How to Make Money Online in South Africa


Working online is a great way to make money while working from home. But just like any other job it will need your patience and much effort, if you wish to do reasonably well.

If you have a computer, internet connection and enough access to the internet to last you the entire month without it running out, then you’re half way there to making money online.

You can then consider these suggestions as ways to make money online in South Africa (SA).

Content writing

Writing articles for websites that seek good writers. Having writing skills and qualification related to writing is helpful. As well as if you have good English and can write well, making money writing online content is one of the ways to earn an income online.


If you enjoy photography you may want to try joining a few stock photo sites where you can upload good quality photos you’ve taken yourself. For people looking to buy digital photos for use on their own websites, or a client’s website, they can view your photos, and if they like what they see, they may purchase them.

Or offer services for clients who are designing and setting up a website to take professional photos of their products or business.

Influencer marketing

Social media is a huge part of our lives and there’s money to be made from it. If you stand above your social media friends on Instagram or Facebook because of your active audience brands can pay you to promote their products. To reach a new audience on a more intimate level through your personal social media accounts.

Many influencers with large followings charge significant fees to promote products. And promoting your brand through social media is particularly helpful for small and medium sized businesses as there’s a larger potential to make a significant impact without spending a great deal of money. And there are a select handful of people in SA who do this.

Website design

Many small businesses that are starting up in your community could use a very basic web presence to tell others about their business. Therefore if you have the skills why not create sites for them. As quite often, these businesses don’t have a large budget for such things. And that’s where you come in maintain their web presence for a small fee.


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