How to Earn Money Online in Pakistan?

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How to Earn Money Online in Pakistan?

Online earning is a term we Pakistanis use to describe an easy way to make money remotely by sitting at home and we all seek an opportunity that comes without investment.

In fact, Pakistan is the 5th cheapest internet providing country, and thus a rising number of internet users are hungry to find ways to make money online in Pakistan.

The best part of earning online is you don’t have to be educated or hold a degree from a university, you also don’t have to go outside and sit in an office for a 9 to 5 job, and if you don’t believe, take my name as an example, as I have been earning money online in Pakistan from last 10 years now and that’s why I have the authority to share what works and what doesn’t.

So, let’s discuss how you can also make money online in Pakistan or in other words “earn in dollars sitting in the comfort of your house in your beloved country”.

Here’s a list of some top and easy ways:

8 Tried & Tested Ways to Make Money Online in Pakistan

Let’s have a quick look at 8 Ways of Online Earning in Pakistan:

  1. Social Media
  2. Blogging
  3. Freelancing
  4. Vlogging
  5. eCommerce
  6. Online Tutoring
  7. Using Google
  8. Games

Now let’s read how you can utilize these options and start making money online, sit tight and read 1 by 1:

1. Social Media

By social media, I mean to say using social media as a tool of earning online and it is one of the easiest ways around in Pakistan. You can easily create a free account and start approaching the clients.

Here’s how to earn online using social media in Pakistan:

  1. Go to Facebook, TikTok, LinkedIn and X and create your free accounts
  2. Optimize these profiles by including your real name, real DP, and real experience (certificates, etc)
  3. Start following relevant people who are experts in your niche/industry
  4. Interact with their posts on these social media platforms and join relevant groups on Facebook
  5. Start posting about your expertise and skills, and use LinkedIn for most of the times
  6. Do comment on other’s posts and try to make a relationship with experts in your industry
  7. Now start posting about your work, prepare a portfolio, and upload it on these platforms
  8. Post your advertisements saying something like “social media management services available” or something that you can provide as a service.

This might look a lot easy but this is much harder than it looks like. However, it is still the #1 way to earn money online in Pakistan, and at least you can easily start your journey with this method.

Yes, it is the best way for students and for girls in Pakistan as it is an opportunity that doesn’t require any kind of investment but just some time commitment.

Basically, you can sell any service using this method, but I recommend you test this as your first step, not your last.

Make Money on TikTok in Pakistan

This might sound crazy and funny to you and that too when I am just writing about it in the middle of the article without prior notice. However, TikTok is a great platform and currently the trending social media app in Pakistan. The surprise is many Pakistani TikTokers are making money on the platform and here’s how you can do too:

  1. Install TikTok app on your phone
  2. Open the app and tap on create a new account option
  3. Choose email for signup
  4. Select your country as UK or USA
  5. Complete the account creating process
  6. Start uploading unique videos and follow others for inspiration
  7. Increase your followers by uploading on a daily basis
  8. Engage with your followers
  9. Do this for at least 2 months and you will start earning money on TikTok

So that was a method to create UK TikTok account or a USA TikTok account to make money on the app.

There will be a dedicated page for your monetization and earning reports in TikTok, go check that for more guidance.

If you fail to make money, capture any leads or any work with above methods, you can always try other mentioned methods, so read now:

2. Blogging

In the first method, you build a social network profile of like-minded people, and if you have not landed a job from that method, here’s what you should try to earn money online in Pakistan and that’s what I have been doing for years now.

Here’s how to get started with blogging in Pakistan:

  1. Go read my guide on blogging’s scope in Pakistan
  2. Find a niche that’s right for you
  3. Brainstorm a name for your blog
  4. Go and register a .com domain name with hosting (get a 56% discount)
  5. Install WordPress and change the theme
  6. Start keyword research and writing blog posts
  7. Do SEO and generate some free organic traffic
  8. Monetize your blog using Google Adsense and other methods

That’s it, after following these steps you will start earning online by blogging in Pakistan.

However, there’s a catch here, you can’t start making money right away with blogging. You at least have to wait for 6 months (if you don’t have prior knowledge about blogging) before you hit a dollar in your Adsense account.

But why am I still recommending blogging at the #2 spot?

Well, this is a lucrative way to earn online for students and everybody else to be at least free whenever you need a day off and it is one of the safest ways too.

A bonus about blogging is “You can earn money even when you are sleeping” That’s cool, isn’t it?

Yes, when you are running ads on your blog, you can earn money online even when you are sleeping as a blog doesn’t require you to be always online, you just have to write relevant articles based on your keyword research and let it bring some traffic, here’s how to market your content.

