Are you in desperate need of legitimate ways to make money in South Africa online and offline as a teenager or graduate?
Do you need a list of online skills, services and profitable business ideas to start with little or no investment capital?
If YES, this article is only what you need to read today.
South Africa is an amazing country with a population of over 61 million people, speaking over 15 indigenous languages, and is a popular tourist destination in Africa.
Lot of South Africans want to make legitimate money online and offline because earning extra money daily, weekly and monthly will help to afford the basic needs of life and also take care of our loved ones.
There are many ways to make money in South Africa without an investment while getting started from home.
This article highlights skills and businesses one can learn and start online and offline as a teenager, graduate, or stay-at-home parent in South Africa.
Before we get into the core of this post, I’d like to tell you to grab some coffee or tea.
This is quite a long post and if you’re really interested in earning at least R17,000 daily in South Africa this year, you’ll definitely read to the end.
39 Legit Ways to Make Money in South Africa
Here are 39 ways that can help you earn daily income in South Africa and change your life for the better.
Blogging is one of the best online skill and business to learn as a South African.
If you really want to make money online, you need to start a niche blog.
Niche blogs are when you write about one thing, and one thing only.
These are blogs with a one-track mind, having one purpose, one goal.
Niche blogs may appeal to geographic areas, a specialty industry, ethnic or age groups, or any other particular group of people.
A niche blogger is a blogger who focuses on writing on a selected topic area, e.g., weight loss after pregnancy.
The blogger will write extensively on this topic to the level he or she becomes an authority in the niche.
Here you are focusing on a single topic until your readers know you by that topic.
Lucrative Blogging Niches in South Africa include:
- Blogging and Online Business Ideas
- Business Startups
- Digital Marketing
- Food Recipes
- Health and Fitness
- Healthy Eating
- Job Search
- Personal Finance and Investing
- Sexual Health/Fertility
- Tech Tutorials and Gadgets
Simply get a domain and web hosting for cheap (usually $2.95 per month) at BlueHost.
With patience and consistency, you can make money online in South Africa through blogging.
Once you get traffics, you can monetize your blog via affiliate marketing, information marketing, Google AdSense, native advertisement and any other ads network.
2. Run Converting Facebook Ads for People and Businesses
Facebook ads are paid posts that businesses use to promote their products or services to Facebook users.
Many companies are now using Facebook’s advantages to market their goods, products, and services, and some of them need online marketers.
Learn and help businesses promote and reach out to their target audience by running ads on Facebook and get paid.
3. Run Converting Google Ads for People and Businesses
AdWords is an advertising system Google developed to help businesses reach online target markets through its search engine platform and partner sites.
These partner sites host a text or image ad that appears on the page after a user search for keywords and phrases related to a business and its products or services.
This particular online business idea is meant for those with specialized knowledge of SEO, blogging, and Google AdWords.
This business entails you helping people promote their business brands, products, and services on Google by running ads with money consideration for the service rendered.
4. Become an SEO Expert
Search engine optimization means taking a piece of online content and optimizing it, so search engines like Google show it towards the top of the page when someone searches for something.
SEO targets unpaid traffic rather than direct traffic or paid traffic.
This is a great $75/hour or more freelancing gig for those that are analytical.
5. Become a Freelancer
Freelancing is one of the best ways you can make money online in South Africa.
This is a good online business idea for South Africans with exceptional skills such as blog/article writing, website design, graphic design, editing, proofreading.
Unlike other physical jobs, freelancing has no minimum age requirement.
It involves helping people (usually referred to as clients) to do a certain task (or tasks) for an agreed time frame and then you get paid by them for the job.
As a freelancer, all you need is a good laptop and a personal internet connection and you’re free to work anywhere you choose as long as there is electricity to power up your gadgets.
Freelance platforms like Fiverr, and Upwork, are perfect to get clients.
6. Information Marketing
This is one of the reliable and evergreen ways to make money via the internet in South Africa.
As a creative writer, you can make money online in South Africa from the comfort of your home with just a system, connected internet, and a few clicks.
You don’t even need to be a certified author to write a book, you can begin writing eBooks and grow.
All you have to do is to write and convert into PDF, audio or video your best fictional or non-fictional books, ideas, stories or project and put it up on eCommerce stores for sale.
With the Amazon Kindle store, Gumroad, and Udemy, you can publish and sell your digital products and make money daily.
Once these sites have a copy of your book, they will market it for you and pay you whenever you make a sale.
