9 Proven Ways To Earn Money Online During And After Lockdown 2020

Written by Aviral Arora

June 5, 2020

Important Note

Data entry jobs providers are mostly scams so don’t waste your time & money.

There is no quick way of earning money except in crime & scams and you should stay so away from both.

If you are in immediate need of money, then get a personal loan and work hard to pay off the loan as soon as possible.

If you have a passion to learn a new skill like Content Writing, SEO, Website or Graphics Designing, Video Editing you can expect some income in 6-8 months depending on your smart work and dedication.

Why Earn Money Online?

  • Making your hobby turn into Money.
  • To take your startup/ products/ services around the globe for people to enjoy.
  • Have a reliable source of passive income.
  • To Become a Brand-which you can sell in the future

9 Ways to earn Money during Lockdown

  1. Become a Freelancer
  2. Start your own website to earn Money
  3. Online Courses
  4. Earn Money from YouTube
  5. Buy and Sell Domains
  6. Earn Money from Podcasting
  7. Open a Digital Store or Become a Seller ( Amazon, Flipkart, Shopify, Woo Commerce, Marketplace)
  8. Sell Your Photographs
  9. Virtual Assistantship

1. Become a Freelancer

Freelance websites are the platforms, where both, people looking for work and employers, post their offer and always been a popular way to earn money online and it is an excellent way to turn your talent or hobby into money.

Skills or Hobbies you can turn into money are :- 

There are several websites offering Freelance tasks for people with varying skills. Some of the Best Freelance websites are:

  • Fiverr
  • Upwork
  • Freelancer
  • PeoplePerHour
  • Toptal

2. Start your own Website to earn money online

You’ll need 4 basic things to start a website:

  • Register your domain name
  • Find a web hosting Company
  • Prepare your content
  • Build your website

Now talking about some of the common ways in which you can monetize your website and start earning money are:

  • Affiliate Marketing (One of the best ways)
  • “Pay per Click” advertising (Google Adsense)
  • Sell your own product/service

If you want to earn money while you sleep, Start your Website today.

Not just during the lockdown but even in the Post Covid Era, when there are fewer number of jobs and lesser salaries, I believe to become Atmnirbhar (Self-Sufficient) then making money through Internet is going to one of the essential and best ways available out there.

Learn how to start a successful Website step by step. (Tried and Tested)

3. Online Courses

In this time of pandemic when the entire country is under complete lockdown education is something which has suffered the most.

If you are an expert in a particular subject, you can earn by tutoring people online. Teaching Online provides a means to connect online with the students of all ages across the country and also it can be accessed again and again and at any time on demand.

How to get started:-

Signup on websites like Vedantu.com, MyPrivateTutor.com, BharatTutors.com, tutorindia.net as an online tutor by creating a profile, and listing all the required details. Once selected, you’ll be listed as a Verified Teacher and can make around Rs200-Rs500 per hour by giving your online sessions.

4. Earn Money From YouTube

YouTube is half the Internet: that’s more than 1.9 billion users logging in every month. But at the same time more than 500 hours of videos are uploaded to the site every minute.

Many YouTubers are making millions of dollars from YouTube.

Tip: Always start your channel by selecting your Hobby/Talent as a  category for your YouTube videos. So that you keep uploading videos without being bored.

Some of the ways you can earn money through YouTube are:-

  • Setup an Adsense account

It’s much more simple than you think. Just follow the YouTube’s official guide to AdSense accounts here.

  • Become a YouTube Partner

To join the program you need a minimum of 1000 subscribers and 4000 watch hours in the past 12 months. A YouTube partner gets an access to multiple income streams,Such as:

  1. YouTube Premium Revenue:

If a YouTube Premium member watches your video, you get a portion of their subscription fee. (The Nice Part: It’s Completely Automatic).

  1. Ad Revenue

To earn an Ad Revenue you must be at least 18 years old and you must create content that is more advertiser friendly. In brief, the less controversial content you have the more money you can generate through Ads.

  1. Channel memberships

This is another feature which allows you to sell channel memberships to your subscribers (i.e., your fans opt in to pay you an extra amount).

Requirements for this, you need to be at least 18 and should have more than 30,000 subscribers.

  1. Superchat Payments

This feature gives your fans the ability to pay you so as to highlight their messages in your live chats during your live streams.

  1. Merchandise Shelf

In order to sell Merch from YouTube’s merchandise shelf, you must be at least 18 years old, and have at least 10,000 subscribers.

