How to make money fast in south africa

The best way to start making money fast is to get some quick wins. Keep in mind that some of these ideas, when done right, can become a full-time job that could sustain you for years.  Here are a few ideas to get you started:

1 Become a Freelance

Whether you’re looking for another way to pay the bills, seeking more professional development opportunities or just love the freedom that freelancing offers, there’s no question that millions of people have discovered the benefits of professional freelancing.

There are plenty of guides for striking out on your own, but as a freelancer, getting higher-paying gigs isn’t just a matter of signing up on popular platforms. You’ll have to branch out, establish a great portfolio of past work and maybe even prove yourself through tests that showcase your skills. Here’s a list of 11 great sites to find work as a freelancer.

Gig Economy websites to get you started

2.Become an uber driver

If you want something flexible that allows you to work as hard as you want, then consider Uber. Uber is a platform that allows you to reach people who need to be driven somewhere. You can apply to be an Uber driver or deliver for Uber Eats and then decide when and where you want to work to make money fast. How to join Uber ?

3. Network marketing

Also known as Multi-Level Marketing (MLM), this is a business model that allows you to generate ongoing income in two ways: by making a commission selling products and by recruiting other members who go on to sell. The latter allows you to make money from the sales made by those you have recruited. Importantly, this is not a pyramid scheme (they are illegal) because there is an end goal which involves a customer buying a product or service of value.

It’s also not a ‘get rich quick’ scheme. You will have to work I’m afraid! However with the growth of social media, network marketing is becoming easier and lots of people are now making a decent living from it.

List of MLM you Can join now:

Tupperware Business opportunity

Tupperware is a company founded in 1946 by Earl Tupper . They specialise in kitchenware solutions such as plastic storage containers.They distribute these products through MLM business system.

IFA (Independent Field Associates)

This highly competitive south African MLM deals with the sales of financial services and insurance products. They have a powerful training system and are dedicated to the growth of their reps and clients.

Canyon Organics

Another strong Network Marketing company in South Africa. They deal with a wide range of nutritional products all based on Norwegian seaweed.

Neolife GNLD

This is one of the oldest MLM companies out there, having been in business for over 50 years and counting.

Their products cover Homecare, Healthcare, Weight loss, Skincare.


Herbalife is one of the most respected MLM companies in South Africa.

Their product line includes Weight management, nutritional supplements, personal care, skin care, and cosmetics.


Avon is another household name and is making waves in South Africa. With their range or personal care and cosmetic products, Avon is one of the top MLM companies in South Africa.


Amway is the largest multi-level marketing company in the world. They have produced notable MLM legends like Dexter Yaeger and Bill Britt. Amway is quite popular in south Africa, and their range of products from nutrition to cleaners, have gained wide acceptance.

4 Drop shipping

Drop shipping is a retail fulfillment method where a store doesn’t keep the products it sells in stock. Instead, when a store sells a product, it purchases the item from a third party and has it shipped directly to the customer.. read more about dropshipping

5 YouTube videos

According to recent stats we now watch more videos on YouTube than searches on Google. And with the recently introduced YouTube Partner Program you can now profit from making and uploading videos.

For more tips read our guide to making money from YouTube

6 paid Surveys

what are paid surveys? Paid surveys are a great way for research companies to reach out to South Africans and get their thoughts and opinions on all sorts of topics. The information they gather is invaluable to businesses, whether they’re long-established or new on the scene.

There are numerous paid surveys in South Africa that you can use to earn some extra money. Keep in mind that depending on your demographic there may be more or less surveys for you to do. Also, each survey doesn’t pay much so you’ll have to keep at it to earn anything decent.

List of paid surveys you can join


Paid ViewPoint

7 RentMyRide

RentMyRide is a South African platform that allows you to rent your car out when you’re not using it. “It connects people who want to rent out their car with others who need to hire a car. If for 90% of the day your car is standing still, this could be a good opportunity to make money and rent out your car. …read more