COVID19: Top 5 easy to do stay at home jobs for you

By | March 25, 2020

Its no news that coronavirus (covid19) is no longer a scare, the virus which has claimed thousands of lives and maimed more across the globe is affecting the way individuals, businesses, organizations, and governments operate daily, forcing strict health measures to be implemented and restricting public movements and gatherings including schools, markets, etc. Lagos state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu announced a compulsory 7 days lockdown across the state and closed its air and land borders to all travelers effective Thursday, 26th of March,2020. A few days ago, the Federal Government announced its decision to close the borders of the federation to flights from high-risk countries and urged citizens to stay indoors and practice all necessary safety precautions to prevent exposure to and spread of the virus.

This isolation will keep all indoors crippling economic and commercial activities thereby leading to loss running into millions daily. However, you can stay on the upside of this and earn some money for yourself by utilizing your skills to maximum effect. Here are 5 easy stay at home jobs you can do this ‘’isolation period’’ to earn you some extra bucks.

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Social Media Management

How many hours have you spent on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram this week? Be it scrolling through the TL for news and updates or sharing viral videos and gists with your friends, you must have spent a considerable amount of hours in front of a screen pondering over some content.   All those hours spent online can finally be put to good use and your account balance will be thankful you did. Social media has become a vital component of advertising and PR for companies across the globe, through the internet and social media the world is now one small global village. If you are a savvy social media user, you can use your skills to manage and grow social media accounts for a business and get paid for it.

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Social media consultant is essentially the eyes, ears, and voice of a company online. As a social media consultant, some of your responsibilities include raising brand awareness, delivering social media traffic to a website, attend to customer inquiries and support while keeping your company’s reputation top-of-mind.

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Youtuber/Vlogger

If you’re not camera-shy and you are good with a video camera, YouTube might be the right platform for you. Choose a niche subject you want to make videos on and get started, but make sure its a topic that will interest a good audience of people. Are you such a wonderful makeup artist and only your colleagues get to see? Vlog it! If you can cook well and are in the mood to share some fire recipes, vlog it! Do you have valuable information on phones, laptops, and gadgets? vlog it!  A lot of people are sitting and bored at home surfing the internet for what you can do and you are yet to start? What are you waiting for?

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You don’t need to have professional equipment or a proper setup to record videos, a mid-range smartphone with a good camera will do the job. You need to create a YouTube channel where your videos can be seen.

Agency banking

Agency Banking means providing banking and financial services to the underserved population through neighborhood agents rather than the traditional banking teller/ cashier system. The agent conducts banking transactions on behalf of a bank or financial agency and has been enabled to provide basic financial and banking solutions and charge customers rates for providing these services.

As the isolation continues, businesses, shops, and offices are shut down and utilizing online means of payments to enable and complete transactions. As a tingg agent in your locality, you can perform and earn from bill payments (eg. IKEDC), Cable TV subscriptions (eg. GoTV, DSTV, Startimes, etc), airtime and data recharge as almost everyone is currently at home online surfing the internet to stay updated on the latest happenings of covid19. You can also make peer-2-peer cash transfers and withdrawals (although physical contact should be highly minimized)

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Tingg Agents can earn as much as 200k monthly from performing transactions at a flat rate of NGN6 on the tingg agents Xpress bundle. Sign up as an agent now by clicking www.tingg.com.ng/agents and start earning today.

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Web design

According to WordPress, thousands of websites are made daily! Gone are the days when only organizations own websites, today anyone can own a website for almost any reason. If you have some understanding of coding and web design, you can easily work from home as a website developer. Even if you are a novice who is interested in the job, you can find dozens of easy online tutorials and sites that can help you get started.

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Web design and development are usually outsourced by companies and businesses in Nigeria and it’s, therefore, an area where finding work should be easy. Keep in mind that there are plenty of freelance web developers out there who can give you a run for your money. It’s important to find your niche, build a good reputation and keep your pricing reasonable. You can utilize platforms like Upwork and Fiverr to source for customers.

Translation

If you have expertise in more than one language, this is the ideal job for you. It is primarily a work from home option where you translate emails, documents, books, or other texts in many different languages. Most translators choose their working hours and who doesn’t like a flexible working plan? As a translator, you will be required to translate documents, audios, videos and more. There are many websites online that you can find translating jobs such as Gengo, Unbabel, and others.

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some jobs take a longer time to round up compared to others eg, if you are translating a book, it may take a couple of weeks to round up compared to some translating a website page, either ways its a profitable means to get your funds up.

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These job roles are considerably easy to do and achieve from any location, anyone can learn these skills and utilize them for maximum benefits. Even after the isolation period cools off and everyone returns to their respective jobs, these roles can be sustained as side hustles and still rake in valuable income, if you are good enough at what you do, chances are you’ll get more offers and get paid.

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