Hope you’ve all had the time to recognise, ponder and address your levels of exhaustion and create a custom kit to help you deal with it.
Today, I’m about to address another elephant in the room.
It isn’t a unique fact that the pandemic has tightened our pockets a little and has made us reconsider our grocery lists and momentary splurges. Over the last month I’ve been spending time researching ways in which we could all make that shrinking inner lining a little more accommodating and make room for a little more change.
While I cannot take full credit for this thought, it was Shop101 that had me thinking about it.
Here’s my list of mediums through we can all cash in a little extra.
- GOOGLE ADSENSE
I’m sure you’ve been on websites and seen Google advertisements. They are all there for a good reason and purposefully.
Not only are they easy to set up, but can help you earn too in accordance with the traffic that your website experiences.
You just have to signup with Google Adsense (for free). They will give you a unique code which you have to paste onto your website. And the you just wait to get paid. They payments roll in through pay-per-click (PPC) system.
- AFFILIATE MARKETING
Don’t let the term intimidate you.
Affiliate marketing is like running a retail store. You sign up with retailers like Amazon, Flipkart and Ajio, and promote your favourite products on your website or social media and add your link.
Everytime someone shops by clicking onto your link, you earn a commissioned income.
This doesn’t necessarily require you to have a website, just a good amount of traffic on social media should be enough.
Here are some popular affiliate networks that work in India.
- ONLINE PAID SURVEYS
Who could have thought that we can get paid for our opinion!
You just have to find some genuine platforms and set up an account. It’s pretty much as simple as that. This method requires you to share your banking details for the transfer of credits; so please do your research before starting off!
Here are some of my favourite survey sites Panel Place, MOBROG, YouGov India, SwagBucks
The benefit of these is that you get to be your own boss with flexible timing and it isn’t always time consuming. But at the same time it could get a bit boring and there could be lack of availability of surveys and the SCAMMY SITES are the biggest turn downs.
If there is a skill that you are equipped with, then make sure you aren’t leaving money on the table. Go through professional websites and be on the lookout for freelance jobs. You could be good at Writing, Tally and Data Entry, Social Media Management, Graphic Designing, Care Taking (for toddlers and elderly), Content Development, Typing.
Just about anything. Any skill that you are confident about and are will to find a job for, you could earn from it.
Just hop onto job portals and stay on the lookout for Freelance Jobs!
- START AN ONLINE COURSE
If you are good at something then creating a course is the way to go.
You could be teaching anything from Meditation to Water Colour Painting or creating modules on Parenting and Positivity. You could be a great Cook or someone with a knack for Car Care or Stitching.
Create a community and spread the word.
You could just make videos of yourself explaining and guiding others through the process or advertise for one-on-one video call lessons.
Final Takeaway, today all you need is a smartphone, confidence in yourself and willingness to not leave money on the table. Set up a PayPal, GPay or PayTM account and start exploring your options.
There is always the need to see if your are becoming a part of something scammy but beyond that I like to believe that
“either we earn or we learn and both are equally valuable”
Also, if you know another way to start making that extra buck at home then share. your suggestions with us. Hurry Up!!
Since a lot of the options that we explore might require a website. So don’t step back, in todays day and age making a website is quite simple and for free. Try WordPress !