Millionaire Kids: How These 10 Kids Got Filthy-Rich Online

Every now and then, I read about these millionaire kids and how they created a simple app, brought their invention into the limelight, became viral from something silly, and how they’ve amassed such wealth at such a young age. These stories ALWAYS make me hopeful for the next generation, and they’re absolutely interesting to follow as well.

Today, I’m going to showcase 10 of these millionaire kids, but only focus on those who got filthy-rich online. Maybe they could inspire you to follow in their footsteps, or guide your kids on a similar path.

Business-minded Millionaire Kids

Many people turn to business in hopes of becoming their own bosses, usually after years of being employees. For some kids, the entrepreneurial mindset began early. The following kids new had business in their blood, which led to their first million early in their lives.

Farrhad Acidwalla

Acidwalla is already 27 years old now, but he has been an entrepreneur for over 13 years.

In 2006, Farrhad was a 13-year-old boy who used $10 to build an aviation and aero-modeling online community. After 4 years online, a fan of the site bought the community for $1,200.

Acidwalla used $400 of his profits to launch Rockstah Media, a web development, marketing, advertisement, and branding business that is now worth 4 million dollars.

By 2011, CNN Money already had eyes on him, featuring Acidwalla as 5th on the list of young entrepreneurs to watch.

Harvey Millington

  • Tax Disc Reminder & real estate deal

Sometimes, a good idea mixed with a bit of support and luck is all it takes to make it BIG. Take for example Harvey Millington of Staplegrove UK.

When Harvey was 14 (in 2014), he made his first venture into the world of business after the Government scrapped vehicle tax discs. His idea was pretty simple – to create reminders in replacement of the old discs so motorists won’t forget to renew their vehicle tax or MOT.

Harvey’s dad was impressed with the idea and gifted him £2,000 to pay for a website, cutting device, eight designs, and some advertising. The idea was a hit. He sold the discs for £4 a pop and made a hefty £100,000 profit within 18 months.

Millington then invested £40,000 to buy a lot near his home with plans to turn it into a fancy glamping (glamorous camping) site. But before he could turn his vision into reality, luck struck again and he was approached by a housing development company who wanted to buy the land for a whopping £2million.

Interestingly, once Harvey earned his first millions, he actually went silent. The teenager had been training to become a police officer.

Isabella Berret

  • Beauty pageant winner, model, gymnast Founder of Glitzy Girl and Bound by the Crown Couture

Isabella Barrett’s career began in the pageant industry. She has won 55 crowns and 85 titles to her name at only 10 years old.

After starring in the reality show Toddlers and Tiaras, Isabella Barrett launched two businesses online: a jewelry line called “Glitzy Girl” and a clothing line known as “Bound by the Crown Couture.” She designs some of the clothes, participates in photoshoots, and models the clothes in New York Fashion Week.

Isabella reportedly earned her first million at age 6, but the now-teenager isn’t allowed to know exactly how much she has.

Influencer Millionaire Kids

For some of these millionaire kids, working for their millions always looked like so much fun.

Ryan Kaji

Ryan’s World began as a YouTube channel in 2015. At the time, the star of the channel, Ryan Kaji was only 4 years old. He (along with his mother Loann) and father (Shion) took to YouTube for toy reviews, toy challenges, and other silly videos.

Forbes reported that Kaji earned $11 million between 2016 and 2017. He has been the highest-paid YouTuber since 2018 (earning $22 million that year), followed by $26 million in 2019, and a whopping $29.5 million in 2020. This amount doesn’t count the partnerships outside YouTube yet, so imagine just how much this kid actually earns.

Evan Moana

Do you know who inspired Ryan Kaji to become a YouTuber? You got Evan Moana to thank for that.

The father (Jared) and son (Evan) duo began their EvanTubeHD in 2011 as an unboxing channel of different toys.

Since then, the family has also launched:

  • EvanTubeRAW (includes Evan’s sister Jillian and mom, Alisa).
  • EvanTubeGaming (as its name suggests, is more about Evan playing games).

Cumulatively, these channels earn Evan about $4000 to $10000 a day (around $1.3 million/year), with an estimated net worth of $12 million. Of course, Evan also has outside-YouTube partnerships like Pocket.watch.

Boram

Boram Tube Vlog is a South Korean YouTube channel that revolves around a six-year-old girl named Boram, and her two relatives, Ddochi and Konan. It is estimated that Boram earns $3 million a month.

Boram started her YouTube journey only in 2018 but made headlines in July 2019 when she was able to purchase a 9.5 billion won (US$8 million) building in Seoul’s trendy Gangnam suburb.

