Work in SA Without Permit Earning Honest Living in 2020
According to South African law, it is illegal for a foreign national to work and reside in the country without a SA work permit or a permanent residence. If caught it may get you a serious jail term but because of the dire economic crisis in countries across the entire continent, millions have emigrated to South Africa in search of greener pastures. Due to a high influx of immigrants, South Africa now finds it hard to legally document all these foreign nationals.
Recently the statistics office stated that there’s a 30 % unemployment rate in South Africa, meaning to say 30% of legal employable South Africans and documented foreign nationals are without work, but however these stats don’t include the millions of illegal non documented foreign nationals residing in South Africa, so if you should do your math right it is quite evident that the unemployment rate is way above 30%
According to the South Africa statics office, over six million Zimbabweans are living illegally in South Africa, and it is quite clear that chances of getting employed in South Africa are getting slimmer and slimmer each and every day, however, it does not mean you should resort to illegal means to survive or give up on life.
In this article am going to share with you the various ways in which you can earn an honest living in South Africa, without a work permit
Before I begin there are two crucial steps that one needs to do before you attempt to apply the various skills mentioned below
#1, Open an FNB Non-Resident Account: Before the number of days given to you on your Passport expires, you need to go to FNB and register a non-resident account, they only require a valid passport that has not overstayed.
#2, Open up a PayPal Account: A PayPal Account enables you to receive payments in Forex before you transfer the money into your FNB account, you don’t need any money to open up the account
Below are various proven ways in which you can earn an honest living in South Africa without a work permit, all you need is your laptop, smartphone, and then an internet connection.
Online Tutoring, Training & Coaching
More than 50% of Illegal Foreign nationals are highly skilled and are professionals in various fields and because of a lack opportunity in their economically struggling countries they are forced to try their luck in South Africa, hence most of them are not lucky enough to find employment in their field of study forcing these individuals to resort to jobs that there are not qualified for. But However Technology’s rapid infiltration into every last fibre and morsel of society has caused a dramatic shift in the way we live, work, entertain ourselves and the way we learn, Thanks to the exponential growth of internet usage millions of users are seeking online classes, tutorials, courses
So if you are an expert in a certain field, be it Academics, Life Coaching, Business, Cooking or maybe fitness training, the time is now to share your skill and knowledge online for the rewards are quite huge and can definitely make you a millionaire and also there are many advantages brought by it such as convenience, accessibility. Geography isn’t a limitation for online tutors, and neither is time.
Follow the link below for a step by step guideline on how to become a successful online Tutor
You can also share your skill on YouTube, this is done by recording yourself doing something you really good and highly skilled at, for instance cooking a certain recipe, edit the video, create a YouTube channel, upload the video, and monetize it, click the link below also to see a step by step guideline of how to start a successful YouTube channel.
The gig economy has been booming—and it appears that freelancing is still on the rise. According to a survey by Freelancers Union, just in America alone, 57 million earn freelance income—with tens of millions likely to follow. The study reports that freelancers should outnumber traditional workers by 2027.
Freelancing has always been a popular way to earn money online and the Internet has several options. There are several websites offering freelance tasks for people with varying skills. All you need to do is to create an account, browse through the listings, and apply for the task that suits you. Some websites may even require you to create a personal listing with the details of your skillset, so that interested clients can contact you directly. Some of the popular freelancing websites include Fiverr.com, upwork.com, and freelancer.com.
A vlog is a piece of video that documents a person’s life or expertise, with an average length of around five minutes. The word ‘vlog’ is a portmanteau of ‘video’ and ‘blog. ‘In essence, it’s just a motion picture version of the type of content you could expect to find on a traditional blog. Now the biggest question most people ask is how to earn some real money?
They put all these resources into making entertaining videos and then give them away for free on sites like YouTube. So where does the income come from? There are 3 main types of monetization for vloggers:
Advertising – Video sites (like YouTube) usually offer some sort of advertising service for video uploaders. When viewers see or click the ads, the vlogger gets a percentage, and so does the video site.
Sponsorship – Not easy to get at first, but once you have a significant number of subscribers, some businesses will pay you to mention them during videos. The amount depends on the number of expected viewers.
Affiliate marketing – Easier to come by than sponsorships. Vloggers link to a product (or provide a coupon code) either in the video itself or in the video description. If a viewer buys something, the vlogger gets a cut.
Dropshipping is a retail fulfilment method where a store doesn’t keep the products it sells in stock. Instead, when a store sells a product using the dropshipping model, it purchases the item from a third party and has it shipped directly to the customer. As a result, the seller doesn’t have to handle the product directly.
The biggest difference between dropshipping and the standard retail model is that the selling merchant doesn’t stock or own inventory. Instead, the seller purchases inventory as needed from a third party—usually a wholesaler or manufacturer—to fulfil orders.
This is actually a highly profitable business, the world has become one global village and because of the COVID-19 epidemic millions of consumers will avoid crowds and practice social distancing, hence opting more for online shopping, there are many e-commerce platforms that you may start with such as Joomla, Shopify, and Wix , but the one I recommend amongst the three is Shopify
Click the link below for a step by step guideline on how to open a Shopify store
DISCLAIMER: THE VIEWS EXPRESSED IN THIS ARTICLE DO NOT REFLECT THOSE OF IHARARE.WE ENCOURAGE READERS TO ABIDE BY THE LAW AT ALL TIMES AND SHOULD ENSURE THEY HAVE ALL THE NECESSARY PAPERWORK TO LIVE IN SOUTH AFRICA LEGALLY. THE IDEAS MENTIONED ABOVE CAN BE DONE ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD INCLUDING YOUR HOME COUNTRY.
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