By Alyson Asujo
Gone are the days when life was simply fun because we had money to spend. Nowadays, things have become different with an economy down on its knees courtesy of COVID-19 pandemic. However, not all is gone; here are ways in which you can make money even with small capital.
Weave some braids/plait hair
It’s lockdown and many shops are closed; meaning that most women are not able to purchase clothes and other essentials. These hard times calls for creativity and instead of holding on to one type of job, you are better off doing two. Make the braids stylish and trendy by dipping them in hot water to bring out the curls and the women will run to you before you know it. Whether there is stress or no stress, looking good is every woman’s hobby and saloons are a bit costly. Bring the saloon to your clients. You won’t regret.
Make some fries
Don’t just and wait for the man to bring food. Engage yourself and do something. You could look around your area and if you notice everybody is making cassava chips, go for either sweet potatoes or mandanzi. Ensure that the bites look good and worth that price. Target children because most parents jog or workout in the evening or morning alongside their children.
Some women are really good at knitting babies attires or tops for women. Sometimes it can be chilly and with the shops closed, most people no longer have sweaters and handmade sweaters look good. Whenever you make orders and people buy them, market some samples to increase your client base. S you make these items, put your client above yourself and appreciate them for supporting you and they will come running to you for other business opportunities.
Whilst this is not necessarily to make money, investing in stock markets can be lucrative if you learn to do it properly and safely. You might be in the neighborhood where the residents live far from the markets and knowing that they can trust someone take charge of chores will save them time and money. As you deliver the items, make more cards and leave with some of the clients because they will be happy to work you or friends.
Write a books
If possible watch less television. In life, good students are usually good at writing and researching, you too can spend your time jotting down some details. Try to create value and write nonfiction pieces. Simply bundling information you have researched and compiled on a common problem is ok but not enough. Find an easy way for readers to digest it and encourage readers to leave an honest review at the end of the book.
To become a mystery shopper is easier than you think and it can rewarded handsomely. There are a couple of agencies that will want to pay you for feedback on how they are performing. Besides learning new skills, it can also be fun too.