Boram’s three channels have over 40 million subscribers altogether. One of Boram’s most popular videos with 431 million views is “Cooking Pororo Black Noodle”, where Boram “pretend-cooks” noodles in her kitchen play-set.

Millionaire Kids Inventors

Then there are kids whose ideas became awesome products/apps/inventions…

Nicholas DAloisio

D’Aloisio taught himself how to code when he was 12 years old. He became the youngest person to receive a round of venture capital in technology, at the age of 16, when his app called “Summly” set the Internet abuzz. Especially when everyone found out that Yahoo bought this app that automatically summarizes content for a whopping $30 million.

That was in 2013. D’Aloisio has since been named named “Innovator of the Year” by the Wall Street Journal, included in TIME Magazine’s “Time 100” as one of the world’s most influential teenagers, and has continued to be busy in the tech world.

Since late 2015, D’Aloisio has been attached to a new startup called Sphere Knowledge that he co-founded. It is said to be a knowledge-sharing service where users can swap information via instant messaging. The company has raised US$30 million as of March 2019, but it has yet to be made public. 

Robert Nay

In 2011, 14-year-old Robert Nay had his life changed when his app Bubble Ball, which he submitted to the Apple app store, turned viral.

Bubble Ball was released on December 22, 2010, and in its first two weeks was downloaded 2 million times from Apple iTunes. At the time, it was so popular that it displaced Angry Birds from its top spot. Those two weeks earned Robert Nay $2 million.

Robert Nay has since launched his company Nay Games and still develops apps and games.

Bringing Kid-Friendly Business to the Next Level

Sometimes, a kid’s cool idea can quickly go to the next level if you really believe in it. Just take these two girls as examples:

  • Mikaila Ulmer – The 11-year-old brought the Lemonade stand gig to the next level when she brought her great-grandmother’s 1940 lemonade recipe to Shark Tank. Since then, she had landed a lucrative deal with Whole Foods, selling her “Me & The Bees” lemonade at 55 Whole Food stores in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Florida. Plus points for donating a part of every bottle sale to honeybee preservation.
  • Leanna ArcherLeanna is the CEO of Leanna’s Inc., a hair & body care products company. Using secret recipes from her great-grandmother, Leanna began bottling and selling her own hair pomade at the young age of 9. The small company now earns over $100,000 annually with an estimated net worth of over $3 million.

I’m pretty sure everyone wants to become a millionaire, but the path going there seems like a bumpy road. One thing’s for sure: if you have no clue how to get there, you have to start planning now.

These millionaire kids got their riches sometimes by luck, but many of them had good ideas they turned into gold. For a more solid plan, check out my post on how you can actually earn your first million dollars realistically.

How to Become a Work-from-Home Spiritual Therapist

What is spiritual therapy? How can one become a work-from-home spiritual therapist? What educational and licensing requirements are needed to practice as one? How much do these therapists earn?

If you’ve always been in touch with your spirituality and wanted a profession that helps people and communities improve mental health based on religious traditions, then pursuing a career as a spiritual counselor, spiritual healer, or spiritual therapist could be something you’d thrive in.

What Does a Spiritual Therapist Do?

Just as there are many types of religions, spiritual therapy can also fall under different types (such as Islamic, Jewish, Christian, or Buddhist counseling, among others). Some therapists are non-denominational; meaning, the focus could go beyond religion and instead incorporate cognitive and philosophic areas of thought.

Whichever focus the counseling might go, spiritual therapy revolves around the idea that a person’s overall well-being is a combination of a healthy mind, body, and soul. And if a person faces a spiritual crisis, the spiritual therapist helps him/her avoid an unhappy or imbalanced life.

Spiritual therapists work in churches, schools, hospitals, the military, in their own clinics, and more. Regardless of what issue the clients have, the goal of a spiritual therapist is to help them achieve spiritual, emotional, and mental wholeness.

Work-from-Home Spiritual Therapist Requirements

Because therapy involves digging deep into a person’s psychology, mental health, and other serious trauma, the training to become one is quite rigorous.

To become a spiritual therapist, one must:

  • Complete any bachelor’s degree and master’s degree. Preferably in psychology, counseling, or religious studies. Many spiritual therapists eventually obtain doctorates in ministry, psychology, or other relevant specializations, but this isn’t a requirement to practice.
  • Get hands-on training – This could mean joining a seminary and interning with a pastoral counselor, serving as a counselor for local communities, or observing traditional therapy sessions under the supervision of a licensed psychiatrist or therapist.
  • Licensing. Internship and clinical experience is a requirement for licensure. Your location and place you want to practice spiritual therapy will determine if you are required to take an exam. Different types of licenses exist (each with the corresponding number of clinical experience hours):
    • First-tier licenses: licensed mental health counselors, licensed professional counselors, or similar professionals need 2000 to 4000 hours of clinical training.
    • Second-tier licenses: Requires up to 5000 hours of clinical experience to become a licensed professional clinical counselor, licensed mental health counselor, or other similar professions.

