6 Effective ways to start on how to make money online during the pandemic

To consider 2020 as a strange year is perhaps an understatement. We have lost many people on the way; the entire world is on lockdown due to the pandemic. And with this implemented lockdown, several businesses have since closed down, and some professional careers elected to diverge into a different path. Although there are still businesses that are active to this date, some of them implemented a work from home setup in order to continue their operations.

However, this will not stop us from earning. In fact, thanks to the power of modern technology, we are now not only limited to full-time employment, but we can also work on other sideline gigs and actually make money online just by staying at home. This has been proven effective, especially now that we are living under the Information Age, in which the likes of Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg, and Bill Gates have become actual billionaires.

And you might think, “I guess it would be complicated!” or “I don’t know where to start.” Well, girl, I have good news for you! Not only is it not complicated, but these are also teachable skills, and I can teach you how to earn money online in the next few minutes so you can have a good start this 2021.

  1. Undergoing freelancing duties

Or specifically entering the world of being a Virtual Assistant. There are a lot of pros of being a Virtual Assistant, as it is not an actual requirement for you to be in a real office setting. As long as you have the right tools and the right skills, then you are good to go.

And the services of Virtual Assistant are not limited to data entry services, sales calls, and other administration duties. Clients can employ you with other specialized skills such as graphic designing, web development, content or copywriting, SEO, social media management, and many others.

And you can find remote jobs on online jobs marketplace websites such as, Upwork, Fiverr, or LinkedIn as long as you have a stable internet connection, a laptop/computer, a keyboard (of course, if you are using a computer), having an above-average typing skill is not a must. Still, it is a plus as it can help you to be more efficient.

If you already have the skills or passion for what I have mentioned above, then this is already an advantage. Furthermore, there are still a lot of ways for you to make money online.

  1. Be a Business owner by creating an Online Store

As of the moment, the richest and wealthiest man today is Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon. As we are aware, Amazon is now the leading Online Marketplace in the world. And its services were actually leveraged because of the quarantine or lockdown that was implemented due to COVID-19. Taking this as an inspiration, you may create an online store.

I know so many colleagues who are now earning 6-digit monthly income by selling their products online, they started selling through Facebook and Instagram, and now they have their own online shop.

The best part of this is you do not need a huge capital to get started. All you have to ensure is that you have a decent camera and an online platform to sell it to. And if you are going to ask, what are the best items to sell? You may simply sell your old items. Items that you will no longer need, as there is a huge probability that someone else might need them.

  1. Selling Digital products

Creating an online store can serve as a path for you to be a business owner by selling tangible items. Another idea to make money if you do not have anything to sell, or you do not have any stocks for your inventory, is by selling digital products.

These are less tangible items that can be sold via the web. One of the best digital products you can sell is applications, especially if you have a skill in app development. You can also sell website hosts, website designs, screensavers, and more.

  1. Start writing, and start a blog

One of the best parts of writing is that it produces an infinite possible way to get paid online as blogging is still one of the primary tools for gathering data or information. Although you may need more time to build your website to start a blog and ensure the contents you would like to deliver. Consider your target readers, confirm what they would like to read or what you want to deliver.

In this way, you can build a community of people with the same interests and employ helpful articles with the same audience. You can earn dollars online through ads and sponsorships. Or you may also consider producing eBooks and write anything under the sun and sell it digitally.

There are also websites that purchase entries for poetry or short stories—one of the best ways to start as well if you are planning a literary career.

  1. Vlogging – Be a video vlogger

Vlogging is perhaps, or somehow, the same as a blog writer the only difference they have is that a blog writer creates content through written articles, whilst vloggers share ideas by producing video content. It is also comparable to selling digital products as you are technically sharing your knowledge and expertise.

Similar to blog writing, you create a vast majority of your audience online and create a community with the same interests, and you gain your income through the number of your views plus sponsorship and advertisements.

One famous platform to start with is YouTube, although you may need to employ the help of an SEO expert to ensure that your videos or contents are strategic. Another way to earn money on this platform is by offering actual services. In this way, you initiate an advertisement that presents your skills and expertise.

Another version of this is by video streaming. There are multiple social media personalities who initiate live video streaming while playing a famous online game. This allows them to interact with their viewers and one good advertisement to gather more audience.

  1. Be an online tutor or consultant 

Whether be it on speech or a different language entirely, you can offer being an instructor, a coach, a consultant, or an online tutor as long as you have the correct expertise or fluency to the topic that you want to discuss.

Similar to freelancing services, or Virtual Assistant, clients will usually require a stable internet connection, a noise cancellation headset, a good quality webcam, and, of course, a free but reliable conferencing app.

The earnings for this gig are client-based, so you will decide your fees and the amount you will charge.

What is the best one for me?

These are only a few ideas to make money, especially now that we are under quarantine and are currently suffering the horrors of the pandemic. The best way to earn money is by ensuring that you have the appropriate resources or skills. Always remember that skills can be learned and the internet is vast, you may learn a thing or two by studying your chosen field.

It is only correct that we take advantage of this situation and learn how to make money using the internet. Not only would it make us more productive and provide us with extra earnings, but we will also get to invest by gaining more knowledge and education.

Remember to treasure your ideas, the internet is just a convenient way to deliver a message, but it is with your diligence and efforts that can make it stand out and earn.