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Given the economic situation for many South Africans, many are looking for ways to make extra money, whether online or through work-from-home jobs. Are you looking for a work-from-home job in South Africa?

Think of all the things you could do with money earned working from home. With the increase in the cost of living, like fuel, groceries, electricity, and other household expenses, many South Africans are finding it harder and harder to make it through the month.

On a daily basis, I read news headlines about inflation increasing, petrol and diesel going up, and food prices increasing, but sadly, people’s paychecks are not keeping up with the rising cost of living. So often I go to the shop to buy a food item, and it costs more than it did last week.

I am sure many South Africans could do with extra money to help with the high cost of living. Save toward rainy days, help towards paying your debts, and unforeseen school expenses if you have children. Maybe you need to start saving for your children’s university/college education if you have not done so already.

So now the big question is how can you make working from home in South Africa? Are there even legitimate work-from-home jobs in South Africa? Yes, there are legit ways to make money working online or from home in South Africa.

Many South Africans earn money working online or from home. The sad thing is that there are scams, so you need to do your homework and check up on the company you want to work for. And please, please do not pay for online or work-from-home jobs.

And if it sounds too good to be true, it most likely is!

Also, you are not going to get rich overnight. You can make money, but it is highly unlikely that you are going to be earning thousands and thousands of dollars monthly overnight. There are people earning thousands of dollars monthly, but this did not happen overnight. It took lots of hard work and effort.

How can I earn money working from home? There is never a shortage of work from home jobs in South Africa as long as you are willing to think outside the box. You can build an empire in the comfort of your home using the skills you have. You can also learn new skills and convert them into a money-making venture.

What work can I do from home? There are numerous opportunities to explore, as described below. Choose one that matches your passion, interest, and skills. Always remember that there is no limit to what you can do.



Blogging can be a very lucrative way to make money online from home or anywhere in the world.

There are many bloggers in South Africa who make good money blogging. If you are someone who enjoys writing and will be able to produce new content for years to come, blogging may be a way for you to make money working from home in South Africa.

You can make money by having display ads on your blog. This is one of the ways that millions of bloggers make money blogging. Sponsored posts is when you review a product or service and get paid for your honest review. Affiliate marketing is another great way to make money blogging. This is my preferred method to make money blogging.

Blogging can be lucrative; however may take time before you build up an audience and have enough monthly readers to start monetizing your blog. It could take you 6 months it could take over 12 months. Do not give up in 3-6 months just because you are not making any money yet.

If you do decide to start a blog, you must be consistent and patient.


Affiliate marketing, So what is affiliate marketing?

Affiliate marketing is a way many South Africans make money online while working from home. I also make money from affiliate marketing. You promote a company’s product or service, and for each sale you make, you earn a commission.

Big online companies like Amazon have an affiliate program people can join to make money online from home. If you are a blogger, you can create content and add links to the products and services. But you do not have to be a blogger to make money from affiliate marketing. If you have a big social media following, you can add affiliate links to your social media posts.


Taking online surveys is a way for South Africans to make some extra money online. I say extra money because it is highly unlikely that you will get rich by taking online surveys.

One of the first ways I made money online was by taking online surveys. And I know you can make money from taking online surveys because I have been doing so for over ten years. But that being said, I find that some survey sites work better than others.

It is best to sign up for a few survey sites. This will help you earn more money, and you can find out which survey sites work best for you. When answering surveys, also be truthful and don’t rush. Rushing when answering your survey could lead to you being timed out and receiving fewer survey invites. Worst, your account will be blocked.

You can take surveys in your spare time or set time aside daily or weekly to take online surveys. A stable internet connection, laptop, computer, tablet and even your mobile phone. When waiting the see the doctor or on a train or bus journey, you can take online surveys.

Earn points for each survey you successfully complete or cash. On some survey sites, you can exchange the points for cash or gift vouchers. Points earned can expire, so check with the sites you join for how long points are valid.


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Are you a passionate baker? Do you love thinking of new yummy treats to create? Chocolate cake with marshmallow fluff or vanilla with strawberry filling?

