CAPE TOWN - The economic impact of the Coronavirus is and will be immense. For many it has resulted in a loss of some or all income. While government grants and the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) may provide some relief, the reality is that many South Africans will still fall short of their financial obligations.
In an effort to help ease that burden, we look at ways to supplement your income while staying safe at home ;
- Manufacture PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) - Try getting your hands on a pattern for a face mask and get sewing - with the demand high, there could be a handsome sum o cash waiting to be made. This allows you to express your creativity and make a few extra bucks. Homemade hand sanitiser could be an add on once you save enough money to get the right ingredients.
- Become an online Tutor - The need for homeschooling is at an all time high - perhaps now is the time to try your hand at teaching or tutoring. If you possess post graduate qualifications in different fields, you could offer up your services to facilitate a learning program.
- Meal delivery - This is especially needed for the elderly. Try checking with retirement villages and old age homes or community WhatsApp and Facebook groups to check if this is a service you can provide. Be sure to follow all the hygiene regulations when preparing and distributing meals.
- Concierge Service - If you going to the store for your essentials, why not provide a service to those who don't want to risk leaving home or simply cant. Collect their lists digitally an drop of their groceries at their door - you could make a handy bit of extra cash for your efforts.
- Airbnb online experience - Have a special skill ? why not offer it up as a virtual experience on Airbnb. Whether its cooking, art, knowledge sharing or even mental wellness you can make a decent amount of money. The best part is you will be making money while doing something you enjoy.