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Sarah Joe
Mechanical Engineering
100Level, Nigeria.

There are hundreds of online guides on how to make money online in South Africa , but almost all of them require a certain initial amount to invest, while there are no clear and simple instructions on how to make money fast in South Africa for free, means with zero investment. We decided to create a full guide on how to make money in South Africa for those who have free access to the Internet.

So, do you want to know how to make money online in South Africa, having zero in your pocket? You are on the right page as we have collected the fastest, simplest, and easiest ways that allow anyone to make money online with no risk and no initial investments. In order to maximize your daily profit, you should better register at all the links given below to make money online from several reliable sources. By following as many as possible money-making websites, you guarantee yourself an incredible stable income of thousands of Rands absolutely legally.

Here are 69 Ways to Make More Money Online in South Africa
1. Answer Professional Questions

If you’re an expert in a field, you may be able to make money online by answering questions. On websites like JustAnswer and LivePerson, you’ll be matched up with people looking for your expertise. It depends on your area of expertise as to how much money you can make.

2. Become a Virtual Assistant

If you have exceptional organization and communication skills, virtual assistance is the right job for you. You can offer virtual assistant several services, such as email management, bookkeeping, and project management, to name a few.

As long as you have some basic technical skills, you can help people around the world succeed in their online business. Meeting deadlines and communicating effectively is key to excelling as a virtual assistant.

3. Rent Your Spare Room on AirBnb


Have a spare room you not using? List it on AirBnb & rent it to tourists on a daily, weekly or even monthly basis. Use the extra cash to pay down your mortgage & expand ????

AirBnb takes a 3% host service fee on each reservation.

Average of 500,000+ stays per night.

1,200,000+ AirBnb Listings

4. Create Video Tutorials on YouTube

start a youtube ahannel

This is another gig that if you stick with it long enough, you can see a significant income from your efforts. Create engaging videos that show people how to do something – think baking, hair styling, knitting – and post them on YouTube.

People look up videos to learn how to do something all the time. This is a great way to teach a skill and well as generate income. It depends on how well-received your videos are as to how much money you make from them.

5. Sell Your Unwanted Items through the Classifieds:

One of the fastest ways to make money from your unwanted items is by selling them on Gumtree or eBay.

All you have to do is:

– Roam around your home and find forlorn disregarded items that could still be useful to people.

– Search through Gumtree or eBay to see what kinds of items have sold recently and how much people are selling them for.

– Place an ad and your price and see if someone is interested in buying those miscellaneous items.

6. Become a Freelance Writer

To make money fast in South Africa, join a freelance marketplace website like Fiverr, Upwork and We Work Remotely. These websites offer a platform for employers and employees to negotiate a deal on work that could fetch a flat fee or pay by the hour.

You can earn money as a freelance writer.Writing is one of the most popular online jobs. Businesses need blog posts, website copy, articles, and several other types of content.

7. Sell Photos Online

You can sell your photos online on sites like Shutterstock and Unsplash if photography is your thing. These companies pay for photos so people can use them online. When you sell your photos as stock photography, the website you sell them to does the additional selling.

8. Start Your Own Blog

You can make money through advertising, sponsored posts, brand collaborations, affiliate links, product and service reviews, giveaways and sponsored social-media posts if you start your own blog.

Blogging is a great way to make money online. However, this job requires patience and persistence.

All that is required of you is to use your unique voice to make something interesting and creative. Take a product, create an original piece of content that entertains, informs or educates, set yourself apart and entice brands to work with you.

9. Social Media Influencer

If you are on Twitter, use this tool WebFluential to estimate how much a single tweet on your twitter account is worth. You can make money in South Africa online by monetizing your social following and promoting big brands.

10. Affiliate Marketing

The most popular method of making money online is affiliate marketing. You get paid to generate sales & leads for various products or companies.

You can sign-up as an affiliate at an affiliate marketing agency in South Africa like Affiliate.co.za & AdMarula.

Pick a product/brand, you receive a unique link and share the link with your friends, Post It On Your Blog, Create an Ad on Facebook or Google AdWords.

Every time someone visits your the product/brand through one of your links & makes a purchase you will earn a % commission on the sale.

The real money with affiliate marketing is made when you have your own blog in a high-paying niche with free traffic from google.

11. Take Survey on Websites That Pay Rands

Here are seven South African surveys sites that pay you cash, loads of airtime & more for reviewing products, surfing the web & completing surveys.

i. Valued Opinions pays you for completing surveys.

You earn 30 – 260 per completed survey. Exchange 550 pts for R100 Voucher or 900 pts for R200 Voucher. Vouchers redeemable at TakeAlot, Zando & YuppieChef.

ii. The Panel Station – You can make money online completiing surveys for The Panel Station

You earn 100 – 5000 points per completed survey; Exchange 8000 pts for R200 Voucher.

