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ZOCC Challenges ZMC Accreditation Process

The Zimbabwe Online Content Creators (ZOCC),  has filed an urgent chamber application to challenge the recently promulgated new accreditation criteria by the Zimbabwe Media Commission (ZMC).

The new regulations would see accreditation criteria altered and split into different categories, some of which would disadvantage online content creators as they would fail access certain state events.

ZOCC views these changes as counter productive and reduces media freedoms and rights as espoused in various statutes, of which Zimbabwe is a signatory.

ZOCC president Toneo  Rutsito said that the move by the ZMC is illegal and is likely to be abused to the disadvantage of various online content creators, on whose behalf the court action is being made.

  “ZMC is only empowered to accredit local and foreign journalists  according to Statutory Instrument  169C of 2002, the introductions of other categories are in  violation of  section 61 and  62 of the Zimbabwe constitution; needless to say, if goes unchallenged, the  ZOCC members will be discriminated and denied access from state  events on the basis of ID colour”, said the ZOCC president.

                         
“This can not be allowed to go unchallenged as our members are already being  denied access to certain state events on borderline frivolous grounds.” he continued.

“ZOCC strongly believes in the  freedom of media and upholding of ethical, credible and  balanced  journalism,  as cornerstone values that  build and  strengthen the media  society. “
                                             
  “We yearn for  an era where media laws are relaxed or repealed and allow each and every media practitioner to self regulate as they continue to play their  pivotal role of the fourth estate” added Toneo.

                     
ZOCC is a voluntary  association of Online Content  Creators  comprised of bloggers, vlogers, animators, graphics players amongst others who predominantly  publish their  creativity on the Internet.

We had hoped that the  current negotiations between the ZMC and MISA would bring closure to the matter without any need to drag each other to the courts but however the  discussions did not yield a favorable response and its now a threat to our existence.

Signed ZOCC Spokesperson

Sean Moyo

0773108603

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Masiyiwa Speaks On His African Union Special Envoy role

Businessman Strive Masiyiwa has spoken about his new role as the ‘African Union’s Special Envoy to Coordinate the Africa Private Sector Initiative for the Procurement of PPEs and other Essential Supplies’.  Masiyiwa was recently appointed to the role by the African Union through its Chairperson, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa.

Masiyiwa wrote:

#Update on my job as one of the Special Envoys on Africa’s COVID-19 Response:

This is currently my #1 job!

I’m working on average 10 hrs per day to find solutions, as per my mandate.

#Find critical supplies – Unblock the Supply Chain!

Africa has a critical shortage of key items, which are also in short supply worldwide.

#Testing Kits:

We need about 15million per month, if the continent is to achieve the level of Testing that will contain the spread of the disease and also eliminate lockdowns.

We are currently getting 2,5million per month, or about 50 000 per country!

These Test Kits are actually not easy to produce and setting up production factories will take time.

Every country has a shortage of these kits, including the USA.

We are close to meeting our target now. And there are innovations coming through which will see us eliminate the shortage completely.

#Personal Protection Equipment for Doctors, nurses and healthcare workers:

The specification required of PPE for those handling sick patients is extremely high, as it should be. The supply of such PPE is in critical global shortage.

…We are making good progress here too!

#Ventilators, and Oxygen support equipment:

We currently need over 50 000 of various types of this equipment.

I’m confident!

My approach to solving this “Supply Chain” problem:

My first task was to read up to get understanding of what was required – then speak to experts.

Next task:

-Mobilize African experts.

-Mobilize international support, even governments.

-Mobilize the African private sector.

Done!

I have built a team of experts and volunteers now, who really understand these issues. Many, like me, are also in DiasporaNation. They have joined to help HomeNations.

Action:

I’m confident that we can unblock the The Supply Chain:

-Give African countries immediate access to what they want;

-Ensure that prices are fair;

-Ensure they can be delivered quickly and efficiently.

We have began to build a formidable alliance of African and global partners, including funders, and suppliers.

The next two weeks will be crucial. There is much resistance, even against me personally. I will not be distracted because I understand where it comes from.

#You will soon know exactly what we are able to secure:

Since I believe in transparency, I will be issuing a progress report to the African governments, and the general public will also be able to see exactly what we have obtained through a website that we will launch in the first week of June.

Please continue to support us, even in your prayers.

