The world is quickly changing. A few centuries back, people embraced cowrie shells and barter trade but now we deal with paper money.
With the advancement of technology, today we even have virtual currencies such as cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Litecoin.
As the transactions are getting digital- South Sudan is also digitizing.
People today purchase items online or even get paid online. Forget about the digital marketing fallacies or the survey of which am not a fanatic.
With a laptop or smartphone and an internet connection, the internet is just another workstation.
You don’t have to wait for your competitor to migrate online or for your business to collapse then you can suddenly wake up.
Today I want to discuss with you some ways you can go about and make money online the legitimate way. People of any age bracket can leverage them and earn passive income.
Blogging is a venture that doesn’t require much. You need a laptop and internet connection and ideas that can make an impact on society. The associated cost can be a domain name and web hosting which can pay off in the long run after monetizing your site.
Platforms like WordPress, blogger, Wix are ideal for setting up your blog instantly. You don’t have to be a pro programmer to use them.
If you want to succeed in this sector, you should work on producing original content that must be appealing to your blog reader. Copy and paste is plagiarism.
You can leverage our skills and we develop for you a fully designed blog in no time if you get interested in this niche.
2. YouTube Content Creation
When I was just starting, seeing YouTube videos was fun and I always imagined the people in the videos as experts. With time I came to understand that anyone can just create a YouTube channel and become a vlogger.
You got to provide unique content and that people are not creating or simply sharing your expertise with people and building a following which you can monetize in the long run.
In South Sudan, I often see people creating YouTube channels for music or comedy and I wonder whether they do know that they can do more.
It’s no surprise that most bloggers end up becoming vloggers. Vloggers are video content creators.
You need more commitment as a vlogger with video editing skills and the ability to influence and generate a subscriber base.
The accessories you need are, a laptop core i5 and above that supports powerful video editing software like Davinci resolve or simply start small with your phone and free video editing App.
YouTube provides a minimum eligibility requirement for people who want to monetize their content on YouTube. At the time of posting this, your channel must have 1000 subscribers and 4000 watch time hours to qualify.3
The term freelancer is used to describe a person who works as a writer, designer, performer, or simply a person who sells his work and services by the hour, day, or job.
People and companies get to hire you to work for them on a particular project and you get paid according to the rate you established.
You can as well offer your services on platforms like Fiverr, Freelancer where you can get gigs.
Your skill mastery is very important and people will constantly reach out to you (For example on this blog, we offer copywriting gigs, Content writing, paraphrasing, web designing, digital marketing, etc.) and people have been contacting us to render them our services.
4. Establishing an E-commerce Store
One of the most trending online businesses is the e-commerce business. When you have items to sell, you can easily establish an e-commerce store using platforms like woo-commerce, Shopify.
It’s simple establishing an e-commerce store. You need web hosting and domain name for your brand and a few plugins to integrate online payments through the website.
Just like Jumia and Kikuu in Uganda, establishing such in South Sudan can be a smart move. lt can scale up your business to reach more people on a global scale since transactions can easily be done online.
Don’t hesitate to reach out to us if you need an e-commerce store developed for your business.
5. Affiliate Marketing
Affiliate marketing is a form of marketing where you sell a product on behalf of a company and get a commission in return.
You don’t have to be a customer to become an affiliate. The only requirement is to signup on the platform. We partner with affiliates and so in case you need web hosting at a discount price, simply follow this link.
We are not customers to most of the affiliates but when people purchase through our link, we receive a commission.
Therefore affiliate marketing is the best approach to earning money online.
6. Buying and Selling Domain Names
This is an approach that most domain hosting companies use. They buy and resell the domain names. It’s a lucrative business that needs patience. You have to be smart at choosing the domain names that may gain value in the future.
For example, the domain name of this blog is “milasona.com” and yet there are several extensions like the .uk, .org, .net, etc.
You get to buy a domain at $10 to $12 and resell it when it appreciates. In case the domain is taken, you may contact the user and find out if they wish to sell off.
7. Become a Social Media Influencer
In this era, everything can get monetized, you just need to know-how. If you got what it takes to drive traffic to your Instagram page, you can partner with companies to promote their products to your target audiences.
You can as well write sponsored posts at a fee. Social media influencers are still upcoming in South Sudan – it’s an area not exploited yet.
8. Establish an Advertising Agency
Many companies are always looking to get clients to buy their products. Such companies are always willing to spend cash on advertising and getting the word out there about their products.
So it’s a profitable venture to explore. You need to outline your goals strategically to position yourself in the market.
Data Media is a typical example of an advertising agency offline.
9. Become a Shilu Ana Driver
The term “Shilu Ana” simply means take me in the Arabic Dialect. It’s an app that lets you book a taxi and cruise around juba. So to make the opportunity realistic, visit their offices to find a vacancy.
Download the App on google play now.
With the few tips I shared above, we hope you can find a reason to think of making money online. Our opinions are our own. You can tell us how you earn money online in South Sudan.