Note that not all spiritual therapists are required to hold a license, but if you are dealing with people, it is always better to be licensed. Check your state about licensing requirements.

  • Certification. Unlike licensure which is required and granted by state or federal agencies, certifications can be completed voluntarily. This means you can obtain as many certifications relevant to your spiritual therapy career as you wish. Certifications would help since it broadens your study and knowledge, but you can already practice your profession even without them.

As a work-from-home spiritual therapist, you’d need the technology to connect you to your clients. These include a computer, stable internet connection, video chat tools like Zoom, a good webcam/mic (if you’re not using a laptop), and an office that could give your clients privacy and the appropriate vibe.

How Much does a Work-from-Home Spiritual Therapist Make?

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports that the mean annual wage of a counselor is $47,000 to $50,000 per year. Those with a master’s degree earn up to $64k annually, while those with a doctorate can take home up to $75k per year.

Being licensed, maintaining your own clinic, advancement in education, and freelancing can all contribute to higher salaries.

Where to Find Spiritual Therapist Jobs Online

If you want to become a work-at-home spiritual therapist and you already have your credentials and working experience, you have three options:

1. Join counseling websites and earn as you go.

The freelance world can be very lucrative, as long you know what you’re doing and bring your strengths to the table. You don’t really need to learn almost every skill. Stick to what you know (in this case, spiritual therapy) and the world will reward you for your talent.

The benefit of becoming a spiritual therapist working freelance for these therapy sites is that they do the marketing for you. Patients flock to the sites by themselves and if the site algorithm matches you with a particular client, then you just need to meet the client at his/her respective schedules. Sites like 7 CupsTalkSpace, BetterHelp, and other similar websites take a commission from your hourly fees.

The problem with these sites is that many of them have a flat rate, so you have less control over your hourly fees. There will also be competition among your fellow therapists.

2. Find a remote job and work full-time.

Websites like FlexJobs.com connect you to companies that are open to hiring employees in a remote setting. This is like any traditional job board, except most of the positions listed there allow new hires to completely work-from-home or half remote and half office-based work.

You have to apply to the spiritual therapy jobs, negotiate your salary, and adhere to company guidelines and schedules.

The benefit of this route is that most remote jobs come with traditional benefits (health, dental, 401k plan, etc.). The downside is that you’ll be under contract and couldn’t increase your service fees if you wanted to.

3. Get your “clinic” online and learn how to market your services.

You can help people even if you’re hundreds of miles away. If you’ve been a spiritual therapist for a while now, the best way to bring your practice to the next level is to expand your online presence. Here are some ideas:

  • Build your own website. Create a blog section where you write about your expertise. This will bring people in, especially if you talk about spirituality, healing, trauma, emotional issues, and so much more. Include a service page to show that you’re accepting private clients as well.
  • Join all relevant social media platforms. If you do not have it yet, create a Facebook page, Twitter account, Instagram, Pinterest, Tik-Tok, and LinkedIn with your spiritual consultancy business highlighted. Find a way to bring your knowledge to these modern platforms and in a way new generations can connect to you.
  • Learn how to market yourself. As a work-from-home spiritual therapist, you are in control of everything – from deciding the look of your website, to the hourly counseling fees.

This route is the most work, but it is also the most rewarding because you’ll be turning your profession into your own business on a global scale.

Job Outlook: Spiritual Therapists in 2021 and Beyond

The demand for therapists sky-rocketed in 2020 because of how covid19 and its after-effects brought people all kinds of issues mentally and spiritually. But once everything gets back to normal, how do you think spiritual therapy would fair. Can it still be a lucrative career?

Unlike other specializations in therapy and psychology, spiritual therapy is a fairly new field. It is expected to grow by up to 10% through 2022. That’s good news if you’re trying to break into this profession, right?

But if you’re looking for other jobs you can do completely from home, make sure to check out this BIG list of work-from-home jobs.

15 Top Selling Fiverr Gigs to Guide You in 2021

Fiverr is one of the best sites to get quick online jobs you can do in your spare time, but if you’re planning to expand your virtual career, this platform could also serve as a cool way to know which top-selling Fiverr gigs can be added to your services offered. Use it for research and reevaluating your freelance options.

