9 effective ways to earn money online in Saudi Arabia

Several people have asked me this question, “How to Earn Money Online in Saudi Arabia?” A huge population of Saudi Arabia does not want to work in offices. Most of them are the women who prefer to stay at home as they don’t want to go to offices. Some of them are students who are still busy in their daily studies.

These people can earn money online in Saudi Arabia by giving few hours to their job. Today, I will be describing the opportunities from where they can earn money online in Saudi Arabia. As all of us know that earning money is not easy at all, earning money online in Saudi Arabia also needs a lot of effort.

1-Providing Online Services: You can provide a different kind of online services to your employer. If you are good in PowerPoint or MS Excel, you will get related work online. If you are good in English to Arabic translation, it is also available online.

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What you need to do is to register yourself with online work provider websites like freelancer.com, elance.com etc. Different employers post their work on these websites and look for the people who want to perform this work to earn money online in Saudi Arabia.

You will bid for this work and if you are selected, you will have the opportunity to perform the task. He may ask you to prepare a set of financial statements, a presentation or something else. There are hundreds of types of assignments available on these websites.

After submission of your work, payment will be released. The above-mentioned websites are reliable websites and they protect the interests of the employer as well as the employee. You don’t need to worry about payments.

2-Content Writing: Most of the expatriates living in Saudi Arabia are good in English. If you are good in English writing, it can be a good way to earn money online. But how would you search for an employer? Well, the answer is simple. Writing-related jobs are also available on the above-mentioned websites.

You can bid for the writing job and if you are selected, you need to complete the assignment and submit it to the employer. The employer will rate your assignment which will help you to get new assignments. Once you enhance your skills in online writing, you can take an assignment in bulk and hire others to write it.

Normally people from India, Pakistan, Nepal, and Bangladesh are involved in this kind of work. They take one assignment for $300 and outsource it to India or Pakistan for $100. They pay the writers in India or Pakistan in Rupees and just supervise the work.

Once you have good writers and a good rating on these websites, you can easily earn thousands of dollars with supervising work. This is one of the best techniques to earn money online in Saudi Arabia but it needs a lot of effort and hard work.

It is very difficult to get writing assignments for the newcomers since they don’t have good ratings. If you are not interested in creating an account with the freelancer.com etc., you can still write for some other people who publish your content on their website. Just add some groups on Facebook dealing with Online work and you will get some work.

3-Create a blog: Blog writers around the world are making a lot of money. Bloggers can make money in Saudi Arabia as well. So those who have good writing skills and authentic material can create up a blog and earn plentiful. However, money cannot be made in days, it would require patience.

You would need to come up with authentic and exciting stuff to catch people. You would need to update constantly to catch up the regular audience. The more people visit your blog, more money you tend to make. For instance, you can initiate a photo blog and update people with the existing places of Saudi Arabia.

Tourists around the globe would be attracted to your blog as Saudi Arabia is a beautiful country with great historical sites. Yet, remember one thing. Never upload an unauthentic news or doubtful information. Once you do that, you will lose a lot of visitors.

For starters, WordPress and Blogger are the best available platforms. They are free to blog networks that are handy in managing blog. Also, not every blogger knows web designing. These platforms help you design your blog as well.

To make more money, bloggers have various options. They can either sell their own products like their e-books or someone else’s product like a product from an affiliate program. Companies can set up their advertisement on your blog and pay a rent for it.

4-Affiliate Programs: Affiliate programs can also help you earn well while sitting with the computer. All you need to do is to get affiliated with a product whose demand is high. You can then start its promotion. The thing is quite easy, you help others to sell their products by promoting their product and earn a commission.

For those who are interested can go for Souq Saudi Arabia. This is a great affiliation program in Saudi Arabia. To work under affiliation program, you need to get registered. For instance, you can register at Amazon and ClickBank. Then you need to select a product and promote it on different platforms like Blogs, websites, social network, email marketing.

You will be earning a commission every time a person, through your promotion, moves to the website and purchases. 

5-Fill out paid surveys: A lot of organizations need their online surveys to be filled and you can grab the opportunity to fill the paid surveys and make some money. All you need to do is to do is to get yourself registered. Registration might ask for small investment, yet this investment would be fruitful.

Online surveys are to be filled by you and you get money on every filled survey you send back. Surveys are mailed to you electronically. The money you make through filling paid survey depends on the number of surveys you fill and on the size of the surveys.

Also you can hold commissions if you refer the survey. For each referred survey (if allowed) you get to claim a commission.  For each survey that we fill out we earn a small amount of money depending on the size of the survey, and in some cases may earn a commission for the surveys that come to fill the referrals that we have achieved.

6-Sell photos: If you are a great photographer and need money, you shall sell out your photos online. Yes, you can do this as well. Simply get yourself registered with one of the sites that sell photographs. The best one I know is iStockphoto and the Fotolia.

You can upload your photographs there. Customers shall buy them and you shall be gaining money. In most cases, you tend to claim a percentage or a commission per sold photograph. Make sure that your photos are greatly captured and hold good quality.

7-Chat Center Jobs: Many companies in Saudi Arabia are launching their chat centers. They educate you about their content, train you to answer queries and using their software and after that, you are tested for your skills. If you get through in this, you can be assigned a job of customer services representative through chat center.

I chatted with a customer services representative of ZAIN today. I have heard that many banks are also launching this feature. You will be working from your home and earning money online in Saudi Arabia. If you don’t get this opportunity, there are thousands of jobs in the international market.

If you know about the famous AXACT scandal, they were providing jobs to 2,500 people. Most of them were working as education counselors of universities. I am not asking you to be involved in any kind of scam but you can search for this kind of online job easily if you are good in English.

8-Call Center Jobs: There are many online call center jobs available in countries like Pakistan, India and Bangladesh etc. They are not concerned about your location. They just want you to stay online for a set period and answer the calls received on the internet by their customers. They will pay you on per hour basis. It is a good way to earn money online in Saudi Arabia but the payout will be lower than the previously mentioned jobs.

9-Forex Commodity: Forex, Commodity, and Stock Trading require a lot of skills, knowledge, and ability to take the calculative risk. You can earn thousands in one minute and lose millions in less than one minute. It is important to understand the mechanism before investing money in these businesses.

They are very volatile businesses. You will find thousands of success stories of the people who earned millions with forex trading but there are millions of stories of the people who lost thousands in this business. It is a risky business but if you take a calculative risk and educate yourself before taking a decision, it is a good source to earn money online in Saudi Arabia

  • Abid Chaudhry

    i need online job

  • Ahmed

    Expert in Airlines / Travel Agency accounting..20 years experience in KSA

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