Baking from home is yet another way people make money from home in South Africa. I know when it comes to class birthdays, many moms hire a baker to bake the cupcakes for their child’s class. Not only cupcakes for school kids but weddings, birthday parties, and get-togethers and think of all the other occasions people need something sweet to serve to their quests.

There is an increasing demand for yummy cakes and pastries, and it does not look like it’s slowing down. More people celebrate their special days than in the past. You can investigate and find out which are the popular flavours for cakes, cupcakes and puddings in your city/town. Work on special recipes that will set you apart from all the other bakers.

Think of how you can offer a better service than other bakers. You want clients to keep using and telling their friends and family about your delicious-tasting bakes, coupled with outstanding service.

Before you start, find out if you need any licensing or papers to work from home baking for other people.


Data entry positions an online jobs that many people would like to have, and people who do work online in data positions hold on their jobs. Data entry jobs are not the easiest online jobs to find.


Are you a very organized person? Like to keep notes and track of all the little things you do?

Virtual assistants help businesses, companies and individuals with small tasks they need help with doing. Small tasks such as setting up and following through with appointments, content writing, transcribing, proofreading, social media management and much more.

If you want to work as a virtual assistant, you will need to have very good organizational skills, work independently and great communication skills.


So often, when browsing on Facebook, I see people looking for someone to help them update their resume or need someone to write their resume for them. Can you write a top-notch resume for people who are job hunting? Will your resume writing skills help them be shortlisted or, even better, land the job?

If you know you can help other people write a better resume or write resumes for other people, then you can start a business writing a resume. Work from home or anywhere, really. So many job hunters need help with writing the perfect resume.


Do you know that people make money buying and selling websites online? And website flipping can be very lucrative. So, what is website flipping? Simply put, you buy websites with the aim of selling them for a profit.

Make sure you do your homework before buying a website to flip. Find out all you can about the website. Check to make sure the website is not penalized by Google or the URL banned by Facebook. Be prepared to work on the website before you flip it for a profit.


Do you know your way around a website? Know how easily you navigate your way around different websites? If so, why not make some extra money online by testing websites? Testing apps and websites is a way to make money, but it is unlikely to become a full-time job.

Tests usually take around 5 to 20 minutes. When testing websites, remember to speak out loud and clearly as you navigate your way around the website. Payment varies. You can earn around $5 for the shorter tests and $100 for the complex tests.

When you receive an invite to take a website test, don’t delay. The test fills up very quickly, so if you snooze, you may lose out on earning money. I’m sure you don’t want to lose out on cash.


Do your family and friends tell you you have a lovely voice?

If you do have a golden voice, use your voice to make money from home. Television shows, commercials and audiobooks you can do voice-over jobs for.


Are you an animal lover? If you are, you can become a pet groomer and make money working from home or travelling to client’s homes. Some of the services you can offer include nail clipping, fur trimming, washing, and getting animals ready for pet shows.


Another way for animal lovers to make money from home in South Africa is by becoming a pet sitter. You can pet sit for a few hours or longer.


People who go away on holiday, for a weekend, a getaway, or for a well-needed break may have a pet who, for whatever reason, they may not be able to take along with them. Well, you can offer your service and open your home and board animals.


Get fit and spend time with dogs. If this sounds like something, you would love to do and make money at the same time. You can become a dog walker and walk people’s dogs. Find out what the going rate is in your neighbourhood.

If you have experience as a dog walker, ask your family and friends if you can walk their dogs for free to gain experience.


Okay, this job may not be for everyone, but many South Africans make money online working from home as adult text chat operators. Top adult text chat operators in South Africa earn over R20 000 a month. However, these text chat operators work hard and follow the rules and guidelines of the company they work for.


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Please note that adult text companies, at times, may not be hiring chat hosts. You will have to put your name on the waiting list. And also, sometimes, they have a hiring freeze for certain countries, which could include South Africa.

You must follow the company’s strict rules and guidelines.

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