Do you feel financially handicapped sitting at home? Are you broke and at a loss for what to do? Try these simple tricks!
The COVID-19 lockdown has not been easy on anyone. With a lot of time on our hands and little to do, we get tired, restless and sometimes have anxiety attacks about our life and how it looks different from how we planned it at the beginning of the year.
You are now at the end of your tether, as you are not only bored but also broke. This is about to change, though. Find five easy ways to make money from the comfort of your home below.
If you have been thinking of doing some blogging, now is the time to start. You have the time and resources. You only need a laptop or phone and internet to get started. With a blog space, you can write about anything, from lifestyle and entertainment to sports and politics.
Blogging ensures that you are spending your time on something productive, improving your writing skills and, above all, making money. There are so many money-making options to explore while blogging, including adverts, subscription and newsletters.
So, you have great teaching skills and you are knowledgeable about some things. Do you perhaps write well? Do you know a lot about digital marketing? Are you good in Mathematics or languages? Do you know how to teach DIY tricks?
This is the time to put what you have and know to good use. Find people who want to learn the skills you have online and teach them. Start an online course and get paid for it. There are a couple of online platforms that link students to teachers that you should also explore.
You can get paid for proofreading other people’s articles. If you have a good command of English and know the grammatical rules, have a keen eye for details, and possess the skills needed for research, this is for you.
There are many people out there who write and are willing to pay for a second eye for their articles. If you are good at this, you can get more jobs through referrals.
4. Be a virtual assistant
It is easy to become a virtual assistant, so much easier than you imagined. Again, you only need a laptop or phone and internet. You do not necessarily have to be skilled. You should, however, know what is required to take on a task.
For instance, if you want to be a social media virtual assistant, you must know how social media works, you should be able to manage social media pages and create engaging content for different social media platforms.
Selling might seem unrealistic at this time but you can sell anything from your home. Buy items that you know people need now - gloves, face masks, hand sanitizers, supplements - and resell them at a profit. Have them delivered so you do not have to go out.
If you have learnt the art of handcrafting - making things with your hands - you should try making and selling products. Can you knit, sew or weave things? Make sweaters and dresses or smaller things and sell them.