During the COVID-19 pandemic, there's incredible uncertainty across almost all industry types and individual small businesses. As more and more people around the world are staying home, it's natural for people as consumers and customers to turn online for services, and it's important that all types of businesses move online.
You might be saying to yourself - as a service, an in-person class, as a brick-and-mortar destination - what can I do online? To this we say, any business can find success online, and this transition has to happen fast, which we know is overwhelming.
From confusing, expensive technology, to not knowing where to start, we want to provide a little clarity to getting online based on your industry. Check out Bounce House, our automated website creator and social media tool to get online in less than a minute.
Health & Wellness Professionals: For individuals and small businesses in the health and wellness industry, the first thing to do is determine how you can offer your services either through telehealth or video sessions. Are you offering one-on-one or group sessions? Are you receiving payment at the time of service, before, or for multiple meetings at a time? Set up a quick, informative website with videos to show off your methodology, as well as information about your rates, credentials, and any specializations. For any HIPAA compliant professionals, ensure that you're following contractual protocol as well. Check here for more info.
Local Shops & Restaurants: For local businesses who's doors have shut to keep their staff as well as customers at home and safe, there are ways to make money and keep your community fed and satiated. For retailers, consider phone orders and at-home shipping, taking inventory through photos and bypassing a complicated online shop set up. For restaurants, offer nutritious and healthy options, and ways to impart creative cooking knowledge to people at home.
Professional Services: Financial, legal and business services are needed now more than ever on both a corporate level as well as an individual and small business scale. These are really unchartered times for folks monetarily, as well as understanding how to navigate federal aid. Get online and reach citizens around the country.
Creatives: Designers, photographers, and makers, you can help a lot of businesses with the creative side of things, such as gift stores and financial advisors. Influencers who understand the wacky ways of Instagram and YouTube, provide insight to accountants and restaurants on the tricks of the trade.
Education: Schools around the world have moved online, forcing entire departments of education and funds to be flexible overnight. Other niche instruction follow suite. Equip yourself with video conference tools such as Google Hangouts, Zoom, Skype, or WhatsApp. Think of ways to instruct through social media or a website, in case people don't have great Internet to stream.
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For more in depth information on setting up online, check out: 10 Things to Do to Get Your Business Online Today, Social Media Post Ideas for Health & Wellness, Free & Life-changing Tools for Branding and Marketing, and How to Prepare for Talking to New Online Customers.