This is a guide on how to make money online in South Africa for free (without spending a dime). Have you been looking for how to generate side income online in South Africa? This article will help you.

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Make Money Online in South Africa

Is it hard to make money online in South Africa?

The simplest answer is NO, it is not hard. You and millions of other people can do it. The only thing you need is CONSISTENCY coupled with the ideas I will be sharing with you.

Things you need to make money online in South Africa

  1. Consistency
  2. A high-income skill
  3. Phone or Laptop
  4. Patience

Consistency: This means doing the thing you do every day or according to your style of working. To gain mastery of any skill or craft, you need to be consistent. If you can make $1, you can make $1000. Don’t give up halfway.

High-income skills: Skills such as Copywriting, Web Design, Web Development, Graphic Design, UI/UX Design, Forex Trading, Crypto Trading, Video Creation and Editing, and so many more are high-income skills you can learn to make money online in South Africa or anywhere in the world. The good thing is you can work from the comfort of your home.

Laptop/Phone: You can render some of your services online with your phone but for the likes of Web Design and Development, you need a laptop. We recently published an article on the FREE Apps to make money online in South Africa.

How to build skills needed to make money in South Africa

Skills such as Video editing, Crypto Trading, Web Design, Web Development, etc. can be self-taught, and YouTube is probably one of the places to learn. If you want to learn WordPress design and Development, Alpha Web Tips is the best place to learn it for free. However, it will require time, patience, and interest on your part.

Before learning any skills,

  1. Be sure it has a hot market
  2. Be sure you want to learn
  3. Then be consistent. In 3 – 6 months, you will be making money online from South Africa.

Ways to make money online in South Africa for FREE

Below are the legit and confirmed ways you can make money online in South Africa (even if you are not in South Africa). If you can master any of these ways, it is just a matter of 2 or 3 months before you start making cool cash.

  1. Become a Website Developer
  2. Become a Graphic Design
  3. Become a UI/UX Designer/Developer
  4. Learn Forex Trading
  5. Learn Cryptocurrency Trading
  6. Become an Affiliate Marketer
  7. Learn Dropshipping
  8. Become a Video Editor
  9. Become a Software Developer
  10. Become a Mobile App Developer
  11. Become a Freelance Writer
  12. Become a Copywriter
  13. Become a Voice-Over Artist
  14. Become a Blogger
  15. Become a Transcriber

While you can search for these skills on YouTube, let’s say something short about some of them.

Becoming a website developer in South Africa

Website Development is one of the top high-income skills in 2024. When you become a web developer, you will be developing websites for small to large businesses from the comfort of your room. To become a WordPress Developer, you can contact us (we only take 3 students per month and it costs just $150/4 months) or check out our WordPress Development roadmap for 2024.

The skills that are related to this are Software Development and Mobile App development. These take longer time to learn and master.

NOTE: You need a dedicated mentor or coach for these skills. It is not something you can just watch on YouTube. And yes, it pays very high income.

Becoming a Graphic Designer in South Africa

Graphic Designers can work in any industry and also work remotely. As the name implies, they design Business logos, Flyers, letterheads, Business cards, and so on. You can learn this skill from YouTube. It should take you like few weeks to 2 months to master your craft and start making money.

Becoming a Forex/Crypto Trader in South Africa

This is one of the best ways you can make money online in South Africa and simplest. All you have to do is learn how to trade Cryptocurrency or Forex in South Africa and that’s all. You can start with as small as $50 and it will take you just a month to learn. To learn Forex and Crypto, connect with Engineer Abimbola on WhatsApp and book your slot (just $50).

Becoming an Affiliate Marketer in South Africa

Affiliate marketing is a type of business through which anyone can earn money online by promoting other people’s products in return for a commission for each sale made through their referral link. This is a legit business that is quite different from MLM and network marketing where you will need to buy products, take inventories, or build a team.

In affiliate marketing, all you need to do to earn commissions is to connect those interested in a particular product to where they can get it via your affiliate link.

Some of the Affiliate Marketing platforms you can register on in South Africa are Finxpire Affiliate Program, Thryv Affiliate Program, and so on.

Becoming a Video Editor in South Africa

There’s a massive demand for videos from business owners. Videos are used in almost all aspects of businesses these days, so if you’re great at video editing or creating cartoon-style videos, then this might be the perfect freelance job for you.

Different video types:

  • Product unboxing videos – Simple videos of people unboxing products.
  • Product in-use videos – Shows customers how to use products they purchased.
  • Education or sales cartoon videos – Used either to teach or to sell.
  • Sales video – This is generally a sales page in the form of a video.

To become a Video Editor with your smartphone, connect with Josiah now (costs less than $10). I learned from him.

Become a Copywriter in South Africa

Copywriting is a skill that is recommended for everyone. If you want to be able to convince people to buy from you, take action, or do anything, the copywriting skill is what you need. Because we are all selling something, we all should learn the skill.

Hear from the King of Copywriting himself:

Become a Transcriber in South Africa

People who create videos get transcribers to write out their words on paper, which is then used in a blog post. So the job involves patiently listening to a conversation over audio, then typing out the conversation word for word as best as possible.

Introduction to transcribing.

Earnings potential

Since literally anyone can do this, the earnings potential is not the best. However, it could replace your income and it could be a great place to start especially if you don’t have useful online skills.

Start/Become a Blogger in South Africa

Blogging is also a lucrative skill to have regardless of your location. Becoming a blogger isn’t as difficult as you might and there are tons of ways to make money from a blog. Check this detailed guide on how to start a blog and make money.

Wrapping up how to make money online in South Africa

From the comfort of your home, you can money online in South Africa. We have highlighted the skills and ways to make money online in South Africa or anywhere in the world if you are willing to put in the work. If you want to become a Blogger, WordPress Developer, Forex/Crypto Trader, or Video Editor, kindly contact me. I will be willing to guide you and also mentor you (for Blogging and WordPress Development).