Here's How You Can Monetize Your Skills To Earn A Side Income

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These are unprecedented times, and yeah, we can all do with a little extra cash in our pockets. Essentially, you are looking at monetising your skillsets to add an extra income, which is the very definition fo passion economy. Working from wherever you want {home} and whenever you want, and who knows, you could be doing this full time. Surely you are interested, so read on to find how we think you can capitalise on your skills.

Online Poker

Yes, this is old news, and we all know it. But, this is a great way to earn some monies. However, you have to remember that this is also an easy way to go down a rabbit hole you may not find as easy to recover. So, if you have had experience playing the game, try it out. If not, keep on reading.

Affiliate Marketing

Affiliate marketing is a way to monetize your blog/website by linking relevant products into your ecosystem. Every time someone makes a purchase with your link, you essentially get paid. The important thing to remember is to have products that are relevant to your platform.


Ok, so that's a very broad stroke but it pays. If you are an expert in a field, usually people will pay good money for your counsel. If you haven't found your niche yet, a good way to start would be to upskill online. You can pick up a digital marketing course, learn the ins and outs of SEO marketing or even social media marketing, and then start small. You may not see money the next day, however, in the long run, it can become a good side business.


This is a fairly new medium with unlimited scope. Get on it before this too become inundated with substandard content. If you have a voice and are passionate about a subject, record your podcast and publish across platforms. Unlike the general perception, creating, recording, and publishing a podcast is an easy process. And the way to monetize it is via sponsors.

Freelance Writing

If you have a flair for writing (or any other field in which you are good at) you have got to be doing freelance work. Easy to find a job once you have a network and decent income as well. Lots of websites actually list good jobs across the spectrum. Keep a lookout and work your way up.

The best way to earn extra every month is to make use of the skills you already have. From selling your photos online to sites like Shutterstock and start earning royalty on every photo sold to making use of platforms like Behance to develop your network, every little thing counts when you are just starting. 


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