Have you ever thought about building an online-based business? Now’s actually the best time to pull it off. The world economy and stock market have taken a big hit, business operations in some countries are halted, companies lost a lot of money because of the lockdown, and people are lost their jobs. The pandemic has changed a lot of things.
You need to be adaptable. It’s not the strongest or smartest who survive, but those who are best at adapting to change. If we don’t keep a form of cash flow, not only would businesses fold up, individuals would be in a total financial mess.
The result? They’re ringing in your head already…
Most people in the world were relying on their job as their only stream of income. Some businesses are still relying on the old-fashioned brick and mortar model of operations and have refused to adapt.
For instance, people who work in the aviation sector, hospitality, movie/entertainment felt the blow on incomes, owing to the fact that consumers stopped frequenting public places due to the mandate of the government. A lot of real estate companies struggled too. Let’s not forget the endless list of postponed or canceled conferences, meetings, and events.
Based on the situation at hand, here are three ideas to get started with:
1. Virtual Assistant: If you’re good with customer relations or running operations online, you can seize this opportunity to render your service to a company struggling to manage remote operations.
2. Virtual Touring: If you run a real estate business, now’s the time to take all your inspections virtual, see that there is a second wave of the virus. Make a list of all your properties/projects accessible online and send video tours where necessary.
3. B2B Consulting: A lot of businesses relied so much on offline operations and they’re in a serious struggle. Help them sell online. Setup means for them to make sales and receive payment without having to do any physical interaction. Guide them on managing and handling operations online.
The most interesting part about these business models is that they’re adaptable. Get your acts right and get working.