COVID-19: the crisis brought new opportunities COVID-19: the crisis brought new opportunities

COVID-19: the crisis brought new opportunities

The Coronavirus pandemic has affected the health and economic systems in almost every country. At the same time, new habits resulted in the growth of new businesses, and new opportunities to invest in. 

The Coronavirus pandemic has forced a lot of people to acquire new habits in order to go on with their routines. Social isolation forced a quick turn towards online activities. Many people discovered how to make the most of the Internet. This applies not only to the home office and remote education, but also entertainment, grocery shopping, and even indoor exercise. Lots of businesses are growing quickly in order to satisfy these explosive demands. You could be part of this new market, either as a new entrepreneur or by investing in any of the current ones.

Grocery Delivery: this new way of filling the fridge and pantries at home is growing significantly. Lots of people have found several advantages by doing their grocery purchases online, as it's easy, secure, and helps them stay under their budget. Downloads of Instacart, Walmart’s grocery app, and Shipt have increased by 218%, 160%, and 124% respectively. If you've got a grocery store, don't hesitate to take it online to ensure timely delivery of grocery orders at customers’ doorstep.

Pickup & Delivery: people have chosen to buy almost everything online, with the delivery or the pickup option. That's why delivery services have observed a peak in their business, and there are even some apps that have been born during this crisis. You could be a part of any of them!

Online Education: in order to continue with the educational plans, institutions around the world were forced to shift to online learning programs. Only in March 2020, education apps’ downloads increased by nearly 300%. You can take advantage of online platforms by taking many free courses and learn new skills.

Ecommerce Marketplace: online marketplaces had a secondary role in economics in the past years. Nowadays, they turn out to be the first option for buyers and sellers of all kinds of products. Lots of entrepreneurs have even built their businesses exclusively online, thanks to the vast number of apps where they can post their products for free. Artisans and handcraft designers are one of the many examples. 

Fitness & Wellness: As gyms and health centers were forced to close their doors during the COVID-19 pandemic, digital platforms have turned out to be a very popular choice for the people that stay at home. From online training apps to yoga and meditation apps, the sector promises tremendous growth. If you're related to the fitness industry, don't miss this opportunity to sell workout programs, or become an online personal trainer. There's a huge demand with untapped potential!

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