Apr 06
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COVID19 Solutions: Practical Ideas to Transition your Service-Oriented Business to Operate Online

COVID19 heavily affected businesses that require foot traffic or person-to-person service companies or freelancers. How can you earn income when everyone is staying at home?

Doing business will never be the same again. It’s time to adapt and thrive in these trying times. Here are some practical ideas to transition your business online.

Online Restaurant Ideas

 

Partner with Food Delivery Services

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Partner with Food Delivery Services

No one is allowed to dine out during the quarantine period. If you can’t bring the people to your food, it’s the time to bring it to their homes instead. If you’re a local restaurant, try partnering up with:

Currently, the delivery services have a “No contact delivery” policy for the safety of both you, the customers, and the drivers. 

 

Frozen Food Option

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Frozen Food Option

Aside from your normal menu, you can have a “frozen food option.” 

People want to stock food for the quarantine days. Who doesn’t want to have a supply of their favorite local fried chicken or that ribs infused with your secret recipe?

Or maybe you have a secret sauce that the locals really crave for. Check your menu and be creative with what frozen or packed food you can offer.

 

Online Tutoring, Coaching, and Consultation Services Ideas

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Online Tutoring, Coaching, and Consultation Services Ideas

The tutoring, coaching, and consultation services are hit heavily with the cancellation of sessions and classes across the board. But with technology today, you can offer online classes and consultations!  

You just need the following applications Zoom & Calendly

Zoom is a powerful video conferencing tool that allows you to conduct online classes, create breakout sessions, and more! (Check out our Zoom guide to take advantage of its features.) 

On the other hand, Calendly is an online platform that helps you schedule meetings automatically. You just need to set your parameters. And let the client meetings fill up your calendar. Check this video to get an idea on how it can be synced in your sales efforts.

 

Marketing Your Services

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Marketing Your Services

Now that you have a basic idea, it’s time to market your services. 

If you haven’t already, create a Facebook page or Instagram account and show the world that you are offering services online! You can also create your own website.

If you don’t know how to manage and create from scratch, you can outsource these services online.

 

Financials and File Management

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Financials and File Management

As to payments, you can take a look into payment platforms like Paypal to integrate cash and credit card payments to your business. Time trackers are also essential to compensate your employees working-from-home properly.

In terms of collaboration with your team, a combination of Skype, Slack, and Google Drive is an economical way to handle your new remote team. Click the links for a detailed guide on how to use them. 

Conclusion

As the saying goes, tough times don’t last, but tough people do. Let us all toughen ourselves up and adapt to the situation. It will drastically change our operations, but the results can be something better in the long run. 

Leandro Eclipse

About The Author

Leandro is a content creator and digital nomad who started his career as a remote working content writer. He is an advocate of location independent sources of income. And he believes that everyone has the ability to be one as well.If you have any content requests and suggestions, feel free to email him at leandro@remotestaff.com.

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