How To Make Money Online In Pakistan
To earn money online from home is a dream job. Isn’t it? Almost eight years back when I started freelancing and was earning pennies, I used to ask myself the same question. Is earning money easy, and if yes, how do people earn so much because I was not. Eight years into this journey and now I know, it is not easy, but it is definitely possible. Only with patience, persistence, and perseverance will you be able to earn and not just earn, earn well from home. Here, we will address the question that how to make money online in Pakistan from the comfort of your home.
There are many ways to do that, but every one of these ways will require you to gather enough information and data in that field, become an expert of it or a master in that subject matter and then make sure you do your best to ace at it. I have come across multiple questions across many platforms and I find many students asking questions like:
- Which online job is the best in Pakistan?
- How much can we earn from the website in Pakistan?
- Which app is the best for earning money in Pakistan?
- How can I make $1000 a day online?
These are some of the questions people search for when they want to look at means through which they can make money online. Let’s explore different ways together, and I will also give you tried and tested answers to these questions at the end as well:
I am sure, you must already be aware of the term and know about it to a greater extent. The world has changed and has transformed into a gig economy, which means that more and more people are now working from home and freelancing for multiple people at once. What does freelance mean? It means that you are self-employed and not working for a specific employer. Instead, you are working for different people at once on a project to project or a rota basis.
Which Industries Can You Do Freelancing In?
From makeup to music, web design to podcasting, there are hundreds of fields out there that you can do freelancing in. In order to find the field, you are good at already or want to become a master of, you need to take stock of your current skills and then look at your passion. Based on that, find the areas you can take a few certifications in. Certifications are preferred but not necessary. If you already have enough information, you can just start working and later move on to a few certifications and training for credibility.
A few ideas to get you started can be makeup, fashion designing, writing, podcasting, translation, web design, web development, graphic design, translation, transcription, illustration, production, film & video production, social media management, content marketing, and online marketing among others.
Where To Freelance?
Most people think that you only freelance through various international platforms available. But there are way more places and chances than that. After the pandemic, many companies are hiring remote workers. You can go to LinkedIn and your local Facebook groups and stay updated with them for those opportunities. You can also pitch to brands as per your skill.
Other than the mentioned, you can try creating your profiles at Freelancer, Upwork, People per Hour, and Fiverr, etc. There are plenty of YouTube videos and tutorials that will guide you on how to set up and optimize your profiles on these platforms to earn money online from home. Once the profile is completed, you can then start pitching for the projects on the platform by writing crisp bids and hoping that the clients notice you in fair time, which they do. Hence, go to YouTube and many other websites out there that help in creating profiles and optimizing them to get orders.
You can also create your website, Facebook & Instagram accounts, and promote yourself in various Facebook groups as they do have a lot of potential in getting hired as well. It is all about being smart and learning to market yourself.
If you are a student or a professional in a certain field (especially the development sector), blogging is a great way for you to use your skills in a particular area to earn money online. You need to have average to excellent writing skills for it and a website of your own.
The best way to start will be to think of one niche you want to excel in. Once done, create a website and start planning content that centers around the topic. The best and the easiest platform for creating your own website without spending a lot of money and time is via WordPress.
In the second stage, take inspiration from international bloggers and see what they are doing and how they are doing it. Create your social media accounts to promote all the blogs you are writing. Join various Facebook groups to share your writings and promote your work there. Keep in mind that you do join Facebook groups relevant to your niche so more and more people read your work.
When you have completed six months and have good traffic coming in every month, you can apply to earn from Google AdSense. AdSense, on the basis of the quality of your content and the visitors coming in on a daily and monthly basis, places ads on the website. Depending on the views, you can earn money every month.
If you want to blog for other websites, you go to Squideo, ProBlogger.com, Ehow, Blasting News, Hubpages, among others.
This is another freelance position in extreme demand around the other. Virtual assistance entails multiple roles into one. Depending on the task at hand, a potential employer can engage you in data entry, calendar management, personal assistance, email correspondence, basic social media management, and client management, etc. This is a position that requires you to develop strong communication and time-management skills. But it does pay well indeed.
You can join so many international Facebook groups where people from around the world are looking for a VA. You can also take free training to become a VA from YouTube and many other places. This is a profitable role that pays well and can be done from home. What else do you want?
BECOME A SOCIAL MEDIA INFLUENCER
Now that is something controversial you might ask. Believe me when I say, the domain of influencing not only helps you earn money online in Pakistan from home but helps you grow as a person as well. The first thing that might come to your mind when you talk about social media influencing might be beauty and fashion, but that is not it. Just as with the other fields mentioned above, pick one area you are good at and start telling people about it through catchy pictures, captions, infographics, and videos. It can be as complicated as AI and Data Sciences and can be as fun as cooking & baking.
