Money Making Inside

Money Making Inside – a different way to make money

Since starting up 2004, I’ve become used to people saying the following:

“Money is tight”
“I really want to join XYZ but just don’t have the money”
“I desperately need additional income”
“My financial position is bad”

Here’s the funny thing:  I come across these statements from people across the board from students, professionals and entrepreneurs.  If you are looking for a different way to make money, this article is for you.  If on the other hand, you are making R100K per month and probably value your time above money, give this article a miss.

Money, Today?

What if I told you that you could start making money today?

It is 100% legal.  You don’t need any money to get started – zero, nada, zip.  You must be willing to put in time and effort. (Whoever told you that money grows on trees was joking, unless you are in the business of trees).  You can work anytime, anywhere and anyplace.  Your customers find you – no money needed on branding and marketing.  You get the money 100% of the time unless you are naughty.  There are zero bad debts.  You can make a few hundred rand to a few thousand rand each month. Sure, this money won’t buy you a luxury car or home but it is a start.   Finally, you can keep your existing job or business. It is money on the side.

Money Making in 3 Steps

Step 1 : Money Skills

Do you have money skills in any of these areas?

  • Advertising
  • Advice
  • Audio
  • Business
  • Gifts
  • Graphics
  • Programming
  • Social Marketing
  • Technology
  • Tips
  • Travel
  • Video
  • Writing

If you don’t have skills in any of the above areas, I would be worried about the future of your career or business. No alarm though, you could acquire basic skills in these areas within a month by going through hundreds of free articles, tutorials, ebooks, guides and training.  Just let Google guide you.

Step 2 : Money Marketplace

Having identified the area(s), where you have skills, head on over to the market.  Join the global money making community of freelancers on Fiverr.  If you have never heard of Fiverr before, then you are not hanging out in the money circles. In a nutshell, Fiverr is a marketplace where you can sell your skills for $5. That is around R 42 at the current exchange rate (21 August). You get a bit less after their cut.

If you have heard of Fiverr, but never joined, why not?   If you are unemployed, struggling to make ends meet or need extra income, why ignore this marketplace for your skills?   While it is definitely not a get-rich-scheme, you can come out with some money in your pocket. Unless you are already earning R100K per month, in which case, you shouldn’t have the time to be reading this article in the first place.  Or are you too lazy to put in the time and effort?

Read more about Fiverr is changing the economy over here

Step 3 : Money Machine

Hopefully by now, you know what you can offer. Post your Gigs and start making money. Repeat.  Those $5 / R42 gigs as they are called quickly add up – you can easily make anywhere from R 500 to R 5000 per month.

Step 4:  Save Your Money

Please don’t spend the money the moment that you have earned it. Save it. In a future post, I will discuss what you should think about doing with your Fiverr money.


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