7. Affiliate Marketing
Affiliate marketing is one of the coolest ways to make money online in South Africa.
Only a few things could be more fulfilling than getting paid to promote and sell other people’s products without actually getting involved in the logistics of order processing and delivery.
Affiliate marketing could be as helping business organizations promote and selling their products or services for a certain commission.
If you’ve got an amazing fan base on Instagram, WhatsApp, Twitter, a small blog, or a popular Facebook group, you can start bringing getting bank alert if you can sell products on these platforms using any affiliate network of your choice.
To make money an affiliate, you simply have to sign up for a good affiliate program, check their offers and merchant listings, get your affiliate link, and share them with your fans, customers, friends and family.
Whenever someone buys a product via your affiliate link, you earn a commission and get paid.
The amazing beauty of affiliate marketing is that they can continue to be a source of income even after a decade as long as people continue to visit your Facebook page, WhatsApp status, Instagram handle, or blog.
8. Online Tutoring
Online tutoring is tutoring in an online, virtual, or networked environment in which teachers and learners take part from separate physical locations.
This is a good online business idea and one of the easiest ventures to start and earn a living in South Africa.
The education industry is changing as people nowadays are very busy, and they don’t like the idea of attending physical classes.
They would rather take online courses that offer convenience and flexibility.
You just have to convert your academic skill or knowledge into a money-making business by tutoring people from around the world online.
If you love teaching and have a gift of imparting knowledge to other people, then this is a viable venture to consider.
Enormous people are out there willing to pay you for your service, too.
You can record your classes during your free time and post them on a suitable platform, like YouTube or Zoom.
Every time you create a new post, you can alert your followers via an email message.
The message should carry a link that directs the user to the video you uploaded.
Your followers will then watch the classes during their most convenient time.
9. Home Tutoring
A home tutor is a teacher that provides classes at the comfort of your home.
These classes are usually priced higher than the ones conducted at tuition centres, as they provide individual attention.
The number of students is usually less in-home tutoring, and the classes are even exclusive.
Home tutors are usually hired to impart an education that has already been taught in schools but needs extra work and attention.
The methods and ways of teaching can differ from regular teachers, but individual attention is a major benefit of home tutoring.
Usually, home tutors are hired for a particular subject or a test preparation, but they can also be hired for an entire academic year.
It is a form of private teaching but does not come under-recognized education.
It is only to aid proper schooling and education.
A home tutor can also be hired in case of poor health of a learner, i.e., if a student cannot move out of the house.
They help students improve their learning and deduction skills, with lessons and homework, assignments and thorough assessment regularly.
A home tutor can be a qualified teacher or a graduate in the subject they teach and are mostly hired by parents.
Private classes are usually billed on an hourly, weekly, and monthly basis.
You just have to work out a timetable that will be suitable for you and your client.
You can also record a video of you teaching various topics and sell to the students.
10. Teach a Foreign Language
Foreign language learning can be defined as learning of a non-native language outside of the environment where it is commonly spoken.
Most people are trying to learn new languages that will make communicating with others across the world easy.
Some want to gain competencies in foreign languages to increase their chance of getting employed.
Others do it for trade, while some want to learn foreign languages because they are moving overseas for further studies.
Whatever the reason, if you’re good and very versed in foreign languages like English, French, Swahili, German, Spanish, Portuguese and Arabic etc. you can convert such speaking ability to money by providing online and offline language classes.
11. Learn Copywriting
Copywriting is the act or occupation of writing a text to advertise or other forms of marketing.
The product, called copy or sales copy, is written content that aims to increase brand awareness and ultimately persuade a person or group to take a particular action.
If you learn and become a talented copywriter – several websites, businesses and individual will require your services and pay you handsomely to research and write converting sales copies for them.
12. Become a Web Designer/Developer
This is a profitable market in South Africa and beyond.
Web design and development is an umbrella term that describes creating a website.
Like the name suggests, it involves two major skill sets: web design and web development.
Web design determines the look and feel of a website, while web development determines how it functions.
Learn how to build websites and make money by offering the service.
Reach out to businesses, schools, churches, hotels, restaurants, associations, etc. and offer your services to them.
13. Learn Photography
South Africans love to take photographs, especially the ladies.
There is an almost constant demand for passport and studio photographs in South Africa.
The photography business is very profitable and you need minor items to get started.
To start a photography business in South Africa, the major requirements are:
- A camera or a top-notch smartphone with a good camera.
- Computer or laptop for editing your pictures.
- Photo editing skills.
- Photo printer.
