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With the global presence of COVID-19 and the need to take drastic measures such as quarantine, the lifestyle that most of us Mexicans had been compromised overnight. One of the most affected was the work, hence the financial problem.
A large number of companies have had to downsize and many others do not know how long they will be able to weather this situation. Many people wonder what will happen if they lose their jobs.
In Mexico, the pandemic left 1,113,677 formal jobs in the first half of 2020 due to the impact of the health emergency, social distancing measures and the cessation of economic activity.
If you’re in a similar situation (or think you might find yourself) or just want to generate more income, I’ll share five ways to make money from home:
1. Affiliate Marketing
There are digital platforms that offer you a commission for recommending and selling courses or books that you have attended. That is, you have attended a course on this platform, you recommend it to your acquaintances and friends, and if one of them signs up for this course, the platform generates a commission per participant. You can try Click Bank, I recommend it.
Writing an e-book can also earn you royalties, and you don’t have to create 1,000 pages. If you are an expert on a subject and you can share that knowledge, then this option can surely work for you. Similarly, you can get e-book ideas from Amazon’s Kindle store and sell them right there. Amazon even offers you up to 70% of sales with license fees.
3. Services on request
It may sound a little strange to you, but because of the quarantine, many people no longer want to go to the supermarket or market and order everything at home. And I’ve noticed that there are people or even neighbors who offer great service or homemade food at home. Of course, these are people who are less prone to COVID-19 (i.e. if you have a chronic illness or are the elderly, please do not expose yourself). But you could run small errands among your neighbors or people in your community.
If you are a more technological person and into social networking, if you have a website or networks with good traffic, you can promote brands on your website, blog, or YouTube and collect fees for advertising.
5. Membership page
While this is a more elaborate option, I want to share it with you as it worked wonderfully for me.
Currently, the physical world is migrating to the online world, and with the COVID-19 issue, the online trend is best. Because of this, the best time for you to have your own membership page. That means you have a platform with content that is billed for access month by month. On your membership page, you can offer services and products that generate recurring income.
Not all options are suitable for everyone. Take what works best for you and investigate how to do it and schedule it so you can generate income from home.
Remember, this is not the zombie apocalypse, just a change in the business cycle that has been accompanied by a pandemic.
This will pass, just focus on staying positive and finding solutions.