Are you tired of being broke and want to start making some money. But you have no funds to invest, or your schedule is already packed with multiple engagements throughout the day. Then this is for you making money has never been easier.
Although it is very simple, but the process takes some time, effort and dedication. There is no doubt that the Return on Investment in terms of time and minimal amount of money you’ve invested is through the roof. All you need to start is a computer and an internet connection. But let me warn you in advance, don’t expect to get results right away.
Become a Blogger
Now a days everyone wants to be a blogger. People think that they’ll write a couple of articles, share them on their social media and boom, they’ll become a millionaire overnight. Blogging is an extensive effort. It takes blood, sweat and tears and some major luck to gain a decent following that you can monetize via Google Adsense.
It’s best to pick a niche topic to blog about, something you are passionate about or are a specialist in. Each and every article must be well written, thoroughly researched and then shared with the appropriate audience, who can find good use of it. Everyday, hundreds of people start a blog, publish a few posts and quit after a few days. It takes months to years to become a success, but once you do, it gives you a financial and work freedom which is unparalleled by the majority of professions in this country.
Lastly, it is important to consider the fact that Pakistani traffic is the least expensive traffic when it comes to monetizing a website. The amount a blogger gets per click is nothing compared to you would expect to get from traffic originating in like the US, Canada and the UK. However, you can still make decent money if you have a large following. But one should try to write content that attracts foreign visitors in addition to the local population.
Become a Vlogger
Credits: Irfan Junejo
Vlogging is very similar to blogging, but instead of writing articles on your website, you would be making, editing and posting videos up on Youtube. Youtube is the best platform to monetize your channel via Google Adsense. However, Facebook is also picking up speed in this category. There are requirements you have to fulfill in terms of Subscribers and the hours of videos watched on your channel before you can start monetizing.
If you think you can make exciting and fun videos about something that other people can gain something out of, this might be a good fit for you. Now a days, most vloggers either have a skill, a passion or offer advice and insight on some topics.
Making, Editing and uploading a video is an easy task. There are so many free software available online as well as on your phones. And the best part about it is that you don’t need a single rupee to start!
Here is a vlog from Anushae Says, who is a top vlogger in Pakistan. While the video above is of Irfan Junejo who is a biker boy in Karachi! Both have managed to garner a decent fan base.
Credits: Anushae Says
Start an Online Store
I recently wrote a complete guide about how to start an online business in Pakistan. This article mentions that if you want to open an online store for a product you have or want to sell other peoples’ products via drop shipping and make commissions off of those, it can be easily done with a minimal investment of time and money. You can expect faster results in this venture, as you can start selling the same day and even expect money to come within a week.
There are multiple things you can sell. People go to whole sale markets to pick up products like phone cases, chargers and sell them for a higher price online. Others post pictures of products in local markets and once an order has been placed, they dispatch it. If you are an artistic type, you can create your own products like shirts, mugs, painting, murals etc. There is always going to be demand for a product that is a winner. Make sure yours is too.
Out of all of these online gigs, freelancing yields the quickest results. It’s more of a short term fix for cash and most people are content with it. Jobs of data entry, graphic designing, web development, painting, marketing, social media and more are being offered on platforms like Fiver and Freelancer. Pakistani Freelancer Groups on Facebook have propped up which offer millions of potential customers.
Pakistan is one of the top Freelancing nations on the planet and this is due to the skill and talent this country holds.
You can showcase your skills on these platforms and expect a job within minutes. It might take same time to get reviews and get rated on some websites, but once you do, you can charge competitive rates for each job.
Sell Your Used Things Online(Profiles.pk, OLX)
This is the easiest and fastest way of making money online in Pakistan. Take a good look around your house, you’ll find dozens of things you don’t need. Offload these items that are no longer of use to you and are clogging up your space. Girls can sell clothing items and accessories that they only wore once and never touched again. Guys can get rid of their old mobile phones, computers etc etc. If there’s an old TV or other electronics item sitting around collecting dust, it might be a good idea to make a listing for it on a classifieds website.
Profiles.pk also offers classifieds services under the Category ‘MarketPlace’.
Whenever I hear of Forex, it reminds of the night my cousin and I made 400,000 pkrs in less than 5 minutes. And then lost the whole amount an hour later. It would’ve been wise to just walk away with the 4000% profit we had made, but we’re all human right? This is nothing compared to what a friend of mine made 7 years ago. He had luckily opened a trade for Gold a week before it climbed up to 1800$. Not only did he make 2 Crores in the process, he also managed to get double that as investments from multiple people that witnessed him make magic.
A couple weeks later, he had lost it all!
Forex exchange market is the place where trading of currencies occur. Currencies are crucial to conduct foreign trade and business. It is also one of the most lucrative ways of making and losing money online. However, if you have impeccable self control, which most of us don’t, and an understanding of how currencies, markets and commodities work, this might work for. You can start off with $100 on most websites. Some will match the amount you deposit with a credit.
So this is how you can get started: Make an account with a reputable Forex Trading Company Online. They verify your documents and ask you to deposit money via credit card or bank transfer. After the money has been deposited, you are free to start trading through a trading software on your computer or phone. I’ve told you how to get started but before you do it is advisable that you do your thorough research on how forex trading works and the risks & volatility involved.