- A small place to stay so you’ll be easily accessible and patronized.
If your photo shooting ability is exceptional, you can even sell beautifully captured random pictures of places and events online for a certain commission.
Platforms like Shutterstock, iStockPhoto etc., accept and pay for well-taken pictures with beautiful scenery.
14. Learn Graphics Design
This is one of the best ways you can make money in South Africa if you are very good at using graphic design software like CorelDraw, Photoshop, Canva, and the likes.
As a graphic designer, some of the popular design jobs you can get include banner/flyer printing, posters, cartoon pictures, business logos, business cards.
You can also register on freelance platforms like Fiverr and Upwork and offer your graphic design skills to a potential client.
You can also check out a site like 99Designs, where you can enter design competitions and if you’re selected as the winner, you get paid.
15. Become a Virtual Assistant
Another way to make money online in South Africa is to become a virtual assistant.
Many people and businesses are looking to outsource “assistant-type” work, such as responding to emails, handling basic writing and organization, research tasks, and more.
This business opportunity entails you helping big companies to run some assignments remotely and you’ll be paid at the end of the day, week, or month.
16. Become a Voice-Over Artist
Doing voice-over work is becoming incredibly popular, especially with the rise of video and podcasting.
If you have a unique voice and a simple microphone setup at home, you can make money taking on paid voicing projects online in South Africa.
A platform like Voices.com is usually on the lookout for voice-over prospects for animation projects, instructors, commercials, narrations, video games, storytellers, etc.
You can Google the popular voice-over job boards and pitch brands for gigs.
17. Start Dropshipping
Dropshipping to South Africa is a risk-free endeavor and another proven way to earn money in South Africa.
It is a more affordable business model than wholesale.
Startup capital is low and risk is low as you are not buying stock for your suppliers until after a customer has bought from you.
This reduces cost significantly as warehousing is unnecessary, and delivery is organized by the supplier.
Profit is a lot higher with dropshipping as you can markup products as much as needed in your store, without taking on much of the cost of manufacturing, delivering, or bulk orders.
Here’s how it works…
A customer visits your online store and he or she purchases a product on your website, and on checking out, the customer enters his or her contact address to receive the product.
You will then have to forward that contact address to your supplier who then ships the product to your customer after you must have paid for the product.
18. Become a YouTuber
One of the fastest ways to make money in South Africa is to start a YouTube channel where you share videos of things you know how to do best.
YouTube is the world’s biggest digital sharing video platform, with more than a billion viewers a month and 400 hours of videos uploaded every minute.
The huge global trend in YouTube has encouraged people to publish videos regularly, gathering a following in their niche.
The result of this is that some YouTubers have millions of subscribers and make a good living from their channels.
South Africa is not left out of this trend and boasts popular YouTube stars with hundreds of thousands of subscribers.
Every day more video content creators are gearing up to make a living from YouTube.
To start the business of making YouTube videos for money, all you need to do is to create a channel on a particular topic (niche) and make exciting videos and get people to view your videos.
After reaching a certain number of subscribers on your YouTube channel, then you can show ads on your videos and make money.
YouTubers can also earn money from brand sponsorship and affiliate commissions from products they reviewed and recommended for people to buy.
Some examples of big South African YouTube channels include Tafire Official Channel, Pap Culture, Sibu MpanzaSA, Mark Fitzgibbon, Lasizwe Dambuza, Theodora Lee, Okay Wasabi.
Finally, YouTube is not a get quick rich scheme as it requires time to master the craft of creating high-quality videos that people will love to watch.
19. Become a Translator
Translators work in a wide variety of industries, ranging from government to medicine to business to education and everything in between.
Any industry that uses language could need a translator.
Translators often freelance or have their own businesses.
However, others work for agencies or even directly for a single employer.
This gives translators some flexibility with whether they want consistent work or would prefer to manage their own schedules.
If you understand over one language, you could easily become a translator and earn money online.
There are many multinational companies in South Africa looking for native and foreign speakers.
Use Google to search for vacancies and apply.
Chances are that you’ll land your first gig within the first few trials.
20. Domain Name and Website Flipping
Domain flipping is when you buy a domain name as cheaply as possible (sometimes you can even find a free domain).
Then, doing nothing with the domain, you sell it to another person for more than you originally paid for it.
Once sold, you get to keep the profit from the sale.
Part-time flippers can earn from $1,000 to $8,000 per year flipping domain names.
Full-time flippers earnings can range from $30,000 to $100,000 and more per year
You can equally build a website from the scratch, grow it organically and ensure it is gaining traffics, monetize it (optional), and put it on for sale on Flippa.
