How I Made Money as an Unemployed Student During the Lockdown

Disclaimer: The money has finished, pliz dear!

This isn’t one of those “perspire to aspire posts”. In fact, I didn’t learn any new lucrative skill. I only discovered a market and put a value to what I already loved doing.

We’ve been stuck at home for months which means no allowance (the only source of income for many students). Here’s four ways I made some money that went into data, my savings and investment:

  • SPONSORED POSTS

As a blogger with a decent amount of audience, I usually get offers from writers and creatives to post their articles or works here just to showcase to a wider category of people. They send me their preferred choice of post, pay for it and get some form of publicity/engagement in return.

The deal here, however, is that I want to maintain absolute control of the content I put out. Hence, I do not accept posts that are devoid of the standard I wish to maintain or that are generally repugnant (Lol people be wildinggg!)

  • PAID ADVERTISING

I’ve always loved working for great brands and projecting their ideas to the targeted audience. I’ve modeled for bag brands, designers and different companies. Of course, I couldn’t go out for shoots during the lockdown but I got sent products (and some coins) to use and promote.

  • BOOK/PRODUCT REVIEW

This is easily a way you can make money especially if you have a substantial audience which the author or brand is seeking to reach. In a few posts to come, you’ll be reading a review of a book by an author who reached out to me. I’m, however, thinking of doing a roast post of products you should absolutely not waste your money on. Hopefully, nobody comes for my ass. (Any brand that doesn’t want to be included can send me a message to sponsor the post😂)

  • MUSIC PROMOTION

People that follow my Instastory and status updates know I’m a music enthusiast. I love to make videos vibing to music. Even off camera, I have songs that I listen to while I write or do chores. So if I looove a song, I’m putting everyone on my social media on to it.

Another way I earn some cash is through blogging/Wordpress. This would be an entire post on its own and definitely a full course in my blogging masterclass coming soon.

In weeks to come, you’d see me delve into my journey to my distinct career paths in a bid to inspire a young girl or boy willing to follow suit (or just to feed amebo people like myself). Ultimately, place a value on your hobby especially one whose service people require. If your service is so worthless, they can as well do it themselves.

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