The COVID-19 2020 pandemic has forced a lot of us to change how we make money. While some of us are fortunate and able to work from home, others have seen their hours reduced, or they have lost their jobs entirely. With the impacts of social distancing and the reduced job force looming over the future like a dark cloud, many of us have had to find new ways to draw an income or make some extra money.
It is a smart strategy to earn some money from various sources across the internet from the comfort and safety of your own home during the coronavirus lockdown.
10 Ways to Make Money in COVID Issue :
1. Get Paid to Sell Your Photos Online
If you have a little creativity and some real good shots, upload your photos to stock photography websites. Stock photography websites are a great place to reward you for your photography skills and passion. All you have to do is to get some good shots ,edit if require and upload them to these websites for a review. If they approve your photos ,you can work with them further. If not you will at least know why were your photos rejected and what should you upload as they put some lines with each photo to describe the problems with that.
2. Make Money with Smartphone Apps
The smartphone you have can get some money for you. The smartphone industry is growing at very fast pace. Every E-commerce website want their app in your phone and for getting this done, they can even pay you although they don’t do this directly , they do this via several third party apps . Here I am listing out some genuine apps where you will get paid for doing simple tasks like downloading apps, completing survey and watching videos etc.
3. Online Survey Sites
This is the easiest and increasingly popular way to make money online. Surveys are an important part of any business to check what people like and how they can improve their product. They take your opinion by number of means and pay you for the time you spend on completing the surveys.Here you can signup with different companies who provide online surveys. Once you join with online survey companies, they will send you the survey invitations in your email.You can complete them & get paid through various means such as E-vouchers,checks or Hard cash through paypal etc.
Major problem here is, there are few handful of companies who are genuine, provide surveys & pay for them.
4. Get Paid to Write
Internet has changed everything. Today, you can decide to become a freelance writer. Obviously, the better your skills and training are, the better your projects and freelance writing rates will be.
There are many markets looking for people with good writing skills. You can write for magazines, either online or in print. You can blog by setting up your own site, or by writing for someone else’s. The market for new articles on the Internet is vast, and there’s lot of work to go around.
5. Online Tutoring and Consulting:
You can teach somebody online through Skype and get paid. If you have knowledge about a particular subject then you can spread it through Skype. You can conduct classes on Skype once they have paid to you.Likewise you can become adviser for somebody about anything you are good at .Becoming a home tutor or online tutor is one of the best way to earn extra income from home. There is no better time than now to earn lucrative income teaching kids. People spend a lot on the education of their kids.
Not only, you can teach school subjects but you can also teach them some hobbies like dancing, drawing, solving puzzles, creative games etc.There are many companies that can help you to become an online tutor or you can even teach your students through software like Skype.
6. YouTube Video Uploading
You tube is becoming more popular than ever. All you need here is the videos and a lot of viewers. Some are claiming that they are making more money from their YouTube channel than their blog and its true . YouTube has potential and you should take advantage of that. The good thing about YouTube is that its relatively easy to get Adsense approval. Once approved ,the Adsense will show contextual ads with your video and number of views and clicks on ads will be the main factors in your earning. So make some sensational videos to get start earning some money.
7. Play Video Games for Cash
If you haven’t played Mistplay, you’re missing out! It is one of our favorite apps here at YMG. The Android app offers users the opportunity to play mobile video games in exchange for monetary rewards. From the minute you start playing the free games, you’re eligible to receive compensation. With Mistplay, you can even play with your friends and level up as you unlock achievements and earn points faster. They are user-driven and even offer chat features to allow participants to stay connected.
The only downside is that you can’t get direct PayPal cash, but you can earn gift cards and sell them online for money! They even offer gift cards to major retailers such as Amazon, Google Play, and Visa gift cards.
8. Use Freelance Opportunities
As you may be forced into quarantine, to stay home due to your place of work temporarily closing, or worse, recently got laid off, you need a way to make money fast. Preferably, that way to make money needs to be done from home as things progress through this pandemic.
Freelancing with a specific skill set you have is a great way to make money from home (or anywhere) as it can all be done remotely.
This is one of the most proved way to make money online.You got a passion,all you have to do is create a blog on any available service like blogger.com or wordpress.com etc and post some good quality posts related to your passion , interesting enough to get attention of lot of peoples. There are number of ways you can earn from blogging but one of the most simple way is Google AdSense. Google places the ads on your blog and when the visitors of your site clicks on the ads, you’ll get paid.Although its not that simple as above .Bloggers usually underestimate how hard it is to make money from blogging because there are so many blogs out there having the same niche so it very hard to get things done without quality contents and proper strategy. Blogging is not a overnight success scheme. You can try free platform like Blogspot and wordpress.com first and learn how all things works and then you can move to self hosted blog.
10. Affiliate Marketing
Affiliate marketing is something responsible for the biggest contribution in the total earning of any blogger. In affiliate marketing, you become the partner of a website and then promote the products of that company through your affiliate link provided by the company.This is going to become a huge hit in future because online shopping is growing like anything.