People make double of the money spent on incurring the blog from the scratch doing this.
21. Open Football Viewing Centre
Football is the most watched sport in the world.
In fact, three of football’s major competitions, the FIFA World Cup, the UEFA Champions’ League and Premier League, are largely seen as the most watched sporting events in the world asides the Olympics.
South Africans are sports enthusiasts and the major sport watched in the country is football.
South Africans have become self-acclaimed fans of some of the biggest clubs in the world, like Real Madrid, Manchester United, Arsenal, Chelsea, Barcelona, Manchester City, Bayern Munich, etc. without ever visiting the homes of these prestigious club sides.
Some South Africans could not afford their own cable television.
Their only source of access to seeing their favorite teams play is viewing centers.
Little wonder on match days most viewing centers are full to the teeth, with no sitting space a few minutes after the match has started.
Most people go to such centers to meet up with friends and fellow club supporters.
You will even hear some folks say stuff like, “the viewing center is the best place to watch a match.”
With the above statistics, starting up your own viewing center business will churn out a lot of profit.
Requirements for Football Viewing Center:
- Air Conditioner
- Ceiling fans
- DSTV subscriptions
- Fridges with Drinks and Snacks
- Home theaters
- Payment Ticket or Receipt Booklet
- Power Source
- Space or Shop
- Viewing Interface, i.e., Projector or Plasma televisions
And many more – depending on how much of this equipment’s you can afford.
Viewing center business works best when combined with sports betting agent business.
You can also get reliable individuals who can help manage the place effectively while you are away.
22. Open Hairdressing Salon
Hairdressing business is a very popular and lucrative in South Africa.
If you’re skilled and know how to do various hairstyles, you’ll be making some amount of money as almost every man and lady makes their hairs at intervals.
A hairdressing business may provide hair coloring services.
Basic services available at a hairdressing business usually include haircuts, processes such as perms or straightening, hair color applications, and special occasion hairstyles.
Besides, the average South African girl spends money monthly on hairdressing and its related products.
If you can give your client a good haircut, then you’ll get returning customers.
Follow these steps to open your hair salon:
- Think of classy hair salon names
- Create a hair salon business plan
- Check the requirements to open a hair salon
- Choose your treatments
- Explore funding options
- Choose your premises
- Buy equipment and furniture
- Get business insurance
- Consider hiring employees
- Market your hair salon
23. Start Manicure and Pedicure Services
This business isn’t gender-based business – both the males and females can start it.
A manicure refers to the curation and care of a client’s hands and a pedicure refers to the curation and care of a client’s feet.
This includes skincare, nail care, and artificial nail enhancements that can be customized to a variety of preferences.
Many females in South Africa love to have their fingernails and toenails brushed and polished on a weekly or monthly basis, hence the high demand for people who possess this skill.
The business involves buying various materials for fixing and polishing fingernails and also helping other ladies to do it.
It can be combined with a makeup and/or hairdressing business to make more money.
24. Sell Students Wears
Students on campus love to look trendy and therefore buy clothes, foot wears, handbags, jewelries and other body accessories often.
To make money as a student in South Africa, if you could get these wears in bulk at reduced price from big suppliers, you will surely make much money from the trade.
25. Become a Real Estate/House Agent
Clean water, security, a conducive environment for learning, available transport services and a sense of peace and order mean everything to some South Africans.
If you are very conversant with your locality, you can use your spare time to search for affordable accommodation and connect people and get paid commission/agent fees.
26. Start Soaps and Disinfectants Production
This is a business for those who possess the skills of soap and/or disinfectant production.
If you can make liquid, powdered/bar soaps, air fresheners, perfumes, or body lotions, then this is one way you can make money in South Africa.
The good thing about this kind of business is that you can also train others because so many South Africans are also willing to pay so they can learn the skill.
27. Start Event Management
Event management is the application of project management to the creation and development of large-scale events, such as festivals, conferences, ceremonies, weddings, formal parties, concerts, or conventions.
Event planning is another high-paying business for South Africans.
If you understand the secrets and have a wonderful experience in planning events, then this is a great way to can make money by doing what you love as people and organizations looking to organize memorable events will always call you upon.
28. Start a Laundry Business
A laundry business is a profitable business to start in South Africa.
South Africans love to look good, but mostly feel tired of doing their laundry.
Busy professionals outsource their laundry more often than you would think.
As the average income increases steadily with many people working long hours, there has been an increase in the demand for laundry services.