3. Freelancing

When we talk about making money online in Pakistan, almost everybody starts thinking about freelancing, as many freelancers in the country tried their best to promote freelancing as the #1 way to earn money online in Pakistan and they even launched hundreds of free and paid courses and even the government launched programs like eRozgar, Digiskills and more to promote freelancing in Pakistan.

However, to me, it is not the #1 way but a super quick way for making dollars online, and here’s how you can start freelancing in Pakistan:

  1. Select your favorite skill like graphic design or content writing, typing, etc
  2. Go to Udemy (paid) or YouTube (free) and find a free course
  3. Watch the course “at least 3 times” and test your skills
  4. Go to Facebook and LinkedIn and create your free profiles
  5. Post about your skills and ask people to give you a project that you will be doing for free
  6. Yes, do at least 1/2 tasks for free and ask the clients for their feedback
  7. Improve your skills as per their feedback
  8. After refining your skills, and making a portfolio, go to Fiverr, Upwork, Guru, Freelancer and other freelancing platforms
  9. Create free accounts on these freelancing platforms and start uploading your recent work
  10. Create gigs and start approaching clients through these platforms
  11. You have to be online for at least 10+ hours every day to capture a client
  12. Chat with your prospects and tell them about your experience, get a job as quickly as you can
  13. Do the job and provide more than your 100% for it
  14. If the buyer (your client) is satisfied with your work, he will leave a positive rating on your profile
  15. That positive rating will help you reach more clients and get you more orders

This is how you can start earning money online in Pakistan with freelancing and it is a quick way for online earnings.

However, there’s enough competition now in Pakistan and the freelancing markets are saturated enough to not let you grab a job. This means you have to be highly skilled before you jump into the freelancing field. So make sure you can do what you are going to offer in your Fiverr gigs.

4. Vlogging

Don’t get confused with Blogging, as Vlogging is about uploading videos on social media platforms and Blogging is about writing articles on your own website.

So how to start earning money online in Pakistan with vlogging?

Here’s how:

  1. Get your phone in your hands and open YouTube app on it
  2. Tap on your profile pic under “You” option
  3. Tap on your channel and name your new channel
  4. Upload a channel icon and add some description
  5. Install any video editing like VN or Capcut
  6. Capture some videos from your Garden, Kitchen, or Toys (whatever you can show to the world)
  7. Be creative and edit the video to make it engaging, fun or helpful (it should be something)
  8. Go to YouTube app again and upload your first video

That’s a basic way of starting your vlogging career and if you are solely looking to start vlogging just for making money, you can follow below guidelines:

One of the best methods of earning on youtube for nowadays is creating a faceless videos channel as there’s no actual platform that enable you to earn money by watching ads online, but there’s a way to make people watch ads on your videos so that you can earn money:

What is a faceless video?

A faceless video is a video that has no human face in it and it could be any video from a cartoon to a recipe video to a news update or a research video.

Mostly people tend to upload videos that are about trending topics and resolves a mystery or brings more questions on the table.

Here’s how you can start a faceless youtube channel:

  • Go to youtube and search for your favorite topics
  • Find some faceless videos with views in millions
  • Go to sites like Socialblade etc to find complete details of those channels
  • Pick up to 5 competitors from those channels
  • Go to ChatGPT and ask for giving you at least 20 faceless videos topics
  • Ask ChatGPT to create complete script on each of those topics
  • Go to Pictory or Flexclip like sites to create engaging videos from images and audio clips
  • Go to Canva or Adobe and create an engaging thumbnail for each of your video
  • Now start uploading these videos one by one to your youtube channel

It may look too easy, but it is not and it requires a lot of research for making your video scripts engaging and worth a watch.

So make sure you check other videos and try to create videos that are better then those videos with millions of views. That’s the only way to grow in vlogging.

But how how one can earn with YouTube?

Well, Youtube with its massive audience, offers monetization options like:

  • Ad revenue
  • Sponsored content
  • Selling merchandise
  • Memberships and Super Chat (paid messages)

Yes, that’s simple, you can enable Adsense ads, upload paid promotional videos, sell merchandise like t-shirts and other products and also if you reach the milestone, you can enable memberships and super chat on your youtube channel to make extra income (it might not be available in every country).

5. eCommerce

No I am not talking about Amazon business in Pakistan, that’s just a scam promoted by so-called gurus of Pakistani online community. Some have made millions and some have lost billions in this gimic. So I will not be promoting it.

However, eCommerce is thriving in Pakistan and people who are doing local e-commerce are actually banking millions everyday.