You just have to continuously post on your social media platforms and be creative & unique with the content you are posting. It might take some time, but you will build a loyal audience looking to hear more and more from you. Once you have a dedicated audience and good engagement, you can pitch relevant brands to partner and promote their products.
It is one of the most common online jobs in Pakistan. It might not be one of the highest paying ones, but it definitely earns you money without a lot of effort and hassle. All you need is a basic computer and functioning skills. You do not even have to be an expert in it. Though the job is the one that would require you to be cautious while doing the work, but it pays decent money with time and experience.
You can try Freelancer, Upwork, and various Facebook groups dedicated to this purpose only. Be persistent in pitching yourself to potential people looking for data entry specialists, and with the time you will have a strong portfolio of clients to work with.
Due to Corona (especially) the world has gone online. People are refraining to go out now more than ever. This is why, everyone has taken to their homes to learn new languages, skills, and whatnot. Not just this, but people from around the world belonging to non-English countries are always looking to learn English. And this is your chance to teach English or any other subject online.
Saying it from my experience as a teacher, when I started teaching online something that I am good at, I earned more money than I was making from a full-time job. I was only working a few hours a week and earning more than I ever expected from a full-time job. Hence, I feel that you really need to find the area you are good at, be patient to develop the curriculum and learn how to teach effectively. You will earn money online in Pakistan and even out of it within no time.
Just like social media influencing, YouTube is the new IT in the world today. The first platform that pops up in anyone’s mind when they think about knowing something new is YouTube. This is your chance to use a talent to earn out of YouTube. What’s more, is that you don’t necessarily have to create your own videos from a scratch. You can investigate existent high-paying niches and replicate the relevant content.
Use the same YouTube to learn video editing and go to the stock website to gather royalty-free pics and videos. Create videos out of them. Focus more on current affairs and breaking news on them. People tend to see more of what is happening in their country and around the world.
Simply make your YouTube channel when you have some content to start with. When you have enough subscribers and views, you will be able to earn from them. Not just this, but if you want, you can Vlog as well. Nothing replaces unique and original content.
SELL ON E-COMMERCE WEBSITES
This will require a little investment on your part, but an investment worth it. Many e-commerce websites like Daraz take third-party vendors to list their products and sell via platform only for a small profit cut. You can invest a bit of your money into products that are trending on the platform by buying them wholesale. Take pictures, upload them on Daraz and similar websites, and wait to get orders. You will earn a good amount by selling these products in bulk. These platforms will only take a small cut and will handle everything including product shipment. This is the best way to earn money online in Pakistan.
Just make sure you do your research on what is the most trending category and items on the website. And then go market to market to get the best quality for cheap. Set your pricing strategy attractive when compared to the competitors and wait to see the magic happen!
These were some of the ways through which you can earn online from home in Pakistan. Remember that it is all about what you are good at. If there is something else, other than this list, that you think you can do from home and earn as well, give a shot. Today’s world requires you to be sharp and innovative otherwise you will be left behind. These online jobs from home are best for students, housewives, or those who want to be their own boss.
Now, let’s move on to some FAQs to quench your thirst for more information:
Which Online Job Is The Best In Pakistan?
There is no specific answer to this question. Generally, the area surrounding freelancing (content writing, graphic designing, web development, web design, Virtual Assistance, etc.) are deemed more important around the world.
For students or those who just want to work with local clients, Data Entry is the best online job in Pakistan.
How Much Can We Earn Money Online From Website In Pakistan?
The earning potential is endless. Depending on how much traffic you can pull up on your website, the earning will vary.
Which App Is The Best For Earning Money In Pakistan?
Upwork and Fiverr are both the best apps for earning money online in Pakistan
How Can I Make $1000 A Day Online?
You can either set up your own freelance business by getting bulk work from clients and outsourcing them to others or build a strong website with steady traffic to generate good revenue through AdSense.
Remember that if you want to earn online from home in Pakistan, there is no one-size-fits policy for all. You will have to be constant with your efforts. There will be times when you will not be getting traction or any orders. You will feel like giving up when that happens but know that persistence and constant hard work is the key. Without improving, working hard, and trying your best, you will not be able to earn.
Mark my words on this when I say, earning online from home is going to be a dream come true. You will always be with your family all the while earning a stable income to support yourself and them if you wish. But it takes months, if not years, to get there. So, work hard and do not look for shortcuts. You will get there! Do let us know in the comments section which area you have selected for yourself to work from home.