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According to the Wall Street Journal, online businesses beat coronavirus. They are thriving amid the pandemic, while brick-and-mortar businesses are fighting for survival. If you are looking to start an online business or turn your brick and mortar online, below are some examples demonstrating how online businesses survive the coronavirus crisis.
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Online Businesses: Yoga Courses
According to the Guardian, Udemy, an online learning and teaching marketplace, is reporting a double-digit growth. The coronavirus pandemic is making small local businesses and freelancers turn their business online. For instance, more yoga teachers offer live-streaming yoga classes and one-on-one online sessions.
Like YogiApproved and DoYogaWithMe, Glo offers online subscription-based yoga videos with 3,000 plus yoga videos across twelve different styles and by levels of difficulty. Yoga with Adriene offers hundreds of free Youtube videos with over 7 million subscribers.
Easy Steps To Set Up Online Courses
Here are some simple steps to set up online courses if you do not already have a website.
- Register a domain that matches your business name
- Set up courses with videos
- Set up a learning management system website with online payment
- Connect your domain with the website
Online Businesses – eCommerce
As more people turn to online shopping, Amazon hires tens of thousands more people to meet their surging demand. Some online grocers even turn away customers due to delivery backlog.
If you are currently running an online store, here are some tips on how you can offer more to entice more shoppers to your store amid the pandemic.
- Let your visitors know that you offer free shipping during the coronavirus lockdown on your front page. Free shipping is a standard feature of WooCommerce, the world’s largest online store platform.
- Give your audience a coupon code like HOMEYOGA which comes with a discount. Coupon is a standard feature of WooCommerce, the world’s largest online store platform.
- Add social posts to your online store.
- Create a blog with relevant posts to communicate with your audience during the crisis.
Donations or Freebies
- Donate a portion of each online order or offer free service to your local community.