Whether you’re broke as a hoe or just want to earn some extra money for your convenience working online has become more and more popular in America today. According to Small Biz Trends 3.9 million Americans now work remotely
Ways Gay Men Can Make Money Online
It’s very hard to get a job here and honestly unless you have some highly sought after skill/ability the pay will be so low it won’t be worth your time. That’s why I did some research and these are my best ways for gay guys to make money online.
- Be a Cam Whore
- Start a business (not recommended)
- Teach English online
- Become a freelancer
Be a Cam Whore
- Steady Set your own hours
- You don’t have to touch any strangers
- Can make a lot of money if you’re good
- Work from home
- You have to show your face
- Could take time to build an audience
Look decent? Have a big tool? Aren’t camera shy? Then going on cam is a good way to make money. There are many sites where you can strut your stuff for money online, gayconnect and gaypage come to mind. All you need is a cam and an attitude to please. If your audience likes you they will give you tips for your time. The top guys make thousands of dollars of month doing this.
Sound too good to be true? Well, it’s mostly true but there are some caveats. The top earners usually are two or more guys. People love to watch partners having sex. Just laying in your bed and chocking your chicken ain’t gonna cut it. You have to do dances and think of ways to entice your audience. Also, the days when you can just be a headless torso are long gone.
Start a Business (not recommended)
As I stated in my previous article, Things I Wish I Knew Before I Moved to Manila, you will undoubtedly be approached by a local asking you to invest in a ‘great business opportunity’. Or maybe your boyfriend will ask you to start a Sari-Sari (convenience store) with him. It’s easy to be fooled by the relatively low cost of rent, supplies, labor, etc. However, I strongly advise anyone not to start a business unless they’ve lived here at least a year. A lot of guys end up broke after starting a business here. Here’s why you should wait to pull the trigger on a business
- It takes time to understand the business culture here
- Dealing with government officials and graft can be a huge headache
- Most businesses have to be in a local’s name
- It’s not as easy to fire bad employees as you might think
- It may be difficult to find good reliable employees
- Chances are your idea has been tried before (piggeries, restaurants, sari saris)
If you plan to go into BPO (a call center) then you shouldn’t expect to make a profit for at least a year. If you have enough money, $75k usd you can get an investor visa which is a pretty sweet deal. You can read my article on that here.
Start a Blog/Youtube Channel
- Easy to get started
- Low cost of entry
- Can be a lot of fun
- You might be able to earn a lot of money
- A ton of competition (there are over 1 billion blogs and thousands of hours of video are uploaded to youtube every minute)
- Takes a long time to get results
- Results are not guaranteed
Obviously this is one of the paths I’ve chosen to earn a living but despite what all the gurus you see in the advertisements tell you, it’s not that easy to make a sustainable income with a blog or a youtube channel. When I started blogging and YouTubing I made about $100 my first year–hardly a sustainable income.
That being said if you write/talk about something you’re passionate/interested in then it is a relatively easy to way make money. You just have to put a lot of time, energy, and effort into it. Oh, and don’t expect results for at least 6 months to 1 year.
Teach English Online (highly recommended)
- Very easy job (you speak English through a video call)
- Most companies pay in US dollars
- It’s a lot of fun!!
- You get to work during the day
- Set your own hours
- Earn a lot of money
- Most companies don’t guarantee hours
- It can be slow at first, while you’re building your reputation with the client base
- Some people may not enjoy working with kids
- Not as easy to get hired as it used to be
It’s difficult to get work in The Philippines but online is a different story. Teaching English online has surpassed blogging as my main source of income. I love teaching anyway and my students seem to like me as well since my current rating is 9.47 out of 10 with iTutor. Right now teaching English online is the hot commodity for making money abroad. The demand is huge and as more Asian families enter the middle class the market for English teachers will only grow bigger and bigger.
Why I Like iTutor The Best
- They hired me without an interview
- Most of my students are teenagers or adults
- No ramp-up period in the beginning (they assign the students to you)
- You don’t need a TEFL/TESOL to be hired
There are a ton of companies out there to choose from. I personally went with iTutor, reason being is because…well…they hired me. LOL! The most popular ones I keep hearing about are VIPKid, and PalFish (download the app). Another thing I like about iTutor is that I don’t have to market myself to students since they assign the students to me. That means I didn’t have a slow period when I first started. They also will hire you without a TEFL so long as you get one within 90 days of being hired.
Requirements to teach English online
- Be a native or near-native speaker
- Bachelors Degree
- TEFL/TESOL Certificate
- Good internet connection
Other Online Freelance Work
Teaching English and blogging aren’t the only things you can do online to make money. If you like to write you can become a freelance writer on iWriter or Fiverr. If you have some sort of useful skill chances are good there’s someone willing to pay for it online.
What’s great about Fiverr is they have categories for almost anything. Seriously, you can find a freelancer to walk your dog or to wake you up in the morning! If you can think of it, it’s probably on Fiverr. You just have to use your imagination and find a way!