June 2, 2017

Top 5 Things You Can Do Online This Summer

How do you plan to spend your summer vacation? According to the Abu Dhabi education council, UAE’s summer break for this year will begin on June 3 and end on September 9—longer by 2 weeks compared to last year’s, to accommodate both Eid al Fitr and Eid al Adha. Most of the students will probably go on extended road trips and solo backpacking journeys all over the world. However, if you are one of the few who would rather spend the duration of your break in front of your laptop, we’re here to give you some ideas on how you can maximize your online presence. Let’s face it, there’s more to the internet than just social media.


Start an online store

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Do you have extra clothes that you want to get rid of? A knitting hobby you want to make money out of? Or maybe you’re really good at baking and you have faith that your cupcakes are the next big thing. Why not sell them online?

However crazy your business idea may seem, there will always be someone who’s on the lookout for the products or services that you plan to sell. Establishing an online store not only saves you the hassle of renting or leasing a space, it also gives you the opportunity to reach a wider network of potential market that you couldn’t possibly achieve if you were to open your store in a commercial building. Moreover, having your own business gives you the freedom to work at your own pace.

Catch up on the latest films and TV shows

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You probably missed out on the finale of your favorite TV series because you were too busy studying for finals. Worry not, for there are various websites you can choose from where you can stream shows and films for free. Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Vimeo—even Youtube—are just some of the websites whose extensive media libraries will ensure hours upon hours of movie and series marathons.


Take up online classes

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For those who really, really love to learn new things, worry not that classes are over. There are hundreds of websites that host a wide variety of online classes—from digital marketing to food photography. The best part? Most of them reward you with a completion certificate to vouch for your eligibility as a practitioner. Top universities have also jumped on the bandwagon by offering distance learning and opening their libraries to the public.


Create your own blog

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Passionate about writing? Whether you want to talk about food, fashion, or video games, take your journaling to the next level by sharing your thoughts in your own online domain. Some bloggers even get paid to write through sponsorships and product placements.


Look for freelance work

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If you’re an undergraduate looking for an avenue to put your skills in practice, freelancing is probably your best bet for experience that pays. There are a lot of companies nowadays that would rather outsource people per project rather than hire regular employee only to end up with excess staff in their payroll. Not only will you be able to show off what you’ve learned in school—whether it’s graphic design, content writing, or website development—you will also be able to build connections that might come in handy in the future. The best part? No one has to know if you’re working in your pyjamas.


Can you think of more activities that you can do online this summer? Share it with us below!