15 Top Selling Fiverr Gigs for 2021

Check out these top-selling Fiverr gigs you can incorporate into your services in 2021:

1. Logo, Business Card Design

Since the start of Fiverr in 2010, logo design has been one of the top-selling Fiverr gigs. This continues until today because every business needs a logo (whether the business is a brick-and-mortar one or a web-based business). And the demand remains strong even through a pandemic.

Got the eye for style and want to try logo making as a side hustle? Check here for a more in-depth guide on how to make a logo.

2. Content Writing

Content writing is a VERY BIG industry and encompasses everything from company website text to product descriptions, gossip news to even adult writing.

If you’re new to the industry but have a passion for writing, you can always begin fresh today and still get a piece of the pie, alongside seasoned content writers. You just need to learn how to present your services and pick the specialty that you like (and could earn significant money for).

On Fiverr’s writing section, the biggest selling gigs are editing and legal writing. (FYI, there are PLENTY of types of writing you can do online. These two are just the most in-demand.)

3. SEO Keyword Research

Even if you have no idea what search engine optimization (SEO) is, I’m sure you are aware of how to use Google to find a product, read reviews, research how to do something, and so much more. Whatever words you use for searching is called a keyword/keywords or keyphrase, and is recorded by Google, Facebook, and other platforms to identify what people are searching for.

As an expert in SEO keyword research, your goal is to use the proper tools in figuring out the right keywords businesses should use. This helps in creating SEO-friendly content, which can be used for making targeted ads, ranking web pages, and turning videos viral, among others.

This Fiverr gig isn’t a job everyone can do, but if you have these SEO skills, you just might be able to pull it off.

4. Whiteboard Animation 

One Fiverr job people with digital drawing skills could jump into is whiteboard animation. It is in-demand by companies, very easy to do with the right tools like VideoScribe, and is a perfect beginner gig for anyone who can create engaging animations.

Fiverr Animation ads

A simple, 30-second whiteboard animation job range from $5 to $15, plus you can include options such as voiceover, HD quality, watermarking, and so on with extra fees for every add-on.

Check here for more jobs for artists that they could offer in Fiverr.

5. Social Media Content Creator

I know a Jack-of-all-Social-Media guy. He is an expert in creating, maintaining, and marketing social media accounts (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, Pinterest, and others) for other people or businesses.

The job entails brainstorming content, building a content calendar, and then creating the actual “content,” which could mean a simple Facebook update or tweet, an infographic to post on Pinterest, a quick video, and so on.

You can offer specific social media tasks, such as writing 30 Facebook updates for 30 days, or set-up Instagram ads for a company. You can also contract your expertise for a month or through the duration of a social media campaign.

6. Photoshop Editing

Like I told you before, you can make up to $80k by just editing photos. Fiverr can help you achieve this if you don’t know how to start. Here are some ideas:

  • Edit any photo quickly (within 2 hours, 12 hours, etc.)
  • Photoshop editing for Amazon product photo
  • Add/remove a person, item, or background of a picture
  • Perform beauty fashion retouching
  • and so on…

With Fiverr, the more specific the tasks you’re offering to do, the better.

7. Spokesperson

If you are excellent at public-speaking with a good voice, diction, pronunciation, attitude, and look, you can become a spokesperson for another person or company’s website.

These videos are used to welcome messages on websites, pop-ups, YouTube videos, ads, and so on.

Fiverr Spokesperson Video

You can do this as a per-video gig, or as-needed basis, or get hired part-time and full-time. It’s really up to you.

The best thing about top selling Fiverr gigs like these is that sellers always make use of the add-on section, wherein they place extra services with corresponding prices.

8. Landing Page and Website Design

In the past, web design professionals have trained traditionally with IT- and arts-related courses like graphic design. Today, with WordPress, Wix, Shopify, landing page builders, and other heavily-developed platforms readily available for quicker page-building, this gig has become more doable and lucrative.

This is especially true if you have web design experience, a certain level of creativity, an eye for good design, and up-to-date knowledge of good web practices.

9. Traffic, Backlinks, and On/Off-Page SEO

In #2, we brushed on a bit about SEO, but if you know this industry, you also know that SEO keywords are just the tip of the iceberg. Another in-demand specialization in the SEO space involves traffic (and how to bring traffic to a particular website, Facebook account, YouTube channel, and other online properties).

For example, this Fiverr seller Linda89 offers non-bot, keyword-targeted traffic to her customers. Her most-basic offer for $5 gives 140 real-people traffic to a customer’s website within 29 days. Other variations and add-on services are available for extra fees, of course.

10. Translation & Transcription

Speak a language other than English? There is a HUGE market in translating one language to the next. From simple one-liners to product descriptions, the possible gigs you can list are endless. And once you’ve made a name at Fiverr, you can even try other translation jobs here.