Always Remember, it takes time to grow your audience, Consistency and Smart work are the 2 keys here.

5. Buy and Sell Domains

You may not know but buying and selling domains is just parallel to the real estate business, The only difference here is that here you are buying and selling a digital space.

You can sell a Domain you already own or even buy a domain with higher traffic/ having a good SEO score and then sell it for a higher price.

There People selling their featured domains on websites like flippa.com, GoDaddy.com, sedo.com ranging from Rs800 – Rs30,00,000. 

INTERESTING FACT: The most Expensive Domain Name sold was “Business.com” ,which was sold for a whopping $345 Million in 2007.

Not just that, Being parallel to the real estate business you can also Rent your website to someone interested for a certain period of time.

Honestly, in my opinion, Domain trading can be a little bit tricky and you have to be an expert even to start l, otherwise, there is a chance that you may lose your hard earned money. But as you start working on your Online Business then gradually you will learn how to earn money by selling domains.

6. Sell your Photographs.

If you’re interested in photography or have lots of photographs, why not try selling them online? Businesses are creating a lot more online content at the moment, so the right images and themes could help you earn some money. Rather than uploading a lot of landscapes and only selling what you have, take a look at the kinds of images that business websites, news websites, and blogs have been using over the last few weeks. Try to shoot images around those themes and stay on top of what’s in demand at the moment. 

Stock photography sites like:

  1. 123RF
  2. 4Corners Images
  3. 500Prime
  4. Adobe Stock
  5. Shutterstock
  6. Alamy
  7. Image Vortex
  8. iStock

These sites can help you get a commision ranging from 20-75% whenever someone downloads your uploaded Photos.

7. Open a Digital Store or Become a Seller ( Amazon, Flipkart, Shopify, Woo Commerce, Marketplace)

If you have some products in mind or have developed a new product, then today itself,you must start working on taking your products online. Your products can range from a variety of category: Electronics ,Designer Jwellery , Clothing, Handcrafted Gift items etc.

You should Start with:

  • Validating the idea
  • Setting up the Store
  • Procuring of the Products
  • Marketing of your Products

You can also sell your products via big e-commerce giants like Amazon or Flipkart by signing up as Sellers. This has proven results of Scaling up your business and reaching the customers throughout the country.

8. Make Money from Podcasts.

Firstly what is a Podcast?

It’s an episodic series of spoken word digital audio files that a user can download to a personal device for easy listening.

Big names are getting large amounts of listeners and large amounts of ad revenue in return.

Here are a couple of examples:

  • The Ringer had about 420 million downloads in 2018, earning $15 million in ad revenue (paywall).
  • Amy Schumer got a $1 million payday just to create a show for Spotify.
  • The Bowery Boys is a podcast about the history of New York City and makes over $3,800/month through Patreon.

Now lets take some of the major ways these people make dollars from podcasts:

  1. Affiliate Marketing
  2. Sponsers and Advertising
  3. Services
  4. Crowdfunding & Donations
  5. Books

9. Become a Virtual Assistant

Doing all the corporate stuff from one’s home is what a virtual assistant (VA) does. VAs basically work from home with their clients and manage the aspects of their business that they are too busy to handle themselves.

In this field, you can even choose to work as an employee or you can set up your own business.

VAs are skilled, home-based professionals that offer companies, businesses, and entrepreneurs administrative support. Some of the major areas of work includes:

  1. Marketing
  2. e-mail management
  3. Blog Management
  4. Project Management
  5. Graphic Design
  6. Social Media Management

Becoming a VA can entail some degree of training or briefing, depending on your qualifications and Earn Money Online. However, if you have good communication skills and are capable of using applications like MS Office,

You can Sign-up on the following sites:

  • Elance
  • Fiverr (our link)
  • 24/7 Virtual Assistant
  • Assistant Match
  • Freelancer
  • Upwork
  • PeoplePerHour

A VA may expect earnings in the range of Rs 500-Rs 4,000 per hour.

Bottom Line

There are a ridiculous number of ways to make money online and the ones I’ve covered here are just the tip of the iceberg. If you have time, a passion for almost anything, and at least some creative skill, you may be able to build an online income stream — or several — if you give it enough time.

Did I miss any method that you use to make money Online? Or do you have a favorite? Let me know in the comments!

Remember the 2 key Conclusion

  • Take Action Today
  • Be Consistent

But, don’t just take my word for it. If you look online, you’ll find thousands of success stories you can use for inspiration.

One day you could even create a success story of your own. But you’ll never know unless you try.

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