4 Ways to Make Money Online

[Tweet “Four Ways to Make Money Online”] The internet enables communication across a number of platforms. Here are five simple ways in which you can make money online.

Here are four simple ways you can capitalise online. 

 

 

1. Affiliate Marketing 

Affiliate marketing is where one individual recommends another individual’s product and earns a commission. This is excluding all the tedious work such as sourcing the product and delivery.  As soon as you recommend a product and people click on the link that the company gives you, you make a commission on that item

Commission ranges from 3 to 75%, depending on the product. 

An example of websites that offer affiliate marketing include mantality an online store for men. Their commission ranges from 12 to 15%. 

Another website, OfferForge, enables individuals to make money with their content. 

2. Loot

Loot, an online store offers over 12 million products. These range from games, electronics to books and toys. 

They also offer an affiliate program whereby organisations can earn money by promoting Loot.co.za to visitors. 

Individuals can become an affiliate by registering on Loot as a customer. Then, an online affiliate application can be filled out. 

Affiliates can earn 5% of the value of their first order for each customer that they refer. 

 

3. Teaching

The internet has changed how we learn. Teaching is now possible through distance learning. This includes teaching online, whereby a virtual teacher based in South Africa for example can teach a classroom of learners in China. 

About Education First, an online platform, enables individuals to teach online in foreign countries. Education First offers online teaching posts in countries such as Bryanston and even China. Their online teaching programmes run over a 5 day week of 20 hours in total. 

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4. YouTube

The internet enables individuals to become bonafide stars. Though one thing is for sure you need great content and an ever growing viewership that can help to monetise your content.

Here a a few steps to help you get started: 

1- Create a YouTube channel

2- Enable your channel for monetisation

3- Connect your channel to Adsense in order to earn money and get paid for your videos

4- Research the kind of videos that can be monetised on various platforms

South Africans who are making money on YouTube include Julia Anastasopoulos, a SA designer, artist and illustrator. She has 119 993 subscribers. Another major YouTube sensation that has parlayed her work into advertising and even her own show is Suzelle DIY. Suzelle became an internet star after launching her YouTube channel in May 2014. 

She collaborates with top brands such as Takealot, Gumtree and Checkers. Her DIY videos range from how to make a braai pie to how to fix a plug. The artistic maven now runs her own production company, Sketchbook Studios alongside her husband, Ari Kruger. 

Source: IOL

6 Ways To Use Now to Make Money at Home

6 Ways To Use Now to Make Money at Home

There are ways to make money at home, the problem is that we don’t know about them. Now it is your chance after reading this

Here are six ways you can make more money:

1. RENT OUT A SPARE ROOM OR GRANNY FLAT

If you have a spare room or granny flat that you rarely make use of, you could earn extra money by renting it out to holiday-makers and business travellers. A popular way to go about this is to list it on the online hospitality website Airbnb, which has been around since 2008.

It’s free to list your home or room, however, Airbnb says: “We charge hosts a service fee (including taxes, if applicable) every time a booking is completed. The amount of the host service fee is generally 3%, but may range from between 3% to 5% depending on the cancellation policy selected by the host.”

2. FREELANCE ONLINE

There are plenty of freelance marketplace websites that offer a platform for employers and employees to negotiate a deal on work that could fetch a flat fee or pay by the hour. The websites include Fiverr, Upwork and We Work Remotely.

Sonia van der Westhuizen, the operations director of KrengJai, a micro work-sourcing business that hires people to do work it has secured through Upwork, says her experience of the platform has been fantastic

“We managed to land R60 000 worth of work in the first month and had a hectic time trying to deliver it. When looking for jobs on the likes of Upwork, it’s best to invest in your profile – fill in as much as possible about yourself.

“You can also do free tests via the site. It ranks you on how you did compared with others on Upwork,” she says.

3. JOIN AN AGENCY

Agencies such as RecruitMyMom have flourished because of an increasing need for flexibility and the ability to work from home.

Phillipa Geard, founder and CEO of RecruitMyMom, says: “The world of flexible working is definitely widening thanks to technology. There are opportunities, particularly in the online world, where you can have a regular job as well as something after hours. We look for people in the part-time and flexible work space, but we do have some jobseekers who work after hours.

Typically, RecruitMyMom will hire you as an independent contractor, but it also secures permanent jobs directly with companies.

Provided you get the right clearance and qualifications, you could work with children. For example, Soccermom.co.za is a placement agency that sources people for parents who are unable to drive their kids to and from school due to work commitments.

Working for this agency requires some admin upfront.

Evette Barnard, owner of Soccermom.co.za, says: “If you want to do this type of job, you have to register your profile on our site. We then conduct an interview and you have to comply with a 10-point certification process, whereby you produce things such as proof that your vehicle is not older than 10 years, that you have a roadworthy vehicle and that you’re willing to do a professional driving test within six weeks of signing up with us. We also do a criminal check and ID verification.

According to Barnard, you can earn between R2 000 and R4 000 a month depending on the number of trips you make.

4. START YOUR OWN BLOG

By blogging, it’s possible to make money through advertising, sponsored posts, brand collaborations, affiliate links, product and service reviews, giveaways and sponsored social-media posts.

Meg Peta Sproat, founder of the Boring Cape Town Chick blog, says: “Taking a product and creating an original piece of content that entertains, informs or educates is key to being paid. Use your unique voice to make something interesting and creative to set yourself apart and entice brands to work with you.”

