Economy can be unpredictable. Having a reliable job or an established business can both have their downs in a bad economy. But when you face an unexpected turn of events, there is always a way to earn money through a second source. Then there are scenarios where you can’t afford a steady and strong financial life with a single job. In an economy like today’s, especially in Pakistan, having a part time income resource or making money online from the comfort of your home is a great proposition.
What you need to get started
- You must have some know-how about computer and internet.
You can’t have a stable online earning source if you don’t have the basic knowledge to operate a computer or how the internet works.
Consistency and hardwork. Earning online can be easy, but maintaining the financial flow requires consistency in work and an attitude that shouts hard work.
A lot of patience. Earning income online is easy, but earning good amount of money can be challenging sometimes. Some months can be really good and some can be just fine.
Ways to earn money online
- Blogging: First things first! What you are most passionate about? Never start a blog in which you might lose interest later. You need excellent English communication skills to start your own blog. It can be a news related blog, or a product/service review or celebrity blog. Post jobs, funny images/videos, write about latest trends or technology updates.The pitch point is that you are blogging about good ideas. Stay away from plagiarism. Take inspiration but don’t copy content from other sites. Use Google AdSense or InfoLinks to put up ads on your blog and start earning. Don’t rush and wait for 3-4 months till the volume of visitors increases to more than 1000 per day. Money starts coming in once you reach your target.You can check our complete guide on how to set up a WordPress blog with almost no effort. As mentioned in the post, you can get 25% off on your hosting plan on Hostgator if you use our coupon code ‘TECHJUICE25‘ on checkout.
- Become a part of Market Research groups: Market research is like the bread and butter of an advertising agency in Pakistan. Contact some local or large companies or research agencies and become a part of the focused groups. You have no idea how much they value your opinions.
- Refer products/services and get paid:
Earn money online via participating in referrals. Good income can be earned along with bonuses if you have a strong network of people and know someone who might fit the job perfectly.
- Become a travel agent: No, you won’t have to sit in an office to do that. You can reserve and sell tickets to customers from your home. I used to work for a travel & tours company who hire sales people and let them work from home. After all, you just have to sell the tickets online.
- Work for a Publishing house: Best option for housewives and females looking to flourish a career for them. News publishing houses like DAWN, Tribune, TheNews and TechJuice are always looking for talented writers who have a flare for creative writing. Build your profiles and apply today.
- Become an accounts consultant: We have a number of B.Com and MBA degree holders in Pakistan. And now a high volume of students in ACCA. Not everyone gets to work with best firms in Pakistan. So why not use those skills online and earn money from home. Advice managers how to manage their accounts, and keep the cash flow good. You can also be a consultant in some other field you are an expert in.
- Video Tutorials: With Youtube banned in Pakistan, there are still other video channels you can use to upload your videos like DailyMotion or Tune.pk. Review smartphones, tablets, or laptops and make video tutorials. You can earn money from home via making some videos too.
- Web development: Universities are stressing towards offering advanced courses on web development. Using html, CSS and PHP, students and professionals can make ways to build a better future for them. Build a website from scratch and use programming languages like CSS, HTML and PHP and tools to earn you some good amount of cash.
The rate of having diploma in SEO is high in Pakistan and for the same reason companies don’t prefer hiring them. One of the reasons stated by my CEO recently was that they have weak English communication and vocabulary which puts a company at a very bad place. But then there are some experienced SEOs and SEMs who are doing a tremendous job in lifting up page ranks and providing quality results with targeted keywords on Google’s top searches. Content marketing and SEO go side by side. It’s a plus if you know both well. Social Media Marketing is another major part of SEO and content marketing.
- Design a mobile app: Mobile app is like the ultimate accessory for any product or service now days. It’s one of the highly paid online jobs and if you are familiar with the process of designing and developing a creative and unique app. Well, you just hit the jackpot. Did you know NASA called out all the smartphone app makers a few weeks ago to design an app and win $1500?