Have you ever wanted to start a YouTube channel?
Have you ever wanted to start an online business?
Have you ever wanted to grow a presence online?
With the coronavirus swiftly going across the globe, forcing many to stay inside and comply with social distancing, its not a surprise that many more are now going to the Internet to consume content in their free time.
But how can this cause and effect scenario help you with your online presence?
Continue reading this article on Your Average Marketer to find out.
What is the Coronavirus / COVID-19
The date of writing this article is April 28th, 2020. I want you to know this because information can fluctuate, and everything in this article is based on what is available on the Internet as of April 28th.
If you don’t already know, COVID-19 is a worldwide pandemic that spreads primarily through contact or contact of diseased solutions. This means it can spread through physical touch, but also through a sneeze or cough.
This virus was recently characterized as a pandemic as of last month.
As to what this virus does to you, it causes respiratory illnesses and symptoms similar to the flu.
The best advice that I can give you, and pretty much everyone else can give you, is just to wash your hands and keep good hygiene. To prevent yourself from getting it, but also from spreading it yourself.
COVID-19 is Not Good
I did not make this article to say that the coronavirus pandemic is good.
Many people’s lives are being affected.
Many millions are losing their jobs, people all over the world are infected with horrible symptoms, doctors and nurses are risking their lives to save these individuals, and businesses are closing or losing money.
People are getting scammed out of money because they believe something like essential oils will cure them of this virus.
The world is not in a good place right now, and I want to emphasize that if you thought that I was saying something different.
How this Pandemic has affected Businesses
Many businesses have had to close or change the way that they operate because of this pandemic.
Many businesses have had to lay off employees or lower wages.
Physical locations around the world are being greatly affected because so many are inside rather than outside.
These physical locations are in turn not getting as many customers as they would have before social distancing being something that had to be followed and a big majority of people are staying inside now.
Why COVID-19 is Good for the Internet
This is a very bad time that we are living in, but we do have the Internet.
With unemployment rates skyrocketing, more people are flooding the Internet with more free time on their hands.
It’s been studied and proven that since this coronavirus has become a pandemic, the worldwide Internet usage has increased by 50%!
This means, for you, that in some way or another, you will be influenced by this massive drive to the Internet if you decide to start creating your online presence.
While you have the free time during this pandemic, go and record videos for that YouTube channel or start that business. With over 4.4 billion people on the Internet every day, I’m sure you will be able to find people interested in the content that you are producing.
How to Start a Business or Brand During This Time
This will depend on what your business’ niche is, and whether it will be a physical location or a digital website.
Digital websites are probably the best option related to starting a business right now. Simply because there won’t be any worry about social distancing or virus spreading, and you can reach your audience from where ever.
Same story with a YouTube channel. As long as you have a connection to the Internet, then you are all set to start building your YouTube channel.
Although, if you want to start a business in a physical location, no matter the niche, it is best to start by building an audience through Social Media or a Website. Then drive your audience to your physical location(s) upon COVID-19 dying down a bit and social distancing isn’t much of a problem anymore.
While this may not be a good time for the world, you can help prevent this outbreak from becoming worse by keeping good hygiene and complying with social distancing rules.
If you have any further questions about anything listed here, or you just want to talk about this topic, leave a comment below this article and I will do my best to answer.
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