Quarantine Survival Kit At Home And Remote Workers [Complete Guide]

Are you stuck at home with the government-imposed lockdown? Or maybe, you are self-quarantine at home? Don't worry, I was forced to be at home in April 2020 when the Malaysian government improved a strict movement control (essential travel restriction with a 10 kilometre radius). That's when I decided to start my self quarantine survival kit.

“​Important note: Everything will not be normal when you are staying in one place for a long time. Keeping stock of the right (and essential) products will keep you sane ... at the very least.”

Here's my survival kit during a home quarantine.


What should be included in a home quarantine survival kit?

Home quarantine is one of the most common forms of quarantine. This happens when the state you in is imposing a lockdown (either full or partial). Here are the top items you need to have in your survival kit.

Reliable Laptop

I'm a stay at home dad who works using the Internet. Therefore, having a reliable laptop is critical for my personal financial survival!

When you are quarantined at home, you can either opt to work from home (if your company permits) or find some small business ideas to generate cash during this downtime. As I had been working online since 2004, I had created multiple income streams using the Internet, thus, having a good laptop is critical.

Self-isolation, quarantine or movement restriction may last longer than most of us expect—so, be ready for the new normal!


Strong Internet Connection

The best laptop is not useful when you have an unreliable Internet connection. Get a good Internet connection and you should well be working properly at home (or watching Netflix).

Cookies

I'm not going to lie to you. Staying at home (like 24 hours a day) for 3 months can really make a person go crazy. I stock up cookies at home to ensure that I could enjoy the snacks at any time of the day.

On-Demand Movies

Yup, you hear me loud and clear. I'm guilty of spending 2 hours a day with movies. Hey, I work 5 hours a day and I strongly believe in work-life balance.

Subscribing to on-demand movies are great ways to stay sane and have a good time at the comfort of your couch.


Fresh clothes

One of the most important quarantine kits is to have a nice range of fresh clothes. There is nothing better than wearing clean clothes at home!

During my time quarantine, I prepare 10 sets of clothing that I could rotate and use. And trust me on this—wearing fresh clothes during quarantine is the best single thing you can do to make you feel good!

A Loaded Credit Card

Shopping during lockdown used to be challenging in the past but thanks to technology, online shopping is no longer an expensive experience. With a loaded credit card, you can easily do shop at home and get the items delivered to you the next working day.

In Malaysia, we have Shopee and Lazada which offer next day delivery. If you are in the United States or in Europe, there are Amazon and eBay to start with!


What should be included in a work survival kit?

A work survival kit is slightly different from a home survival kit. A work survival kit will include work-related tools to help you be more productive at work, even when you are working remotely.

Productivity Apps

Productivity apps help me to be more productive on a daily basis. These apps help me to order things I need to do on a daily basis.

Some of the best productivity apps are:

RescueTime App

RescueTime is a cool time tracking app I used recently. This tool tracks my activities and how many times I visit a specific website or task either on mobile or desktop.

RescueTime is a free to use app and if you need more features, there's a paid version that you can subscribe to either on a monthly or yearly basis.

​Click here to try RescueTime for free!

Encrypted USB Drive

If you are working for a large organization, using an encrypted USB drive is an important tool to stay safe from hackers and keeping relevant content away from everyone easy access.

If you are looking for a good encrypted USB drive, here are some of the best I recommend you to use.


Office Wear

Working remotely is the 'new normal' when it comes to post-Covid19. However, do you know that you can keep yourself from negative distraction when working at home just by wearing office wear?

Gift Basket

If your team is working remotely during self-quarantine, sending gift basket to your peers and colleagues are great moves to build bonds. After all, everyone loves gifts, right?

Gift Card

If sending gift basket isn't your style, sending gift card is also a good move. Last month, I send some gift cards over to my clients as a gesture of appreciation. This helps to create a positive relationship between you and your clients!


What's Your Quarantine Survival Kit?

Now, it is your turn. What's your favorite quarantine survival kit? Tell me in the comments below and let's discuss further!

Language Learning Tips For Non-English Speaking Students

Studying in a university or college of an English speaking country is a dream for many students around the world. Lots of people from different countries make this dream come true every year. Universities of the USA, Great Britain, or Australia are hospitable and always ready to provide an international education seeker with an opportunity. It has got many indisputable advantages, like:

  • Good career perspectives;

  • The highest level of given knowledge and competence;

  • An opportunity to dip into a new culture and to make many international friendships;

  • An option to become the most wanted employee in the homeland or a state of studying.

However, there is one problem that is waiting for every international student: everybody will expect your perfect command of the English language, both written and spoken. The issue of making the English language better will never lose importance. That is why we have decided to make this tiny post with some tricks and tips about learning English and its proper usage while you study. Who are we? We are an international academic service called DoMyPapers. Find us to find the only adequate answer to the question, “Where can I pay for my assignment to get it done quickly and perfectly?” The best writers are ready to lend you a helping hand during your international studies. 

How to Study English Properly for Being a Good Student?

Your future occupation, specialization, and department do not matter when it comes to using English to study. You are likely to face such assignments as essays, coursework, speeches, tests, etc. In other words, you will be obliged to pass through some creative work that requires a broad knowledge of general English and its peculiarities. How to improve the situation?

  1. Read a lot of different books and pieces of literature. The more books, journals, stories, popular blog posts, and newspapers you read, the better you know how professionals use their language. In our age of the Internet, it is easier than you think. For your studies, you must know the differences between different English styles, how and where to apply them properly. 

