Posted on: April 7, 2020 Posted by: diasporadigital Comments: 0

Current global happening has led to in some cases more than half of a country’s population having to stay indoors. Lots of people have found themselves working from home, or facing layoffs. In regards to these and more, there has been such a demand for online activities like never before.

More people are now looking for ways to make money online whilst at home. We have picked five easy ways to earn an income in the era of lockdown.


Do you have a skill? Well, the likely question is yes. There are people and businesses looking for skillsets in Writing, Social Media Management, Content Creation, Graphic Designing, 3D Rendering, Photography, Coding, Blockchain and many more which can be offered easily online. By registering with sites such as Upwork, Fiverr, Freelancer, Etsy, and Shutterstock, you can create a profile and start selling your skills and passion in exchange for income whilst at home. If you have other products and services for sale, platforms like Craigslist and Amazon are great for starters. On another scale, you may directly advertise your services to friends, family, groups, online communities and through social media. These are smart ways through which you can earn money on the side.

Paid Online Surveys

Participating in online surveys are cool ways to earn money from the comfort of your home. Websites such as Swagbucks and IPSOS pay people who are registered on their network for participating in legitimate surveys. Registration is easy and payments are made directly into the account of the participant once they reach a certain amount. You can participate in as many surveys as you want as long as you meet the specific qualification for each one. It is important to note that there are companies who offer monies for surveys which are outrageous and raises eyebrows! Do a background check of each company easily online before accepting the offer to participate in a survey.

Starting you own Website or YouTube Channel

Blogging is a great way of providing sustainable income for many people with a passion for writing. By starting your own website, you can monetize your blog through different approaches such as ads, reviews and e-books. Lots of writers who have succeeded by starting their own blogs are being paid for speaking engagements and are making money from that as well. If you do not have the budget needed to set up a website, you may consider starting on free platforms such as WordPress, Blogger, Medium or Tumblr. It may take a while to start earning money, but worth the while when you are persistent and have the right niche and content.

Creating a YouTube Channel is an easy process once you have a Gmail account. You’ll be required to follow the Channel guidelines; and great content will earn you some cash once you hit the required number of views and subscribers through monetization of the videos. Vlogging can also land you product and service review gigs as an Influencer with the right kind of branding, content and niche. With blogging and vlogging, considerable amount of patience and persistence may be needed for beginners as it takes a lot of effort.

Data Entry Jobs

Data entry jobs are still available online, even in the era of automation. Skillsets required for data entry jobs are very general and can be done with computer knowledge, good internet connection and the ability to pay attention to details. Websites such as Fiverr and Upwork usually have listed data entry jobs which interested people can bid for and earn money in return.

Teaching and Translation Jobs Online

Online tutoring to students is currently high in demand for experts in different subject fields. If this is something you can do easily, then register with sites such as and start earning money with your skills and knowledge.

Proficient knowledge and usage of different languages can also earn you translation jobs. Professional translators can register with freelance work and hire websites such as Fiverr and Upwork to offer their service online and get paid.

By: Theresa R. Fianko

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