Growth in the laundry industry is estimated to be between 5% and 10% per annum.
You can hire a trusted local resident to assist you when the workload becomes much.
If you live in a dorm or apartment building, you could offer to start a laundry service for all your friends and neighbors.
29. Become a Fitness Instructor
A fitness instructor is an individual who works within a gym, health club, or leisure centre.
You can make good money from this, as many South Africans love to look good and fit.
Many people simply need accountability and a little instruction to get going to get fit, and a gym instructor or personal trainer can help with this.
Being a body builder yourself, you will always attract people that wish to look like you.
So, what does a fitness instructor do?
These are the things you can expect to be doing day-to-day:
- Carry out gym inductions for new members.
- Demonstrate how to perform exercises and use machines.
- Be present on the gym floor and build relationships with members.
- Help members exercise safely.
- Give general advice on exercise and healthy eating.
Also, you don’t even have to own a standard gym to do this.
You can just negotiate with a gym owner or just arrange a makeshift gym with irons joined in your area.
Don’t forget to always follow safety precautions.
30. Become a Music DJ
There is always demand for DJs for the almost regular parties and events in South Africa.
Serving wonderful music at events and public gatherings is a sure way to make money in South Africa.
If you have a passion for music, and you have playlists for every occasion, you can download any music DJ application on your laptop, learn how to use it and you are in business.
You can DJ on weekends and work for parties and events.
It requires a minor investment to get a mixer and some speakers, but after that, you can profit.
You can even create and sell your Mixtapes to music websites and other interested parties.
As a DJ, you can secure part-time gigs in radio stations, clubs, hotels, and TV stations.
31. Become a Model
Modeling is another potential way to earn extra money in South Africa.
A model is a person with a role either to promote, display or advertise commercial products or to serve as a visual aid for people who are creating works of art or to pose for photography.
A model uses their physical appearance to help a company advertise a product or to help an artist create or display a work of art.
A model might work with a photographer to create fashion pictures or walk down a runway to introduce a fashion designer’s latest clothing line.
Artists often hire models to pose for them while they draw, paint or sculpt.
Companies hire models for advertisements and marketing campaigns.
Most companies and brands usually look for specific attributes like eye color, complexion, hair, height, or even weight.
If you can possess any of the attributes the company is looking for, then you’ll be rolling in gold in no time.
As a model, you may pose as a subject for artistic expression, fashion shows, private showings, business photoshoots, and for advertising.
There are many ways to model, but typically you sign up with an agency and they will pay you several hundred dollars per day for a shoot.
A new way to break into the business is to use sites like Instagram to showcase your work and to allow others to see your portfolio.
However, note that many people have been exploited and taken advantage of in trying to be a model.
So, be careful, smart and on alert when following this path.
32. Engage in Driving School Services and Hiring
If you have access to a car, you can teach people how to drive with it and make cool cash from that.
If you have a car and you are comfortable using it as a taxi, driving for Uber or using it for public transport is another unique way to make money in South Africa.
Uber drivers make up to $24/hour right here in South Africa.
33. Start Poultry Business
Starting a poultry farming business in South Africa is a very lucrative project.
Demand for poultry is very high in South Africa, exceeding 2 million tons per year.
In South Africa, the per capita consumption of broiler chicken is higher than all other meats.
Why Poultry Business is Lucrative:
- The choice of white meat over red meat makes the demand for poultry products a choice of a business for many people.
- The market is available for these products since everybody, young and old, rich and not so rich, eats poultry products.
- Quick return on investment Investing in a day-old chick, in forty-five days, has the potential to bring in high profit.
- The initial capital is low compared with some other investments.
However, the downside of poultry farming you must know includes:
- The poultry farm may experience disease outbreak. If the disease is not controlled quickly, it may be disastrous.
- The feeds may be of inferior quality, which may lead to malnutrition of the birds.
- Theft by workers of the poultry farm cannot be ruled out.
34. Cable Tv Installation and Maintenance
Almost everyone now enjoys cable television, but very few people know how to make minor adjustments or maintenance on it.
There is surely an enormous market here and the good news is it doesn’t take much to learn and costs next to nothing to start up.
35. Phone and Computer Repairs
Though complete/full-time repairs could take your time, if you’re handy with a computer, helping people get their computers repaired is a great way to make extra money.
Typically, this will involve setting up software, checking for virus, and more.
36. Sell Your Artwork
If you’re an artist, and consistently create paintings, drawings, computer animations, or anything else visual, you could sell your artwork online and get paid.
