Today, I will explain how to earn money online in Nepal free for students and jobless with minimum investment. This article will show you how you can convert into a blogger or a digital entrepreneur. These methods are 100% legit and good for the long term, can provide financial freedom to fulfill your dreams.
I started digital entrepreneurship back in 2013, 8 years ago, & I have learned a lot over the years. To be honest, I am making full-time money and income from home by working online. The best part is that I don’t need a job or work in government offices day and night just to make 20k to 30K per month. My revenue streams are multiple and I’m still a student. I can easily have a luxurious life, a car, my own house, and a loyal partner of my choice.
How To Earn Money Online in Nepal – Guide
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When the pandemic broke out, it brought massive unemployment. In fact, a lot of people became jobless, and those who were studying and working abroad were sent homes. Business owners were heavily suffering and running out of resources. Today, the only industry that has remained on top is the ‘online industry’. In fact, entrepreneurs like Jeff Bezos and bloggers have multiplied their profits during this lockdown. While the rest of the world is making money online, we can do that too.
Hundreds of methods of online earning in Nepal are available in the market due to their need, increasing trend, and popularity. But, at least, you need to have a computer and a 24/7 internet connection at home to work.
Alright, let’s learn how to earn money online in Nepal.
YouTube is on our fourth list because of many reasons. It comes in second place of the world’s highest used search engines countdown and is ranked 2 worldwide among popular websites. YouTube has 2+ billion monthly active users with 31.05+ Billion total visits every month (as reported by SimilarWeb). This metric is expected to double by the year 2021.
YouTube has the potential to make one a millionaire overnight if he/she can drive only 1% of YT traffic to their channel. As always, it requires hard work, plenty of videos, consistent upload, and knowledge of channel optimization to grow on YouTube. If you don’t want to show your face, then there are ‘creative commons’ videos that you can download, edit, and reupload to make money from YT.
A YouTube channel can be monetized from sponsorship (paid promotion) or in-built Google Advertisement features. If you grow your channel up to 1 lakh subscribers, you will automatically start getting recognized by sponsors. With proper marketing and influencing skills, it should not take more than 3-6 months for a brand new channel to grow. The live stream for premium subscriptions and super chat allows viewers to donate money for supporting the broadcaster.
If you want to monetize the channel through in-built Google AdSense, the following requirements must be fulfilled:
- Minimum 1000 subscribers on the channel.
- Four thousand hours of watch time.
- Risk-free content that does not violate the program rules.
Let’s take a look at the pros and cons of YouTube:
Read my guide on the easiest method to make money from youtube in Nepal.
2. Google AdSense
Google AdSense is an online platform and network that allows us to display advertisements on websites and videos. We get paid for showing ads; additional profit occurs when someone clicks on those ads. Adsense can be utilized via Blogging and YouTubing, which we have explained later in this article.
The primary source of making money from Google Adsense for most people is Blogging. It is all about making weblogs (similar to websites), getting visitors to them, and earning them whenever someone clicks on the ads. Blogging is of two types:
- Niche Blogging
- Event Blogging
For the first type, niche blogging, our website is based on a single industry only, which we can determine based on our choice, interest, and research. For Event Blogging, we can make lakhs of rupees in a single day because it is based on highly searched events on a specific period of the year. Now, creating a website and blogging are broad topics, and it takes months to learn them, so we are not going deep into this post.
Therefore, most of the so-called blogging experts learn from YouTube, and when they start making a few pennies to dollars, they launch their courses. Don’t pay for anything that you can learn for free. Always remember, before you join any class, tell the instructor to show real proof of making at least 1 lakh rupees monthly from it. Otherwise, learn from YouTube because they did the same.
I made $1,969 (Rs. 2,35,906 Nepali Rupees) from Google Adsense between January to July 2020.
Freelancing is the type of job that gives you self-employment, in which you are not working for any company or organization. You have to complete the offered tasks by the client to get paid.
Below is the screenshot proof of my first earning through Fiverr.
The tasks could be as simple as photo background removal to massive web development projects, depends upon your skills. The money can be earned on a per hour or per task basis. Two of my favorite freelancing platforms are as follows:
In Fiverr, the customers looking to buy service will reach out to you through the medium of gigs. In Upwork, you have to reach out to the buyers and send them an offer manually. Both platforms have an equal scope, but I prefer Fiverr more.
