The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted more than just our health and well-being. It has also forced a lot of people into unemployment, with even businesses closing their doors. Making ends meet or earning a little bit more cash can be difficult. So, we’ve made a list of business ideas that you can pursue even during this challenging time.
1. Offer professional services
Do you have a skill that you can offer to others? These could be skills like translation, digital marketing, virtual tutoring, online event hosting, graphic design and editing, and so much more. These skills continue to be in demand during the pandemic, it can be done remotely, and you’ll only need your resume and portfolio to start getting clients.
To put it simply, dropshipping is a business model wherein you act as a storefront by promoting the products. You will not need to keep inventory, all you need to do is to set up an online store and process the orders. This requires little to no capital, all that you need is to invest your time in it.
This has been an increasingly popular side hustle. A “pasabuy” business is one where you will shop for other people and deliver it to their doors. This type of side hustle is popular when there are sales in stores and consumers are unable to go to the location. In general, courier and delivery services have continued to thrive during the pandemic.
4. Online Selling
With online selling, you can sell your own products or become a reseller for another business. Online selling is another popular business these days, with 31% of Filipinos reporting that they order from online stores several times a month. Popular products that you can offer as well are under skincare, fitness and wellness, gadgets, gaming, and sanitation.
The capital for this is no more than Php 2,000. The e-loading business can be done by anyone, even by students. It is one of the cheapest and easiest businesses to get started especially now when most people need internet data for their work or online class.