The COVID pandemic has left quite a few people broke, unemployed, and bored. Although they may tell themselves they will learn to speak French or play the guitar, they end up watching tons of TV and YouTube videos.
If you watch enough videos, you might be inspired to create a video. Although some people do make money from these videos, the vast majority of people who make them make no money. There are plenty of ways that you can make extra money and none of them involve being on camera.
Put Your Car to Good Use
If you were making money driving for services like Uber and Lyft before the pandemic, you can still make money with your vehicle. There are plenty of services like Instacart, DoorDash, and Grubhub that are always looking for delivery people.
If working for such big companies goes against your political sensibilities, you can always just advertise your services on social media or Craigslist. You can deliver groceries and suppliers or take people to medical appointments. Always wear a mask and make sure to sanitize your hands regularly when you shop.
Even though most people are staying home nowadays, there are still sometimes when a person has to travel. If someone has to go out of town, they are going to need someone to take care of their pets.
Animals like cats and rodents need to be fed and cared for once a day, but dogs will need to be taken for a walk several times a day. You can charge $15 a walk and if you live in an urban area, you can walk multiple dogs at once. Not only will you make money, but you will also get to spend time with some of the most delightful individuals you will ever meet.
Sell T-Shirts Online
If you can think of a witty saying or an inspirational idea that can be expressed in five words or less, you may want to sell t-shirts online. The internet has made it easier than ever to make and sell your own shirts.
Many companies will provide tools for you to design your own shirt. You can display those shirts on your own online store. Platforms such as Esty and Shopify can host your site for a small monthly fee.
It used to be that you would have to have a printer, a bunch of blank shirts, and a store to sell your tees in. These days, there are companies that can print your shirts as people order them.
When a customer orders one of your shirts online, an on-demand warehouse can print the item and ship it to them. They will simply take the cost of the shipping and printing out of your profits. They will have many different styles of shirts in their warehouse.
Although you may not make YouTube videos yourself, you can always be a Merch Maker for YouTubers. A lot of aspiring video stars would love to have a tee shirt or mug advertising their channel.
We live in hard times, but with a little effort, you can turn a negative situation into a positive and profitable one.