Some hot selling freelancing niches are:
- Logo, Banners, & Business Cards
- Pins Design
- Social Media and YouTube Covers + thumbnails
- Product research
- Backlink services
- Niche research
- Keyword research
- Technical SEO
- On-Page SEO
- Off-Page SEO
- Page Speed Optimization
- Website Setup
- Theme customization
- SEO Plugins setup
- Document conversion
- Content writing
- Guest Posting
- Web 2.0 & more
4. Local SEO Audit
I see a lot of people getting their hands into digital payment gateways these days. Most of them are dependent on Payoneer Mastercard, and they use it for Facebook advertisements. These days, I see more than hundreds of FB Ads on creating your website. For your kind information, creating a website is super easy with the help of WordPress, which is 100% free software.
Those people who offer you cheap website services don’t tell you that you need an audience or users to grow your business. Just creating a dead website with no visitors is a bad investment, in my opinion. And visitors come from SEO (Search Engine Optimization).
SEO is of different types:
- Local SEO
- International SEO
- E-commerce SEO
- Technical SEO Audits
- WordPress SEO
I have clients from all over the world including Delhi (India), Pakistan, Nepal, and the United States. They all pay me monthly for doing Local SEO Audits for their websites. And this is an industry that anyone can join, learn, and earn.
5. Affiliate Marketing
Affiliate Marketing is viral and can be done in various forms like blogging, e-mail outreach, SMM, etc. In affiliate marketing, we sell products that are available on e-commerce platforms like Amazon, eBay, Alibaba, etc. Once they are sold, get a certain percentage of commission from the sale.
To become an affiliate, you have joined a network and select products. Then promote them through websites, emails, advertisements, or other mediums to generate sales.
The most popular affiliate network is the Amazon Associates program. Similarly, you can do CPA that stands for Cost Per Action, which means getting paid for completing certain actions. CPA is similar to Affiliate programs that you can join from MaxBounty, Share A Sale, & other platforms.
What’s in my mind?
A lot of people prefer saying “Ghar Basi Basi” in Nepali that translates as “by sitting at home” in English. I don’t like using the phrase “ghar ma basi basi” because we are not making money just for sitting at home and exploring the internet. We are working our a** off day and night to achieve our dream life. It’s not easy to do that. You have to respect the work in the sense that those who work online are real gems and entrepreneurs.
Let’s put all the fairy tales asides. Microsoft, one of the largest and highest-grossing companies in the world, has admitted that SEO (listed above) is the toughest marketing skill in the world. “Bloggers Funda” I’m a part of that Facebook group with 132K members. 1 lakh and 32k+ people didn’t join the group for no reason. Stop using the phrase “Ghar ma Basi Basi” because no one will pay you for sitting at home. You will have to outreach to people, work with them in a partnership or make a deal to grow an empire.
All the fame, all the stories, and the people with financial freedom who grew from zero levels came with a positive mind that respects hard works, believes in themselves, and never gave up. You can either set up or team or work alone, that’s your problem. But nobody is going to give you money if you sit there, fold your hands, and dream all the time.
I have a lot to say because the internet is so much spoiled with mixed information from insecure people who don’t want to see others progress. I won’t be saying those harsh words but I hope you won’t be using the word “ghar ma basi basi” again because it hurts the sentiments of real works who are attached with actual businesses behind the scenes. It’s just disrespectful to the online working community like people feel like we are not doing anything. Instead, you can use words like Freelancers, Bloggers, Digital Entrepreneurs, or anything similar.
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You will need a PC and high-speed internet to work. Proper computer knowledge and a good understanding of the English language. You don’t need any experience with the projects. However, it will require some money for investment, since it’s a business. Some other necessary things are risk-taking ability, hard work, dedication, and never give up attitude.
Remember, if you are looking for free fast and easy tricks, this post is not for you. These are legit career-building techniques that have made people millionaires overnight. Now, I am making a full time living online working on multiple projects. The key concept is that you must be the one who takes responsibility for your life. Do not let it go due to the fear of people and hearing criticism. When I had nothing, people didn’t come to see me or cared about me. So why should I listen to them now?
Try to motivate yourself; you don’t need a third person to do the job for you. You either become successful or quit dreaming, and you have no option. Also, when you are starting online, don’t just entirely depend on this. You need another source of income to feed your daily lifestyle before becoming successful.
Also known as Mahesh, I’m a professional blogger who works in Google Adsense sites, Amazon Associates Program, and the freelancing industry for 7+ years of my life.