How to earn money in Lisbon during COVID19 pandemic 2020

That’s a quite sensitive subject and we know it. The point of this article is not to be opportunist or to take advantage of this crisis, but ideas of how to earn money in Lisbon during COVID19 pandemic?

Lisbon is a city built for tourism lately, government invest loads of money in tourism yearly and kind of forgot that we can’t have our economy based on tuk-tuks and touristic attractions only. During the COVID19 Pandemic part of the country is struggling to fix a hot plate on table.

Let’s be slightly optimists, here are some alternatives to earn money in Lisbon during COVID19 pandemic:

1. Web content.

The more obvious answer probably. If you already produce online content, now it’s the right time to invest hours on it and spread your content. Wether it’s a website or a youtube channel, make it work, produce relevant content about the moment we’re living and put some ads on it.

2. Sell your Live streamed guided tour during COVID19 pandemic.

It’s obviously not so pleasant and easy as a regular guided tour, but it’s better to try than keep crying. There’s still a lot of people out there who would like to know about Lisbon and you can still walk (alone) on the streets avoiding social proximity. If you try it let us know it.

3. How will musicians earn money in Lisbon during COVID19 Pandemic?

Live strem concerts Earn money in Lisbon during COVID19

Busking in Lisbon is very common and lots of people keep their families with this activity, how will they earn money in Lisbon during COVID19 pandemic?

You can organize a live streamed concert using Patreon or GoFundMe, make it serious, create a nice banner or ask someone to do that. People are bored inside their houses, everyone needs entertainment.

Teach them step by step how to make your music sound good on a headphone or an amplifier. That can be a big thing!

Keep producing content, write new songs, offer people possibilities to pay for your music, upload your contents on Bandcamp and let people know that!

4. Get some tips doing Supermarket delivery.

Super market delivery in Lisbon Earn money in Lisbon during COVID19

People still need supplies from shops, market, pharmacy etc. Europe has a very aged population and doing this things can be really harmful for many because of the high risk of contamination by COVID19, you could offer yourself to do so and ask for spontaneous tips. They surely got their retirement money and they can help you as well.

5. Language classes via Skype.

Everybody has one thing precious: You got a native language with you and someone is interested on learning it from a native person! Find Facebook groups of foreigners in your home town, they are probably willing to learn the local language and they could pay for it. There are also platforms of language teaching you could sell your classes.

6. Make money with Online games.

If you know how to play Poker or Black Jack, for exemple, you can make a real good money betting online. Listen, this is not supposed to encourage you to spend your last penny on online bets, but if you still got some money and it won’t make any harm, why not?

7. Earn money in Lisbon during COVID19 pandemic delivering alcoholic drinks.

Earn moneAlcohol delivery Lisbon during COVID19

One of the most trending jobs in Lisbon is Mixology, now there are a lot of mixologists unable to work in their usual jobs and people still want to drink these delicious cocktails, beers, wine, whiskey, etc. Try to offer your service online, if you are legally able. It might not work in many cases because some drinks are very fragile, but it’s still an idea! The same for Portuguese food delivery.

8. Home Broker: Trading on Day trade, Swing trade, Forex.

Trading Market in Lisbon – Forex, Day trade, Swing trade – Home Broker

As one of the most Trending occupation, trading is one of the options to keep earning money during the pandemic. It’s not easy, it requires lots of studies constantly but if you already have some knowledge, it might be the right time to apply. Don’t put all your money in one thing, NEVER, the ideal is to reserve 25% of your incomings only for investments, so don’t go crazy!

There are a lot of platforms available for trading, such as Etoro, Plus500, DEGIRO, Interactive brokers and many others trading platforms in Europe.

9. Government financial aid.

Earn money in Lisbon during COVID19 - Governmental aid

Don’t be scared about bureaucracy at this moment, you’ve got plenty of time! There are several different types of governmental support for self-employed, artists and entrepreneurs that you might have rights.

If you have more ideas, please let us know, share it on comments, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, we want to make it reach people who are in need of it.

We are really sorry about all of it and let’s hope the best for all of us. Protect yourself and others, avoid at maximum going out, clean your hands, body and clothes more than usual.

Take care.


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