10 Ways to Make Money Online in Pakistan
Oct 05, 2021
Due to the ever-increasing prices of everything in Pakistan, everyone particularly the youth are looking for ways to make more money on the side. There are ways through which you can easily start an online side hustle. You may have heard about freelancing. It is on an all-time rise in Pakistan. Pakistan is ranked 4th in freelance countries worldwide.
How to Earn Money through freelancing?
There are different ways you can earn money through freelancing. First thing to do is to learn some skills which you can sell to your clients online. Some famous skills include:
1. Web development
2. Graphic Design
3. Content Writing
4. Digital Marketing
5. Social Media Marketing
7. Amazon VA
8. Learning a Skill
There are different platforms such as Udemy, Skillshare, AirSchool, and Digiskills, where you can register and start learning the skill of your choice remotely. The fee is nominal and the quality is good. You can learn at your own pace. Select the course that has good reviews. There are also YouTube channels of popular successful freelancers such as Hisham Sarwar, Let's Uncover where you can learn different skills to start your path to freelancing.
Create a Portfolio
After you have successfully learned a skill, you need to create your portfolio. You can offer free services to people by joining freelance pages on Facebook etc to get started. You can even start on your own in the field of graphic designing. For example, create an imaginary brand and design its website, branding materials, etc. This way you will have the files to show your clients once you join a freelance marketplace.
Join a Freelance MarketPlace
There are many other skills in addition to the ones listed above, that you can sell online through the different Freelance marketplaces. Some famous market places include Fiverr, Freelancer.com, guru.com, Upwork.com, Peopleperhour.com, etc. Register on these free freelance marketplaces and start creating your gigs in case of Fiverr and sending cover letters in case of Upwork.com and the other sites.
Create Your Website
You can even start your website advertising your portfolio and services. For a website, you will need two things as Web hosting and domain name. You can choose ServerSea Hosting for the shared or unlimited hosting plans. They also offer a free domain name for life under their hosting plans. The services are good and the price is nominal. The Shared Hosting plan starts at Rs 3100/-
As shared above, you can join different freelance pages on Facebook and Linkedin to find work related to your skill. You can join both international and local pages. In the beginning, get in touch with local people to create a portfolio. Once you are experienced, you can move to international pages. Pinterest, Instagram, and Youtube are also good if you can share visual content related to your skills.
Start a Youtube Channel
You can also start a Youtube Channel and monetize it to earn passive income in Pakistan. Start creating videos related to your hobbies or skills that you have learned and share on Social media. Once you have enough followers and watch time, you can monetize to start earning money from it.
Start a Blog
If you are good at content writing, you can start a blog on the topics that you have an interest in and get started. Here is our guide on how to start a WordPress blog. Once your blog is ready and running, start writing posts. Do the keyword research using tools such as Google Keyword Planner, Ubersuggest or free version of SEMRush to include in your blog posts. This will help increase the site visibility and only then you will be able to get the traffic you want. Monetize with Google Adsense or other ad networks to start making money online in Pakistan.
Sell Tshirts or some other Merchandise
There are platforms such as Teespring, redbubble, etc, where you can upload your T-Shirt designs. Once a shirt is ordered, these print-on-demand companies print the design on the T-shirt and dispatch it. You get your payment after the companies cut their commission. This is a great way to earn a passive income doing what you love.
Become a Consultant
You can even start a consultation service once you have some number of years of experience under your belt. You can sell these through your website. You can even upload recorded videos on Udemy etc to earn money.
Make money from eCommerce
You can even set up your eCommerce store or become a vendor at Daraz or Amazon. Again for setting up your eCommerce store, you will need to buy a hosting and domain plan. After that, you can either choose WordPress or Shopify for your store. Promote through SEO, Social Media, and Google ads to start making money immediately.
Becoming an Affiliate Marketer
If you don't have your products to promote, you can become an affiliate of famous products and start promoting them to earn our commission with every sale. Choose platforms such as Clickbank, share a sale, etc to become an affiliate of the products listed there. You can create a blog and start writing affiliate articles there or promote through social media etc.
Once your website is all set and getting good traffic, you can flip it to earn a good amount. Many people who are good at SEO and website promotion flip sites after increasing their traffic to a certain level. It’s a really good skill to make a handsome amount. You just have to invest time in growing your website’s traffic. Sites such as Flippa are where you can flip the site.