Don’t let all the negative impacts of the pandemic on individuals, businesses, and the economy as a whole discourage you from taking the giant step. Have you been laid off suddenly and with little or no pay-off? Or you are still working but your salary and benefits have been badly slashed? This is not time to bury your head in your hands. It could be the best time to lunch a business.
You Have More Time at Your Disposal
If you have no more job, it means a lot of time that you don’t even know what to do with. Instead of wallowing in despair and slipping into depression, you should brace up and brainstorm on a business you can start.
Even if you still have a job, you are most likely working from home right now. So you have more time in your hands to start thinking of becoming your own boss, and eventually a boss to others (an employer).
If you already have a business idea, part of the job has been done already. If you don’t, you can brainstorm business ideas leveraging the internet. Whether you are looking for a full-time business or a daily hustle to support your main job, there are countless ideas you can generate online.
Who knows, you may never have the amount of time and opportunity you have now. So do not procrastinate or make flimsy excuses why you can’t do it now. After discovering a business idea that suits your passion or meets the ‘now’ needs of consumers, you can leverage freelance help for the rest of the task.
Expert Help is More Affordable
For instance, from writing a profound business plan to creating content, researching your potential market/ customers, and creating marketing materials, you can find expert help affordably on a freelance basis.
As most people are out of a job, a lot of them are now offering freelance services. The competition in the freelance market has resulted in steeper pricing. Whether you are looking for an accountant, content creation expert, IT professional, marketing researcher, social media marketer, or any other expert, you would find one quicker and cheaper. You can’t do everything all by yourself, especially tasks that are outside of your specialization.
Also, people are giving up their business types of equipment for incredibly cheap prices after their businesses winded up. So, now is the best time to purchase business equipment if you intend to set up a business that needs those types of equipment.
The message is simple. You should look at the bright side of all that happened this year. There’s still a ray of light in a tunnel and you can make that light shine brighter if you take a bold step forward.
Daven Michaels is a New York Times Best Selling Author and CEO of premiere global outsourcing company, 123Employee. The company employs hundreds of young bright individuals on three continents. His International event, Beyond Marketing Live! Inspires entrepreneurs to build & grow their business with revolutionary new theories and systems allowing them to design the business and personal lifestyle of their dreams