In Uganda, there is an excessive rate of unemployment and under employment. This means that many Ugandans, especially graduates are usually stuck, not knowing what to do, how to make money and how to get ideas on how to make money. However, with the advancement in technology, everything has changed and the internet has become one platform where everything is done. This includes social networking, online marketing, online business and many more.

Any Ugandan serious about earning online can make huge sums of money with the different ways of making money online. Today, I intend to discuss the different ways you can make money online with just your computer and access to an internet connection in Uganda.

Here are the 9 easy things to do on the internet to make money in Uganda

1. Sell Photos Online

If you are a Ugandan interested in photography, this can be a great opportunity for you to make money online. You can collect a sample of your best taken shots and consider selling them on online photostock sites. It is very simple to do this with just creativity and patience. Examples of such photostock sites where you can sell your photos include Shutterstock and iStockPhoto and these some of the biggest photo resources online. When you put your photos, you just wait for your photos to be posted online and then you just collect your payments.

2. Email Marketing and affiliate marketing

Another easy way of making money online is through email marketing. The biggest strategy here is to make sure that before you even try to market any product or service to anyone via an email list, be sure that they are the people that are subscribed and are opted in directly to you. This is because when you just market to people via email when they are not subscribers, you may not find as much success. However, if such email subscribers are actively and deeply interested in what you have to say, and they signed up directly through your blog or site, your success rates will be much higher.

With affiliate marketing you market products on behalf of another company. How this works, when someone buys the product through your unique link, you get a commission. However, with this strategy, you will need to own a blog or website to earn through affiliate marketing. You can even use your facebook or twitter pages if your following is big enough to make a huge coverage.

3. Blogging

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As a Ugandan, you can choose to do blogging as your online money venture. A blog is a website or we page where you write useful information or news you would love to share with the world. In addition to this, you can earn a lot from it by writing articles that help people find solutions to certain issues, giving tips for health, self-improvement, relationships, technical issues and many others. With these you can get a lot of visitors who relate with such coming in to read the information that are solutions to their particular issue.

In order to earn money from blogging, you will have to grow your site to at least 500,000 to a million visitors a day by updating your content, giving fresh and quality content. Another strategy to earn more on blogging is to run ads by signing up for Google Adsense, Bing ads and others, you only place them on your blog site and sit back as your money grows.

4. Sell products online

In Uganda, most people have not yet realized that having an e-store is very profitable. If an e-store sounds expensive, you can still use your social media platforms. With selling products online, you can post photos of products for people to like and order online. For example, you can post ladies or men’s shoes, bags, makeup, accessories or clothes on your timeline or through groups. You can widen this by requesting followers to talk to you if they want to buy. Here you can start by selling your old stuff that you no longer use, like clothes, electrical likes cookers, microwaves and other gadgets. For example you can always link them on olx in Uganda.

5. Social Media Influencing

We all know that in Uganda, social media is on the rise and many Ugandans are always present on social media sites. From this, you can be a social media influencer to earn money online. To be a social media influencer, you need to have an active and responsive social media following. It should be noted that social media influencers do not just create awareness, they drive action and make things happen and in Uganda, it is possible to be a successful social media influencer. You can do this on Facebook, twitter and Instagram. However, you need to be very patient, skillful, with a great sense of humor, active and responsive on social media. With this, you can use your influence to get brands coming into to get hold of your audience and you start making money. There are Ugandan celebrities who are already influencing on Instagram for example, Bettinah Tiana, Sheilah Gashumba and Kleith Kyatuhaire and many others who have done this mostly from their Instagram photos.

6. Vlogging (Video blogging)

As a Ugandan, I am sure that you have watched more than one videos on YouTube. You can create your own videos and share them with the world and you know what is great about this, you can earn money from these videos. What you do is just to shoot video clips using your mobile phone or a video camera. To be more creative, you can create animated videos and tutorials. Once your video is ready, you can upload it on YouTube or facebook and start making money. This is one great way of making money. You should know that a lot of people have earned huge sums of money through this online work. You can be have your videos posted on Youtube, facebook, snapchat and many others.

7. Write And Sell E-books online

As a Ugandan, you may have a story to tell, ideas to share, information to pass across the world and many more things. You can put all these into writing and make it an e-book, sell it online and earn a lot of money. The best thing about all this is that you can just use Microsoft word, to write your book, and you do not even need a publisher and you can even be your own publisher and simply sell it online. Examples of online stores where you can sell your e-book include Amazon’s Kindle, Google Play Store and Apple’s app store and many others. The only thing to do here is that you make sure that the information in your e-book is very helpful to the readers.

8. Write Articles For Other Sites

If you are a Ugandan who loves writing you can use this opportunity to make money online. With freelance writing you could always find work writing articles for other people. It won’t be straight forward at start, but with patience, you can earn from writing. Examples of sites where you can practice your freelance writing include, iwriter, freelancer.com and many others.

9. Work for “work at home companies”

If you didn’t know this, there are companies online that hire you to do tasks for them and you can work from home or anywhere you want at any time you want. This can be so good for those who are unemployed and stay home doing nothing especially housewives. Sites where you can find work at home jobs include, crowdsource, demand studios, leap force and many others.

From the above mentioned things, you can get one that is convenient for you or one that you feel you can enjoy doing and then start making money online. I hope you find something to help you make your money online from this article.