Vouchers redeemable at TakeAlot & PayPal.

iii. SwitchedOn rewards you with Cash, Data, Airtime & Voucher as one of SA’s leading online research panels.

iv. Win Free Stuff With JustPlay by looking through their list of prizes, pick one you like; engage with brand by filling in short questionnaire and you’re entered in the draw for that prize.

v. Paid Viewpoint

vi. MindSwarms

vii. Palm Research

Please note we are not affiliated to any of these sites. Do be cautious when using any survey website’s services. You agree we won’t be held liable for these suggestions.


If you are a crafty kind of person, you can make products off your hobby and sell them online through classified websites such as Gumtree, social-media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc

For instance, if you can knit, sew and crochet, you can make clothes and blankets for sale. That’s one way to make money fast in South Africa.

13. Sell Products on Etsy

You can also sell your DIY products on Etsy. You can open an Etsy store for free. Then, post pictures of your products and people can buy them.

You’ll want to get a PayPal account so people have an easy way to pay you. Practice taking good, quality pictures of your products to help them attract buyers. Ensure to use good customer service as well.


Agencies such as RecruitMyMom have flourished because of an increasing need for flexibility and the ability to work from home. Another example, Soccermom.co.za is a placement agency that sources people for parents who are unable to drive their kids to and from school due to work commitments.

15. Find a Work-at-Home Company

Some companies are looking for employees to work remote, meaning you can still work for a company and choose where you work from. For example, CrowdSource offers writing and editing jobs.

You can make money fast in South Africa by working as a medical transcriptionist for a company like Fast Chart. Or work for LiveOps, a call center that allows you to work from home.

14. Answer Professional Questions

Websites like JustAnswer and LivePerson will match you up with people looking for your expertise if you’re an expert in a field and willing to answer questions. On It depends on your area of expertise as to how much money you can make.

15. Become a Virtual Assistant

Virtual assistance can make you good money online if you have exceptional organization and communication skills. You can offer virtual assistant several services, such as email management, bookkeeping, and project management, to name a few.

As long as you have some basic technical skills, you can help people around the world succeed in their online business. Meeting deadlines and communicating effectively is key to excelling as a virtual assistant.

16. No-risk matched betting

Hands down the quickest way to make money fast in South Africa (well, without breaking the law) is free bets from matched betting! It works by taking advantage of free bets regularly offered by betting sites through ‘matching’ them at a betting exchange. Matched betting eliminates the risk (you are betting both for and against a certain outcome).

This leaves you being able to squeeze out the free bet, which can be as much as R3400! Multiply this by how many betting sites there are and you can quite easily come away with a profit of a few thousand rands. What a way to make money fast in South Africa.

17. Employee Referrals

Companies love hiring A-team players & they pay recruiting companies big fees for this service. If you know of anyone looking for a job refer to them to your company for a kickback.

18. Customer Referrals

If you know of any potential customers offer these as leads to the sales staff for a kickback on their commission if they close any commissions.

19. Brainstorm Amazing Ideas

If the company pays a bonus for revolutionary workable ideas then get busy brainstorming.

20. Baby Sitting

We all know somebody who has a kid or two or even three, offer to baby sit them.

21. Pet Sitting

If you love animals you have no excuses not to look after peoples pets to earn money. I couldn’t think of anything better than cuddling up with a fur ball for a day.

22. House Sitting

Some people don’t have kids or pets, but they do have a lovely home. Look after homes while people are travelling on business to earn some extra money.

23. Temporary Part Time Jobs

Especially great option for those with insomnia get a part time after hours job like bartending at a hip & funk bar.

24. Refer Sales Leads

If you know of anyone looking to buy a car or house refer them your friends who are real estate agents or car sales man for a % of their commission.

25. Fitness Instructor

You don’t have to be a personal trainer to instruct people at gym. If you’re any good at spinning, yoga or Zumba you can get some part-time work instructing people at your local gym.

26. Any Good at Photography

If you have a fancy camera & some photography skills you can easily freelance at special events to make money fast.

27. Paid Reviews

If you’re a techie and buy loads of gadgets you can get paid to review products on blogs. Search on google for paid reviews for more information.

28. Join a Focus Group

Marketing groups & universities will often pay for participants in Focus Groups.

29. Bartend for an even

Bartenders make a ton of money from tips, check out mobile bar companies like BevBros for available positions.

30. Session Musician

If your skilled at a musical instrument you’ll be able to get some work as a session musician in band or orchestra.

31. Move Furniture

If you have ever moved homes you know it can be a real hassle. If you don’t mind some hard labor check out Gumtree for people who need help moving.

32. Moving Billboard

Ever seen those cars wrapped in advertising, while you can do that to yours too.

33. Cut Lawns

In South Africa Garden Services is pretty popular – Start servicing your local neighborhood gardens.

34. Seasonal Garden Service

Similar to cutting lawns but more involved I.e. weeding flower beds, Raking leave & trimming hedges. More work = More Reward.

