2020 is the worst year of our lives ever. We were caught by surprise by this coronavirus pandemic in the early days since 2020 was welcomed. It gave us chills and the world panicked in synchrony. The globe’s momentum halted and people on earth were left jobless, homeless, nowhere to go, confused, distraught, hungry and depression kicked in. Millions of lives were lost and counting. Families were ripped-off from each other’s arms by the infection and worst…… death, with families left to mourn from afar not given a chance to give comfort to their loved ones who were fighting for their life.
Three to four months of total lockdown left us with nothing in our pockets. Millions of companies were and are still affected. Income and revenue went into a nosedive. Immediate effects are lay-offs and furloughs. Thanks to the internet because work at home was made possible. Companies shifted to work at home to make everyone safe while keeping the business afloat. Companies that were business as usual are the healthcare (Hospitals, Nursing Homes, Clinics, Laboratories, Accounting Firms, Grocery Stores, Pharmacy, Plumbing, and Electrical Companies). They cannot stop their operations because they perform essential functions that we cannot live without. The healthcare professionals, doctors, nurses, and other hospital staff are our frontliners who risk their lives to save other people’s lives. They are our heroes. We give so much respect and gratitude for their heroic deeds during this time of difficulties. The accounting firms cannot stop preparing taxes because the government needs to collect taxes so they can generate funds that the government needed to give back to the people in a form of a stimulus relief package. The plumbers cannot stop working because people needed to have their toilets fixed when they clog. Our poo and pee cannot wait for another minute or so. Water and Power are our basic needs. Electricians must be on the go in times we are experiencing electrical problems. Grocery stores cannot close because we need food to feed our stomach and water to keep us hydrated. Pharmacies cannot close because sick people cannot risk their lives without taking the medicine that is detrimental to their health.
Sadly, other businesses are not considered as essential which does not give immediate adverse effects when they don’t operate such as travel companies, restaurants, coffee shops, food chains, malls, retail stores, jewelry stores, skincare stores, spa, gym, hair and nail salon, and not to forget the gig performers. These types of businesses are the ones experiencing turmoil where a massive lay-off has happened since the beginning of the pandemic. Some companies have routed to work-at-home using the internet but for some companies, their services cannot be performed using online platforms such as zoom and emails. It has to be in an in-person service. Because of that, these companies were forced to lockdown for at least three months which resulted in massive lay-offs and furloughs. These unemployed individuals have nowhere to go because the lockdown and lay-offs are everywhere.
Right after the pandemic hit its toll, work-at-home businesses became the battle-ground for the pandemic warriors. The rise of online selling at its finest. While physical businesses went into a nose-dive, online businesses such as amazon, went the other way around, an uphill turn towards doubling their profits and revenue into billions of dollars. The good thing is, online business is not only for big companies. Due to its accessibility and affordability, wherein every individual has his own mobile phone, making money online is only a finger-away. An exodus of newbies and ordinary people across the globe ventured into the gems of social media platforms, even maximizing their talents and skills to make money and earn a decent living. There are tons of opportunities online that are available for everyone looking to make money with low capital and even without capital. You just have to be creative, resourceful, patient, and diligent in what you are doing.
Below is a list on “How to make money online during the coronavirus pandemic”.
- Social Media Platform – There are a lot of ways you can make money using social media platforms like Youtube, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Bigo Live, Tiktok, and many more out there where you can create your content through vlogging. Vlogging is done by recording and uploading your original video content to Youtube. Make sure the videos you upload strictly follow Youtube and Google Adsense policy. You make money through the advertisement showed in your videos by Google Adsense. Same with Facebook. Your videos uploaded in Facebook can generate revenues through ad placement. Another way to earn money through social media platforms is by promoting products from direct advertisers. If you have thousands of followers in your social media account, companies will reach out to you to promote their products. This promotion is not free. It comes with a price tag.
Online Selling – Sell your stuff for free using Facebook Marketplace, Twitter, or Instagram. You can also use other selling apps to widen your market. Most of these selling apps and websites come with a fee. Fees vary per company.
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