Life is hard, okay? It even gets 10 times harder when you are living through unsettling times, thanks to the ongoing Corona Virus pandemic. Businesses have failed and are continuing to do so as days go by. People in some states are being kicked out of houses for failing to pay their monthly dues such as rent, electricity and security. Millions of people have lost their jobs or have been given compulsory unpaid leave. The world is at a stand- still and people are depressed, sad, worried, dead- ass broke and unsure of how much longer this will take.
Nevertheless, do you actually know that with all these going on, there are some businesses that are booming now more than ever? Yes, there are people who make much more money than you can imagine during this time yet they are stuck at home just like you and I. Let’s delve deeper into how you too can do this and find a cushion for your income while at it;
1. Make sure your business can seamlessly run online
If there is one thing that many businesses can attest to during this time is that online presence plays a key role in running businesses. Those businesses that had turned a deaf ear to this are currently counting losses whereas those that were smarter earlier in time are smiling their ways to the bank. If you own a business or plan to start one, make sure that you build some sort of online presence be it a website, Instagram, Facebook or even on twitter. Make sure people are familiarized with your page and that they can actually order in the products you sell.
2. Start a Delivery Company
Whether there is a pandemic or not, delivery businesses never go out of business. Companies such as Uber Eats and Taxify are currently still in business since they are a necessity during this time. Even though we are stuck at home, people still need to eat. They also need home supplies such as grocery. This is exactly where delivery companies come in handy and they are even convenient since they are just a dial away. If you have been thinking of starting a delivery company, trust me, it is time.
3. Invest in Stock
Right now, most stock prices are actually so low that it would be so wise of you to buy stock during this time. If you wait till this pandemic is over (God knows when that will be), you risk buying the same stock at double or triple the price.
4. Sign up as a Writer, a Copywriter or a Researcher
If you pride yourself in penning down unprecedented content just like I do (shameless plug), then it is high time you turn that skill into an income- generating hustle. There are a few companies and sites that pay good for such services. Copywriters are basically writers who can offer much more than simply writing. They can do promotional content for websites, mailings as well as commercials. If you are interested in these have no starting point, relax. There are free courses on such. Upwork pays researchers from $15 an hour.
5. Do Video Editing and Video Production
I read somewhere that if you are not incorporating video in your business, then you are not doing enough. We are living in times when visual virtual content has become such a selling point for businesses. If you are so good at video editing and production, consider now the time to send your portfolio to businesses and content creators. Erin on Demand specializes on this and she has been completely booked during this time.
6. Call Center Representative
Everyone is staying at home, but for some reason, some businesses are still running conveniently. This is mostly because there happens to be good communication between the business and the customer. If you have good listening skills as well as customer- friendly tone in your voice, this is the time when you should consider working as a call center representative. The fun part is that you can actually call clients when all you have on is a pair of mismatched socks. Ha!
7. Be an Online Surveyor
Do you actually know that people are paid good money just by filling out surveys for businesses, websites and organizations? As a matter of fact, there are people who have been paid huge amounts by telling companies the state of affairs in their region during this Corona virus pandemic. Apart from filling out surveys, you can be paid for testing out games and watching videos. Companies such as Survey Junkie, Inbox Dollars, iSurvey World, Pinecone Research and Swagbucks are waiting for you. As a matter of fact, Survey Junkie pays $2 to $5 per hour for online surveillance. It is 2020 y’all…. Wake up!
8. Web, Graphic and App Designing
While I was creating this blog, I did pay someone to design it for me. Yes, I did a visual idea of how I wanted it to turn out. However, I did (still do) not have the skills and the resources to actually execute my idea. That is where my web designer came in. We had a lot of back and forth but finally, I’m glad that he not only aced it but got to surpass my expectations of what my website would look like. The same concept applies to people who do graphic as well as app designing. If this is you, why not earn good money at the comfort of your home? Just make sure you deliver because if you happen to do shoddy work, no one will refer you.
9. Resume Writing
The world is shifting and this pandemic has really revealed good bad bosses and business owners. Most workers have realized that their employers do not give two shits about them. With that said, a good number of employees are considering shifting jobs. They therefore need to come up with resumes that will make them stand up and be the perfect fit for the role. If you have a knack for creating a sellable resume, then consider selling your services to job seekers.
10. Start a You Tube Channel or a Blog
I mean, if there are people who have barely been hit by this pandemic, then these are obviously You Tubers and Bloggers. If may take time to build an audience and quality content. However, once you hack that, you will be earning money at the comfort of the house, beach, sky, toilet… You name it. If you needed a sign, this is it.