As an adult, you will find yourself looking for money on almost a daily basis. Most of the needs, basic or otherwise, require money for their acquirement. However, given the current state of things in Kenya and the world, employment is not as available as it once was. Now, we have to find other channels of getting money. Thankfully, technology opened an online world that constantly provides opportunities, which the physical world lacks. Here therefore are a few ways that you can make money online.
YouTube has made millionaires of so many people around the world. This is especially true for entertainers such as comedians, actors, and singers. If you have a talent or skill that you can display in video form, then consider using YouTube to your advantage. Granted, YouTube does not give immediate returns. You have to be patient and persistent with your material, get a minimum number of required viewers, and then you stand a chance to start earning. Aside from earning directly from YouTube, you also get the bonus of a wider audience and consequently more deals and endorsements.
Think of blogging as the writing version of YouTube. If you have the gift of writing, together with useful information that has ready market, then perhaps blogging is your golden ticket. Just like YouTube, you have to create an account with some of the available blogging sites such as WordPress and BlogSpot. Then keep providing constant content, which will eventually lead to income generation. You can also choose to affiliate your blog with companies and franchises interested in advertising.
If you are not able to start a blog just yet or you need an immediate source of income then try out online writing. Technology allowed the world to come together as one big global community. As such, people can easily source for writers for their work or school projects from anywhere in the world. If you are a good writer, then you can make quite some money this way. You join free content writing sites such as Fivver and Upwork where you get to interact with potential customers. You get to bid for available work, agree on terms of work delivery and payment, and then you can go on to start earning. Online writing can be a very lucrative side hustle especially for people who need the extra cash.
If you already have a business but it requires a little marketing boost, consider using online platforms to get more market. It is as easy as taking photos of your products and posting them on social media platforms with their short description, price, and location. Also, mention if you offer delivery services in case of out of town customers. Online marketing is very efficient because it reaches a much larger crowd that physical marketing would not have.
Selling your clutter online
Another brilliant way of making some money online is by selling your clutter or otherwise unwanted items online. There are popular sites such as Craig’s List, which allow people to do exactly that. In Kenya, we have Jiji among many other facebook market places. All you need to do is take a clear photo of your item and post it with price and location. It is a form of online marketing only that in this case it is a temporary gig.
Finding employment can be difficult sometimes and you might need to find some money as you wait for your big break. Consider these suggestions of making money online while in the waiting period. Some might even end up being sustainable jobs on their own.