The World is experiencing something that no one has ever experienced in their lifetime. Covid-19 or the coronavirus has swept across almost every nation on earth.
It has killed so many people and is spreading really fast. Authorities are trying to control the situation but it eventually is really slow. The Public has been advised to stay at home in almost every other country.
This can be a huge threat to some people who live on daily wages. Debt, money, food and all other things start rolling inside their heads. But, once you step out, it’s likely that you won’t need to worry about your future.
For these people, It’s better if they start something online that can form as a new source of income until this disease settles down (God Knows When!). Students can too start to make some money online rather than just “Netflix and Chill!”.
So, I am here to explain some of the methods which can help you make some money from your home. One thing to say is that it will take some time and there are “no shortcuts or fast way to make money”. So, if you are here for those tips and tricks, you can go and watch TV or play a game because this article isn’t meant for you!
Without further delay, Let’s start!
9 Ways To Make Money While in Quarantine
So here are 9 ways to start making money online. These methods are tried and tested. A lot of people make money from the sources. Hope you too start earning at the very earliest.
1. Start A Blog or an Affiliate Marketing Website.
A blog is the best thing you can start during this time. You have a lot of spare time and can be a very good source of income once you level up.
It’s true that it will take time. But, it can make you a consistent income for many years.
Affiliate marketing is a way by which you promote other people’s product for a small commission.
People make money from blogs and websites in three ways:-
- Advertising (Using Google AdSense or other networks)
- Affiliate Marketing (Like Amazon Associates, Clickbank etc.)
- Info Products (Product that you own and sell it on your own website.)
You can use any of these methods or use all three of them together.
But, before you start a blog, you need to select a niche or a topic for your website. It can be anything like
- Top 10
- Technical topics like programming
If you want a whole list of 1000 of niches to select from, check out this article from Income School,
Make sure that you select a niche that you are really interested in. This is of utmost importance because there is a high chance that you would quit if the niche doesn’t interest you. I have had 2 other blogs in the past from which I quit because of the above reason.
How to Start a Blog or a Website?
You can start to blog on a publishing platform called WordPress. It’s a simple content management system which lets you write content and publish them on the internet.
For WordPress to work, you just need two things, A hosting service for installing WordPress and a domain name. Luckily, for you, I have got the perfect hosting service.
It’s called Bluehost and is one of the best WordPress hosting services you can find online. It’s fast, reliable and cheap.
I was surprised to see how cheap their hosting was with just $3.95/month. Additionally, for that price, you get a free domain as well as a free SSL certificate. So, you surely get what you pay for.
Once your website is up and running, you can start publishing articles. It’s right from this part, the real work lies on. There are so many things that you need to learn about blogging and affiliate marketing like SEO, digital marketing, keyword research etc.
You have either of the 2 options. Either learn from a professional or on your own. There are a lot of blogging and affiliate marketing courses on the Internet but the one I would recommend is Project 24 by Income School. They are the gurus in this industry. Or if you don’t want to spend on a course, you could always learn on your own. The internet has all the answers you will ever need.
2. Start a Youtube Channel
One billion hours of video are watched on YouTube every single day. This is awesome and you can contribute a part of it too.
Starting a youtube channel is one of the best ways to make money from home. You don’t need any money to start and can start with just a phone or a laptop.
The content that you put up is entirely upto your choice. But, the problem is that most people do not want their face to be a part of the video. So, for those people, there are many other topics or niches which doesn’t require you to show your face.
If you are struggling to find a niche on Youtube to produce videos, here are some of them:-
- Life Hacks
- Compilations (Like People are Awesome)
- Top 10
- Magic tricks
If you are looking for ways to produce a Youtube video without your face, you can check out Content Samurai. They are the best video creators in the market and will let you add clips, pictures, music and even a voice-over. Here’s a small video on how simple it is to create videos on content samurai.
Starting a Youtube channel isn’t just enough, producing good quality content is crucial too. Moreover, you will also need a little knowledge about SEO, keyword research etc. You can easily learn them all on YouTube itself.
If you want, you can use a tool like TubeBuddy, It helps you rank your videos higher and can help you get more subscribers and views in a short period of time.
3. Become a Freelancer
Freelancing is a great way to make money if you have some skills. It can be almost anything like drawing, programming, content writing and many others.
You can literally offer your skills as services on many freelancing platforms. That way you can earn an income online without needing to step out of the house.
Some freelancing platforms include Fiverr, UpWork, Freelancer etc. I’d recommend you start with Fiverr. They accept almost every freelancer while other platforms have a lot of restrictions.
If you are looking for some easy freelancing jobs that you can do without many skills, head over here to find out some of easiest of all jobs.
4. Start a Dropshipping Business
Dropshipping is another small business which you can start right from your homes. But, keep in mind that you will need a small amount of money to make this a success.
Dropshipping is a business model where you sell physical products but you do not keep goods in stock rather transfer your customer’s orders and shipping details directly to a manufacturer or a wholesale dealer. This way, you act as a middleman.
Dropshipping is highly profitable and can be easily scaled up if you have the right product and a perfect marketing strategy.
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However, if you are a beginner, I would recommend you start with a blog or a Youtube channel because you may incur huge losses while dropshipping.
But, If you are interested, there are a bunch of courses online like the eCom Elites and Dropship Lifestyle. You may check it out and buy them if you like.
5. Start a Drop servicing Business
No, this is not the same business as the above one. Drop servicing is when you sell a service like content writing, video making, social media marketing etc for some money and you outsource that particular service to another freelancer for lesser money. It’s almost the same as Dropshipping.
This is a really good business model and has been gaining momentum this year. If you like to know more about this, I have written a free tutorial on Drop servicing and how it can be done. Make sure you check it out.
6. Online Tutoring
Do you have some knowledge about anything that the public might be interested in learning? Then you could do online tutoring.
Youtube would be a great platform to start but if you want to make some money within a short time, then Chegg tutoring would be the best for you. Here’s a small video on how you can register as a Chegg tutor and earn money.
7. Domain Flipping
Domain Flipping is something which requires a little bit of skill and money. It is a way by which you buy a domain name and resell it to another person who desperately needs that particular name.
Suppose the domain name football.com is available for $10. You buy them and then resell it for $2000. The real skill lies in identifying and buying great domain names which might resell for a huge amount of money in the future.
Flippa is the best website to use if you are planning to start this type of business. But, keep in mind that this requires a little bit of money to get started. You may also end up losing some money if you buy the wrong domain.
8. Investing in the Stock Market
This is one of the best things to do during this quarantine period. The Stock market has crashed due to the coronavirus and it would be a good time to invest in some of them.
I do believe that we will overcome this together(Like we always have!) and the economy will back to normal. So, Investing in some would be a great idea.
I do not have much experience in the stock market. You could find more information about these on the internet.
9. Other Small Jobs
There are, however, some other small jobs you can do to make money. These methods below will give you some extra pocket money, but nothing much huge that can make you rich.
- Be a transcriber on Rev
- Test websites On User Testing
- Answer surveys on SurveyMonkey
- Sell your photos on Shutterstock
Surely, this is one of the hardest times that humans have to face and will surely go down in the history books. But, like always, we will overcome this like we always have. Together!
As I said, some people living on daily wages might have a hard time to make money. So, this article is specifically for them and don’t forget to share this to them.
Moreover, if you have neighbours living on daily wages, check out if they are okay, and make sure that they don’t go out of food and money. We are all in this together.
Stay Safe! Stay Home!