The COVID-19 global pandemic has triggered nations around the world to shut down their local economies to contain the spread of the coronavirus, putting millions of people out of work. The good news, however, is that there are still ways of making money during the crisis while making use of the spare time you are having now more than ever.
Here are some suggested ways to earn money amidst the pandemic:
Do Market Surveys
Brick-and-mortar storefronts are largely closed to the public during this pandemic, but e-commerce is booming and companies are dying to hear feedback on their products. Services such as Swagbucks and Valued Opinions pay participants in cash or gift cards, rewarding them for sifting through videos and giving their thoughts on different products and services.
Got an artistic eye? Then it can be used to design logos for the businesses. It is a very easy job if you know drawing and using software like Adobe illustrator, Photoshop and CorelDraw. You can start by approaching small businesses and build your way from there. It is better to keep samples handy.
Rent Out a Spare Room
If you have a spare room in your house, why not make some money from it? Just observe the necessary health protocols when accepting a new housemate.
Although you do not need huge money to start it, resourcefulness is needed. If you do not have arrangements to produce a product, you can always buy and re-sell it. Or, you can make a portal for the different shops to sell their product through you. You can charge a percentage for every sale happening.
Banks aren’t the only option if you’re looking for a loan these days. Peer-to-peer lending platforms such allow individuals to make small loans through their network, cutting the bank out of the process and allowing individuals to earn interest by loaning out money. Just do some research about this.
Monetize your Hobbies
During the COVID-19 pandemic, a lot of us have more free time than we know what to do with. Why not try to monetize your hobbies by turning them into a small business? Do you like to make crafts? Do you like to garden? Create an online store for your produce. Perhaps, you’ll be able to turn your hobby into a full-time job one day.
Start a Blog
If you like to write in your spare time, consider monetizing that skill in the form of a blog. It takes time to grow an audience, but a blog that targets an underserved niche can generate a lot of traffic. As for timing, never before have so many people been stuck at home with so little to do; it’s a great time to find an audience.
Write an E-book
Self-publishing used to be a fool’s errand, but would-be authors no longer have to worry about printing physical books that might never be purchased; you can simply make your work available on Amazon and other online stores, where interested parties can purchase your book on demand (and bypassing closed brick-and-mortar shops in the process).
Remote jobs are becoming more common. A part-time job may help you make ends meet while you search for a permanent gig. In fact, it is considered to be a real option to bring in income fairly quickly because the hiring process tends to be quicker than that of full-time jobs.
As long as there are products and clients, the companies would need someone to make their product reachable and understandable to the masses. This is a job for the content writers. You will only need appropriate writing ability; great qualifications are good but not essential. As content marketing costs less but generates more leads, it is a favorite mode of advertising for online businesses.