you have that can be done remotely, is marketable under the ‘Virtual Assistant’ label.
Many Canadians are interested in starting an online business selling products on Amazon, and with good reason. Over 30,000 Canadian small-medium businesses made more than $900 million in sales on Amazon.ca in 2018, according to Amazon. Sellers on the marketplace boast of reaching profitability in record time, intriguing online entrepreneurs around the world.
An online ‘side hustle’ can be a permanent income option for Canadians, or a fast, cheap, practical and safer way to test the waters before going full time. It’s a scary leap to just quit your job and try to earn enough money online from home. Even if you’re already home with the kids, it’s […]
Freelancing has always been around, but it has exploded online in the past decade. This evolution of self-employment is often referred to as the “Gig Economy” or “Freelance Economy”, with both the freelancers and businesses of all sizes embracing it. Specialized freelancers can earn serious money, depending on the demand and level of competition in […]
The online income opportunity to get paid for taking surveys in Canada has greatly improved since I first started working online in the 90’s. Back then, only a handful of companies paid people to take surveys and few accepted applicants from this country. As Canadian businesses embrace the power of the Internet, and international businesses […]
In Canada, there are many businesses that need websites, social media and videos translated into Canadian French, aboriginal or other languages that reflect the cultural diversity of this country. If you’re qualified, you can make a good living with digital content translation as a home business, or even start an agency of your own.
So you’ve decided that drop shipping will be part of your Canadian online store, but how do you make it happen?
There was a time not long ago when Canadians over the age of 50 weren’t expected to know anything about the Internet. Then, we saw them learning the basics so they could keep in touch in touch or search for information. As time went on, older Canadians learned more, either through their jobs or on […]
An increasing number of Canadians are turning to online business as an income option while they’re unemployed, or to supplement a lower-paying job until they find a better one. Many do well enough to never go back to a conventional workplace.