Covid-19 is the biggest health crisis experienced in recent years, but not only that, it has also had an incredible effect on the economy. Many people are currently experiencing job loss or pay cuts, with the under-25s being the most affected. If that is your case, do not despair, there are still ways for you to make money from home, we’ve put together some ideas to get you started.
Sell your stuff
Decluttering your home may be a great way to spend your spare time, clear your closet and your mind. However, it’s also great if you’re thinking of selling unwanted items. If you don’t know where to start, try using the Marie Kondo Method. There are six basic rules to that method: commit yourself to tidying up, imagine your ideal lifestyle, finish discarding first, tidy by category, not by location, follow the right order and finally ask yourself if it sparks joy. Once you have followed that method, you can choose to sell some of your items on apps such as Shpock or eBay. Always make sure to use an efficient courier to send your parcel securely and on time to your buyers, there are many websites such as Parcel2Go offering price comparisons.
At the moment, there are huge demands for deliveries because of online shopping and takeaways. Many places are actually actively looking for delivery drivers, if you don’t mind driving or riding a bike then maybe this is a good place to start. However, because you’re not in the safety of your home, you need to make sure to keep your distance, wash your hands and be careful while driving or riding your bike.
With the current situation, most children are not in school and need home-schooling. However, not every parent loves spending hours on end helping their kids with difficult subjects like history, languages or maths, especially if they have to work from home. If you have a passion for teaching, then why not become an online tutor? Many people are also trying to learn a new language while in lockdown, so if you’re from another country or speak a second language, this could be a great way to make some extra cash. Sites like Tutor Hunt or Tutorfair are great.
Sell your photos
If photography is your thing then maybe you could try selling your precious snaps online. There are a number of websites that allow photographers to upload their pictures, they are then sold to use on third-party websites, books, on products and even in ads. You’ll then get a cut for every picture sold. Websites such as iStockPhoto, Dreamstime, Shutterstock, 123RF, or Getty Images are good for this.