Sign up with Art Yours to start make an income selling art online.
Art Yours is an online art selling platform for local and aspiring artists in South Africa.
Your art is positioned on their website as decor and/or collector’s items to expand your market.
The aim of the platform is to build the best place to sell sculptures, paintings, and artwork online.
They want to make it so easy for your work to be promoted, marketed and made available to people so that you can focus more on exploring your craft.
Signing up and uploading is free-for-all creatives and artists.
Art Yours keep 20% commission for each artwork that is sold.
That means you get paid the retail price you set minus the 20% commission.
There are a few steps to take to sell your art.
- Visit Art Yours Website.
- Click on ‘I am a vendor’
- Fill in information.
- Subscribe to the newsletter for more tips and general information.
- Register, and start earning income from your art work.
37. Start Catering Services [Food Business]
Food business is one of the most profitable businesses in South Africa.
Owning an eatery in an excellent location in South Africa is one of the easiest ways to make money daily.
You can cook and sell great tasting meals, cooking books, manuals, videos and offer catering services to event organizers in your state.
A fast-food business will need a lot of dedication, consistency, and patience to succeed.
Starting, you might even operate at a loss.
This is because you are just starting with no loyal customers.
However, as time goes by, you make loyal customers while establishing your brand.
For the first few months, use the profit you make to expand your business.
38. Rent Your Space
One of the best ways to get started investing in real estate is to buy or build a house and rent out the rooms to people looking for accommodation.
Whether you’re offering a bed space or a spare bedroom, renting out your spare rooms, store or warehouse to other people can fetch you a lot of money in South Africa.
No matter how big or small the room looks, there’s always someone willing to pay for it.
Once you make some money, you need to invest it.
The goal, of course, is to turn your investments into a passive income stream that will pay you for the rest of your life.
Invest the little you have and more will come even without you actively working for it.
It doesn’t take much to get started.
These are the best safe investments with high returns in South Africa:
- Government of South Africa Treasury Bills
- Money Market Funds
- RSA Retail Savings Bonds
- Fixed Annuities
- Dividend-Paying Stocks
- Personal Development, i.e., investing in yourself by attending paid training, buying books and materials to improve your knowledge and business ideas, learning high-income skills.
Top Ways to Make Money in South Africa
These are the proven ways to earn money daily in South Africa.
- Run Converting Facebook Ads for People and Businesses
- Run Converting Google Ads for People and Businesses
- Become an SEO Expert
- Become a Freelancer
- Information Marketing
- Affiliate Marketing
- Online Tutoring
- Home Tutoring
- Teach a Foreign Language
- Learn Copywriting
- Become a Web Designer/Developer
- Learn Photography
- Learn Graphics Design
- Become a Virtual Assistant
- Become a Voice-Over Artist
- Start Dropshipping
- Become a YouTuber
- Become a Translator
- Domain Name and Website Flipping
- Open Football Viewing Centre
- Open Hairdressing Salon
- Start Manicure and Pedicure Services
- Sell Students Wears
- Become a Real Estate/House Agent
- Start Soaps and Disinfectants Production
- Start Event Management
- Start a Laundry Business
- Become a Fitness Instructor
- Become a Music DJ
- Become a Model
- Engage in Driving School Services and Hiring
- Start Poultry Business
- Cable Tv Installation and Maintenance
- Phone and Computer Repairs
- Sell Your Artwork
- Start Catering Services [Food Business]
- Rent Your Space
There are several other untapped business ideas and investment opportunities in South Africa you can venture into to earn money and establish financial freedom.
The skills and business ideas I have shared today are practical, so pick one way discussed to experience a change in your income stream.
It is possible to quickly build an online income stream, but you need to know that it could take months, if not years, before you can reach good income potential.
If you work diligently, passionately, and smart, you will surely come out on top.
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- Watch online videos. ...
- Become a translator. ...
- Become a voice-over artist. ...
- Bake up a storm. ...
- Sewing and alterations.
However, one of the easiest ways to make a quick R5000 is by becoming an affiliate partner for Clickbank. With Clickbank, you can upload products that you would like to sell and then promote them through social media channels or your email list.How can I earn money by typing? ›
EARN Rs. 5,000/Day Typing Online NO Skills Required Easiest Way to ...How can I earn fast money? ›
- Become a Ride-Share Driver. Average income of up to $377 per month. ...
- Make Deliveries for Amazon or Uber Eats. ...
- Become a Pet Sitter or Dog Walker. ...