Fiverr Translators

Transcription is different because this is a skill that not all people can do. It also takes a lot of time if you have no experience using transcription tools. However, if you’ve transcribed before and have a good ear, this Fiverr job can be very lucrative for you.

11. Tax and Finance Advice

You probably know the saying, “Nothing is certain but death and taxes.” And if you agree in the inevitability that people do have to pay taxes every year (and that all of us end up dying), then you know that helping other people deal with their taxes will always be in-demand. It’s a grim reality, but true nonetheless.

In Fiverr, CPAs and other finance professionals offer services such as:

  • Tax consultancy services
  • UK or USA individual and business tax returns
  • Specific bookkeeping, auditing, and accounting tasks
  • CPA assistance with any tax or finance questions
  • Tax research for small businesses
  • Configure Woocommerce taxes and terms
  • …and so on.

Of course, financial advice is more comprehensive. It could include stock investment advice, debt management consulting, business advice, feasibility study of investment products, and so on.

You must have extensive financial knowledge (or accreditation) when you decide to offer tax and finance assistance. If you wish to go beyond Fiverr, I wrote a guide about working from home as a financial advisor or places to find bookkeeping jobs online.

12. Resume and Cover Letter Writer

Some people find writing a resume or cover letter challenging, so they ask other people to help them. This could mean:

  • Writing resumes on a document from scratch
  • Editing an existing resume to be used for a specific job application
  • Writing a cover letter
  • Fixing a LinkedIn profile on another person’s behalf

As with most top selling Fiverr gigs, the quickest someone submits the job, the more in-demand the providers become, especially if the end-product was satisfactory.

13. Illustrator, Animator, Canva Designer

In this day and age where content providers are everywhere, if you’re an illustrator or animator with talent, you can offer any kind of service on Fiverr. Canva, the graphic design platform with a drag-and-drop feature that makes creating graphics 10x easier, is an in-demand Fiverr job as well.

Fiverr’s graphics and design category is one of the most popular categories on the site since the turnaround times by most providers are exceptionally fast.

14. Mobile app and Game developer

Ever since smartphones became the norm, the development of mobile apps has continued to be an ever-evolving industry. Even in 2021, I’m sure the demand for mobile apps continues. This also goes for game development. There will always be a need for a new app/game, and there will always be people eating them up.

15. Podcast-related services

People who want to build a podcast business can seek the help of various talents to create stuff like podcast cover art, podcast intro/outro, DJ drops, podcast logo, podcast marketing, podcast consulting, and so on.

Did You Find these Top Selling Fiverr Gigs Interesting?

You don’t need to take up all these top-selling Fiverr gigs to get ahead of the pack. Decide on the best skill you have, match it with one or two of the gigs above, craft an awesome-looking Fiverr listing (or hire someone to do it for you if writing isn’t your thing), and get working for a lucrative year this 2021.

And if you need more info, here are 7 ways to make more money with Fiverr, and learn from the secrets to success of these 3 top Fiverr earners.

Some of the Best Digital Nomad Jobs Out There

Digital nomad jobs have been around for over a decade and these lifestyles seem to be working as evidenced by YouTubers sharing their day-to-day adventures in another city, state, or even country.

Becoming a digital nomad has been a “dream opportunity” for many people wanting to escape the monotony of 9-to-5 jobs.

However, after Covid-19 caused many travel restrictions, I’m sure you’re wondering: Is the digital nomad lifestyle still feasible today? If so, where can one find digital nomad jobs? And most importantly, “how much do digital nomads earn?”

If you’ve been planning to leave the rat race for digital nomad jobs this year, here’s everything you need to know.

Digital Nomad Lifestyle 101

Digital nomads are professionals in many industries who chose to take advantage of modern-day technologies like the internet, laptops, smartphones, and other connectivity devices to work remotely from any place in the world.

The jobs would vary significantly, from writers to biologists, programmers to financial advisors, and even jobs (like real estate agents) that have traditionally been unable to jump to a remote work setting. The common thing about these jobs is that everyone who does decide to follow the nomad lifestyle aims for a work-life balance that office-based jobs cannot accommodate.

Things You Need for a Digital Nomad Lifestyle

  • Tech – You’ll need a laptop, portable Wi-Fi (or reliable internet), a Skype number to keep connected to your employer, customers, or clients, and  a website/portfolio available 24/7
  • Skills – Aside from your chosen profession, you’d need advanced computer skills since you’ll be your own technical support while traveling. You also need exceptional communication skills mostly for talking to your employer, employee, or clients.
  • Career-specific software – If you’re a graphic designer, you likely need Photoshop or Canva installed on your computer. You’d have to invest in these yourselves since there is no company to shoulder such expenses.

