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Best Ways to Earn Money during Lockdown in Nepal

Written by Roshan Bhattarai · 5 min read >

Hello readers, today’s world is suffering from a coronavirus pandemic. Unfortunately, these days the second wave of Coronavirus has hit Nepal. Nepal is also under lockdown to break the chain of coronavirus spread. This pandemic has hampered different sectors such as manufacturing, tourism, construction, finance, agriculture, and others. On the other hand, it has also demotivated new entrepreneurs. So, today in this article we are going to discuss the best ways to earn money during lockdown.

Before we begin,

New Variant of COVID-19 in Nepal

As we all know our current scenario. The world is suffering from the pandemic and so is Nepal. Moreover, it is really challenging to start a new business these days because of the economic crisis. In the same wat, many industries are in the state of closing. Also hotels, restaurants, cinema halls, sports, and events are closed too.

Consequently, the rate of unemployment is increasing these days. As in this article, we will talk about the best ways to earning money during lockdown.

Here are the Best Ways to Earn Money During Lockdown

Short-Term Business Ideas

The best way to earn money during these lockdown days can be a short-term business. The Short-term businesses are the business that gives quick results within a small period. Short-term businesses are easy to start and are economical.

So, let’s look at some of the short-term business ideas that can help you earn money during the lockdown.  

Making YouTube Videos

We all know of YouTube. YouTube is a digital online video platform. Google owns YouTube. Moreover, people all over the world enjoy YouTube videos. And hundreds of hours of videos are uploaded on YouTube in a day.

As well as that, many international and national YouTubers are earning money from YouTube. Thus, making YouTube can be one of the best ways to earn money.

You can create a channel and earn money as per the views on your YouTube. Moreover, here are some ideas for creating a YouTube channel.

  • Cooking channel
  • Dance
  • Music
  • Short film
  • Live to stream
  • Review and opinions
  • Technology and innovations
  • Lectures, information, tutoring

As well as that, there are some criteria you need to fulfill to monetize your YouTube channel.

  • You need to have 1,000 subscribers on your YouTube channel
  • Your YouTube videos should have generated 4,000 Watch Time hours over the 1 year
  • You should follow all YouTube’s policies and guidelines
  • You should have an AdSense account set up for your YouTube channel

Fulfilling these criteria will monetize your YouTube channel and you will start making money from your videos. Promotions, advertisements, and sponsorship on your YouTube videos will also help you add extra income.

Creating YouTube videos is also economical too. All you need is a smartphone or computer, internet connection, and video editing skills for making YouTube videos.

Content Writing

Now let’s talk about another way to earn money that is content writing. Content writing is the task of planning, writing, and editing web content usually for websites and other media. In addition, content writing mostly includes writing blogs and articles, scripts for videos and podcasts.

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Additionally, it also can include content for Social media, newspapers, speeches, and others. Part-time content writing or full-time content writing can be helpful to earn money. It is to be noted, content writing requires proper research, planning, writing, and editing skills.

You can post your content to different Websites, and Medias or you can post it on your website. Apart from this, good content can earn money as per the number of clicks and views on your website. Or, the client can also pay for your content.

The advertisements, sponsorship, promotions in your content can boost your income. So, you can also try content writing for earning money on these lockdown days.

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Online Tutoring

Another, best way to make money is online tutoring. In these days of lockdown, online tutoring can help you earn money from home. Online tutoring is the process of giving tuition to learners from an online or digital environment.

Moreover, you can give tutoring in any subject that you have knowledge of and are an expert on. Better feedback and results from learners help you grow. Online tutoring only requires a computer or a smartphone and an internet connection.

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In fact, there is a high demand for private online tutors these days. Additionally, you can be a cooking tutor, music teacher, dance teacher and teach your students virtually. For sharing your hands out, study materials you can use Email, Google Drive, etc. You can use various software to communicate with your student virtually such as Skype | Zoom | Google Meet


Blogging is the short form of a weblog. Blogging is writing, photography, and other Media for posting it on your website. It is one of the best ways for part-time income.

Regular blogging can update or provide information about what is going around to your customers and clients. This will increase your relationships with your customers and clients. Moreover, a good blog also can get extra income from advertisements, promotions, or sponsorships.

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Furthermore, blogging provides flexibility to work from anywhere and anytime. Blogs help to share your ideas and opinions with your readers. You can write about anything you have intense feelings about. Blogging can be a great idea for earning money.


Now here we have another way to make money in this lockdown. A freelance job is where people are self-employed. They work for themselves instead of for an organization. Usually, a freelancer works for an organization on a contract basis.

Moreover, freelancers have flexibility in working time, hours. One can start freelancing jobs that he/she has the skills, knowledge, and is an expert on. You can do freelancing in various jobs on these lockdown days. Here are some common freelancing jobs you can find.

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  • Graphic designing
  • Video editing
  • Animation
  • Architecture design
  • Programming and software development
  • Web design and development
  • Data entry
  • Content writing and blogging
  • Word press developing
  • Translating and Transcribing
  • Mobile app development
  • Tutor

These are some freelancing jobs you can do from anywhere you want. If you are a freelancer client pays you as per the project you complete or the time you take to complete a project.

In addition, you are your boss in freelancing. So, if you have knowledge, skills, and expert in a task you can start freelancing to earn money.

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Share Market

Share is a part of the larger amount that is divided among the people. Those who have shares of a company are shareholders of a company. You can also start investing in the share market in this lockdown.

Moreover, you can invest in the share market through a primary or a secondary market. You can invest from the Initial Public Offerings (IPO) of a company or can invest in a secondary market. Also, You can buy shares of publicly listed companies in a stock exchange.

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Additionally, investing in a company with a strong fundamental report will sure give you profit as bonus shares, dividends, and a right to share.

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Trading in the share market also will make money for you. Trading with proper knowledge of technical analysis will give you a nice return in a short time. You can easily sell your share when you want as the share market has a good liquidity ratio. Find here Top Share Brokers in Nepal

Home Delivery

We are in the pandemic of coronavirus these days. Nepal is in lockdown to stop the spread of coronavirus cases. Because of lockdown, people cannot get the service easily they need. As well as that, people are in quarantine and some are in isolation too.

Home delivery is delivering items to customers’ homes. In this pandemic, you can start a home delivery service that will help you make money. For instance, you can start home delivery of various items such as food, groceries, medicine, or any other items that customer wants in these lockdown days.

Home delivery can be helpful for you to earn money. As well as that, home delivery will also help to minimize the grouping of people in the market for buying necessary goods. Moreover, this will help to break the chain of coronavirus spread in the country.

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In the end,

Today we are in the second wave of coronavirus. The Nepal government has done lockdown over 73 districts to stop the chain of coronavirus cases in Nepal. This has increased the rate of unemployment all over Nepal. So, these can be some of the best ways to earn money during lockdown days.

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