4 Proven Ways to Earn Money while on Quarantine
We have been in quarantine for months now and we are all BORED. Malls are closed, restaurants are closed, bars are closed. Heck, you can’t even get your own groceries without being anxious because of the coronavirus scare that’s currently haunting the globe. Almost all industries across the globe are heavily affected by the lockdowns and self-quarantine ordinances.
But you know what’s thriving right now? Online Businesses! Forbes even gave them a name, “coronapreneurs”!
If you haven’t been on top of your game and you want to use your valuable time while at home, here are 4 ways to earn money while on quarantine:
- Online Selling
This is a no-brainer. People are stuck at home with their phone up to their noses all day. They’ve got no choice and nothing to do but order everything online. This is the perfect time to grab this opportunity and start your online business as well.
Don’t know where to start? Try by getting your first inventory from liquidation suppliers. They basically sell products such as clothing, shoes, and general merchandise at a very low price because of the fact that these items are either liquidation closeouts, overstocks, shelf-pulls, or customer returns. Some items may be damages as well but most online sellers still find these items highly sellable.
- Start your Freelancing career
If you’re the type of person who doesn’t like dealing with haggling customers or sales is not your forte, you can try freelancing. In a study made by Upwork in 2019, the freelancing industry contributed a whopping $1 trillion to the U.S. economy, outnumbering other classic industries such as mining and transportation.
With the rise of digitalization, freelancers have created their own industry where they “sell” their services to online clients with the goal of earning money while at home. Skills can be learned through various online platforms such as Coursera, Udemy, Skillshare, and a lot more. You can learn digital marketing, graphic design, creative writing, and more! You can now use your newly-acquired skills and abilities to earn money while in staying in the comforts of your own home.
- Run a Blog
Now, if you have the gift of crafting creative written articles and have the passion of sharing your experiences on the internet, blogging might be for you. There are a lot of available user-friendly blogging platforms such as Wordpress where you can easily set up your own blog without the hassle of getting a web developer. Interface and instructions are simple and easy to follow, with the option of customizing the theme depending on how you would like your blog to look like.
There are several ways where you can earn money through your blog. One of which is by displaying ads on different locations on your blog. You can fully take advantage of this if your blog gets a lot daily traffic because you gain some money every time a visitor clicks the advertisement. Another one is by affiliate marketing. You can earn money by getting commission on your own affiliate link that you share with your viewers.
- Declutter and Sell your Used items
This last one is a win-win situation. How many of you have been trying to get rid of stuff only to realize that the things you found can still be used by other people? You can sell your items at a discount via online selling platforms, or at flea markets and garage sales. Just make sure that you will fully disclose the current condition of the item by stating damages and defects on the listing description. By doing this, you will certainly earn money while clearing your home as well!
Have other ideas on how you can earn money while at home? Share them in the comments below!