5 Ways to Make More Money During the Pandemic

The current quarantine period caused significant drawbacks to the Philippine economy in just a few months. Small business owners are struggling to survive, while conglomerates resort to furloughs, reduced work hours, and wide-scale layoffs to keep operations running.

The Filipino spirit is equal parts patient and resilient; that’s why side hustles have become more prevalent today.

Curious how you can make more money during the pandemic? Keep reading!

  1. Sell stylish protective wear

    One of the implemented health measures to flatten the curve was to cover specific areas of the face and body to avoid transmission. Civilians can wear face masks or face shields when going outside, while frontliners need to don PPE suits when they’re out and about. If fashion is right up your alley, you can sew handmade versions of these products. Not only are they timely—they’re an excellent outlet for your creative roots as well!

  2. Market home-cooked meals

    The rules that came with the country’s quarantine status were often inconvenient. For example, all food establishments were closed until further notice, with a small few offering delivery or curbside pickup. Groceries operated under limited hours, all while staggering the number of people that came in. If you’re a home cook with tried and tested recipes, there’s no harm in offering your meals online. You can even use fridge and shelf staples such as San Marino Corned Tuna and CDO Funtastyk Tocino to whip up tasty yet affordable meals.

  3. Set up delivery services

    Since the beginning of the lockdown, authorities have scattered multiple checkpoints to restrict the number of people that will enter other cities. Only those with the right reason and paperwork were able to cross the other side, putting a dent in most business supply chains. You can seize the opportunity by providing delivery services around your area if you have a small team of motorcycle riders. It’s a win-win for both you and your clients!

  4. Offer disinfecting services

    There are various reports that SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes coronavirus disease, can still survive on certain surfaces ranging from a few hours to a couple of days. Health officials often stress the importance of regularly sanitizing living spaces and other common areas to curb the spread of the virus. As General Community Quarantine (GCQ) kicks in, you can offer to disinfect houses, residential spaces, and commercial establishments due to reopen this month.

  5. Be an online guru

    Social distancing requires physical distancing of at least 3 to 6 feet away from the other person. It also barres mass gatherings in an enclosed area. Because of this, classes and other events either have to be paused or carried out online. If you’re the teaching type, perhaps you can conduct online webinars that people can join in. All you need is a good internet connection and expertise on your chosen topic!

Indeed, a crisis is devastating. It also sparks real change. Challenge yourself to grow beyond your limits, just like CDO’s founder Corazon Ong when she started her side hustle at her family home.

If you want to resell CDO products, call us at +8 588-5900 or shoot us a message at customercare@cdo.com.ph.