Strive Masiyiwa

Read more about businessman and entrepreneur Strive Masiyiwa’s work in combating COVID-19 on https://www.facebook.com/strivemasiyiwa/

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Zimbabwe To Get 1 000 ‘oxygen helmets’ as Masiyiwa Pushes To Help

Pan-African businessman Strive Masiyiwa has ordered 5 000 oxygen ventilators to help in the treatment of COVID-19 patients, saying he plans to ship batches of 1 000 ventilators each to Zimbabwe, Sudan and Eritrea.

Masiyiwa wrote:

I have ordered 5 000 of these Oxygen Ventilators!

A few weeks ago someone sent me this news clip:

http://video.foxnews.com/v/6146589876001/

I immediately asked my team to investigate. This led us to our friends at Virgin Galactic (a Space agency company that makes space craft to take people into space).

These space engineers developed this design as their own contribution to fighting C-19!

We managed to get some samples sent to us in South Africa. We gave them to some medical specialists to try out. They loved them!

Our own engineers studied the designs, and working with Virgin engineers, found someone to help us manufacture them.


I’m not going to make a single cent on this. I’m giving them away, including sending 1 000 each to Zimbabwe, Sudan and Eritrea.

This is just one of my initiatives. Others are coming!

Remember what I said before:
You must care enough to want to help, that is when God will want to use you!

Last week I saw on
Al Jazeera a clip about a project in Senegal. Within 2 hours I had
traced the guy and spoken to him directly.

He is now going to manufacture for the rest of Africa.

(To learn more about Strive Masiyiwa’s work on fighting the COVID-19 pandemic in Africa, visit www.facebook.com/strivemasiyiwa/)

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Misa Raises Concerns Over Cyber Bill.

The advent of the Internet and related technological developments have been celebrated for providing platforms for widespread and ‘unrestricted’ exercise of freedom of expression and access to information rights and conducting of transactions online among other aspects.

Indeed, Africa in general, and in Zimbabwe in particular, has witnessed growth in internet penetration.

With the COVID-19 pandemic and implementation of national lockdowns, businesses, education and day to day work in general, is generally now being conducted online thus indicating the importance of digital platforms and tools.

These developments should thus be an awakening for Zimbabwe to have in place a democratic legal framework to regulate online activity. This comes at a time when the continued existence of colonial and unconstitutional laws and flawed democratic practices continue to hinder the enjoyment of digital rights.

MISA Zimbabwe, therefore, notes the long-awaited gazetting of the Cybersecurity and Data Protection Bill whose objective is to increase cybersecurity in order to build confidence and trust in the secure use of information and communication technologies by data controllers, their representatives and data subjects.

In February 2019, following the approval for the repeal of AIPPA by Cabinet, the Data Protection Bill was one of the Bills that was proposed to address data protection and privacy issues in alignment with the Constitution. The gazetted Bill sets out to merge the two aspects: being cybersecurity and data protection.

Shortly before the ouster of former President Robert Mugabe, a Ministry of Cybersecurity, Threat Detection and Mitigation, was set up. Subsequent to reshuffles in government, this ministry morphed into a department under the existing Ministry of Information Communication Technologies.

It is therefore poignant to note that, and according to the then Presidential spokesperson at the material time, the ministry had been established to catch “mischievous rats” that abused social media.

More recently in March 2020, Zimbabwe National Army (ZNA) Commander, Lieutenant-General Edzai Chimonyo, addressing senior military commissioned officers at the Zimbabwe Military Academy in Gweru, highlighted that the military would soon start snooping into private communications between private citizens to “guard against subversion,” as social media has become a threat to national security.

MISA Zimbabwe therefore hopes that the crafting and enforcement of this legislation will not be blinkered or narrowed to entirely prioritise the protection of ‘national interests’ and the prevention of ‘social media abuse’ at the expense of digital security and protection of the privacy of internet users in Zimbabwe.

Analysis of the Bill
To begin with, Section 5 and 7 of the Bill seek to establish the Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (POTRAZ), as the Cybersecurity Centre and Data Protection Authority, respectively. This essentially gives POTRAZ the roles of potentially three bodies, being the regulator of the telecommunications industry, the cybersecurity centre and the data protection authority.

As rightly laid out in the Bill, POTRAZ is created in terms of the Postal and Telecommunications Act [Chapter 12:05] and likewise its roles should be limited to those laid out in [Chapter 12:05]. It is inappropriate to also allocate the functions of the Cybersecurity Centre and Data Protection Authority in their entirety to POTRAZ. There is no justifiable basis to promote such monopoly by POTRAZ as this frowns upon the basic principles of efficiency, before even delving into the nitty-gritties of the independence of this body.

