We are living in hard unprecedented times. If you told me
last December that we would be greeting each other without shaking hands, I
would have called you a liar.
But other than the pleasantries that come with shaking
hands, I feel that what is most troubling is how industries have had to close
while most businesses have closed shop.
As they did so, many people have been rendered jobless, and
it is high time they looked for other sources of income to pay bills and feed
Well, in this post, I talk of legit ways to make money
1. Freelance Work
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Maybe you have heard the term freelance writing, but because
you were busy doing other things, you never gave it much thought. Well, you
might now need to learn more about it since it could be a good source of income
for you during these coronavirus moments.
You can sign up on freelancing sites such as Upwork and bid
for jobs related to your skillset if you have writing, coding, or graphic
design skills. Clients are looking for your skills there and you could easily
make some good money if you do excellent work.
For a beginner who has no reviews for work done to past
clients, things might not be too easy for you. But you could always overturn
the odds to favor you. The trick is easy; give low bid amounts with a stellar
proposal letter that details what you will do once given the job.
If you are lucky to get the job, do it impeccably so that
the client feels compelled to give you more work or leaves a good rating that
will lure future clients to hire you
2. Earning through affiliate marketing
Since 2018, I have been making money blogging through
affiliate marketing. Affiliate marketing is easy since all you need to do is
sign up with a program that pays you a percentage commission once you sell
Some of the most popular affiliate marketing programs
include Amazon, Shareasale, Walmart, and eBay. Locally, we have Jumia and
After signing up with the programs and reviewing the
products that you want people to buy, you will need to work on driving traffic
to the blog. You can use social media marketing, paid ads, or optimize your
blog for search engines.
3. Earning through ads placed on your blog
You have probably seen ads placed on blogs or YouTube
videos, haven’t you? Well, the content creators who own those blogs and YouTube
channels are making some money from the impressions on those ads.
Some of the popular ad networks that you could sign up with
to post ads on your blogs include Google AdSense, ezoic, mediavine, and
adthrive. Each has its own set of requirements that you need to meet before
they approve you.