Every crisis brings along with it opportunity. As we consider that, let us explore four interesting new business ideas to look into during the pandemic.
Maintenance and Sanitation
The covid-19 global pandemic has taught us many things, many of which we often took for granted and rarely paid attention to. Perhaps the most important one is the need to live and work in clean environments, environments that are pristine and disinfected.
Of course, no matter what we do or the policies we put in place, there isn’t a 100 percent guarantee that things will go according to plan and everyone will stay healthy at all times. Still, this doesn’t and shouldn’t prevent us from taking the necessary measures to maximize our chances of staying fit and ready to work.
As such, a great idea is to invest in a cleaning franchise for commercial properties. A reputable brand with a proven business model will not only guide you every step of the way but also help you deal with the many intricacies of managing your own business.
One of the many industries that have been hit hard by the pandemic is food. The reasons are quite obvious. Eating out is not a basic need but rather an activity people do to relax, spend valuable time with friends and family, and satisfy their palates for something different. During the times of covid-19, people cannot go out. They have to stay isolated from each other to prevent the further spread of the disease.
Yet, it is all not doom and gloom, which doesn’t entail a collapse of the entire industry. There are still opportunities to catch and ideas to put into reality. For instance, you could start your own food delivery service straight from your home. In this case, all you would need is the right network, a great site to promote your business, and a few cooking and packaging items.
Another option would be to provide storage services for large retailers and restaurants. Even if the initial investment is higher, there is room for growth as well as high demand.
IT Systems Administrator
Many of the rankings provided by creditable employment and career websites list the Google Certified Professional Cloud Architect as the number one IT-related certification to get in 2021. Others include the Information Technology Infrastructure Library Foundation and the Amazon Web Services Certified Solutions Architect-Associate.
I know what you must be thinking. Unless I have a background in IT or majored in it at the university, how can I possibly pass a certification exam? Wouldn’t it take years not only to learn everything there is to learn but also to know how to use it in a practical, real-life business environment?
While your assumptions are not completely outlandish, they are not entirely valid either. While it is true that you will not pass the Google exam without practice, you can certainly put in the time to study for it even if your area of expertise is something different. Best of all, once you get it, it is proof enough that you can handle the system and will open plenty of doors for you to work freelance in a major organization.
It is challenging to teach someone how to scuba dive in an online, home-based lesson. So is educating a person on building a hot air balloon or flying a fighter jet. But aside from these and a few others, as long as you have a stable internet connection and, in most cases, a headset and webcam, you can teach pretty much everything else.
We live in a time when technology has allowed us to adapt to almost any circumstance, and staying at home is no longer a valid excuse not to work. If you are skilled at something and find yourself unemployed because of the pandemic, you can choose to become an independent instructor and use your existing knowledge and skills to start your own business.
For example, you can work as an online language teacher. The world is becoming more and more globalized, and people need to communicate in various languages to have better chances of success. You can also teach culinary arts, drawing, give classes on engineering, or make fitness and nutritional videos.
Even if major pharmaceutical companies working with local and national governments have already started the rollout of covid-19 vaccines in most countries, the drastic changes caused by the pandemic will remain for the years to come. From a business perspective, it is an opportunity for freelancers and aspiring entrepreneurs to work on their own and make the best out of the situation.
By doing so, they will contribute to the economy as a whole and keep themselves afloat and financially stable.