It is MISA Zimbabwe’s submission that a separate and independent body be set up to handle all cybersecurity issues, comprising stakeholders who advocate for internet freedom and protection of digital rights.

The Bill makes provision for the processing of data, which includes the organization and alterations among others. More recently, the Finance Minister, Mthuli Ncube, at a post-cabinet briefing on the economic relief for Covid-19, said government had used ‘a sophisticated algorithm’ which used bank accounts and also relied on mobile numbers to access the locations of individuals.

In this regard, there was need to notify the data subjects prior to the collection of this information as well as clear information on how the data was processed.

Meanwhile, the processing of sensitive information, genetic data, biometric data and health data is prohibited under this Bill, except in specified circumstances which include where the processing is necessary to comply with national security laws and also for the prevention of imminent danger or the mitigation of a specific criminal offence.

It should be noted that Zimbabwe has a history of surveillance through its laws that seek to promote national security like the Official Secrets Act and the Interceptions of Communications Act. These laws are not aligned to the Constitution and have provisions that continue to violate the exercise of rights.

There is, therefore, need to ensure that all national security laws are reviewed in line with the human rights framework in the Constitution. In circumstances where information relates to national security, more often than not, there is no disclosure of sufficient information under the auspices of national interests.

This poses the danger of such provisions being abused and exposing citizens to over surveillance by government and state security agents, thus, violating their right to privacy.

In the event of any security breach, the Bill provides in Section 19, that the data controller shall notify the Authority, without any undue delay of any security breach affecting data that he or she processes. It is imperative that the law should provide a specific timeline under which the security breach shall be communicated rather than leaving the provision open to interpretation on what entails undue delay.

In addition, the Bill provides an obligation to data controllers, except for those in specified circumstances to notify the Data Protection Authority prior to any wholly or partly automated operation or set of operations intended to serve a single purpose or several related purposes.

The notification is not required where the data controller has appointed a data protection officer. It is also important for the law to make it obligatory for every data controller to appoint a data protection officer. A data protection officer in terms of the Bill, refers to any individual appointed by the data controller and is charged with ensuring, in an independent manner, compliance with the obligations provided for in this Bill.

However, the question that therefore arises is who polices the data protection officer and ensures that they are independent and exercise due diligence?

The Bill also amends the provisions in Sections 163-166 of the Criminal Law (Codification and Reform) Act, which speaks on offences relating to computer systems, computer data, data storage mediums, data codes and devices.

However, it is commendable that the law seeks to put in place provisions relating to hacking, unlawful interference and interception of data and computer systems. By nature, these crimes are usually premeditated (planned in advance) and threaten the online security of Internet users.

It is therefore important to question whether or not, the prosecuting authorities will have the know-how and the technical capacity to prosecute such offences. It should also be noted that the Internet has created a global village and such hacking or unlawful interferences can be perpetrated by persons outside Zimbabwe and thus outside the jurisdiction of our law enforcement authorities.

The provisions on offences relating to electronic communications and materials need to be highlighted as well. It has been noted that online spaces have become unsafe due to instances of brigading e.g. Varakashi versus Nerrorists, cyberbullying and harassment, revenge and child pornography, the production of racist and xenophobic material among other incidences.

It is therefore commendable that the law takes note of these developments and seeks through the proposed law to regulate them.

There are, however, other provisions that have the potential to infringe on the exercise of media freedom, freedom of expression and access to information.

Section 164 states:

“Any person who unlawfully by means of a computer or information system makes available, transmits, broadcasts or distributes a data message to any person, group of persons or to the public with intend to incite such persons to commit acts of violence against any person or persons or to cause damage to any property shall be guilty of an offence and liable to a fine not exceeding level ten or to imprisonment for a period not exceeding five years or to both such fine and such imprisonment.”

Provisions such as these are at risk of being relied on to inhibit constructive criticism which is important for promoting transparency and accountability especially from the government.

There is therefore a danger that such provisions will be used as political tools and mechanisms by the state to prevent the expression of dissenting opinions. This will potentially stifle citizen engagement and open debate, both of which are necessary elements to promote democracy.

Regarding the prohibition of cyberbullying and harassment in Section 164B, it should be noted that the proposed law criminalises not only the generation but also the communication of such offensive messages from ‘any electronic medium accessible by any person’ which in essence also includes social media.

