Earning a few extra bucks on the side is a lot easier than you think. Sure, there are few places in SA where opening a lemonade stand will get you anything but robbed of your sweet lemons, but that’s not to say there aren’t other, less conventional ways of paying Eskom what’s rightfully not theirs. And no, Jacob, we’re not talking about your unconventional ways.
You don’t need to be Instagram famous, swimming in capital or some sort of genius to succeed with any of these methods, either. As a matter of fact, you don’t need much at all. Although a computer, some time, effort, and internet access will help with most of these. Eventually, you can even get the money you need to be accepted to AMDA reviews.
If you’ve ever browsed Gumtree’s Jobs section or spoken to anyone under 20 years old, you’ve probably heard of this “Teach English in China” scheme. The thing is, while many of these programs do provide what they promise, they miss a few important details. This includes the fact that you need some understanding of Chinese to live there and most importantly, you need to consider all that air pollution and what it does to your lungs.
Luckily, there’s a solution that allows you to do it from the comfort of your own home. Due to the simplicity of the South African accent, many countries find it attractive as a means to teach English as a second language. That means there are many dedicated websites waiting for you to start teaching English to aspiring learners around the world.
If it hasn’t become clear yet, online currencies are booming and the opportunities they provide are endless. Bitcoin, the original cryptocurrency, is still going strong, with one coin converting into tens, if not hundreds of thousands of Rands depending on when you’re reading this article.
Readers with a sharp memory probably remember this company’s catchy ads from a few years ago. What’s great is that the one-of-a-kind South African app is still going strong, with plenty of micro-tasks for you to do whenever you have the time. M4Jam has a variety of ways to cash out, including airtime and vouchers.
If you’re situated in Cape Town, Durban, Jo’burg or Port Elizabeth, you can take advantage of the growing demand for Uber and become a driver. There are admittedly a few stringent requirements, but if you’re insured and your car is up to scratch, you should have a pretty solid chance of getting in.
With online shopping becoming a huge industry around the world and here in SA, stores are always looking for more couriers to get their products shipped. This is also happening in the restaurant industry. Mr D Food offers a simple signup page where you can submit your details, even allowing you to choose when you want to work.
While all of these are perfectly legal, even as side jobs, it doesn’t hurt to get an understanding of the current tax laws to ensure that you’re paying what’s due. Because the last thing you want to be dealing with right now is a bill from SARS.
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