6 ways to make money during the Coronavirus outbreak

By March 31, 2020For Talent

There are some small ways to make money during the Coronavirus outbreak.

We’re living in a very strange time right now. The outbreak of the novel Coronavirus has seen countries shut down, thousands of people  getting sick and hundreds of thousands of people lose their jobs. 

It has been tough for pretty much everyone, especially those who have found themselves temporarily laid off for the period of the outbreak. As we know, the Irish government created a special social welfare payment to help those without an income at the moment. 

However, there are other handy little ways you can supplement your income, and keep yourself occupied at the same time. We did a little hunt on the Internet, and found some fun and inventive ways to make a bit of cash! 

make money during the Coronavirus

A wardrobe clear-out 

If you’re at home, why not take the opportunity to do a bit of a wardrobe clear out? You are no doubt sitting on a few items of clothing you no longer wear, so you might as well find a new home for them. Depop is a great place to sell your pre-loved clothes and accessories. 


Were you an absolute whizz at any subject in school or college? Now might be a great time to put that wonderful brain of yours to work. Currently, all schools are closed, and students are at home studying for exams. Why. not advertise tutoring online, to help them out, and make a bit of extra cash? We found this great article from MoneyGeek that links to loads of online tutoring sites also, if you’re interested. 

make money during the Coronavirus

Do some surveys

Listen, I know that this won’t exactly pay the bills or put food on the table, but it’s something to keep you from getting bored, at least. Having done some research into where you can do online surveys, Swagbucks seems to be the most popular choice for people. 

Find a part-time job

We know that being temporarily laid off from work is horrible, but all is not lost. There are a number of companies still hiring at the moment, for both full-time and part-time positions. Mainly, these roles are popping up in retail outlets (such as supermarkets) and the health sector. Certainly worth a look! Plus, there are a bunch of companies still hiring for remote jobs too, so have a look! 

Get creative 

A lot of the time, it will really boil down to the kind of job you do usually. Are you a writer or content creator? Why not see if there are any freelance jobs available? Are you a musician? You could try doing performances online. Are you a personal trainer? Maybe consider doing fitness classes through Skype or Zoom. Whatever your skills are, you will probably find a way to use them differently for the time being. 

Sort your taxes 

You could take this opportunity to sort out your taxes, folks. Claim your tax back quickly and easily from the last few years by logging into the Revenue website and selecting ‘Review Your Tax’. From there go into your Statement of Liability, and submit your tax return. If you are owed money, it will arrive in your account within a week or so.  

We’ll weather this storm guys, and be back to normal life in no time! 

Author Rebecca O'Keeffe

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