Section 164C of the Bill which also criminalises the use of a computer or information system to avail, broadcast, distribute data knowing it to be false and intending to cause psychological or economic harm to someone, also seems to be targeted against the spread of false information on social media.

In the prosecution of this offence, the law needs to be clear on who the arbiter of truth will be. It will also need to be proven that the perpetrator knew that the information was false and also that he or she had an intention to cause harm.

Assumptions should not be made of the fact that the accused person had knowledge of the falsity of the statement. This is particularly taking note of the magnitude of the use of the Internet, which can make it difficult to determine the origin and authenticity of a message. This means that individuals will receive messages voluntarily or involuntarily.

And, with the rise of citizen journalism through the use of the Internet, these provisions have the potential of implicating thousands of ordinary citizens who would have ‘received’ and communicated such messages.

MISA Zimbabwe therefore advocates for clear procedures and elements to establish intention to commit the offences so as to ensure that a balance will be struck between regulation of the Internet space and exercise of fundamental rights.

MISA Zimbabwe therefore calls for the equal prioritisation and balancing of the functions of the Cybersecurity Centre and Data Protection Authority to ensure that significance is not placed only on cybersecurity while data protection, privacy and the interrelated fundamental rights are neglected. The conflation of these three institutions poses a dual crisis, with POTRAZ, on one hand, becoming the surveillance arm of the state while also having access to the large volumes of data collected by the Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) and Internet Service Providers (ISPs). This therefore compromises data protection and the right to privacy.

It is therefore important to ensure that the proposed law is in conformity with the Constitution and international legal frameworks such as the African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms.

Democratic law-making processes place high significance and consideration on the views of key stakeholders and the general public.

MISA Zimbabwe therefore hopes that the law-making authorities will be open to submissions and suggestions that can refine this law in line with international policy guidelines on cybersecurity and data protection

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Masiyiwa Speaks Out On Covid Mass T-Testing Project

By Strive Masiyiwa

This week we are beginning a major initiative on T-Testing, which I hope will be rolled out in other African countries.

Maisha HealthTech (one of our companies in Zimbabwe) has teamed up with our foundation, Higher Life Foundation, and other international partners, to supply 100,000 test kits – more will be sent every few weeks.

Here is how it will work:

1. Maisha has recruited the #Testing Alliance, of more than 600 private health providers [independent doctors, pharmacies, clinics, labs, private ambulance providers, mission hospitals], who are being trained to undertake @T-Testing. They will be paid US$5 per test undertaken. The results of each test will be uploaded onto a Digital Platform called Sasai Health Status Report, and given only to the person who has been tested. They can choose to share their results with others whenever they want.

All results will be held in a National data base [without names for anyone who is negative].

Although we pay $5/Test to the #Testing Alliance members, we don’t want them to charge people who fall into the following categories:
~People who live in very poor areas like informal settlements, and townships. 
~People with Pre existing conditions like hyper tension, and respiratory problems. Those on HIV treatment, or Diabetics.
A minimum of 50,000 of the original 100,000 must be free.

Companies and those who can afford will be charged $15/Test.

Our Vaya Ambulance consortium, which has 70 Ambulances nationwide, can provide Testing at home, for an additional fee, for the Ambulance crew.

2. Handling of positive results:

Those who are found to be positive will be given immediate counseling on what to do. They will be sent into mandatory self-isolation. They will be interviewed by a team that is interested to finding a minimum of 30 people, with whom they have come into contact, in order for us to start @T-Tracing, and to also test and I-Isolate more people.
Anyone who falls sick during I-Isolation will be assisted with T-Treatment support.

The target that I have set the @Maisha Diagnostic Team, which includes our Ambulance service team [Medical Air Rescues-MARS-the largest private Ambulance service]:
Is 10,000 per day by the end of June!

If this initiative is successful, my intention is to encourage other African entrepreneurs to undertake similar initiatives in their countries – not as a For Profit initiative, but a sustainable way to expand Mass T-Testing. 

In my formula:

I-Inform and education the public;
T-Testing on a mass scale;
T-Tracing contacts of those who are positive;
I-Isolating [in a compassionate way] anyone found positive;
T-Treating by providing things like Breathing Assistance [including Ventilators, and what are known as Oxygen Concentrators].
I will be issuing this week a Press statement on an initiative I have done with some billionaire friends to mass produce Ventilators in Africa.

