Pandemics are not just catastrophes that strike from time to time; they profoundly affect our way of life. In recent events, the COVID-19 crisis has forced people into the new normal and into more innovative ways to do business and communicate.
Such challenges brought many enterprising business people to adapt and innovate and do it mostly online. Ambitious startups capitalize on the “online movement,” and virtual businesses have sprouted everywhere on the internet.
In this article, we’ll talk about online business ideas that we can take advantage of during the coronavirus pandemic. Most of these businesses can be started and operated at home, and with some creative flair in entrepreneurship and hard work, it may turn out to be your blessing in disguise.
Exercise and Fitness Programs
As people worldwide are forced to stay inside their homes, exercise and fitness activities are perfect for a work at home person to stay in shape. Wellness programs are the ideal business as people are concerned about their health and wellness, and gyms are closed during the pandemic.
There are also fitness apps on the internet that you can use to self-train aside from Youtube. If you have dumbbells, mats, jump ropes, you can use these to exercise at home. Business people can take advantage of this and set up their business around this idea. You can be the instructor if you are certified, or you can hire someone qualified.
There’s yoga for beginners, where gurus can teach online and charge a fee per student. Just ensure first the safety of the practitioners before implementing your business. The area is also essential, as in a garden, indoors, or anywhere else safe from the virus are also important.
Health and Wellness Programs
Working and staying home have a lot of benefits. We have more quality time with our families, can do whatever we want, like baking, cooking, gardening, watching movies- you name it. Plus, you eliminate the stress of commuting to the office and the pressures of the work environment.
However, the downside is that working and staying from home can be self-isolating and depressing. The abrupt shift to the new normal and the uncertainty of losing one’s job and income contribute to anxiety and stress.
Thus, this can be another perfect business to capitalize. It would help if you were qualified or certified to conduct and be a health and wellness coach. You can create your wellness programs, ebooks, and courses and charge a fee per student or sell the time as a digital product. What’s more, you’re also helping others to cope with anxiety and stress during this crisis.
You can start your health and wellness programs such as:
- Art Therapy
- Mind and Soul Meditation
- Body Stretching
- Physical Training
Wellness digital products such as ebooks and online courses are well in demand online, and people are looking all over the internet for these products. You can set the price for your online wellness course that most people can afford to pay. The digital product should be downloadable so that it can be replayed over and over again.