- Get a Babysitting Gig. ...
- Install Christmas Lights for the Holidays. ...
- Become a Home Organizer. ...
- Help With Home Gardening. ...
- Assist With Deliveries or Moving.
- Use Survey Sites to Get Paid. ...
- Try Passive Income Apps. ...
- Start a Delivery Side Hustle. ...
- Complete Short Tasks on Amazon Mechanical Turk. ...
- Earn Extra Income Selling Things Around Your House. ...
- Donate Plasma. ...
- Get Paid to Shop. ...
- Become a Mystery Shopper.
- Drive With Uber or Lyft. ...
- Presell Your Labor. ...
- Sell Your Clothes. ...
- Sell Your Furniture. ...
- Have a Yard Sale. ...
- Sell Your Books. ...
- Get a Roommate. ...
- Become a Pet Sitter.
- Get paid to test websites.
- Become a crowdworker.
- Design and sell t-shirts.
- Work as a transcriber.
- Shop for others.
- Sell crafts online.
- Get paid to pet sit.
- Sell your photos online.
Swagbucks is available as an app on both the Google Play Store and App Store and can be used worldwide, so it's perfect for South African earners looking to make some extra money online. All payments are made electronically via PayPal.Which is the best website to earn money? ›
- Google AdSense.
- Facebook Marketplace.
- Mistplay. Mistplay is one of the most popular game apps that rewards you for playing games on your phone. ...
- Bingo Cash. ...
- Solitaire Cash. ...
- Block Blitz. ...
- Cash'Em All. ...
- MyPoints. ...
- InboxDollars. ...
- Solitaire Cube.
- Online Shopping Assistant - 2022 Seasonal. ...
- Customer Support: Digital Specialist. ...
- IT Technical Support. ...
- Customer Success Manager (Global Remote) ...
- Content Marketing Coordinator (Remote) ...
- Senior Customer Advocate. ...
- Sales Development Representative. ...
- Restaurant Support Assistant.
- Cambly. Cambly is an English-teaching platform, but don't let the “teaching” part scare you away. ...
- Preply. Preply is another popular English-teaching app. ...
- iTalki. ...
- Rent a Cyber Friend. ...
- Friend PC. ...
- Lip Service. ...
- The Chat Shop. ...
Freelancing is the best option to start working online without spending any money. Whether you are a student, a mom, working part-time, or a professional, you can spend your extra time to earn money online. Websites like Fiverr, Freelancer.com, PeoplePerHour, and Upwork are great platforms for freelancers.What surveys pay you instantly? ›
- Branded Surveys. Branded Surveys. ...
- Survey Junkie. Survey Junkie. ...
- Pinecone Research. Pinecone Research. ...
- Opinion Outpost. ...
- Inbox Dollars. ...
- Swagbucks. ...
- MyPoints. ...
- Prize Rebel.
- Writing / Blogging. Content marketing is the “it thing” right now as a lot of brands are looking for amazing writers to create content that they can share with their audience. ...
- Freelancing. ...
- Online Tutor. ...
- YouTube / Podcast. ...
- Do Odd Jobs For Money. These days, there are so many odd job apps and ideas you can turn to for fast cash. ...
- Food Delivery Gigs. ...
- Sell Stuff You Own. ...
- Freelance Online. ...
- Deliver Groceries For Money. ...
- Try Other Delivery Gigs. ...
- Borrow The Money. ...
- Rent Out Assets For Cash.
- Sell stuff you already own. One of the best ways to earn money quickly is to sell stuff that you already own. ...
- Flip items for profit. ...
- Rent your car. ...
- Earn money with dogsitting. ...
- Earn money with food delivery. ...
- Get a temp job. ...
- Post an ad as a repair person or handyman. ...
- Sell knowledge.
- Dentist. Therapist.
- Site Engineer.
- General Electric Mechanic.
- Petrol Pump Attendant.
- B2B sales. ED - Tech Sales.
Earn 67$ Per Day in 15 Steps (Google AdSense Full Tutorial)Which online typing job is best? ›
- Freelancer. Accurate typing skills can give you an edge in certain jobs, especially freelancing positions. ...
- Scribie. Scribie is one of the top online typing jobs available to those seeking alternative income streams. ...
- Upwork. One skill that makes the job easier? ...
- Rev. ...
- Join a Focus Group.
- Start Some Freelance Work. ...
- Review a Mock Trial. ...
- Earn While You Shop. ...
- Sign Up for Surveys. ...
- Watch Videos. ...