@Entrepreneurs don’t talk! Talk!
We @Act!

Follow businessman and entrepreneur Strive Masiyiwa’s initiatives to combat the spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus on https://www.facebook.com/strivemasiyiwa/

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Breaking: NetOne CEO, Board Member and 6 Managers Arrested

NetOne CEO Mr Lazarus Muchenje, Board Member Paradzai Chakona and 6 other managers have been arrested and currently detained at Avondale police station, TechnoMag can exclusively reveal.

When TechnoMag visited the police station this afternoon, we managed to speak with the Board Chairman, CEO and Tawanda Sibanda, who were at Avondale Police station While the other 5 executives were detained at different police stations.

The other senior management members are Tinashe Severa, Darlington Gutu, Tanyaradzwa Chingombe and Spencer Manguwo.

The three were upbeat and in high spirits, stating that they have been arrested on the same allegations that have been dropped by the police, insisting that the charges were baseless and mere move to break them down as these charges were not even in any audit report.

“We have been jointly charged under allegations of conniving and contravening the law on issues of NetOne international traffic calls, authorizing Mr Muchenje’s rented house and hiring of service car when his broke down” said one of the arrested .

When TechnoMag tried to get the actual charge sheet from the police post, we were told that there were not accessible as the police were only served with 242 forms for detention, while the charge sheet was still with Zimbabwe Anti Corruption Commission officers.

The six will spend the night in police custody as they await to appear before the courts tomorrow for bail application.

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NetOne Says They Have Already Disbursed $10 million of Covid Safety Net

State Owned Mobile Operator, NetOne has received their first batch of the Covid 19 safety net and has already disbursed $10 million RTGS to bonified beneficiaries confided a source to TechnoMag.

“We have received our first batch from government, a total $10,038,577 has been disbursed via our One Money to the list of verified members we have, we have actually double checked our list and cleaned out ghost names against the registrar ‘s office” said the source.

The statement however contradicts what the social welfare minister Hon Larry Mavhima stated yesterday during a cabinet presser briefing, where he said government was still considering the move.

It seems the cabinet minister was not very sincere in his last night update as he told members of the media that the government is still considering the offer with an idea to increase the initial figure from $200 to $300 rtgs.

watch the video below.

Sources however at NetOne have indicated that they have received $10 million RTGS of the total $600 million and are expecting the next batch soon.

All mobile networks are expected to receive funds and spread them across their networks, using a rather queer methodology to determine the deserving recipients.

Many Zimbabweans who are living hand to mouth, consisting of 80% of the population running the informal sector have already shown interests in receiving these funds as they can no longer sustain under the pandemic.

Finance minister Mthuli Ncube however stated that they are going to be using an algorithm to determine mobile money usage trends to establish users can no longer sustain and are worst affected.

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Econet Unveils Whatsapp Promo, offers 300mb free

Econet Wireless Zimbabwe has unveiled a promotion on its Whatsapp bundles packages, offering an extra 300mb to reward their loyal clients.

In a message update, Econet stated that:

Purchase a WhatsApp Weekly Bundle ($13 for 65MB ) on *143# and get 300MB FREE data valid for 48hours. Offer Valid till 20 May.

The move is seen by many a s way to console and reward their customers giving them more joy after the recent tariff increase

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Ecocash Challenges RBZ Suspension

The Reserve Bank Of Zimbabwe on Monday suspended and froze mobile transactions on EcoCash accounts and NetOne One Money accounts of agents with a monthly transactional threshold of $100 000 after transactions totaling $75 million were recorded during the covid period.

EcoCash has challenged the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) through the High Court to stop suspending mobile money agents conducting financial transactions and restore full functionality to those affected.

The Chief Executive Officer of EcoCash’s parent, Cassava Smartech, Mr Eddie Chibi, argued in his affadavit that EcoCash has 11 million subscribers and benefits people from all parts of the country.

“Because of the legality of the suspension is challenged, a delay in dealing with the matter will result in prejudice not only to the applicant but also ordinary members of the public,” said Mr Chibi.

Mr Chibi further argued that EcoCash agents were not heard before the directive was issued in breach of provisions of the Administrative Justice  Act.

The Act requires that an administrative authority acts lawfully, reasonably and in a fair manner, which does not violate the rights of those affected by the decision.