Becuase, platforms like Daraz allow you to sell products online and help you get more sales without spending extras on advertising. But I suggest you to create your own website and install WordPress with woocommerce or go with shopify on your own, you don’t have to learn from any other person (these platforms gives you free access to their knowledge base and short course, do that):

Here’s how to get started:

Choose a product niche with demand (e.g., fashion, electronics)

Before you actually go for a platform or creating your own e-commerce website, you have to do product research and find a most demanding product that’s easy to source and is profitable in long run.

I recommend you to don’t go with viral products or products that are already being sold everywhere. You should at least try to buy white-lable products and have your logo on them. Do your best to create your own product (if possible) as that’s the real way to establish a great e-commerce business empire.

Build an online store (e.g., Shopify)

Now the second step is to create an online store and you can choose Shopify or go with WordPress which is a great way to create any type of e-commerce website with 100% customizable themes, plugins and support.

Use my link to get up to 56% off on creating your first ecommerce store.

Market your store using SEO and social media

At the third step, you need to market your online store (e-commerce website) and drive sales. There are two best ways to do it:

  1. SEO (search engine optimization): It is a way to optimize your website and make it rank at the top of search queries on search engines such as Google, Bing, Dastiab, etc and it is basically the best way to drive free traffic and book sales on autopilot
  2. Social Media: Social media is another great way to drive sales on your e-commerce store, you can create a page and start promoting your products, you can also run social media ads and pay per lead to scale your business

I recommend you to use these two methods together, do SEO for your website and create an Instagram, tagshag and Pinterest account, start uploading attractive pictures of your products with some stories and reviews to boost engagement and sales.

6. Online Tutoring

Have you ever imagined that now you can teach students worldwide using platforms like Udemy or Tutor. You can create lectures in English or the local language and upload on these platforms to make money online while living in anywhere in Pakistan?

Well, that’s a reality, you can even teach Quran online to any student in any area of the world and get paid for this beautiful thing.

Isn’t this an amazing time to live in?

You can also create your own tutoring website and even use Youtube to teach students and get paid via ads and paid content publishing.

7. Using Google

Earning money using Google in Pakistan is like a dream, but it is a reality. Most of the online workers who are making money online are connected with Google in more than one way to generate monthly income in dollars.

Google is offering many great services you can use to make money online in Pakistan and here’s a list of them:

  • Google Adsense: You can create a blog and enable Google Adsense to earn money
  • YouTube: Anyone can create a free YouTube channel and monetize it to make money online
  • Admob: You can start uploading apps and games on Play Store and monetize through Google’s Admob platform
  • Google My Business: GMB is currently an exciting way for local businesses in Pakistan to take advantage of and reach their target customers through their free business listing on Google

So? are you going to start a blog or going for game development?

8. Games

You might have heard this a lot that a friend of your friend is earning money online by playing games on his mobile and he’s earning a lot of rupees everyday.

But, to be honset, there’s no way for Pakistanis to play games at home and make money just for playing a game.

However, there’s still a way for you to play games, and earn money by selling those game accounts.

Yes, you can take Pubg for example.

I know a few boys who play PUBG every night and whole night to boost their accounts and rankings.

They get titles and costumes and other gifts in their accounts and then after a significant score they just put their Game IDs on sale in Facebook groups and various forums dedicated to selling game ids.

I have seen many boys selling these IDs for 10,000 rupees to even 5,00,000 and more.

Just imagine, your time that you have been wasting by playing games could be converted into real money?

Amazing!

Here’s some bonus too:

Online Earning With Affiliate Marketing

Affiliate marketing is all about ways to ppomote other companies’ products and earn commissions for each sale you generate.

Here are the steps to follow:

  1. Find affiliate programs (e.g., Amazon, Daraz)
  2. Create content promoting the products
  3. Drive traffic to your content through SEO and social media

Boom! for every conversation, you get a commision.

Online Earning With Digital Products

There are millions of digital products that you can create and sell and you can even automate this whole process to be free and enjoy your vacation in Dubai. Just like many freelancers currently flying to dubai just because they are able to earn money in Dollars.

You can create and sell digital products like ebooks, software, or courses on platforms like Amazon or Etsy.

The best part of selling digital products is you don’t have to think about sourcing, warehouse fees, fulfilling, returns and other things.

If you can’t create a digital product on your own, you can hire freelancers for this and with a little investment, you can have a great digital product that you can sell over and over again.

That’s all.

NOTE: These 8 methods offer real opportunities to earn online in Pakistan but require effort, dedication, and patience to succeed.

So make sure you do your best and give your best to earn online.

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