In this Blogpost, I will highlight the best ways to make money online in Guyana locally. I have been writing blogs for over four (4) Years but I recently decided to write this awesome article on ways to make an income online as a Guyanese. I know there are many Guyanese willing to make an income online but just like myself, A great online article is not there to guide us. So not to worry I took the time to put together it all here so enjoy!!!
WHAT DO YOU NEED TO MAKE MONEY ONLINE IN GUYANA LOCALLY ?
Guyana is surely one of those places where job opportunities for persons without certain qualifications or experience do find it hard to get a job. Majority resort to starting their own business or ply a trade. But there are online methods available for Guyanese to make money online in Guyana. The first thing you will need to make money online is stable internet and a Laptop/Phone. In my previous blog post, I mentioned several affiliate programs you can venture into, to start making an income online.
HOW TO MAKE MONEY ONLINE IN GUYANA LOCALLY?
Have you ever had an awesome idea and you do not have the capital to start a business? Well, it’s better to start a business that requires a fewer start-up cost. Example Graphic Design services. To start a graphic Design service in Guyana is simple and Easy. You start off with a few logos, flyers, and posters and create a free Facebook page. Encourage your friends to like your page and set up an MMG account. Mmg is like the cash app of Guyana. You can send and receive Money, Pay Bills, and do A whole lot more. You can also have international clients this way thanks to the recently launched fizuro Website. With Fizuro persons residing within the United States or any other part of the world can send you MMG payments with the click of a credit card transaction.
One of the reasons you need an Mmg Account is to serve a wider audience as a Graphic Designer. For example; Guyana has ten (10) Administrative Regions, Thanks to Gtt Mmg there are a number of agents country-wide, You can now have your services expand to any part of the country without leaving your home.
WHAT TO DO IF YOU DO NOT HAVE GRAPHIC SKILLS?
If you do not have Graphic Skills this process can be incorporated into almost anything, You can do video editing, You can offer writing services online, You can offer virtual lessons, You can do Pr services and as of recently, there are a number of Guyanese that are venturing into content creation on TikTok, Facebook, and Youtube. Not only is this a great way to build an audience but with Social media influence, you can do business promotions online for brands.
One of Guyana’s most successful Comedian Kunchi tv is a great Example. What he started as pure entertainment now allows him to do sponsored ads for brands across Guyana and the diaspora. As a content Creator and actor you can decide your worth as you can see below kunchi created his own advertising fees.
A few other honorable mentions are officer bling (aka sean Thompson )Mark Kazim who has a few popular Characters including loli’ and Card Board, He also has his own page called GT Gimmicks, Kiemarly who owns his own page Kolors Tv and the entire Nothing to laugh about Crew. The idea of highlighting a few of these successful entertainers shows that with a dedication to your craft you can turn your passion into a way of generating income.
STARTING A PODCAST IN GUYANA
While this way of making money in Guyana may seem like a dead end there are a number of podcasts across Guyana that are making names for themselves. Not only does a Podcast allows you to make money online in Guyana locally but it takes you places and allows you to interact with people of different stature. Matthew Gaul started his own podcast Common Cent$ which is a podcast dedicated to helping young people achieve financial freedom and become more financially literate. Not only does this help him to help Guyanese, But he has the opportunity to have sponsored deals and ads on this program. It is a way to generate an income. Another Great Podcast is Sources By Gordon Mosely, A podcast with newsmakers and those personalities discussing issues that matter to us all.
The idea of Having a Podcast creates a way for viewers to listen in and learn something new, While your viewership increases you will be able to have more branded deals with companies looking to place an ad on your live show.
ANIMATION: A GREAT WAY TO BUILD AN AUDIENCE AND MAKE MONEY
Animation and animated characters are very easily accepted by today’s generation. With that being said, If you have digital content expertise venturing into animation can make you money, one successful animation character in Guyana that makes this possible is mudwata. Tho the fictional character is very popular, by having a large audience, the genius that started the mudwata franchise is making cash through youtube and locally sponsored ads as well. if you have the ability to create an animation character go for it.
BECOME A SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER
Have you ever wondered who manages the social media pages of large establishments, The owners/founders be so busy they hire social media managers? To become a social media manager is quite easy in Guyana, You need stable internet and the ability to convince business owners that you are capable of managing their social media platform. There are a few businesses in Guyana that still rely on the ancient ways of promoting their business, but the demand for social media managers has increased.
The way to Get your social Media Manager service up and running you need to make a Facebook page highlighting your service. Invest and make a cool promotional video talking about what you will do to enhance the social media presence of brands. Lastly, run some Facebook ads. You can also reach out to companies directly and pitch an offer. Social Media Managers can make roughly 60,000 Gyd to 120,000 Gyd Monthly or more if you are managing more than one account (Do the maths).
DROPSHIPPING LOCALLY AS A GUYANESE ENTREPRENEUR
There are a number of ways to go about dropshipping locally in Guyana, but I will highlight only two (2). The first way is wholesaling clothing from retail/wholesale stores. Guyana has a lot of wholesale stores along Robb and Regent Street. A few smart entrepreneurs visit these stores and purchase clothing in bulk. Return to their local area and sell the same items for a profit. While this may not be considered a 100 % online way of earning, having an online presence adds to the expansion of this business.
There are lots of Buying and Selling Groups on Facebook, entrepreneurs would upload photos of the items they purchased and find buyers online while adding on a higher price to make profits. The other way is to purchase items from popular websites online for a lower price and resell them through the Facebook marketplace. This can be done by working along with an online shipping service that will import the items and possibly deliver them to customers as per your request. I will highlight a few of those Companies by name ;
- Zoon Online Shipping
- HAB International Shipping Company
- C&V Caribbean Shipping Ltd
- Guywillship International
- PASpak Guyana
- Target Logistics Inc
- BAC Couriers
- Zoon Inc
In Conclusion, there are a number of ways you can make money from home in Guyana Online. Finding the option that suits you will be the beginning of your online journey. The idea is to find something creative you like doing and turn it into a revenue-generating opportunity. I may periodically update this blog post from time to time with new information but the listings here are enough to get you started thinking outside the box to make money online in Guyana locally.