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Tired of struggling to make it to the end of the month and living paycheck to paycheck? Do you want to able to build up your savings so that you can go on that weekend getaway, or just feel like you have your life together instead of just merely surviving? 

If the answer is yes, an online job might be just the solution you’re looking for. 

We’re sure that you’ve considered online jobs in the past, but you’ve probably given up because so many of them are clearly scams. But there are legitimate online jobs. We found some legitimate jobs for everyone: 

Strategic Online Freelancing

All South Africans with simple skills can easily find several legitimate freelance jobs online. Some of the most in-demand skills include (but not limited to): data entry and analysis, digital marketing, transcription and typing. There are online freelancing sites that pay hourly or weekly once you apply their gigs. You can find most of these online jobs by browsing career sites listed below: 

Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) 

As a South African, you have the option to teach English to students from countries in which it is not the primary language. This is because most of us received our formal education in English and thereby have the necessary skillset to qualify for such jobs.  

Firstly, you need to apply for and complete a TEFL course from an online educator like The TEFL Academy. This requires an initial enrolment fee, but upon completion you are qualified to teach English online. The course provider will provide you with access to a job board and recruitment team that will more than likely help you get a job. Online teaching roles can help you earn anywhere from R150 – R350 per hour

Online Surveys

Want to get paid for your opinion? With Survey Junkie share your opinion to help brands deliver better products and services. After you create your profile, they will start matching you to surveys you can take online anywhere, anytime, and on any device. 

Completed surveys earn virtual points that can be redeemed via PayPal. 

Survey Junkie is excellent for anyone who wants to make extra cash from their couch. If you have some time to kill during your lunch break or commercials, sign up for Survey Junkie to make pocket change. 

Most of the surveys are pretty easy, and you are not required to sign-up for other services so no annoying spam mail. For starters, it’s entirely free, and you earn 25 free points when you create your account. 

However, sometimes you need cash much quicker than that. If you need access to emergency funds quickly (before you start earning from your side jobs), apply for a NiftyCredit loan.

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