A lot of people are struggling financially because of Coronavirus. A lot of us have sadly lost our jobs, or had to take temporary pay cuts until things calm down again. These aren’t easy times for another of us. But, as always in bad situations, there are a few small positives coming out of this. One of these small positives is increased creativity, both in online spaces and in our general day to day lives. Whether the coronavirus has left you strapped for cash, or whether you simply want to use the extra free time you now have on your hands to earn some extra pounds, there are plenty of creative ways out there to top up your bank balance.
- Earn Money Through Online Games
This creative way to earn money is great, because it basically just lets you have fun whilst potentially bagging yourself some extra cash. Of course you aren’t guaranteed to win anything, but plenty of keen players do rather well for themselves.
There are plenty of great online casino games out there, from Blackjack, to Poker, to Roulette, and to Slots. If you’re new to casino games, then slots is definitely a brilliant place to start. It’s one of the most popular casino games going and the rules are nice and simple. Best new slot sites offer a range of different games to get stuck into.
- Consider Starting Up A Blog
Blogs are another good way to earn cash online, making it an ideal money earner in the current climate. Plus, as more people are now spending more time at home, demand for online content has skyrocketed. People enjoy reading about a range of different topics, from fashion, to politics, or cooking ideas to even just your day to day lives, and where you went on holiday to last year.
- Kickstart Your YouTube Channel
People enjoy watching online content just as much as they enjoy reading it. If anything, they even enjoy watching videos more. People are spending a lot of time consuming YouTube at the moment, and are on the look out for new channels to discover. Now is the perfect time to finally kickstart your YouTube, and hopefully earn some cash for your views in the process.
- Get Crafty
A lot of us are now filling our hours with making things like candles, cards, jewellery, and home decor. If you find that you’re practically good at crafting, why not pop a few of your things up for sale on places like Etsy, or Not On The Highstreet.
- Have A Clear Out
If it’s a struggle to close your wardrobe, or the kid’s toy box is overflowing, then why not take this time to have a clear out. If you find things that are still in good condition but no longer of any use to you, put them up for sale. Ebay, Depop and Facebook Marketplace are all brilliant places to sell your unwanted bits and bobs.
- Sell Home Cooked Meals
Government rules on takeaways and food deliveries keep changing, so be sure to do your research first, but selling home cooked meals could potentially be a nice way to earn yourself some extra cash if you’re a good chef. Key workers who don’t have the time to cook for themselves at the moment would probably really appreciate the opportunity to have a nice hot meal dropped off at their door.
- Complete Online Surveys
With a quick search on Google, you should be able to find a number of reputable websites that will pay you in cash or gift vouchers to complete online surveys for them.
- Online Tutoring
If you’re academically minded, then online tutoring may well prove to be an ideal money earner for you throughout this period. Check out websites such as My Tutor and Owl Tutor.
- Create An Online Course
There are websites out there, such as Teachable and Udemy, which allow you to create an online course of your own, and then market it. Your course could cover any number of topics, from plumbing, to creative writing, to fashion design or how to build a bicycle from scratch.
- Get Into Freelancing
There is plenty of different freelance work that you could get stuck into during this period. Whether you’re a writer, an editor, a translator or a graphic designer, there are plenty of people out there who need your help. Websites like Fiverr are a great place to have a look at.
It might feel impossible to earn cash whilst you’re stuck at home indoors, but actually there are a range of different ways to keep the pounds coming in, especially if you’re willing to use this extra free time to get creative.