This quarantine has caused many people to experience depression, self-destructive behavior and anxiety. However, if we stop to think for a moment, the quarantine can be used to start some project of enterprise that you have had stopped for years, or to give foot to an idea that has been pursuing you during all your life.
Many times we complain about “not having time for” certain things. While it is true that quarantine is mandatory and is not an ideal situation, we can take advantage of this time of solitude to invest in tasks that in the medium or long term can become our parallel or main source of income. Here are some suggestions.
How can entrepreneurs use the quarantine period
Organize your services in a website
Perhaps you haven’t had time to organize your services into a website or think of them as freelance services. This could be the time to think of yourself as a business and not as a company worker. For example, if you have been working as a programmer, writer, designer or accountant in a certain company, then you can leave thinking as a unique entity that offers its services.
This is not unreasonable and, on the contrary, it will provide you with a greater amount of dividends in a medium and long term, even when the situation is fixed and you can return to a permanent job. Organize your services in a website and offer them as a freelancer to take advantage of the quarantine.
Search for remote jobs on freelance pages
There are many remote jobs offered on freelance sites, which you can do. If you have a career in Digital Marketing, this task will be much easier. However, it is not imperative that you have only tasks in this area. You can also go to sites like Fiverr, where you can offer literally any kind of service and set the price. These sites require a certain amount of consistency in order to work for you, but now you have a lot of time available.
Study self-help and entrepreneurship books
The best time you can invest in this quarantine will be the time you have with yourself. Try to see your feelings while you are in solitude or confinement and don’t judge yourself for feeling lonely or anxious. Instead, accept these feelings, consider what you can do to make an emotional improvement, and help yourself with books by renowned psychiatrists or exemplary people who have defeated their own inner monsters.
Similarly, you can study about entrepreneurship in order to put into practice the suggestions and move your business forward in the best possible way. There are many books nowadays that will help you visualize the growth of your business in a better way and make the right decisions in any circumstance.
Analyze all your talents
It usually happens that we have several talents but during our life we have conceived and developed only those that give us an immediate economic benefit. However, now you can analyze what other talents you can exploit on a daily basis in order to have an income in the medium or long term. For example, if all your life you have liked painting, then you can invent a character for Instagram or conceive a line of flannels with your paintings, for example.
Exercise and relax your mind
This is more important than anything else. To be able to undertake in times of crisis, it is necessary to keep the body healthy and the mind clear. While it is true that many distressing thoughts can run through our minds these days, if you avoid the news and exercise you will have more peace to analyze and put your energies into something productive.