You must also be flexible enough to adapt to various roles to earn money and be mentally prepared for this kind of lifestyle. If you’re planning to travel the world, note that the change in timezones alone can be stressful for some people. Consider everything, from the erratic work times to the income that isn’t guaranteed before deciding to become a digital nomad.

Of course, you have three ways to go about this:

The Best Digital Nomad Jobs

As you might have guessed, many digital nomads have mastered the art of freelancing. They have put on the hat of a  teacher, virtual assistant, graphic designer, and social media managers, among others. You’d be surprised that many of these freelancers didn’t take up these careers in school, but picked up the skills along the way.

The following jobs the most popular digital nomad jobs:

  • Virtual assistant – This job is a Jack-of-all-trades secretary-type position that performs a wide range of tasks like managing schedules, handling email correspondence, or operating an Amazon store.
  • Copywriter or Content writer – For those with a passion for writing, there is a never-ending need for writers to write content for websites, company newsletters, social media, and even books.
  • Online tutor or teacher – English teachers do not really need teaching certificates to land a job. This goes for online tutors as well. But you do need a high level of teaching experience, especially if you’re going to be accepting non-English speakers or children as clients.
  • Translator – Are you fluent in another language? If so, you can work as an online translator for the following companies.
  • Web and app developer – Companies are giving programmers more freedom to work remotely these days, so if you’re good at web development or app development, then this is your chance.
  • Graphic designer – Graphic designers have plenty of options. They could find a company and work as a graphic designer remotely, or join the gig economy and pick-and-choose graphic design projects that they’re interested in doing.
  • Digital marketer – Whether you have a marketing background or not, if you are knowledgeable about promoting, marketing and managing campaigns for a company to drive more sales, then you’ll have a lucrative career as a digital marketer.
  • Consultant – Are you an expert at anything? Hunting? Travel? Electronics? Carpentry? Taxes? SEO? psychology? love life? You can offer your consultancy services from anywhere in the world.

These are just the most common ones. Here are 100 side hustles that you can work on when needed.

6 Places to Find Digital Nomad Jobs

Now that you know what kind of jobs are in-demand and can be completed no matter what part of the world you are in, where do you apply to these digital nomad jobs? Here are 5 top sources:

  • LinkedIn: This platform was built specifically to network and look for employment. It also serves as an awesome resume for clients and potential employers to check out.
  • Upwork: You have to send your pitch to companies and hope the stars you’re the one they’re looking for.
  • Fiverr: One of the most popular gig sites around, Fiverr lets you have more control over the services you want offerred. TIP: Hunt for opportunities in Facebook groups.
  • FlexJobs: This job database accepts listing for remote/flexible jobs. Make sure to filter the results when finding a job that would fit your skillset.
  • Freelancer.com: This is one of the oldest platforms for freelancers. The fact that it still stands today means the site still provides legit job opportunities.

If you’re new and have little experience to show for, expect it to be harder to land the jobs you want. However, once you get the hang of things and begin to compile a portfolio, it would be easier to impress a client or employer to hire you.

Jobs Made-for-Nomads: There are job boards like SupportAdventure.com that were made specifically to support nomads working from all parts of the world. Although these sites are rare, you will always be sure that the jobs are not dependent on location, or follow a 9-to-5 work day.

Navigating Digital Nomad Jobs Today

Unlike traditional jobs that have seriously been hit with all the lockdowns around the world, online jobs continued and even flourished in 2020. If you have doubts that there are lesser jobs available for remote work, know that you shouldn’t have to worry. Browse through any of the 5 platforms above and you’ll instantly see the abundance jobs readily available for those who need it.

The only problem digital nomads would have during this covid19 era is the travel restrictions. The good news is: if you have been staying in a beach resort in Bali, being stranded in paradise for a couple of months doesn’t seem like such a bad deal. You can stay put wherever you are until the dust settles.

10 Places Where You Can Find Online Therapist Jobs

Online therapist jobs have been put in the spotlight this year, thanks to Covid19 and lockdowns all over the world. People who have traditionally been visiting their therapists now have to do it completely online via Zoom or other video-chat tools. But did you know that online therapists have been helping people with their personal issues for years? (Yes, I even discussed online counseling a few years back.)

