Updated: Jan 19
The emergence of COVID-19 some 10 months ago left a lot of people without jobs. This was a global trend and was not unique to any one sector. However, even though times were more than tough and at times there seemed to be no light at the end of the tunnel, many people took up the challenge and started some kind of job from home.
Many took their favorite thing to do and started to earn a living from it. A lot of people discovered that they were natural bakers, or really good at cooking up wholesome meals – these too became ways to earn a living and keep the bills paid and food on the table.
But what were the top business ventures that came out of the devastation that is COVID-19?
Let us take a look.
ONLINE CONSULTANT BUSINESS
We all have something that makes us stand out from the rest. Something that we have a lot of knowledge about and it would be wrong to keep that knowledge to ourselves – especially at a time like this.
So why not set up a consultancy business whereby you impart your knowledge onto business owners and individuals who need to scale their business or service offering? The best way to start? Become an expert in your field and how COVID has affected it, then find ways to level up even amidst the pandemic – and then share that with anyone who needs the insight.
We are all online more often than not. You will see while scrolling that there are numerous businesses advertising and marketing their products and services to you. Sometimes the social media presence of a business is not always great, maybe you fancy yourself an expert in marketing online, why not offer your services virtually to businesses and help them grow.
This is a biggy! It is not secret that online shopping has been popular for quite some time now, but since the onslaught of the pandemic, online shopping has exploded. People want to be able to get everything and anything online and delivered to their doors to avoid contact and minimal exposure.
Do you have a product someone may need? Or do you know how to get your hands on things that are in demand online? Then you should setup an online store and become and online reseller. This may be one of the biggest and most effective ways to make a living as time goes on.
COURIER – MEDICAL SUPPLIES
Many people are getting sick and are then in need of medication. Depending on the illness, we are been advised to stay indoors as far as possible (and especially so if we are ill in any way). This would then lead to the idea of a courier service which focuses solely on delivery of medicines and medical supplies that may be needed while you are self-isolating or in quarantine.
This is a job which has been available for many years and there are a lot of people who are using their quick typing speed and good command of the English language to make some cash.
You will need a lot of patience, time and good skills in order to tap into the transcription industry, but once you get in the earning potential is virtually unlimited, especially if you look at places like Scribie, Rev and GoTranscript.
THAT’S THE END
These are just some ideas of what you could be doing online in order to generate an income – and if all goes well you may have a large thriving business in the future. But the bottom line is that you will need to put in the time and the effort in order to be successful at whatever it is you choose.
The take away from this article should be that no matter what, there are always other options available to you – all you need is to figure out what it is you can and want to do and believe you can do it.
TAMMY NORTIER | BLOGGER |MOTHER |WORK FROM HOME
CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA