How to earn money from home with a computer

A freelancer is a person who does this kind of work. He can be self-employed, work with clients under a contract, but he is not on the staff. At the same time, he himself is looking for customers, he organizes the work process and he himself is responsible for his actions.

This freedom often seduces newcomers and those who are just about to leave the office on free bread. “Stop working for my uncle, I’ll leave and live as I want,” the naive beginner dreams. Indeed, there is freedom, but rather conditional.

Yes, there are downsides to freelancing. Let’s consider them in more detail.

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Pros and cons of freelancing

First, about the pros:

You really no longer work for your uncle and are only responsible for yourself. No more vacation schedules, two days off a week. All 365 days of the year are yours. Though in Bali, even in a village near Kaluga.

You manage your own time. There are no rises at 6-7 in the morning, no end at 18.00 and clear lunch breaks. If you want – work, if you want – lie with a book or run on the track.

You can learn a new specialty, sometimes radically different from the main one. I know many happy copywriters and programmers who were unhappy accountants and engineers.

You are responsible for your own income. If there was a ceiling at your previous job and you could not break through it, here all the paths are open to you.

You choose who to work with and what to do specifically. In the state, this will not work – you must follow the instructions of your superiors. In freelancing, you and only you filter customers and can refuse work if it does not suit you in some way.

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Cons, oddly enough, largely follow from the pros:

Yes, you can work while traveling the world. But practice shows that it doesn’t work very well on the run and swoop. And in general, when traveling, you want to relax, and not be tied to a laptop-Skype-messenger.

Yes, at first glance, the schedule is free – but in fact, you willy-nilly adapt to the schedule of clients. And he is just an office: all the same from 9.00 to 18.00. Few of the customers will discuss tasks at 9 pm or weekends.

Yes, you can radically change your life and learn a new profession. But if you don’t want to develop and learn, he will work all his life on exchanges and freelance sites or interrupt random orders for little money. Any work requires immersion, perseverance and, no matter how loud it may sound, a thirst for knowledge.

Yes, all paths are open. But in order to really start making money on freelancing, you need strict self-control. If you are prone to procrastination, disorganized, it is better to stay in the office, under the guidance of the boss. Freelancing is an iron discipline and a stone ass.

And, of course, a significant minus – sometimes thick, sometimes empty. Especially for beginners who have not yet acquired regular customers. Therefore, advice: do not go freelancing until you have built up a customer base or saved up a financial pillow for several months.

Types of freelancing: what you can do

In general, you can freelance in any field – at least provide accounting services, at least lead author’s excursions. But usually freelancing means working on the Internet: copywriting, web development, SMM and other areas. Let’s analyze the most popular.


This is the writing of commercial and informational texts for business: blog articles, social media posts, texts for landing pages, website pages, product cards, etc.

The main misconception

Copywriting is cheap texts on stock exchanges, they cost 10 rubles per 1,000 characters. An outright lie: if you do not work on stock exchanges, pump your knowledge and skills, you can earn great money.

What a copywriter should know and be able to

Write texts of different types and formats. A guide is different from an interview, and a newsletter is different from a post in a Telegram channel.

Search and verify information.

Know the basics of SEO: at least at the level of selecting keywords for articles and working out meta tags.

Know the basics of marketing: what is the target audience, how to stand out from competitors, how to solve the client’s problem with the help of text. Analytics basics: track through Yandex.Metrica how many views the text had, how many bounces, what devices readers came from, etc.

Distribute content on different resources.

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  • How much can you earn

Depends on the experience of a copywriter, skills, expertise, ability to sell yourself, in the end. I myself started copywriting on the stock exchange 5 years ago, the first couple of months I worked for 30-100 rubles per 1,000 characters. In a month I got about 15,000 rubles. Now I charge 15,000 for one article, and this is far from the limit.

We have a separate article on copywriting and copywriters in our blog. I also wrote it from personal experience: it tells in more detail about the skills of a copywriter, the types and levels of copywriting, and my personal experience.

SMM, advertising in social networks

This is promotion in social networks: maintaining and administering the client’s publics. There is also targeted advertising: targetologists deal with it, but some SMS senders combine both.

The main misconception. Oh, what’s so complicated: wish you good morning and good sleep, post cats and put more hashtags. No, this is not how it works: subscribers are smart now, they want useful content and real communication.

What an SMM specialist should know and be able to

Know the features of each social network, its audience, the nuances of posting, advertising settings.

Write posts of various types and formats: selling, informational, engaging, entertaining.

Design a profile header, posts, make templates in the editor.

