Jobless? – This is how to make up to 2000 USD online without experience!

In the following article, we will focus on how to make up to 2000USD online without experience in Africa.
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How often do you punch in keyword phrases like ‘What are some online jobs?’ or ‘How can I get an online job in Kenya? I guess your answer is many times. Well, this is expected considering the downward trend the economy took due to the recent covid-19 pandemic. And with the unemployment rate in Africa, finding a job is quite a challenge.

The good news, nonetheless, is that you shouldn’t despair. You’ll be surprised that you can make a decent income without any experience.

Also, you don’t have to leave the comfort of your home. Picture yourself lying in bed in your pajamas and making money? Not such a bad thought, right?

So, how do you start with online jobs with no experience?

In the following article, we will focus on how to make up to 2000USD online without experience in Africa.

What jobs can you do thoroughly online? – Our Top 5 Picks

  • Copywriting
  • Blogging
  • YouTube Influencer
  • Travel Writer
  • Data Entry

Copywriting

Thanks to our education system, many of us have some idea about writing. Yes, you may not be the best, but you can put a few words together.

You may tell a personal story, come up with a fairy tale, or talk about a folk story that your grandpa or grandma told you while a young child back in the village.

Copywriting is a good way to earn good cash if you enjoy writing. We’re in the age of information, and businesses always need content to maintain their online presence, push sales, and educate their customers. The need for content presents a never-ending opportunity for copywriters worth their weight in gold.

However, these writing jobs come with unique terms and conditions. Some are suited for native speakers, while others accept non-native speakers.

Just like the skill variation, the payment will also differ. 

What you need:

  • The willingness to learn
  • A laptop/ desktop PC
  • Time
  • Internet

As a beginner, you can seek your clients from job boards or sign up with writing agencies and writing accounts. But also, you can create your website and cold email prospects after gathering a few samples to show to them.

If you choose to work with agencies writer accounts, the process below will get you started.

How to sign up

  • Fill in your details and register
  • Visit the agency/ account website
  • Ascertain whether it accepts writers from your
  • Bid for jobs or pick them from the dashboard

Generally, you’ll start from a low-paying tier. However, you scale up the ladder with better writing and earn more. 

Go-to places for copywriting work include:

  • Upwork
  • Contena
  • Writer Access
  • FlexJobs
  • Contently
  • Textbroker
  • ProBlogger job board
  • Indeed
Nowadays, people prefer to read the content in real-time via blog sites.

Blogging

Where do you turn to? Where do you want to get insights on politics, gossip, entertainment, business, and other related content? Blogs!

The days when we relied on newspapers, magazines, and other forms of mass media for news, entertainment, and educational content are long gone. Nowadays, people prefer to read the content in real-time via blog sites.

People who are in agriculture or love farming-related activities probably visit Farm Africa. Individuals who want insights on business will go to Youth Business, while Sports Africa appeals to sports enthusiasts.

For political, entertainment, and general news, sites such as African Arguments.org and Blogging.

Africa comes to mind. All Africa is also an emerging blog site giving the big names a run for their money. The website offers pan-African news on different topics such as Governance, BizTech, Sustainability and Development.

Blogging is an excellent way to make money online even with zero experience. It’s easy to start, and you have no limitations regarding how much you can make. You’ll earn both active and passive incomes.

What you need:

  • A computer or laptop
  • Create a blog/website
  • Publish high-quality content regularly
  • Monetize the website

For your blog sites to appeal to a large audience and remain sustainable in the long run, it’s important to do the following:

  • Try to post at least three articles weekly. The rule of thumb is to make sure no week passes without posting an article.
  • Aim for at least 2000 words as this proves to be the ‘sweet spot.’
  • Nowadays, people prefer to read the content in real-time via blog sites.
  • Aim for at least 2000 words as this proves to be the ‘sweet spot.’
  • Incorporate pictures, infographics, links (both internal & external), and videos
  • Try to post at least three articles weekly. The rule of thumb is to make sure no week passes without posting an article.
  • Aim for at least 2000 words as this proves to be the ‘sweet spot.’
  • Incorporate pictures, infographics, links (both internal & external), and videos
  • Maintain a keyword density of 2-3%

YouTube Influencer

You probably know of Mark Angel (Nigeria), Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania), Oum Walid(Algeria) and Henry Desagu(Kenya). What do they all have in common? Well, they are YouTube influencers. Also, they entertain their followers while marketing services and products from prospective clients.