- Listen to Music. ...
- Play Games.
- Sell Your Old Stuff. ...
- Trade-in Your Old Stuff on Amazon. ...
- Use an Investment App. ...
- Sell Your Data. ...
- Be a User Testing Participant. ...
- Fill Out Surveys. ...
- Sell Your Photos. ...
- Run a Shopify Store From Your Phone.
- Become a Freelancer.
- Work as a Virtual Assistant.
- Sell Your Car.
- Sell Your Home.
- Sell Stuff Around Your Home.
- Rent Your Things.
- Land a New Job.
- 🏅Mercantile Bank.
- Standard Bank.
- Visit your local bank branch: First, we will see how to convert currency manually. ...
- Go to a forex dealer or travel agent: Similarly, you can buy foreign exchange from your travel agent. ...
- Order online: There are several online options to buy foreign currency.
The answer is yes, U.S. dollars are accepted in South Africa. However, it is important to note that the exchange rate between the two currencies will vary and that U.S. dollars may not be accepted at all businesses in South Africa. It is always best to have local currency on hand when traveling to another country.
When travelling in Southern Africa, the most useful currency to have with you is South African Rands or US dollars. You do not need to carry a lot of cash with you – most places accept credit cards as well as traveller's cheques.Which card is best for forex? ›
- BookMyForex YES Bank Forex Card.
- HDFC Bank Regalia ForexPlus Card.
- MakeMyTrip HDFC Bank ForexPlus Card.
- HDFC Bank Multicurrency Platinum ForexPlus Chip Card.
- Axis Bank Multi-Currency Forex Card.
- Axis Bank Club Vistara Forex Card.
- ICICI Bank Student Forex Prepaid Card.
To withdraw money, open Lumi Wallet and tap the icon. Enter the amount in Bitcoin or euros that you wish to withdraw. Through a partnership with Agency Banking, Swifin makes it possible for people in rural South Africa to access credit.Who is the richest forex trader in South Africa? ›
Jabulani Ngcobo born in 1985 is one of the most successful and richest Forex traders in South Africa. He is a self-made millionaire and also the author of the the book called “Cashflow Naked”. His book is not only a biography but also a lesson of financial education.How can I get money from other countries? ›
- Stop by Your Local Bank. Many banks and credit unions offer a foreign currency exchange service for a fee. ...
- Visit an ATM. ...
- Consider Getting Traveler's Checks. ...
- Buy Currency at Your Foreign Bank Branch. ...
- Order Currency Online.
- USD – US-Dollar. The USD is still the world's most traded, most important currency. ...
- EUR – Euro. The Euro continued to lose ground and was, compared to the USD, one of the worst performing currencies. ...
- GBP – British Pound Sterling. ...
- JPY – Japanese Yen. ...
- CNY – Chinese Yuan/Renminbi.
Bank forecasts for the US Dollar in 2022
According to analysts at ING the US Dollar could continue to rise in the coming year. Exchange rates are typically driven by central bank monetary policy. Analysts at the bank believe the Fed has more reason than most other central banks to raise interest rates in 2022..
If you plan to travel to or live in South Africa, $100 will take you pretty far, according to Expatistan. Tickets for two to the theater in Cape Town will run nearly 122 rand (only about $8) for the best seats in the house.What is a lot of money in South Africa? ›
You would need a net wealth of around R4. 2 million to be considered a member of South Africa's top 1% when considering total wealth, with the average net wealth of the one-percenters being closer to R22. 6 million.Who makes money in South Africa? ›
The Currency Management Department works with the South African Mint Company (RF) Proprietary Limited (SA Mint), which mints coins, and the South African Bank Note Company (RF) Proprietary Limited (SABN), which prints banknotes.
How Much Money Can You Legally Keep At Home South Africa? There is an exchange limit of 25,000 South African Rand (ZAR) for cash. If you include cash in other currencies, the total number of pieces equals US$10,000.How much forex can I keep at home? ›
You can indefinitely retain foreign exchange upto US$ 2,000, in the form of foreign currency notes or travellers' cheques (TCs) for future use. Any foreign exchange in cash in excess of this sum, is required to be surrendered to a bank within 90 days and TCs within 180 days of return.What should I wear in South Africa? ›
Look for casual, lightweight clothes made from breathable fabrics. Think T-shirts and a few long-sleeved shirts or blouses that protect your skin from the sun – collars will protect your neck. Evenings are also usually relaxed affairs, with women typically wearing dresses and men choosing a button-up shirt.