The central bank strongly suspects that these subscribers are driving foreign currency rates and wants to ensure that people or businesses with the agent lines are bona fide entities and they have to prove the source of their funds.

The FIU, which tracks financial transactions in this country, wants mobile operators to enhance their Know Your Customer framework after establishing that there is weak enforcement of this rule given the amount of suspicious transactions.

In an urgent chamber application filed at the High Court on Wednesday, EcoCash, represented by Mtetwa and Nyambirai law firm, wants an interdict prohibiting the enforcement of the RBZ’s directive issued on Monday.

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7 Biggest Online Side Hustles To Make a Second Income Post Covid 19 (You need to know of)

1.     Forex Trading

Forex trading is a convenient and highly profitable means of generating income from the convenience of your own home. All you need is a stable internet connection and a sound knowledge of how to execute the best trading strategies on the Forex market.

Most online brokers provide a wealth of training courses which you can take during the free time of lockdown to hone your trading skills.

Both the amount of capital input and the risks of Forex trading are relatively low, and the market allows for flexible trading hours, making it even more suitable as a means of generating a side income post-Corona.

2.     Stock Trading

Similar to Forex and CFD trading, stock trading is a potentially lucrative investment opportunity on which you can capitalize as an easy and convenient side hustle.

The stock market has an average annual return of 10%, but the key to making money in stocks is remaining in the market for a longer period of time. This will allow you to gather dividends down the line as companies begin to report profits.

Start stock trading during lockdown and reap the returns as the markets begin to open up going forward say Erik Marais from MakariosFX a professional stock and forex trader.

3.     Copywriter/Translations

Copywriting is already a massive industry in the world today, and many freelance copywriters make a living producing content for a myriad of different industries, from promotional marketing articles to web content and transcriptions.

All you need is a decent internet connection and a good grasp of language in order to differentiate yourself in the copywriting industry.

If you’re fluent in a second language, translating presents a less competitive and equally as lucrative opportunity, with many translators highly sought after in the global economy.

4.     Transform your hobby into a money maker

For many of us, a side passion enriches our lives, but what if these hobbies could also serve to enrich our purses post-Corona?

As many people are now suddenly given more free time during lockdown to pursue the hobbies once relegated to those brief periods after hours or on weekends, they might find that they are developing a skill which could become a profitable side-hustle once the markets reopen.

Must Read: How to make money from your hobby Guide

That woodworking skill you fondly honed in your garage over weekends might become the basis of a new furniture company.

Those hours you spent on your photography hobby might result in a great stockpile which you could sell on to companies in need of new perspectives for their future marketing campaigns.

Take the time during lockdown to do adequate market research and identify the potential demand, budget to start small-scale production, and get the word out on the many affordable online marketing platforms to establish the basis of the best job you ever had.

5.     E-commerce Website

E-commerce websites have become a part of most people’s daily lives, resulting in a vast online market for shopping nearly everything from clothing to hardware to food.

While it might seem that the e-commerce industry is already inundated with platforms for buying and selling goods, market analysts predict that even more of our post-Corona activity will be moved online, with working from home becoming the new norm.

As such, many local businesses will shift their focus more intensely to selling online, providing a great basis for identifying local retail needs, starting small, and creating an e-commerce platform that could generate a healthy income post-Corona.

6.     Become an affiliate marketer

Affiliate marketing is one of the oldest and cheapest means by which companies can sell their products, and has become very popular as a way of generating an easy side income.

Affiliate marketers need to connect the product to the potential customer, and earn a commission on sales. Many online companies offer affiliate programmes which allow you to promote their products, whether through Instagram or any other social media platform.

While it is quite a competitive industry, if you take the time to promote yourself as an affiliate marketer, essentially aligning yourself with brands you like, you’ll be able to make money writing about your favourite shoes on your blog, or promoting your preferred skincare product on Instagram.

7.     Consulting

While the economic contraction during the pandemic has made times hard for consultants, many analysts predict that the economy will rebound quite swiftly, creating a spike in demand for consultants post-Corona.

With digitization becoming the most important trend in sales, many consultants will find work from home, remotely serving clients through video conferences and virtual collaboration.

This creates new and exciting opportunities to garner a steady side-income in an easy and cost-effective manner, with the only need being a good internet connection and a lucrative network, which can be built during lockdown in preparation for the markets reopening.

Final Thought:

Some financial industries exploded over the Covid 19 lockdown; thus the clear winner was the forex industry. If you are interested in learning more about forex trading – click here