The coronavirus pandemic has resulted in massive job losses and unemployment, leading to difficult economic times.
Due to social distancing regulations and residence and house rules, most business people have seen losses in the past few months, so it is necessary to look for ways to make extra money.
Working from home can find time to work on other sites and earn extra funding that will help defuse troubled economic times.
Here are some of the sideline activities that can be explored from afar:
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Writing is one of the easiest ways to make money using any platform. Writing takes several forms as it can either be a personal experience or just an informative piece. Web sites, magazines, and digital content sites are reaping huge rewards during this time as the majority of people are at home and therefore consume the most online articles.
Blogging is part of this, as posting articles can earn you a few shillings, while ideally doing advertising on the websites. One can also choose to contact customers and promote their products, which can be well packaged in the form of an article and thus reach a wider medium.
Additional coins can be earned by writing articles and posting on websites. Ideally, there are online platforms that offer employment where you can draft profiles and professionally write resumes and résumés for individuals and receive a certain percentage. This can fundamentally bring more money to the table at this point.
Start a podcast.
As people spend more time at home, podcasts continue to grow worldwide. Podcasts are a great way to talk about their experiences, interests, tips, and other opportunities that can be educational and informative to the public. For example, you can tell their life stories and how they dealt with certain life problems that ultimately have an impact or are relevant to other people.
You can make extra money by promoting or subscribing to the podcasts. The more people consume and download the content, the more money is made. You can also reach out individually to people and customers who want to promote their products through your podcasts.
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Sell your craft.
The pandemic has left the majority of people a long time. For example, hobbies, interests and talents can be fully explored during this time. Be it music, modeling, art, music, knitting, poetry, baking and many others.
A person can discover these talents and sell their craft online and get money for it. For example, one could knit socks, sweaters, and clothing and create an online website to advertise and sell them.
Consequently, as a talent, one can venture into the music, sing and record and post on streaming platforms where he / she is paid.
Another way to look at this is to create a “how-to e-book” that you will need frequently. For example, how to bake a wet cake, how to sew fabric, and many others are things that people are currently researching.
Teaching a virtual class / providing babysitting services.
UoN online exams [Photo/Courtesy]Most schools and educational institutions have not yet fully opened up and adapted to learning during this time. Classes are mainly held online and are a practical way of making extra money. Teaching preschoolers and other students can be a great way to sign up for some extra cash.
It’s about planning different classes, finding the subject and capitalizing on it.
During this time the schools are closed and the majority of the children stay at home. You can take this opportunity to offer tutoring depending on your area of expertise, as well as babysitting children.
This can be done for a fee, taking effective precautions to combat the spread of COVID-19.
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Manufacture and sell homemade disinfectants.
Disinfectants are in great demand and can be made at home according to the required ingredients.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), required disinfectants must contain at least 60 percent alcohol.
You can make soap and disinfectant at home with alcohol (99 percent volume), aloe vera gel, and other essential oils like tea tree, lavender oil, or just lemon juice.
This can be repackaged and sold at affordable prices. You can make a profit and earn additional money.
Clean and redeem.
This basically means cleaning old clothes, shoes, electronics, and other gadgets that you no longer use and making money selling them online.
This can help create additional coins as there will be people who will find them useful and are willing to trade.
Therefore, you can take advantage of this extra time at home to thoroughly clean closets and drawers. Everything that is no longer useful or does not fit can be sold online at affordable prices. In return, earn extra cash to solve other important problems.
Cell phones, computers, clothing, cameras, shoes, wallets, and makeup can all be sold through online apps like Jumia.
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