10 Business Ideas You Can Pursue During The Covid-19 Pandemic. A lot of businesses had to close down, because of the pandemic we are facing. That alone meant a loss of jobs and income for many. Instead of folding arms and crying, some people have taken the lemons life has thrown at them and made lemonade. They have found opportunities, even during such a difficult time, and so can you.
Check out the following business ideas, and identify those that can work for you. If none interest you, you can always extend your research on businesses that you can run from your home.
1. Cleaning Services
Since the Covid-19 pandemic outbreak, hygiene has been one of the main things that health care providers encouraged. If you like to clean, you can easily turn it into a business. With a few staff members, a host of cleaning supplies and transportation, you can offer cleaning services to homeowners, apartment complexes and commercial properties.
2. Medical Courier Service
If you have a reliable vehicle and good time management skills, you may want to consider creating a medical courier service. As a driver, you would be responsible for transporting medical items like lab specimens, prescription drugs and equipment.
3. Home Care Services
Many seniors need help with everything from errands to repairs around the house. With some experience, you could consider growing your business to help seniors transition from their homes to assisted living facilities, offering services such as packing, transporting, setting up, or storing their furniture and possessions.
4. Online Teaching
The demand for online education has opened up a wide possibility for entrepreneurs to start their own ventures. You can choose any subject you are knowledgeable about and teach a course regardless of your location. If you don’t have advanced knowledge in any particular subject, you can teach English as a foreign language online to students overseas.
5. Digital Marketing
Digital marketing services are always in demand, and many small and midsize companies would rather outsource it than establish a costly in-house team. If you’ve got chops in SEO, content marketing, pay-per-click, web development or social media management, you could have a business opportunity that allows you the freedom to work from home.
6. App Developer
If you are knowledgeable and experienced in technology, you may want to consider a career in app development. Smartphones have become an everyday accessory for many people. This has thus increased demand for mobile apps. Similarly, virtual reality software has become popular in recent years, so there is also a demand for VR app development.
7. Food Trucks
Food trucks might sound like a wild idea here in South Africa, but the industry is growing. With indoor dining limited in many locations right now, aspiring restaurateurs might find more success with a food truck. Food trucks come in all shapes and sizes, serving up a wide range of snacks and cuisines. Take your favorite style of food on the road and sell your culinary passions directly to hungry customers.
8. Fitness and Wellness Programs
Covid-19 has caused people to work at home and stay inside most of the day. This combined with the anxiety that stems from a pandemic has led to a loss in routine, with people no longer working out, drinking more alcohol and generally taking care of themselves less. Now more than ever people need extra motivation. There aren’t gyms to get you to leave the house and work on your body and staying inside all day can make you feel isolated and stressed.
9. Graphic Designing
Graphic design is a hot commodity for any business. Most companies want to stand out with their graphics, but don’t have the in-house capabilities to do so. With social media becoming such an important part of marketing, brands constantly need new and eye-catching graphics on their feeds to continue to stay relevant. Sometimes you’ll have long-standing clients and other times it will just be one freelance project. Either way, graphic design is constantly in need.
10. T-shirt Printing Business
The fashion industry can ever be congested. You might enjoy launching a T-shirt printing business if you’ve got a sharp artistic sense,or maybe you just enjoy taking someone else’s visuals and screen-printing them onto a blank shirt. Either way, if you have space for a T-shirt printing setup, you can easily get the necessary tools and start your small business.