Writer, editor and brand consultant Mandy Lee Miller, who is the founder of parenting blog Pregnant in Cape Town & Ever After, warns that you need to find the right balance: “The temptation to take any money offered regardless of the brand can be very strong. Almost every blogger I know has slipped off the slippery slope of overconfidence once or twice.

“If your content shifts from sharing your story to writing purely sponsored posts about the things you are given or paid to talk about, your audience picks up on it very quickly. And because there are so many other bloggers out there, once your readers move on, they are very hard to get back.”

5. MAKE MONEY OFF YOUR HOBBY

If you are a crafty kind of person – if you can knit, sew and crochet, for example – you could make things like clothes and blankets and sell them online through classified websites such as Gumtree. Social-media sites such as Facebook also have a number of groups where mums in particular can do business and advertise their services.

6. ANSWER SURVEYS OR DO MICRO JOBS

Companies need information all the time and you could earn money by giving it to them. There are several sites, such as Answered Insights, that offer you cash and other rewards for regularly answering surveys. Find Survey companies here

After being acquired by Informal Solutions, the micro-jobbing platform M4Jam relaunched in October. Through it, you can do simple jobs such as taking a photograph of a shop or completing a survey from your couch.

There are plenty of ways to earn extra money, and you don’t necessarily have to belong to an agency or website – you can sell things you no longer use, or you can start your own small business on the side.

However, if you are going to rely on a third party to generate an income, you must be careful about who you approach and what you agree to do because there are a lot of fraudulent operators in this space.

“In South Africa, it is illegal to ask a jobseeker to pay money towards finding work. Any job opportunity that is offered where the recruiter is trying to solicit money should ring huge warning bells. Some may say that you need to pay a training fee, but stay away from anything like that. If there is an agency involved, the agency will seek a fee from the employer, not the jobseeker,” warns RecruitMyMom’s Geard.

Source: City Press

6 Legit Ways to Make Money Online in South Africa

There are a lot of ways to make money online all over the world which you can explore. But how would you know which one works and if they are legal ways?

Here below I have selected some of the best and legal ways to make money online in South Africa.

So, browse around and make sure you join one or two to see if they can work for you. Remember, there is nothing to loose because you join for free and you need is data to register yourself on these money-making platforms.

Here are Ways to Make Money Online in South Africa

  1. Website That Pays
    Several websites pay people for various things, like shopping, reviewing products, and taking surveys.

    Our team has filtered through the 100’s of survey for cash companies out there to bring you the 3 best companies you can try in SA:

    SwitchedOn
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    SwitchedOn is one of SA’s leading online research panels. Sign-up today for free and stand your chance of winning Cash, Data, Airtime & Vouchers.                                                                      Make Money With Survey Now

    • Earn 30 – 260 per completed survey.
    • Exchange 550 pts for R100 Voucher or  900 pts for R200 Voucher.
    • Vouchers redeemable at TakeAlot, Zando & YuppieChef.

    The Panel Station
    Make Money Online completiing surveys for The Panel Station

    • Earn 100 – 5000 points per completed survey
    • Exchange 8000 pts for R200 Voucher.
    • Vouchers redeemable at TakeAlot & PayPal.
  2. JustPlay

    Make Money Online winning competitions on JustPlay!
    In South Africa we are blessed with a little company called JustPlay who has over 1,000,000+ users (which I guess makes them not so little).

    How does JustPlay work?

    • Look through their list of prizes, pick one you like.
    • Engage with brand by filling in short questionnaire.
    • Viola, you’re entered in the draw for that prize.
  3. Increase Your Value in the Work Place with a Free Online Course

    Shaw Academy

    Shaw Academy is one of the largest online educators & provides skill development courses like photography, financial trading, digital marketing, & nutrition.

    Take advantage of Shaw academy’s free online course offer today!

  4. Be a Freelance Writer

    Freelance Writing
    Writing is one of the most popular online jobs. Businesses need blog posts, website copy, articles, and several other types of content.

    It’s important to have your own website as a portfolio when you’re pitching online writing jobs. Or you can create a LinkedIn profile to use as an online portfolio. Clients will want to see samples of your writing.

  5. Sell Your Unwanted Items

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    Earn money from your unwanted items by selling them on Gumtree. Search through the site to see what kinds of items have sold recently and how much people are selling them for.

    Make Money With Survey Now

  6. Create Your Own Blog

    Another job for a writer, personal blogging is also a great way to make money online. However, this job requires patience and persistence. You likely won’t see much of an income from the get-go.

    Bloggers make money through advertising, selling products, and writing sponsored posts, among other ways.

Online Gamblers and Operators in SA Might Be Jailed 10 Years or Fined up to R10 Million

You may not know it, but online gambling is illegal in South Africa. Nevertheless, it’s a booming industry that is hitting licensed casinos hard.

The National Gambling Act of 2004 bans all “interactive” online casinos and games such as poker and bingo.

Numerous online gambling sites exist and some estimates suggest that tens of thousands of South Africans have active accounts.

The most popular online gaming platform in South Africa is Costa Rica-based “Realtime Gaming”.

Online gambling represents a massive loss in tax revenue and has the potential to slash visits to “land based” casinos. Online gambling in Europe, where it’s legal, has caused casino visits to fall by 20 percent.

Casino and horse-racing revenue fell by 0.6 percent in 2014. According to the National Gambling Board, gambling revenue totalled R21.8 billion while the industry paid R2.2 billion in tax.

Gamblers and operators face a maximum penalty of R10 million and/or 10 years in jail.

 

Source: 702

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