Aside from studies (like this and this) showing the benefits of online therapy to patients, it is also beneficial to therapists because:

  • The location wouldn’t be a problem anymore, and you would be able to accept patients from all over the country or even from other parts of the world.
  • Studies have shown that therapists spend about 10% less time with online sessions, which means they can accommodate more patients
  • The cost of online therapy is a lot lesser than face-to-face sessions
  • Online therapies encourage more patients to seek help because of the lower fees, the anonymity of therapy sites, and even the ease of scheduling sessions
  • Receive fewer session cancelations because there will be no more commuting to and from the clinic

If you’ve already been practicing as a therapist, here’s how you can bring your profession online…

How to Become an Online Therapist

As you might have guessed, the qualifications you need to become an online therapist are mostly the same as those required for a career as an in-person therapist. These include:

  • A four-year bachelor’s degree in any relevant field, such as psychology
  • Master’s degree in social work or counseling
  • 300 to 600 hours of internship and practicum
  • License from the National Clinical Mental Health Counseling Examination
  • Ph.D. in a specification
  • Further counseling continuing education

As an online therapist, you must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Because you’ll be relying on technology to “meet” patients, you’ll need a stable internet connection, and a comprehensive phone plan you could use for calling or texting patients. While not required, a practice management software with built-in (EHR) electronic health records (such as TheraNest or Simple Practice) could help organize your virtual practice.

7 Places to Find Online Therapist Jobs

Joining online therapy platforms is good for therapists who are just starting to make a name for themselves.

The downside to using such platforms is that online therapists make less money per hour and they have very little or no control over which client to work with.

However, by joining one or all of the platforms (below), therapists can take advantage of secure and HIPAA-compliant technology without huge investments, get marketing-done-for-them (which means they no longer have to search for clients), and benefit from the platform’s customer service helpdesk.

1. BetterHelp

If you’re checking out online therapy jobs, there’s a big chance you’ve already discovered BetterHelp.

BetterHelp is one of the biggest therapy platforms around. It is known for having live sessions and call sessions available for patients.

  • BetterHelp Therapist Salary: $26 to $30 per hour. BetterHelp claims that depending on a therapist’s caseload and time commitment, one can earn as much as $8500/month.
  • Pros of BetterHelp: You know BetterHelp spends a lot of time with marketing since it is one of the first results on Google when you look for online therapy. This means a lot for a therapist who has no idea how to find patients online.
  • Cons of BetterHelp: Therapists are matched to patients via a questionnaire would-be patients take when joining BetterHelp, which may feel impersonal for both the patient and therapist but works for BetterHelp. Pay is the best out of all online therapy jobs, but it is still significantly less compared to traditional therapy fees.

2. TalkSpace

TalkSpace is another popular therapy site that I featured in the past and still stands today. That much shows how stable the company is – and with over 1 million patients, there’s plenty of people to help.

  • TalkSpace Therapist Salary: $20 to $25 per hour. Pay depends on which plan the patient chose (quarterly payments means lesser pay for therapists).
  • Pros of TalkSpace: TalkSpace employs real people to match patients with therapists, which means the process instantly becomes more personal and customized. Like BetterHelp, there are live sessions available and therapists could communicate to patients via video-message, text or voice calls. Customer service of TalkSpace is impressively rated high by clients.
  • Cons of TalkSpace: Therapists are required to respond to patient messages within a certain time, which means there might be pressure to reply just for the sake of replying (instead of actually digging in deep into the patient’s issue). And because the patient-therapist matching is done manually, it could also take time for TalkSpace to bring patients to you.

3. 7 Cups (formerly called 7 Cups of Tea)

7 Cups has been helping teenagers and adults with their personal problems since July 2013. The notable difference between 7 Cups and similar providers is that this company welcomes “listeners” or volunteers who help out and literally “listen” to people without charge, which means clients are not required to get a paid plan to “be heard.”

However, 7 Cups also offer online therapist jobs for certified therapists willing to help paid clients.

  • 7 Cups Therapist Salary: 7 Cups pay therapists per client per month. If a client is paying for $150/month plan, therapists get to take home about $90 of this fee.
  • Pros of 7 Cups: Therapists assist one-on-one, pairs or groups of patients ages 13 years old and up. There is a 7 Cups app and chat room assigned to each patient, which makes it easy to handle multiple clients at a time.
  • Cons of 7 Cups: The monthly “retention fee” you earn means you’d have to respond to that particular client at least twice a day, Mondays through Fridays. While this is perfectly okay, what many therapists here complain about is being forced to “see” patients who are under the trial period and continue to assist them throughout the month pro-bono when they cancel.

4. Regain

If you’re looking for online therapist jobs that focus on relationships, Regain is the right platform for you.

Therapists and patients are allowed to choose which method of communication they prefer – video calls, chat, text, and so on.

