As the world is hit by a second wave of the Covid-19 virus, the future is more uncertain than ever. This is also – or even quite particularly – the case for the corporate world.
If you are planning to start an entrepreneurial venture, it is important to consider the changes undergone in the commercial sphere at this time. Before you decide and opt for a business, make sure that your project is adapted to the current economic situation.
We’ve decided to help you make up your mind by providing you with some online business ideas to launch now.
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What Are The Criteria To Take Into Account Before Choosing Your Online Business?
Before moving on to the list of ideas that we offer you, a small point is essential. The Covid-19 crisis is having negative consequences in certain areas. Before embarking on a new online business, you must therefore take into account certain criteria.
- Choose a field of activity that escapes the crisis or which benefits from the crisis
- Create a business that will survive, and that will always be relevant in the post-covid world
- Create a business that you can exercise entirely without leaving your home, to limit the impact of potential future confinements on the activity
- Use your personal experience and skills
Finally, the most important rule, which brings together all the previous ones, is this: adaptability. If you want to start an online business now, then you’ve got it. Online activities are the most resilient and are the most promising areas at present.
Don’t let this get you down, and take advantage of the crisis.
1. Online Training
The online training industry was already booming before the covid-19 crisis. But since then, it’s even better: it exploded.
Why? The answer is simple. Look at yourself: you have decided to launch your online business amid a crisis. Thousands of other young entrepreneurs like you have had the brilliant idea of adapting to survive the crisis. However, some do not have all the knowledge necessary to achieve their goal.
This is when young – or old – entrepreneurs decide to turn to online training. This training can allow them to acquire quickly, and without leaving home, skills that they lacked. You can create and sell your online training courses yourself.
It is a very effective way to take advantage of your skills. If you are an expert in a particular field, create an online training course, and sell it.
For example: let’s say you have a degree in communication. You can create several training courses on managing the image of a company, managing social networks, creating a logo, etc.
Your training can take the form of videos or PDFs. In any case, take care of your training presentation, communicate well around what you offer, and you will see: it works!
Blogging can be profitable these days. But for that, you have to know how to do it. Start by finding a topic. A subject that fascinates you, if possible, but above all a subject in which you are an expert. Then write.
The principle of the blog is simple: it is about sharing, in the form of articles, information that can interest or entertain a more or less large target audience.
However, what is certain is that for your blog to become profitable, it needs a lot of internet users to know about it. The more you will be followed, the more you will be approached by brands that will offer you partnerships and allow you to make a living from them.
It’s an adventure that you can try!
3. Web Development
Since many businesses are turning to online sales more than ever, web development activities are very busy. Offering custom website design and development services to clients can be a great way to monetize your sought-after skill set.
Of course, there is no question here of activity accessible to all: web development requires advanced mastery of certain tools. It is not enough to take online training to become a web developer.
Still, we could not but talk about it here since it is one of the most requested areas of activity at the moment.
If you already have the skills to become a web developer, then wait no longer! Create your web development business. If you do it right, you can be sure that you will have a functioning business shortly.
4. Freelance Web Writing
If you have a good pen and a good command of French grammar, web writing is a niche that can become very profitable.
Become a freelance, and impose your presence on service platforms, or communicate on your social networks. Connect with professionals who need your services, create a network of clients, and promote yourself.
Usually, web copywriters bill their work by word count.
A few tips :
- If you haven’t already done so, train yourself in SEO writing to optimize your articles for Google SEO;
- Read lots of articles online to familiarize yourself with the expected style;
- If you are proficient in more than one language, also offer translation or writing services in other languages.
We’ve brought you 11 online business ideas to launch now, in 2020, during the covid-19 crisis. Among the proposals we have made to you, some are more accessible than others.
But don’t forget an essential aspect of entrepreneurship: whatever your project, the most important thing is to carry it out with seriousness and professionalism and invest yourself thoroughly. If you still follow this golden rule, there is no reason for things to go wrong!
Good luck to you.
5. The Creation Of Video Content
In the same vein as blogging, we find the creation of online videos. Why not create your Youtube channel, and do everything to make it take off?
A Youtube channel that takes off and works can become much more profitable than a blog. Indeed, Youtube is one of the most popular platforms – and even more since containment.
During the covid-19 crisis, consuming videos on the Internet became one of the favorite pastimes of the French. Some Youtube channels have taken advantage of the situation and take off.
For example, some Youtubers have quite decided to film their daily life during confinement in the form of vlogs. Others have decided to offer activities to take care of the hands during confinement in tutorial videos. Others have instead turned to sport, offering sessions to reproduce at home.