How do you offer insane value to your audience? And at the same time, make money online during a lockdown caused by a global pandemic? With a third of the world in lockdown, self-quarantine and self-isolation because of the coronavirus (COVID-19), can one actually make money online?
In any major economic disruption, some industries will struggle while others will thrive. This global pandemic caused by the coronavirus lockdown is no exception. At the moment many businesses are struggling, but online businesses are flourishing. Examples include remote working tools and platforms such as Zoom. Online tutoring is also booming because hundreds of millions of kids are at home.
Dark as it may currently appear, there is a silver lining. Fashion legend, Giorgio Armani put it this way in an interview with Forbes on March 16 2020, “It’s too early to evaluate the long-term economic impact, which will surely be significant. But history teaches us that new opportunities are born from the deepest moments of crisis.” I couldn’t agree more!
Here is what is really interesting. Most people are turning to the internet for solutions. They are going online for answers. Therefore, having an online presence is essential. And eagle eyed entrepreneurs are beginning to spot monumental opportunities to make a difference and make money online.
The coronavirus disease pandemic. Can anything good come out of this? The short answer is yes!
About 75 years ago, Napoleon Hill, best selling author of “Think and Grow Rich”, famously said, “Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit.”
I agree with Hill, and believe the current pandemic caused by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is no exception. Why do I say that? Because in life you will always face a series of God-ordained opportunities, brilliantly disguised as problems, adversity and challenges.
As I write, about one third of the world is in lockdown. That is about 2.5 billion people around the world unable to leave their homes except for essentials. Sadly, many of them will be out of work by the time the pandemic is over.
Here is a statistic that should scare you. Over 80% of blogs will fail in the next 18 months. That’s over 50 million blogs. A humongous percentage of blogs that will fail.
And your current or future blog could very well be one of them. Yes, you could FAIL as a blogger this year!
This is what I mean.
Last year, 63 million new blogs were created. I know because according to WP Virtuoso, a new blog is created every half a second, and will all agree that there are 86,400 seconds in a day! So how many blogs are there in the world? I would say hundreds of millions.