How to Make Money During Coronavirus

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The coronavirus pandemic has come as a shock for all of us in almost all aspects of life. Perhaps the most impacted aspect for most of us when the authorities imposed physical distancing measures is our livelihood. It has caused significant job loss for employees around the globe.

Considering the circumstances that we’re in, making a living has become a challenge more than our previous routine. 

However, don’t lose your hope yet. While we are indeed having a challenging time, there are still ways to make money during the coronavirus pandemic.

How to Make Money During Coronavirus

Here are some tips on how to get by and make money during this time of pandemic:

Get a Remote Job Arrangement

Now more than ever, remote jobs are becoming more popular for job seekers. Working remotely means that you are company- or organization-hired but not required to be physically present in an office. This also works if you were employed at a company before the pandemic hit. If you look at it, it’s a win-win situation for both you and the company to have a remote job arrangement.

Generally, remote jobs can either be permanent employment or contractual. Since you are bound to a company, you can get all the essential benefits of this job.


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If you have a variety of skills that you can offer, being a freelancer may be the right job for you. In this line of work, you are free to choose a job that suits your skills. It is also a plus to present relevant certificates to prove that you are an expert in a profession. Freelancing is usually project-based with a set salary, and your contract ends immediately after project completion.

Become a Virtual Assistant

A virtual assistant (VA) is basically a remote personal assistant for people who don’t have time to handle all their daily tasks. If you have excellent skills in planning, organizing, and have good communication skills, then you’re ideal to be a virtual assistant. The role of VA is usually all-around, so it’s best for those who are flexible and easy to adapt. As a VA, your responsibilities and schedule will primarily depend on who you’re working for. 

Online Tutoring

Schools, universities, and other educational organizations around the world have closed their doors for physical classes. This move has switched the learning platform to e-learning. Hence, online tutoring has remarkably higher demands. It is a fantastic option for educators who are presently not working due to the pandemic. Non-educators can also try online tutoring if they have expertise in a specific field.


Writing blogs is another way to make money online without the need to stray off from your hobbies. Although with blogging, you have to invest a lot of time, passion, and effort. If your blog becomes widespread, it can lead to possible collaborations with advertising brands and profit from ads.


make money vlogging

On the other hand, vlogging or video blogging is all about making engaging and entertaining video content. It’s easy to start vlogging. You just need a camera—or even a smartphone will do—super communication skills, and compelling content. 

YouTube and Facebook are the most popular platforms in making vlogs. How you’ll earn a profit is through advertising, sponsored posts, and affiliate marketing.

Transcription Jobs

A transcriber’s job is to listen to a recorded speech or talk and type it into text. To be a trusted transcriber for employers, you have to keep your work as accurate as possible. Most employers are especially strict when it comes to phrasing, spelling, and punctuations. You can transcribe a whole of content from movie subtitles, podcast episodes, interviews, etc.

Sell Your Stuff

Home quarantine gives you a lot of time that you can use to find untouched and unused items in your home. You can make money from these items by selling them. You can either sell it on an online marketplace or set up a garage sale in front of your house. Who knows what you might be able to find that other people could then find value in? 

Answer Online Surveys

You can also make money only by taking online surveys, though you probably won’t earn much from it. Many companies and even political institutions continuously look for what people think about specific topics. In a nutshell, you will get paid in exchange for your honest opinion. If you just want to earn a little bit of cash, online surveys can be an excellent money-making scheme.

Sign Up as a Delivery worker

Nowadays, delivery workers are at an all-time high in demand. It is because more people are leaning on deliveries instead of buying their needs for themselves. With that, many companies are in need of delivery services to keep up with the soar of demands in the market. 

Adapt to Change

It can be hard to determine when everything will go back to normal for the unforeseeable future. Thus, it is crucial to find ways to adapt and survive in the changes that the pandemic has brought. The list above can help you get started on making money even while at home.


C. James

C. James is the managing editor at Wealth Gang. He has a degree in finance and a passion for creating passive income streams and wealth management.