Making money is hard and sometimes it takes a lot of patience to have your breakthrough. There are many ways people are making money online but not all of them work in Zimbabwe. Let's look at the top gigs someone can do online and get paid in Zimbabwe.
Adsense is a program from Google that serves advertisements on websites and youtube. It matches the content on your website with adverts.
You choose a topic you love, it can be insurance, investing, love or mental health, and write a lot about that topic. if you manage to amass lots of traffic, your blog can be very profitable for advertisers and you can use Adsense to display those adverts and be paid by google directly.
You can start your own vlog and create a youtube channel. For this, you need a set of cameras, a laptop and some video editing tools, a nice room and a topic to discuss. It's also a good idea to choose a topic you're qualified in so that your discussions are top quality and people can trust.
Classifieds or Business Directory Website
You can build a website where people list their products and services. classifieds and business directories can have a lot of traffic and you then display google ads on those sites. There are also multiple ways in which you can monetise high traffic websites without relying on Google Adsense. Examples of classifieds websites in Zimbabwe include:
If you're not a software developer then you'll need one to build you a website. You can browse nerdlify web development freelancers and find one you can hire for the job. Another fast way would be to post a job request here on nerdlify and qualified people will start applying for your request.
2. Affiliate marketing
Affiliate marketing is where an online business pay commission for traffic from external websites. To get started, you need a couple of social media accounts, a website, a blog or a classifieds website where you will write content that forwards traffic to the affiliate.
Join a freelancing community in Zimbabwe. There are many freelancing communities like Fiverr, Upwork, https://afriblocks.com/ etc. And getting noticed and hired on those platforms can be hard, so the best option for someone in Zimbabwe is to join Nerdlify. Create a profile, list your skills and you'll automatically get noticed by hiring companies.