  • Regain Therapist Salary: C0uples pay between $160 and $280 per month for unlimited sessions, which means therapists get about 50% to 75% of the fee.
  • Pros of Regain: Therapists with relationship counseling experience can focus on their specialization. The platform makes it easy to use and cater to two people even if they are not physically in the same place.
  • Cons of Regain: This platform may be too limiting for new therapists trying to find their specializations. For some, the income may not feel worth it because of the multiple clients for one price.

5. Amwell

Unlike the platforms above, Amwell also offers physical health consultations. This means therapists work alongside other types of doctors as one big group of telehealth providers.

  • Amwell Therapist Salary:  Therapists earn based on their experience. Those with a Master’s degree earn a bit less to therapists with a Ph.D.
  • Pros of Amwell: Amwell is accredited by the American Telemedicine Association and is home to over 500 therapists nationwide. The company has a renowned video system, which makes online sessions feel like traditional in-person sessions.
  • Cons of Amwell: Because Amwell is a trusted brand that accepts doctors from all over the country, the main problem therapists would have with Amwell is the number of patients referred to them.

6. Doctor on Demand

Doctor on Demand is similar to Amwell – it is a platform that supports patients in need of medical (physical) advice and counseling on anxiety, depression, coping, and other mental health issues.

  • Doctor on Demand Therapist Salary: This isn’t disclosed (except for an estimate of $112,785/year or about $60/hour posted on Indeed.com). However, it does state that therapy prices are $129 (for 25 minutes session) or $179 (50-minutes), while psychiatry prices start at $299/session, which are fees A LOT higher than other platforms.
  • Pros of Doctor on Demand: Doctor on Demand has fewer therapists on board, which means you’d have better chances of pairing with clients. They also accept all major credit cards and health insurance plans. And since appointments can be paid on a per-session basis, clients wouldn’t feel trapped in a long-term payment plan.
  • Cons of Doctor on Demand: The higher fee may turn off clients, which means fewer clients paired with you.

7. MDLive

MDLive works like Amwell and Doctor on Demand. It is an all-in-one medical solution for patients in need of instant, telehealth advice from certified physicians, therapists, psychologists, and other medical providers.

  • MDLive Therapist Salary: Depending on a patient’s insurance plan, therapy costs up to $110 and psychiatry up to $300 per session.  It is estimated that therapists here earn somewhere between $55 and $70 per hour.
  • Pros of MDLive: Providers online prescription to treat anxiety, insomnia, Trauma, PTSD, bipolar disorder, depression, and other mental health problems.
  • Cons of MDLive: Therapy and psychiatry services on MDLive are very popular, which makes it hard for patients to get an appointment. The problem for providers is that once patients get a prescription from a psychiatrist, they tend to skip therapy completely.

** Note that salary information came from Glassdoor.com.

Other Ways to Find Online Therapist Jobs

Some online therapy sites are focused on a specific area or demographic. Here are two good examples:

  • TeenCounseling.com was designed as a platform for teens and young adults (ages 13 to 19) suffering from stress, anxiety, bullying, self-esteem issues, eating disorders, bullying, and other mental health issues.
  • PrideCounseling.com also helps with all issues that TeenCounseling.com therapists tackle, except Pride Counseling supports the LGBTQ community.

Both of these sites welcome new therapists to join their communities, so head over to their sites if you’re interested in working with teens or LGBTQ.

DIY Online Therapy Services

The last and most beneficial way of bringing a therapist’s career online is by doing it himself/herself. It would be a lot of work because you’d need to set-up your own website, find practice management software to keep patient records safe, market your therapy services to attract new patients, and handle day-to-day operations (such as getting appointments). Of course, you can always hire someone to do these tasks for you, but it would cost you the money you wouldn’t be spending if you joined online therapy sites instead.

The biggest advantage of managing your own practice is freedom and flexibility. First of all, you can control your own fees. Then, you can decide which patients you want to work with, instead of letting the algorithm of a platform decide if your credentials would fit a patient’s needs.

Seek Online Therapist Jobs or Offer Sessions Independently?

As a work-from-home therapist, your most-important decision lies in choosing to offer your services independently, or join therapy sites. Both methods are legitimate and have given success to therapists from around the world, but they’re not for everyone.

I recommend newly licensed therapists to start with therapy sites. It would let them focus on the work and not deal with marketing, patient leads, and so on. The pay may be lower, but this method could help them build their client base, reputation, and skills all at the same time.

For experienced therapists with existing patients and a fully-functional traditional practice, it would be best to bring their entire practice online themselves. The massive dip in hourly fee would be devastating to any therapist’s career if they chose to join therapy sites and earn between $20 to $40 an hour when they could invoice for $100 or beyond per session.

Whichever route you decide to take, it is still good news to know that people are welcoming virtual therapy with open arms and that online therapist jobs have a bright future ahead.