7 Businesses To Start From Home In The Post Pandemic World

Sep 29, 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic shook up the state of the global economy, every person is scrambling and seeking to fight against this challenge. Staying healthy in not the only responsibility a person has – you should also take into consideration your finances. It might be time to explore an additional source of income, like establishing a business.

To shake it up and give you some ideas, here are some business concepts that might be the right fit for your skills, passions, and experience.

  1. Online Education or Tutoring

The pandemic gave us a surprise with changing the education system as we know it traditionally. Millions of parents all over the globe are at a loss on how they can help and support their children at this time. So, if you are a teacher by profession, there’s an opportunity for you to establish something you can do online. You can offer tutoring as an additional support for students all over the world.

On the other hand, if you are skilled in something like music, arts, languages, or perhaps, online fitness, you can explore holding online classes or starting up a Youtube channel to provide help and possibly earn from monetization.

  1. Sleepwear and Loungewear

With everyone staying at home, it is time to say goodbye to formal wear and embrace the beauty of lounge wear. People now consider comfort at the utmost. The final goal is to get relaxation and ease while working from home. Businesses that offer clothing that is  very easy to wear, but also looks elegant enough for a quick video call or perhaps an Instagram photo shoot.

With this opportunity, you can offer elegant and feminine sleepwear, matching family sets, athleisure pieces, and some lingerie, too, if you want! Having a wide selection would also allow you to have a broader reach in terms of your target market.

  1. Comfort Food

Because of the community quarantine, lots of people have been exploring their cooking and baking prowess. If you have mean skills in the kitchen, this can be something you could explore. Establishing a food business is so much easier nowadays and you can make the most of social media so you can market your business and gain more customers.

From ube cheese pandesal and minimalist cakes to baked sushi trays and lasagna, the food trends keep on coming the pandemic. Look for something that is up and coming – or perhaps, consider making your family’s cherished recipe into a brand. If you are a foodie without the skills, you can also opt to franchise a well-known food cart or a food concept, as well.

4. Repair Services

With people spending time on their homes more than ever, there is a high tendency to encounter small emergencies. As we are most often not knowledgeable enough on these things, getting help from experts can be the saving grace that we need.

If you are an expert on plumbing, electronics, carpentry, and other similar skills, this kind of business might be perfect for you.  You can even hire more skilled people as additional manpower for the job by looking for people with TESDA or vocational certification.

5. Gardening and Landscaping

In the past few months, Filipinos have been enjoying the #plantito and #plantita trend. If you love taking care of plants, you can consider curating beautiful ones and finding them homes. Aside from selling plants and different plant materials, you can also help these people on where to start and help them with what they can do to grow beautiful plants.

On the other hand, you can also consider going for a lawn care business or landscaping. This will allow you to what you love while having the opportunity for earning as well.

6. House Cleaning and Disinfecting Services

The COVID-19 pandemic is not yet over. And because of that, people are now leaning towards a more hygienic life style. If you are someone who feels passionate about this, a cleaning service might be a business you should go for. People want to beat the spreading of the virus, and they want to go beyond the normal cleaning approach. You can invest your budget on cleaning equipment, materials, and deep disinfection supplies for homes and vehicles.

7. Hobbies and Recreation

Spending more time at home can bring you to boredom eventually. There’s a chance for you to run out of your hobbies and leaning towards exploring something new. If you have kids in your home, you should also have unlimited activities to provide for them, or else they might wreak some havoc at home.

Some things you might consider are arts and crafts materials. Perhaps, you can opt for puzzles, painting supplies, drawing, knitting, crocheting, woodworking, and other similar materials. Some trends in the arts scene are paint by numbers kits, calligraphy, creative journaling, diamond painting, and watercolor painting.

Explore The Entrepreneur Within You

A true entrepreneur knows to strike at the moment of opportunity. Your mind must push through with expressing your creativity. It is time to look at what people need, what is missing, and what you can do to eliminate that problem and introduce the solutions.

There are many trends to catch on and there are also many classics that you can succeed on if you do things right. During these difficult times, a true entrepreneur will shine because they can adapt with changes and challenges that you can face.

Here at Blend.ph, we believe in the Filipino entrepreneur. We believe in the drive, passion, and rich creative minds that shine even at the darkest times. Explore and embrace the business ideas that come to your mind. Should you need additional funding to launch your dream, you can consider becoming a Blend.ph borrower and begin to climb up the journey of your dreams.