With the current Coronavirus pandemic, most countries are under a lock-down or at least some “stay at home” directive. Such directives can either be mandatory as in some countries like Kenya, Nigeria, and India or recommended but not compulsory as in the case of most developed countries like Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom.
In most cases, staying at home means your ability to make money will be significantly curtailed and while you need to meet your basic needs like food and other day to day items like diapers for your kids or pet products, such items do cost money and if you don’t current have the source of making the money, you will find yourself in a serious and unpleasant bind. But with the modern advancement in technology and particularly the internet, life does not have to be that difficult, particularly if you can read and write. Below, I will show you several ways to make money on the internet while under the Covid-19 lock-down, curfew or quarantine. The only tools you will need will be an internet connection and a working laptop or desktop computer. Keep reading to find out how…
1. Article Writing
A majority of people in Kenya possess at least a secondary school level education meaning they had sat and been awarded with a KCSE certificate. One can put to use the writing skills acquired for at least 12 years of formal education to make some very serious money online. Back in school, part of the syllabus in both primary school and secondary schools was English Composition as well as the associated Kiswahili version called Insha or Fasihi in secondary schools.
The tenets of these academic requirement was to equip students with language comprehension skills that such students could use later in life. But how many people use these skills in a day to day basis in real life? Very few indeed. But online, there is a high demand for academic writing as well as article writing which when taken seriously can enable a person to make upwards of more than Ksh 75,000 per month. One can even become an editor for various newspapers like Daily Nation, DailyPost.co.ke and many others available online. The opportunities are literary unlimited. Should you be interested in writing articles, news and stories for Daily Post Kenya please Click Here. We are always looking for talented people like you.
2. Affiliate Marketing
There are various online stores in Kenya of which Jumia and Kilimall are the major ones that offer affiliate marketing. With affiliate marketing, you promote a company’s products online or via social media and make money whenever someone buys the products via the links that the companies provide to you. The beauty with the internet is that it is open for business day and night meaning you can make money while sleeping if someone clicks on your links in the middle of the night and place an order with the online retailers you are promoting.
Typically, the commissions you will earn range from 5% to 10% of the sales for qualified orders. So if someone orders a Ksh. 30,000 television via your links, you stand to make at least Ksh. 1,500. That is really awesome considering that you did not even leave your house to make the money. I personally use Amazon affiliate program and if you need any help on how to get started with them and begin making money, I provide coaching and guidance for a fee.
This is by far the best way to make money online in my opinion. It is not because Iam a blogger myself but because the opportunities to make money from a blog are many. You can create a blog in WordPress and start writing about anything really that interests you. While you compose your stories, you can incorporate advertisements from your local businesses of which they will pay you a certain agreed amount. Alternatively, there are very many online advertisers of which Google Adsense is the most popular one.
With the Google Adsense, once approved, your website or blog literary becomes a cash cow making your money every day every time someone clicks on the ads. To maximize your income generated from your blogs, you can also sign-up on Commission Junction and then choose the products you would like to promote. The reasons why I like blogging is that your are only limited to your own creativity because if you like cooking, you can decide to write only about cooking, or politics or farming or any other topic you are passionate about. I recommend you post new articles on your blog regularly so that your readers don’t forget your existence.
4. Selling Your Notes
With the Kenyan syllabus, in most cases, schools use the same education material for several years. This presents a good opportunity to make money by selling your well written notes to other students once you either graduate or advance to a different academic level than your previous one. You just need to ensure that your handwriting is legible enough for other students to understand in order to consider buying. Selling notes will work well for both secondary school and university education levels nationwide.
Most people who buy notes will prefer students who use laptops and tablets to take notes in class as they are easy to save and even convert into PDF documents. Buying and selling notes come in hand right now as schools are closed and those student who are caught up in their studies will want to study several topics in advance of the material already covered by their teachers and professors in class.
5. Create Content With Fiverr
You can put your talents to work with Fiverr in many ways. If you are good in graphic design, you can create logos for companies and then get paid for your work. Fiverr also accepts application for digital marketing, social media promotions, programming and tech, business writing, lifestyle, music and audio, videos and animations, as well as writing and translation services. You can make from as little as $5 per project to as much as $5,000 per project depending on the quality of your work. If you are interested and want to sign up with Fiverr and start making money right away click here.