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Things you can do for extra money while at home.

Updated: Mar 1



Staying at home has caused a lot of people to lose their jobs and source of income. Ranging from students to professionals in their various fields of work. This also makes us aware that having a job you are proud of does not guarantee security in times of adversity. Luckily, we are in a world where the internet provides us with lots of options that we can take advantage of. Take a good look of the following, analyze yourself and strength so you can pick the best one for you. Making a good choice for yourself is your first step in the right direction as what has been successful for another does not guarantee success for you.


TAKE PHOTOGRAPHS AND SELL SOME

Taking pictures is something that most of us do a lot in a day. Whether it is the food we are gonna eat, our pets, the beautiful dress you just bought or even the one you haven't worn for days thanx to COVID-19, we love to save memories of our lives.

There is a way of making money by doing what you love the most. If you fall in this category of people who like pictures, with the help of some sites like Stock photography, you can earn from your pictures. All you have to do is to take some nice pictures and post them on their platform iStockPhoto. What they will do is to eventually sell your picture to be used in a publication and other places over time and with that you earn some money on every sold picture you upload. So, take pictures just like you love to and get the chance to make money off them.

Other websites like Alamy, Shutterstock, and BigStockPhoto are all available for this and many more.


STARTING A PODCAST OR YOUTUBE

This is quite simple to start but you have to prepare yourself to make it about something you are passionate about. If you start any of these with just the idea of making money and no actual interest, then you might as well not start because you are most likely not to succeed.

For Youtube, if you have a phone and or a laptop and an interest, you can just record yourself talking about your interest, spend some time editing the video if you want, and upload it. After you can enable ads on your page and if you get over 1k subscribers, you get the chance to monetize your page and profit off it.

If you also have an idea but you don't want to make a video, you can just record yourself talking about what you like best and uploading it.

With these options, the more videos or episodes you release, the more your chances of keeping your viewers hence more money. Some podcast hosting platforms include Buzzsprout, Captivate, and others.


SELL BOOKS, OLD MATERIALS OR CRAFT ON ETSY

Setting up an account and selling on Etsy is very easy just like setting up a google account. After creating your account you just have to list the items you want to sell as well as pictures of them at reasonable prices.

What you want to sell on Etsy is totally up to you. As a student, I have many books that I do not use anymore as such, I take pictures of them, upload them on Etsy, and make money. You don't have to be a student to do this. You can sell your old novels, your CD collections or if you are good at crafts such as sketches, etc, Etsy can be your go-to site to rid yourself of your old or new possession while making money.


CREATE A BLOG ON A TOPIC YOU ENJOY AND ENABLE ADS

Creating a blog is just like setting up a podcast or Youtube channel. However, instead of reading or making a video, you have to talk about your topic of interest through typing and connecting with your audience. I started this blog because I wanted to make others aware that we are all going through a lot during this pandemic and we all can through it together hence the name sane2gether. In the same way, find what you are passionate about, secure yourself a domain and start writing. There may be other blogs about your topic of interest so be willing and ready to construct it around your culture and your unique self.


CREATE A COURSE AND SELL IT

The internet has made creating a course and selling quite easy and it takes a form similar to a podcast. Find something you know about and be ready to construct it around your "cultural add" to make it unique to you. Many people think they have to be an expert before they can create a course which is a myth. There are many things you need to be able to create a course but once you get a hang of it, you can make a lot of money from it and still be profiting from a single course after years all by setting a premium price.


There are many more things we can do to make money while at home but the most important thing is to remember to take care of yourself and your loved ones. Let's stay safe, strong and prevent the rising rate of mental illness. Here is some hopeful news on the virus, coronavirus. The world is made up of you and me so let's protect it and ourselves.

Always remember its just you and us.






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