You’ll agree with me that this is a difficult time to be a human in this world.
However, not unassailable, but there are challenges. From the global pandemic that has no cure to social distancing, isolation, economic crisis, changes in schedule and lifestyles, worry about jobs, family, health, and so on.
You know the situation of your existence right now, needless of rehashing them for you to spin. Instead, we are going to talk about 2 ways to put money into your pocket. We don’t know how long this pandemic will last, we don’t know what life will be like after this, everything right now just looks uncertain.
Did I tell you that some famous scientists worked during quarantine?
Yes, for example, when Shakespeare was quarantined because of the plague, he wrote King Lear. Also, Isaac Newton created calculus and discovered gravity while working under quarantine during the plague.
You can make this period as useful as you want it to be for you.
So, here are the 2 ideas I want to share with you that could help you make some money if you take action.
1). Knowledge Transfer
You know something that many don’t already know and are willing to pay you for that knowledge if it’s going to add value to their life — help them improve their business, life or enable them to have maximum fun.
Most people will eventually go back to their businesses when things are better; some others will start new businesses and for some people, their lives will be defined by what they do during this period. Get hold of this opportunity to share your knowledge and make money doing so.
For example, if you are a web designer, you can make a series of videos teaching people how to make websites. These skills will be valuable to them as they can start making websites for business right now and re-use the skillset after the plague to launch a new business.
You can do this for most skills that you already have. All you need is just your laptop or phone and an internet connection.
You can use the WhatsApp platform to get started. Create a group and get people to join. Additionally, you can advertise on Facebook to reach more people who might be interested in learning new skills.
2). Offer remote services
Tough times call for tough measures. If you run a business offline, you can quickly start running the same business online.
If you are a professional, you should start running a remote consulting firm. It’ll pretty easy for you to get started. Whatever you do offline, you can find a way to offer your services remotely. All that is required of you is to set up a social media presence, advertise your skills and more so, create a website for your business. Let people know what you do.
Here is an example of a remote service you can offer: a lot of people will be using their gadgets during this period and there is no doubt they will most likely face challenges with their systems. Also, most people will be trying to learn how to use these gadgets as well. This is an opportunity for you to launch a business that allows you to help them resolve their problems for a fee.
You don’t need a lot of capital to start this business. You can start for free on social media. When you start these businesses, you’ll gradually launch yourself into the freelancing world. If eventually it all goes well, you’ll become and remain your boss even after this plague.
There is so much more you can do. Don’t stay idle, an idle mind is the devil’s workshop. I hope to be able to hug you very soon when the government permits 😃 .