Bored of same old answers on the internet? Well, we were too! Hence, we took it upon ourselves to find creative ways to make money during this lockdown. This list is a mix bag of options where some of them are skill based, some are based on experience and others don’t need you to have either. More often than not, we give up on some of the opportunities because the employer asks for either experience or qualifications when it comes to a specific role. So, let’s try to break away a little and find other options for you to make money.
So, let’s begin with the list of creative ways to earn money online and we hope that you find the one that suits your needs.
10 creative ways to make money
Sell your photos
A very profitable and creative way to make money is by selling your photos online. By photos we don’t mean your personal photos but photos that are used by agencies or designers in their design. Sites like Pixabay, Shutterstock, 123rf have paid subscriptions available, which allow the user to download unlimited photos in a month. If you have a good camera (phone or professional), you can shoot thematic photos and put it up. Each time your photo is downloaded, you get paid! Some of the themes you can capture are travel, food, office, mothers, family, vacation etc. These are commonly used across different niches and it can actually get you the money you need.
Many garden enthusiasts are slowly moving towards making the best use of the waste, therefore using it as a compost for their plant babies. This again is a very creative way to make money and it can become a small scale business based on how you set up your compost pits. Making compost isn’t a difficult task per se. But making them in bulk may seem like a lot of work. Having said that, you can contribute to the environment in your own way by using up the wet waste and up cycling them to make compost.
Rent a place
Do you have extra space in your house that you can rent out? You can either consider renting it out to a student, professional or someone who wants it momentarily or you can rent it out for shoots. These days OTT platforms have been shooting inside very homely setups. You can think of something like this to earn money.
Creative way to make money is through Editing Videos
With the influx of the influencer culture, video editing is something that is much in demand. You can take up projects for budding influencers or for that matter even try out working with an agency. Editing is always in demand and if you think you can work your skills and make a video look phenomenal, try this out!
Did you know of such a thing? Yes, there are many online portals where you can sign up and share your car. You not only cut costs for yourself but you also get to earn money in the bargain. So if you commute in your vehicle and would like a little monetary help, consider this creative way to make money.
Open a thrift store
The idea of minimalism is slowly catching on in India. If you feel like you’ve hoarded too many garments or stationery or accessories that you would like to get rid of, start a thrift store. You can put the items up for sale and earn money on your orders. The thrift culture is largely prevalent on platforms like Instagram. So, have a look see at what other thrift stores are doing and may be you can pick up cues from there.
Sell home made food
There’s nothing. better than home made food! Even with the lockdown imposed on us and with eating home made food daily, it still is the healthiest. But some people don’t find the time to prepare meals or don’t have family to do that for them. This will be a great way to feed them healthy home cooked meals. You can either cater to lunches or evening snacks or may be all three meals too. Depending on the time you have in hands and the resources, this should be planned out.
Sell home made beauty essentials
Soaps, hair oils, serums, balms are some of the products that you can easily make and sell. If you have a little knowledge about how and what to mix, to get the correct consistency then this is the perfect option. You can also consider making gift hampers around festive seasons because these are good gifting options too. This is definitely a creative way to make money during the lockdown.
Online reselling is definitely a creative way to make money
Again, a good way to resell products from manufacturers or wholesalers at a profit. Apps like Shop101 encourage and empower budding entrepreneurs, mothers, students, professionals to start reselling from their app. It is a zero investment app and also a risk free one. Found easily in your Play Store, you can download the app and check out other features in there to help your business grow. You can also watch the video below to know more:
Make customised gifting items
Another option to earn money is by customising gifting items like stationery, mugs, T-shirts, Magnets etc. to suit the likes of your customer. If you’re good at making art or doodling, then there’s a separate fan base for these kind of items.
So, which option would you go with? Tell us in the comments section below. Also if you can think of more options then please don’t forget to mention them below.
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