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Earning additional income during the COVID-19 lockdown

18 May 2020

Your time at home during the national lockdown doesn't have to be filled with idleness, use it wisely to prepare for the forecasted economic challenges brought on by COVID-19. It has been widely covered in mainstream media that the impact of COVID-19 on the global economies is to be dire. It is estimated that this will lead to the collapse of certain businesses while increasing unemployment. These are legitimate threats to our future but with all things in life it all boils down to the choices we make and the degree of commitment in making those decisions. That is, what you choose to magnify in any tough situation. So, let's rather shift focus to think of opportunities that may exist in our surroundings that covid-19 has elevated or introduced which we can explore.
Code Brew Labs, a firm that is specializing in technological ideas for businesses have put together the list below of ideas that are worth exploring during and post covid-19:

  • Pickup & Delivery: With all types of businesses, finding ways to reach their customers doorstep, delivery solutions are becoming a life-saviour.
  • Online Education App: Educational institutions around the world are forced to shut down and shift to online learning programmes. This provides an opportunity for platform providers and educators to avail their services on multiple platforms.
  • Grocery and Medicine Delivery: The fear of getting exposed to the pandemic keeps people from going to offline grocery stores. Though lockdowns may be lifted in the future, it is recommended that older yet more frail members of our population should remain under lockdown; this provides an opportunity for a customized delivery service for all their needs in the long term.
  • Fitness & Wellness App: Offline gyms and health centres are among the businesses severely impacted by the pandemic. On the contrary, digital platforms have turned out to be a blessing in disguise for the health and fitness industries.

Other ideas which taken off on social media during this period include:

  • Becoming a social media influencer on a topic you are passionate about. The list of topics is vast from cooking, books, technology, beauty and so much more. For example you could teach people on how to self- groom hair, nails, eyebrows etc.
  • If you are a chef, you could take your skills online and grow your online community by holding virtual cooking classes and creating recipes. 
  • Use this time to channel your creativity into your craft which could be sold online like jewellery, clothes, sculptors, paintings and so much more.

“Every problem is a gift, without problems we would not grow” - Anthony Robbins. COVID-19 has shaken our every day and challenged our norms but it is during this time that we could grow beyond what we have even imagined. As a Liberty client we believe that you can use this time to learn new skills and earn extra income.

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