It is no surprise that many of us have been rendered jobless due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Things may get worse in the coming days as far as earning money is concerned. Whether you are single or have a family to take care of, it is wise to find another way of making ends meet. But where do you get income given that every business is either closing or laying off people?
Thankfully, all hope is not lost. You can make decent money online to feed yourself and/or your family. What you earn online may even become your primary source of income once the pandemic is over. Who knows?
But you may be wondering how to go about it. The vastness of the internet can make one feel too overwhelmed to figure out where to start. This article will guide you into some of the ventures you can take up to make money online. All you need is a laptop/smartphone, and a decent Internet connection. And of course, be yourself because you are one of a kind!
Answering Online Surveys
Yes, you only need to send in answers in exchange for cash. Here is proof that answering surveys online can actually earn you money. It is important that you do not sign up for random survey sites because they tend to be scammy. I recommend PaidViewpoint.
Do you love economics and technical calculations? Even if you don’t like them, forex trading is definitely worth a shot. The reason is irresistible: Forex trading has produced several billionaires and has millions of people making a full-time income.
The idea of forex trading is simple. You have to buy and sell currencies at the right time. A little bit of learning will eventually put you in a position where you can earn money regardless of the effect of COVID-19.
Selling Photographs Online
It may take you by surprise to learn that regular people make money selling photographs online. With even cheap smartphones having good cameras today, virtually anyone can turn into a part-time photographer.
You don’t need to travel to take scenic photographs. Begin in your neighbourhood. Once you have taken a few photographs, learn a little about photo editing and you are good to go.
Websites like these are in constant need of images to use in their articles. The demand for images has not gone down despite the COVID-19 pandemic. Once you make a few sales, it becomes a lot easier to scale.
Creating Online Courses
In today’s world, if you want to be professionally competent, learning never stops. With some spare time on their hands, people have turned to the internet to learn and upskill. The good news is that you don’t have to be a professional teacher to teach online.
So sit down with your phone and record a few video tutorials on your topic(s) of expertise.
Article writing is one of the most common ways of making money online. Sign up for an account on one of the many websites where content buyers and writers meet and you are all set to become a writer. Again, you don’t need professional qualifications, just some good writing skills.
In fact, if you market yourself well and write reasonably fast, you can make article writing your main stream of income. It won’t happen overnight, so be patient until you build a solid client base.
If you love writing and also want to connect with your tribe, blogging is the best option for you. You can start a blog of your own with a few dollars.
The process is simple due to tools like WordPress that do not require you to know the technical stuff about websites. Once your blog gets some steady traffic, there are hundreds of ways to make money with it. However, it takes *at least* a few months to monetize a blog, so if you need money urgently, writing for clients is a much quicker option.
Making money online is moderately easy when you know how and where to begin. Even then, it will take you some time to become a master at it. In the meanwhile, make sure you save as much as you can and spend money only on essentials.
What are you waiting for? Open a new tab and start earning today!
Augustine is an introverted thinker who writes about navigating life in the wisest way possible. You can check out his blog at https://augustinenyongesa.com/.