Learning and earning during pandemic lockdown
The author gives a helpful rundown of different ways to make some extra money during the Coronavirus lockdown.

BySanjenbam Jugeshwor Singh

Updated on 8 Aug 2021, 4:19 pm

(Representational Image: Pixabay)

(Representational Image: Pixabay)


The Coronavirus pandemic is not only a health emergency - a vast number of individuals worldwide have additionally observed an effect on their occupations regardless of whether in reduced working hours, diverse working patterns or losing works. If you are one of these individuals, you may be searching for strategies to make decent money. We all have been forced to take the digital way of life these days, whether you like it or not.

Now, with nationwide or statewide Coronavirus lockdown and obvious domination of the internet, many of us are working from home. But, if you currently have no or little work, you can earn money or supplement the already existing income. Here’s a helpful rundown of different ways to make some extra money during the Coronavirus lockdown, including everything from one-off assignments to thoughts that may wind up as an additional salary stream even after the lockdown has been lifted. How often have you seen commercials on YouTube videos?

You can earn profits by uploading videos on YouTube or other social media accounts. You don’t have to spend a lot or buy a decent camera or gadget. You have to be creative and create engaging content for people. Look out for bloggers and content creators who are already well established in this field.

Also, freelancing websites are plenty. You can be your own boss with preferred projects with preferred pricing. You can sign up for freelancing websites. It seems to be a relatively low effort; it can also be time-consuming to build up your earning and satisfying clients. There’s already a huge demand for delivery drivers at the moment-both to deliver online shopping and food delivery services. Despite the tough circumstances, there is still a massive need for delivery drivers. Although, keeping aside the demand, the profession is a risky one of making money in given transmission rates.

Covid-19 pandemic has created a considerable demand for masks and all retail and medical shops are currently out of stock. Masks are rare to find in these difficult circumstances. If not in huge quantity, you can start with small amount. Visit websites and learn how to make mask in a simple way and you can sell them to your local stores for handsome money. I would also like to mention, if you are following this activity, make sure you create spare masks for laboureres and poor out there and do not ask for money in return.

Since schools and colleges are shut, there’s been a tremendous increment in parents searching for online tutors for their kids. If you have in-depth information around a specific subject, incredible communication skills and feel that you have the correct disposition to keep your students engaged and sustain their interest, you can apply to an assortment of coaching sites that link up mentors with students. Some focus on academic subjects; however, others offer the opportunity to teach music, creates and other skills. Many of us have a number of skills and talents. If you are good at arts and crafts, you can make some interesting things out of recycled materials to sell them online. You can also set up a Facebook page or show your items on pin test to create an avenue for selling them.

It might not be sound like a very productive past time, but lockdown presents the ideal opportunity to get better at a video game. You could monetize your expertise here if you know you have valuable tips that could help to coach people through their gaming experience. Trading and investing can be extremely lucrative. Just about anybody interested in building wealth and financial freedom knows this, but many people put it off as they don’t know where to start. You can get a broker here to get help straight out. This can be a good time to get your foot in the door as certain markets are expected to soar, while others expected to crash. You can even start out with a simple app that will invest your spare change for you.

Starting an online side hustle could involve selling products on Amazon via drop shipping, for example. Buying items in bulk and then selling them on could be a better idea right now if you know the item is popular, as drop shipping times may vary due to everything going on right now. It’s no longer a secret that you can make money blogging. With huge earning potential, affiliate marketing can be an effective strategy to use alongside a popular blog, website, YouTube channel or social media account. You simply sign up to an affiliate programme, say Amazon’s affiliate programme and then recommend product that you like. You know what people say- everybody has a book inside of them. Now, could be the right time to start yours.

If you have a decent amount of knowledge on certain subject, you could write an eBook and make money-especially if it continues to sell over a period of month and year. Usually, it’s better to write about a popular niche subject if you really want to make money, but you can still make money writing about just about anything – even fiction. Writing one book is a huge achievement but if you can build up a portfolio of eBooks, then you will have far more passive income opportunities. Just bear in mind that you will need somebody to design a cover for you and it’s always worth having your book checked over for mistakes and inconsistencies before putting it out there.

Besides all these, there are many ways you can earn from online survey; starting your own websites or blogs; Article writing; selling your story; Website testing; Audio transcription; Business problem solving; Craft selling; Virtual assistance; Product reviews; Cashback and coupons; Translation; Technical support; Consulting and consumer service etc. Find out which ones suit best according to your interest and start it.  Best of luck.

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First published:8 Aug 2021, 9:51 am


Sanjenbam Jugeshwor Singh

Sanjenbam Jugeshwor Singh

Faculty, JCRE Global College, Imphal, Manipur. The writer can be reached at sjugeshwor7@gmail.com

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