Looking at the latest data, the social influencers enjoy a good following and YouTube views.

Position NameSubscribersYouTube Views
1Mark AngelOver 8 millionAlmost 2 billion
2Burna BoyOver 2 millionOver 1 billion
3Diamond PlatnumzOver 6 millionOver 1.6 billion
4Oum WalidOver 10 millionOver 2 billion
5Henry Desagu633kOver 96 million

The above influencers make more than 250,000(USD 2000) monthly just from YouTube. They make extra income as brand ambassadors and from guest appearances.

How do you become a YouTube influencer?

If you love talking to people, you can make money as an influencer. To begin, you need to:

  • Have passion
  • Create a YouTube channel
  • Invest in shooting equipment (smartphone, camcorder, digital camera)
  • Have a laptop, tablet, or PC

With good content and regular posts and updates, you’ll see your audience grow over time.

Social media influencing is among the affordable and profitable options for anyone searching for the best online jobs at home in 2022. Besides YouTube, there are other online platforms for influencers. These include TikTok, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Data Entry Online Jobs

Data entry jobs have been around for more than a decade. Many people prefer them over others because of minimal or no experience. You don’t need to pay an upfront fee to begin. 

The task involves inputting data in a spreadsheet, excel, word, or other. A client provides you with a file and the instructions. Once you are done with the task, you give the client the finished

Job and wait for payment.

Many websites provide the service, and the most notable include:

  • Transcribe Me
  • Rev
  • Upwork
  • Fiverr
  • Indeed
  • Freelancer
  • Clickworker
  • Scribie
  • Data Plus
  • Amazon Mechanical Turk

What you need to start:

  • Time and passion
  • A laptop or desktop PC
  • Internet

How to Sign Up:

  • Visit the aforementioned data entry sites
  • Confirm if the platform accepts users from your region
  • Read through the instructions
  • Register and signup
  • Go to the job board/ dashboard and pick a task
  • Complete the job and send it back to the client

NB:

Data entry may not pay very well at the beginning. To enjoy higher pay, you need to aim for higher-rated jobs and achieve many 4-5star ratings.

Also, the more finished & approved tasks, the more the payout. The following tips will increase your ranking, rating, and earning:

Strictly adhere to the instructions given.

  • Always maintain good communication with the client
  • Be respectful and also ensure you stick to the agreed deadline
  • Register in many reputable sites to increase your workload
Data entry may not pay very well at the beginning.

Travel Writing

Fact: Many people dream and desire to visit as many places as possible.

Fact: Africa is an immensely beautiful continent boasting of some of the top tourist destination spots e.g., Kenya, in the world.

Fact: Many people know little about Africa’s beauty and scenic locations.

Did you know that traveling can be fun and also cost almost nothing?

As a travel writer, you will be paid to write blog posts or articles about a location or experience. Including videos or pictures of the setting further improves the content.

You can approach a firm such as a tour and travel company, an adventure or safari group, or even a government or travel agency.

Then pitch your idea to them, and if successful, you’ll be on your way to making money doing what you love. You don’t need to be a prolific writer to begin. You may opt to use more videos and less written content.

Also, you can write about your travels— on your own blog, then monetize. That way, you don’t have to depend on an external factor like tour companies.

What you need

  • Passion for travel
  • A laptop/tablet or notebook
  • Good pitch

Africa has produced top travel writers who operate in the online space. Worthy mentions include Katchie Nzama(South Africa), Safari 254(Rachel), Amarachi Ekekwe(Nigeria), Anis Mansour(Egypt), and Kaleab Girma(Ethiopia).

NB:

It pays to ensure you deliver high-quality content to appeal to your readers. As a beginner, you may struggle with grammar, presentation, tone, and many other things.

Word of Advice

With so many scams, it’s important to follow due diligence, such as reading credible reviews not disclosing personal and confidential information. Also important is setting a milestone or escrow account to prevent not being paid after delivering the job.

Conclusion

Gone are the days when you had to visit a physical office to get paid. You no longer need to have experience or spend too much effort and time seeking employment. We’ve shown you how to make up to 2000 USD without experience in the above article.

By using this read as your guide, you’ll be making good money in no time. Nonetheless, it would be best if you delivered top-notch work at all times to maintain credibility and increase earnings.