35. Cleaning Houses

Help spring clean houses. Nothing wrong with a little domestic service to make money.

36. Wash, Dry & Iron

If you live in an apartment block or complex watch out for bachelors who need their clothes washed, dried & ironed.

37. Wash Cars

Once again if you live in an apartment block or complex offer to wash your neighbors cars.

38. Painting

If you know how to paint walls you can easily make R1,000+ painting a couple of rooms for friends & family or even new neighbors.

39. Clean Gutters

Clean out gutters for the houses in your neighborhood. Nothing worse than a blocked gutter overflowing.

40. Pool Cleaning Service

Offer to be the pool cleaning service for your complex or neighborhood. It’s a once-a-week job = easy money.

41. Holiday Decorations

Holiday decorations are not too popular in South Africa, but maybe you can start a trend & offer to decorate your neighbors houses for the festive season.

42. Mystery Shopper

This is a really fun way to make some extra money but you need a reliable source of job offers. I’d suggest a bit of research on Google.

43. Car Pool

If you have co-workers or people who work in your area (or even kids who go-to the same school as your kids) offer to drive them in exchange for money.

44. Carpet Cleaning

If there is a hassle you can charge a few. If you don’t mind the hard labor or you find it enjoyable, offer to clean your friends, families & neighbors carpets to earn some extra money.

45. Rent Out Storage Space

If you have a shed in your backyard you can rent it out to somebody who needs storage. List it on Gumtree or your local Facebook group.

46. Rent Out Your Garage

Parking in busy CBDS like Cape Town can net you over R1,200 per month.

47. Sell Your Blood or Sperm

Although the Human Tissue Act prohibits donors from selling semen in South Africa, their are some companies out there that are willing to pay you for your ‘Time’ & ‘Travel Expenses’.

48. Medical Studies

Participating in medical studies seem pretty high-risk, but I’m pretty sure there are those of you who like to live life on the edge.

49. Cut Your DSTV

Do something productive with your time & save up to R1,000 per month on your DSTV Subscription.

50. Eat On The Cheap For a Week

If you spend R6,000 per month on Groceries try going on a rice & chicken diet for 1 week of the month. Buy bulk, cook bulk.

51. The Latte Effect

Are you fan of buying 1 or 2 cups of coffee a day? Have you done the math of how much extra money you could have if you simply saved? R50 per day X 20 days = R1,000

52. Give Up a SIN For 1 Month

Drink? Smoke? Go gold turkey for a month & see how much money you can save. You can find out more about how to save money with our in-depth guide on saving.

53. Tutoring

School tutors can easily earn up to R300 per hour, that would get you up to R1,000 in no time.

54. Teaching English

English is the universal language of the world, offers your skills to help teach those who are illiterate in the language.

55. Teaching Music

Can you play a music instrument? Even if you’re not a professional you could teach some novices the basics.

56. Refereeing

Love sports? Volunteer at a school or local sports club to earn some extra money.

57. Teaching Microsoft Office

If you’re fluent with Excel, PowerPoint & Word offer to tutor & install the software for those people who don’t have a clue how to use them.

58. Computer Support

You don’t have to be a computer expert for this one, help those whom are new to computers with simple task like setting up an e-mail account & downloading anti-virus software.

59. Bookkeeping

If you have bookkeeping skills with Sage One for instance which is extremely popular out here in SA, offer to-do the books for your relatives small business ventures.

60. Office Efficiency

If you’re a whiz at creating order out of chaos, you may have a chance at organizing & creating efficiency for you friends and relatives offices.

61. Mechanical Work

Can you change oil, spark plugs, belts or replace batteries? You can easily make some extra money by offering your services to those who don’t.

62. Editor

You don’t need a degree in Journalism to be a professional editor. If you’re a teacher or writer you may be a perfect candidate. Check out gumtree for editing jobs.

63. Process Medical Claims

There are tons of paperwork involved with major medical claims, dealing with insurance companies can be a pain. If you’re familiar with those process, put it to use.

64. Set Up Simple Websites & Blogs

Know how to register a domain, set-up hosting & install wordpress? You can easily make R1,000 a pop.

65. Submitting Tax Returns to SARS

Filing tax returns can be a real pain, if you’re an expert & know how to save a couple of bucks, than offers your services to your friends & family and you could be making some serious money.

66. Staging Houses For Sale

If you see any vacant houses for sale in your neighborhood offer to stage them for the owner. Buyers are more inclined to buy a house when it looks like a home.

67. Event Planning

Enjoy planning events or parties? While loads of people find it a hassle & where there is a hassle their is also an opportunity.

68. Buy Low & Sell High

If you always have an eye for spotting that really great bargain than start flipping products. Buy a car at an auction for R30k & resell it on the auto trader for R60k.

69. Prepare Research Papers

Enjoy researching? digging around the web for information? There are plenty businesses & people that could use your services.

Source: www.gamestechy.com/2018/10/how-to-make-money-in-south-africa.html

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