2020 has been a challenging year for us all no doubt!
A lot has challenged and different people are faced with numerous challenges this period due to the outbreak of the Coronavirus(COVID-19). The pandemic has lead to a lot of people not being able to go about their daily activities, the movement restrictions has lead to schools and work places being temporarily closed down. While some are lucky to have flexible jobs which allows them to work from home, others aren’t that lucky. People in the latter category are faced with financial difficulties, because most employers won’t pay if you’re not working.
Fortunately, government of some countries have made it a point of duty to reach out to citizens who can’t earn from home, providing them with relief materials as well as monetary support. We applaud them for this humanitarian effort, but if you happen to come from a country such as mine which such effort feels like an alien enterprise, then this post is for you!
If you’re looking to earn money online or from home sitting behind your laptop while in your PJ’s, then keep reading.
Here, I will be listing ten simple ways which you can earn money from the comfort of your home, with little things like ;
♡ A smart phone
♡ A laptop/pad
♡ Wifi/ Data subscription
♡ A book and a pen
1. Sell services on Fiverr.
Ever heard of fiverr? Fiverr is a fast rising global online market place where you can sell almost about any kind of service. Services ranging from graphics and design, digital marketing, writing and translation services, video and animation services, music and audio, programming and application development, business services and lifestyle services.
Virtually any kind of services can be sold on fiverr, once you have signed up, you can advertise your skills and services for people who need them and in return get paid. You can choose how much you want to charge, depending on the agreement. If your starting up as a freelancer, fiverr is a perfect place to earn and gain experience. A friend of mine earns up to $3, 100 at the end of each month from selling services on fiverr. It is an interesting way to work and earn from home. You can check Fiverr.com to signup and begin your fiverr journey.
2. Trade cryptocurrency.
Cryptocurrency is a digital asset designed to work as a medium of exchange. As the digital world evolves, so does our currency, cryptocurrency is leading and set to take over the world’s economy. You can take advantage of the current boom and growth of cryptocurrency by trading in the likes of Bitcoin and Etherium.
Check platforms like eToro and kraken.
Since were are all currently in quarantine, and confined to our homes, it is a good time to invest your money in cryptocurrency and watch it grow.
3. Teach English.
If you’re educated and can teach basic English language, you can sign up to teach English and earn some cash. Various companies allows you to teach English online while earning up to like $18-21, little but okay. You can check VIPKID
Recent statistics shows that people watch more videos on YouTube than searches on Google. You can earn profits from making and uploading videos on YouTube, and yes it’s simple and free! You just have to find your area of interest and make related videos, that way you’re having fun and also earning money, the more streams and subscription you get, the more you earn. You can make videos like tutoring or tutorials, life experiences, product reviews, work out routines, child care routines etc, the list is endless. And with the recently introduced YouTube partner program you can earn more from YouTube.
Depending on how successful you are, you can make a lot of money from YouTube.
5. Freelance writing.
A freelance writer is someone who writes for a number of different websites, blogs, magazines, and more. Most freelancing jobs require your skills and time, and the good thing about it is that you can work for clients all over the world with just an internet connection from home. Fiverr is one of the most sought-after market hub for freelance writers. There are tons of online market hubs for freelance writers.
6. Virtual Assistant.
Many professionals and businesses whose work isn’t affected by the pandemic are looking for people to help organize their businesses, like sending emails, bulk SMS, managing business social media accounts, etc. If you have experience as a personal assistant, secretary, etc becoming a virtual assistant would be great for you. All you need to do is search for vacancies, this could be a tad difficult, but totally worth it.
If you are a Multilingual speaker, this might be a great job for you! If you have knowledge in different languages like French, Spanish, etc you can sign up on sites like transcribeMe or Scribie to transcribe and earn a little cash.
8. Watch movie previews, and like videos.
Are you a movie lover? Do you enjoy watching movies in your free time? You can get paid just for watching videos, movie previews and all kinds of video. I know this sounds fun! Doing what you loveeeeee and getting paid for it! Nothing more exciting.
Sites like Swagbucks ask you to watch certain videos and like them, then get paid.
9. Write and sell an eBook.
Love to write? This is the best time to put your writing skills to work and the good thing is you will earn money from doing this. There are a lot of sites where you can sell your eBooks ranging from short stories, novels, history, motivational books, etc.
10. Paid reviews.
If you have a blog with a large reader base or an active social media like Instagram with a lot of followership, businesses may be interested in paying you to give a review of their product. I call this particular one a “win-win” because not only will you get paid for the review, but you will equally get a free product! For example, if it is a clothing company, you will get a free cloth or free clothes as the case may be while still getting paid.
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