Ways to make money during a pandemic


It’s without a doubt that whether there’s a pandemic or not, life must continue. Presently, coronavirus has influenced thousands of households financially.

There’s a drop in various savings accounts as small businesses, restaurants, most food stores, and other social places remain closed. However, job uncertainty and layoffs are one of the major concerns affecting a greater population.

In the wake of this mayhem, the big question remains “how will I make money during this troublesome phase”? This write-up offers solutions to your financial problems in these trying times.

Make cash by cleaning out

Your trash maybe someone else’s treasure. Getting rid of some old items and earn some extra money. This strategy offers both environmental and financial benefits.

Utilize this period to clean your house and turn it into a gem you have always desired. Some of the online marketplaces you can utilize include:

  • For cameras, computers, and video games, use eBay.
  • Do you have an old tablet or phone? Use Jiji, formerly called OLX.
  • Whatever you’re trying to sell, there’ an online app to help you dispose of the item.

Offer food delivery services within your area of residence

With most workplaces and eating-places locked down, people still want to eat nicely cooked meals from their houses. If you’re part of your estate’s WhatsApp group, advertise your services and the foods you offer. Some foods that go fast include:

  • Chapati
  • Maandazis
  • Samosas
  • Homemade yogurt
  • Biryani
  • Dip fried chicken
  • Chips

Get paid for your opinion

Did you know that there are survey companies that offer both newbie and expert survey opportunities around the world?

Furthermore, you don’t require to be a native American to participate in the provided tasks. Pay per hour may range from $10-$25 depending on what you’re working on.

Are you wondering how it works? Most political organizations, research groups, and brands are in need of opinions about top trends and what an average person thinks. In exchange for your opinion, you’ll earn money.

Although the amount will not make you rich, you’ll be able to survive during this time of crisis. Most surveys take about 3-5 minutes. Some top-rated survey apps include Swagbucks and Survey Junkie.

So instead of staying indoors watching television the whole day or twiddling your thumbs, why not take up online surveys and supplement your income.

Provide babysitting and childcare services

Preschools, daycare, schools and everything in between have shut down. Parents still needed at their place of work require people to help with their children.

Even those working from home need help because how can you work with babies all over? It might not be the best way to make money, but why not try babysitting and earn that extra coin.

Tips for watching children during coronavirus

  • Carve out some daily reading time and have fun.
  • Don’t take up babysitting jobs unless you have enough experience.
  • Ask for an upfront payment.
  • If a person exhibits flu-like symptoms, ask them to stay at home.
  • Make the babies wash their hands frequently and ensure to wash yours too.
  • Don’t get overwhelmed, instead choose to take care of at least two to four kids, preferable friends, family members or neighbors kids.

These are some of the toughest times to live in but don’t lose hope. No one knows the outcome of coronavirus. The best thing to do at this time is to focus on the most significant things. For instance, your health, family, and the things most dear.

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