Five Ways To Make Money during and after the lockdown
Making money online is not as hard as many people think. All it takes is understanding how it works and taking advantage of a massive market that pays well.
With the current situation of lockdowns all over the world, it makes plenty of sense to try and make money online. The internet provides an excellent opportunity to build an online presence and use it to find remote jobs, especially those who are skilled in writing, design, video production, tutoring, etc. Here are five ways you can make money online.
The internet is filled with so many writing jobs that will never get filled. This is because everyone who makes money online, one way or the other, relies on text content and articles. You can get article writing jobs online by searching on google or making use of third-party sites like Upwork, freelancer, and Fiverr. You need to learn how to write articles correctly, to be able to succeed.
The video-sharing and publishing social media platform is gradually becoming the new way for just about anyone to make money. If you are an expert in anything, cooking, sewing, writing, makeup, etc., you can start a YouTube channel to teach other people. You earn Google AdSense income for your view. With time, you will be able to gather enough subscribers and sell your stuff directly to them. You will need to know a little about how to shoot a video with a professional camera and use and editing software to do this correctly. You can, however, start with your phone camera.
If you know how to design anything like book covers, logos, brochures, etc. you can make a ton of money by working online. There are consumers from every corner of the world looking for freelance designers to design their next project branding materials and are ready to pay hard cash for it. Designers will always be needed as long as people do business and publish projects. Canva is a great tool to start your design career, while you learn how to use more sophisticated applications like Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign.
If you are good at writing books, you can make money by publishing them online. You can either work as a freelance writer helping other people write their books, or write and publish your books. If you have energy, you can do both. No one will arrest you for it. Start publishing ebooks fast on platforms like Kindle, Kobo, and Okada Books. There are many Nigerian authors online that are cashing-out every day from publishing eBooks and other materials.
Most Nigerians have a wrong understanding of what a blog is. Most of what they do is actually "news curating" rather than actual blogging. You can start a blog on any topic you are good at, including fashion, movies, entertainment, sports, cosmetics, etc. Provide your readers with the latest and trending information that will add value to their lives, and they will always come back. Just like freelance writing, you can make money from blogging through Google AdSense and selling your stuff to your audience.
Smart people who have just read this article will be asking, how do I start? Well, you can begin by researching online, creating a free blog using blogger.com or sign up with a third-party site like fiverr.com to start making money.