How to Start Making Money Online During Lockdown

The restrictions that lockdown has put in place have a lot of different negatives, keeping many of us within the same four walls. However, believe it or not, there are some positives and opportunities for those that are efficient and productive online, and that look in the right places.

Want to start making money online in your spare time? Here are a few quick tips on things to try and how to get started. Read on to find out more, and be sure to share your tips and ideas on how you make money through side hustles in your spare time!

Blogging

For those who are stuck at home with some more time on their hands during the pandemic, and are looking for something to put their time into, a blog can be a great solution. At the very least it’s somewhere for you to share your thoughts and opinions, training up your writing skills in the process, and at its best it’s a viable strategy for making a secondary income stream.

The most successful bloggers out there have worked hard to build up their website, taking into account current trends in order to rank for different search terms, and mastering their niche in order to grow a loyal audience. Once you’ve established a readership on your blog, you can start making money through strategies such as sponsored posts, affiliate marketing links, advertisements and more.

Investing

Saved up a rainy day fund (and then some), and want to start putting your money back to work for you, perhaps coming out of the other end of the pandemic with a more robust financial portfolio? Investment can be a great way of building up your finances exponentially, and with modern technology, it can be easily done from the comfort of your own home.

Even property investment is something that entrepreneurs and investors can get involved with remotely. With developments in virtual reality allowing people to view properties from afar and get a first-person perspective on what their investment property will look like, companies such as RWinvest continue to offer exciting opportunities in spite of social distancing policies.

Freelancing

Got a skill or talent that you think you might be able to monetise? There is always someone looking to pay you to do a job for them. Whether it’s freelance writing, graphic design, or even teaching/lecturing, you can get set up in an instant through platforms such as UpWork, Freelancer and Fiverr, and start offering your services.

Setting up an online storefront

Like to make physical things and want to start selling them? Perhaps arts and crafts, or even clothing? In 2020 it’s easier than ever to set up an online shop and start selling your products out of your own front room. Not selling a product or service in particular but want to take some of the extra time you having during lockdown to sell some of the clutter and clear out your home? Simply take a couple of snaps using eBay or even Facebook’s marketplace.

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