Communicate with subscribers, motivate them to communicate, distinguish between unreasonable hate from fair criticism and adequately respond to negative.

Know the basics of analytics in social networks and adjust the promotion strategy based on analytics data.

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  • What is SMM and how to create an effective strategy
  • How much can you earn

For maintaining one public, a beginner can receive an average of 5-10 thousand per month. The more experience, cases with results, the more payment. On average, SMM specialists ask for 30-40,000 rubles per month for maintaining one public.


A web designer creates designs for websites, landing pages, and mobile applications. A graphic designer specializes more in themed illustrations, social media templates, logo design, presentation design – many areas. Such templates for social networks are made by a designer.

The main misconception. Well, I draw well, so I will master this profession. This is a delusion – the brother “well, I wrote essays well at school – I will be a copywriter.” Being able to draw and write is not enough – you must first study Internet marketing and understand how everything works in IT and digital.

What a designer should know and be

  • able to Know how to work with special programs: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Canva, Figma, etc.
  • Know the classic design basics: the rule of the golden section, the rule of thirds, etc.
  • Be able to create prototypes for a website and landing pages.
  • Know the basics of color typing.
  • Fundamentals of layout and typography.
  • Know the basics of usability, UX and UI.
  • Be able to work with photobanks, select and process images.

Poker online from anywhere in the world

If you do not like any of the professions. You can master online poker. Many people earn fortunes on this. How exactly we will repent in more detail.

Card games are the top league of gambling entertainment. According to some sources, they appeared in East Asia in the 12th century, according to others, their first mention falls on China and Japan in the 6th-9th centuries. Before the invention of paper cards, cards made of wood, bamboo, and even ivory were used. And already in the 14th century, the first maps are found in Europe. So their history in a civilized society is not that long, but very eventful.

Cards have always been credited with some kind of supernatural power. Players considered a deck of cards to be lucky, superstitious people went to magicians and witches to tell them fortune on the cards. What can I say, even kings and kings succumbed to these superstitions. And now the 21st century has come, and digital technologies, social networks and gambling computer games have appeared. And you have the opportunity to play poker online for money and other equally well-known card games.

There are quite a few different types of poker, but the main and most popular are Texas Hold’em, Omaha, Draw Poker, Double Discarding Draw Poker, Stud, HORSE, Badugi and Deuce to Seven Lowball. You should learn the rules and features of each of these types of Poker before you start playing poker online for money. Among such a variety, you will find exactly what you like the most.

Poker Online

Before you start playing poker online for money, you need to practice playing free card games. In online casinos, you can play both for money and for free. Practice on free slot machines, and after that you can safely proceed to a real gambling game of poker.

The advantages of online casinos have become obvious to everyone. You can play it anywhere with the Internet, at any time and from any computer device. Also, you remain completely anonymous and can play in a relaxed atmosphere, weighing everything and thoughtfully making your moves. In general, playing poker on the Internet is very convenient and pleasant and worth trying!

From 2 to 10 people can participate in the game. Each player in Texas Hold’em is dealt two cards.

After the distribution, the betting begins, which takes place over several rounds.

The two players to the left of the dealer make mandatory bets, which are charged before the start of bidding. This is done in order to encourage players to play actively. These mandatory bets are called blinds. These are the rules of poker.

If you are a beginner, then know that during the hand it is more profitable to have a late position in order to track the moves of your opponents. These are not poker rules, but rather a kind of tactical move.

After the players have posted the blinds, the first stage of betting begins.

The rules of the game of poker imply the presence of certain actions that the player performs in the course of trading:

  • Bet, bet—place a bet
  • Reply, call—bet the same amount as the opponent bet—call
  • Raise, raise—increase the bet—bet more than opponents
  • Discard, fold—refuse further participation in the game and discard cards
  • Pass, check—in situations where a bet has already been made or bets have not been made by opponents—do not add anything to the pot, leave “as is”
  • The betting round ends when all players have made equal bets or folded cards.

After the first round of betting, if more than one person remains in the hand, then, according to the rules of poker, three common open cards are placed on the table, which are called the flop. Community cards must be used to make combinations.

If after this round more than one person remains in the hand, then they put another common card, which is called the turn. Similar to the flop, after the turn is dealt, another round of betting takes place.

After the turn, if necessary, put the last community card—the river

The river is followed by another round of betting, and if after it two or more players claim the pot, then a showdown occurs.

Poker combinations are made up of five community cards and two closed cards. When the last bet has been made and equalized, all the people remaining in the game take turns opening their cards to their opponents. Of these, the final winning combinations are compiled and evaluated.