Earning money online for students in Nepal is not easy. In our country, we have a lot of limitations for online work. The major limitation: payment gateway.
Although PayPal and other gateways are gradually becoming available in Nepal, we still do not have an easy way to receive international payments.
The government has allowed commercial banks to provide pre-paid dollar card services with a limitation of $500. But, this only works to buy international services. We cannot receive payments to this card.
However, despite the limitations, there are ways you can make money online and receive payment directly to your bank accounts in Nepal.
In this article, we will discuss how students can make money online in Nepal with blogging.
Online Income Sources in Nepal
There are many ways you can earn money online in Nepal. The most popular ones include YouTube, blogging, freelancing, etc.
On YouTube, you can make videos and start earning through ads. However, you need 1,000 subscribers and 4,000 hours of overall watch time. So it can take a lot of time to start making a good income from YouTube. But if you work hard enough, it can be a good platform to earn money.
Freelancing is just like a regular job. You are working for someone else. But, the good thing about freelancing is that you do not need to work from an office. You can work from anywhere you want. Also, your employer can be from anywhere around the world. Skills like content writing, graphic designing, web designing, etc., are in high demand in freelancing.
Student Life in Nepal
Students in Nepal have assignments, projects, presentations, and exams. Their schedule is usually packed with academic work. So when they get some free time, they usually go out with their friends.
Now there is nothing wrong with going out with friends. But, if they utilize their free time to work online, they can start earning early in their careers.
In Nepal, we are not taught about earning money during student life. We are only taught about the things that are included in the academics and curriculums. Therefore, it is your job as a student to self-educate about earning money.
The main priority should be education. But, you must also be curious about learning other things that are not taught in your school or college.
How Students Can Earn Money With Blogging in Nepal
Among the different ways to earn money online, blogging is the most feasible for Nepal students.
As a student, you don’t need to make hundreds and thousands of dollars every month. Just a few dollars can be enough for you. That is why you should go for blogging. It is easy to make a small income from blogging while also focusing on your education.
In today’s internet world, it is not difficult to learn how to start a blog. There are tons of videos and articles that will teach you about it within a few minutes.
You only have to be willing to learn it.
So your first job is to learn how to set up a blog. Here are a few of our articles that might be useful:
- How To Start A Blog In Nepal? A Simple Guide To Blogging In Nepal.
- 7 Easy Steps To Start A Blog And Earn Money Online In Nepal
1. Start a blog
The first step is to start a blog. First, find a topic that you are passionate about. A few suggestions are games, technology, news, finance, books, gadgets, music, etc. Then, pick a niche for your blog.
Next, buy a domain name and web hosting (which is not that expensive). They only cost around Rs.3,000-5,000 per year for a simple blog/website.
You can buy domain and web hosting from AGM Hosting Nepal here. (Disclaimer: This is an affiliate link.)
Learn WordPress or Blogger and finalize your blog setup.
2. Write articles
Start writing articles regularly. Now you may not have written anything online before. Don’t worry. Use simple language and write what you know. Of course, it would be helpful if you did some research for your article.
Remember to post articles consistently. We recommend you to write at least two articles per week.
3. Share your work and get traffic
Social media is the easiest way to get more people to read your work. First, share your articles on social media with your friends. Then, get more people to visit your website.
Write articles that are valuable to people. If you write about something people want to know, you have a high chance of getting more views.
Learn about keyword research and search engine optimization (SEO). It can help your website rank on search engines like Google. In addition, it is the best way to increase your blog traffic.
4. Monetize your blog
Google Adsense is the easiest way to monetize your blog. A few important criteria for Google Adsense approval are:
- 15-20 high-quality articles
- Provides value to readers
- At least 800 – 1000 words per article
- Meets Google’s content policies
- Easy-to-use website
- Proper theme
- Font size
- The website should be at least one month old
- Read more here: How To Get Google Adsense Approval For Your Blog In Nepal?
Once you get approved by Google Adsense, ads will appear on your blog. You can manage the ad placements according to your preferences.
Your only job now is to create content and drive traffic to your blog consistently.
If your content is high-quality and your blog has enough traffic, you can easily make a good income from your blog.
However, earning money from a blog with Google Adsense depends on several factors: the number of visitors, cost per click (CPC), click-through rate (CTR), ad placement, etc. You can earn anywhere from $1 to $5 for 1000 views from Google Adsense in Nepal.
Other ways to monetize your blog
In addition to ads, there are other ways you can earn money from your blog, like:
- Affiliate marketing: Promoting the products/services of other businesses and earning a commission for every sale.
- Paid reviews: Writing paid articles to review products/services.
- Selling digital products: You can sell digital products like ebooks, photographs, graphics, music, courses, apps, etc.
- Selling ad spaces: Allowing other companies to place ads on your blog.
Earning money online in Nepal for students is not difficult if they are willing to put in some extra work. As we said, the main priority should be education. But, the earlier you start thinking about earning, the better it will be for your financial life.
Blogging is the best option for making online income in Nepal. After learning for a few months, students can make a good income from blogging in about 6 to 12 months.
Remember, consistency is key. For the first few months, you might not see any increase in your views or income. But if you give up, you will never succeed. So keep writing articles and sharing your work. Most importantly, keep learning and growing.
It can be difficult for students to focus on school/college and blogging. But a few months of hard work and determination can give you a lifetime of success.
You can read more of our articles to learn about blogging in Nepal.