  2. Focus on grammar. You may not know all the English words, but you must understand the proper rules of sentence building and word formation. Mistakes in tenses, plural forms of the nouns, prepositions, participles, etc. will put your poor knowledge to the spotlight. Get an excellent textbook and pay much attention to grammar, as it is difficult to comprehend it only from “natural” speaking.

  3. Get yourself a lexical and synonymic dictionary, where you can when and where a particular word can be applied. The English language is one of the richest in the world. Due to its international nature, a large number of roots, and a significant number of people speaking it, English has got lots of polysemantic words and notions that can be conveyed by lots of words. Some of them are appropriate for everyday use, and some are not. Proper word choice is one of the main features that distinguish language styles. Without background that every native speaker has, you need the dictionaries for basis. 

  4. Try to dip yourself into the language environment. Being abroad, try avoiding your mother tongue as much as possible. Refuse reading your native authors, turn off a TV or radio channel for the foreigners, forget about your native segment of the Internet. Surround yourself with the English language even if you can barely understand a word. Literally, in one week, you will feel the situation getting better. In several months, you will be able to understand the meaning of the information. 

Make some friends among native English speakers. You can do it, as you can hardly find a person not interested in communication with a person originating from the other culture. Having a friend who can correct your spelling or understanding a complicated word or phrase is a significant advantage.

What Do You Need to Avoid When You Study and Apply English?

Unfortunately, a lot of international students common mistakes that spoil their skills and make them look strange. Here are some things that you should avoid facing the application of the English language:

  • Do not use too many idioms. Many people love English idioms for being picturesque and exciting. They love learning them by heart and putting them everywhere. Phrases are not ordinary happening in the majority of the English language styles. Even in colloquial language, people are not likely to use them.

  • Watch your pronunciation. Yes, in English, the phonetic rules are very complicated and strange. Many words with the same syllables sound differently. However, a good accent will help you to make a good impression and help other people understand you. In your studying, this feature is a must. 

  • Do not make yourself a scheme. Develop your English studies and try different approaches and tricks. Try writing little texts, hire a tutor, participate in a debate club. Be as liberal towards methods and hungry for new challenges as you can. Do not limit yourself to get all-embracing command of English.

Learning English is difficult. However, the final result is worth trying. The first language is not only your way to be a successful student but a way to get a reputation for an intelligent and developed personality. Keep our tips in mind, and do not hesitate to use them. Show some diligence, and the results will not make you wait for too long.

Charles Backman is an academic writer who willing to help students with their academic writing troubles. Only a few years ago, Charles was sitting behind a desk, and he knows pretty well how it is to be a student. Having passed this way, Charles is ready to share their knowledge with those who are still struggling.

Basic Guide to Home Clear-Outs and Junk Removal

Everyone has their own reason as to why there is a need to take out some of their belongings and de-clutter their homes. Some may even take go as far as liquidating some of their valuables for financial reasons. But regardless of the motivation, you may want to ask what’s the best way of going about it? An old adage applies very much in this situation: “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure” and that is one of the things that are to be maintained when you’re clearing out your home.

Junkyard

Here are some tips when deciding to remove your home of clutter and junk:

Follow a Process

1. Clear Everything

First, you’ll need to collect everything and itemize all of the things you’ll be going through. You can place it in an open area in your home or outside it. This doesn’t necessarily refer only to things within the house, it could also be the things you have in your private storage. It also includes old appliances and furniture that you deem to be outdated or out of style. Everything doesn’t literally mean all of the things if you know that it still has value or you’d still want it then you can leave it be.

2. Clean the Place

It’s the best time to clean when the place is bare or there are only very few items left. Dust, sweep, mop or vacuum the place and who knows? Maybe you’ll see some value of the space you’ve opened up when you took out the thing that was occupying it. You can also be thorough during this step and employ extra measures to make sure that the place is clean.

3. Go Through Your Stuff

This can be the most painstakingly long part of the process - categorizing the things and applying judgment on the things that should stay or go. This applies to everything you have cleared out in a room - clothes, furniture, toys, memorabilia, etc. Separate them into four piles to make it easier for you to proceed to the next steps.

  • To Keep - These are the things that you deem relevant and useful. You regularly use these items and find it reasonable to keep them.
  • Maybe - You are is indecisive and will have to check with yourself again if you want to keep or dispose of them.
  • To Dispose - You find no use for them, but they can still be usable or valuable to other people. You’ll deal with them in the next step.
  • Garbage - These items have low to no value and it would be better to throw them into the dumpster.

4. Sell or Donate

When you decide to dispose of your possessions, you’ll have two main options on going about it - donate or sell. You can donate clothes and toys to foundations or the salvation army. If you have unused but well-maintained items like furniture, you can take back some of the money by selling them. Also, if you have a property in Denver that you’d want to sell along with the things in them, you’ll find it more convenient to liquidate them by contacting a Denver estate sales agent. They are reliable in managing the items you’d want to liquidate. They are good when you don’t have the time to go out and sell your properties or if you want to be private about it.

5. Go Through It Again

After deciding on how to dispose of your unwanted possessions you can go back to your “maybe” pile and re-examine the contents. You may have a variety of reasons why you’re having second thoughts about getting rid of them. They may be expensive, seasonal decor, limited edition collectibles, etc. but you barely use them and find them to be occupying much-needed space around the house. There is no short-hand method in deciding to keep because it boils down to your preference and how you assess its value. You don’t have to decide right away, you can store them and come back after a few weeks or months and take a fresh new look at the items in question.

6. Organize

Once you’ve taken out the things and have stored the ones you’re not yet sure about, you can begin organizing or re-organizing your house. You can add new furniture or decor that would best suit your style or you can just use your existing items and arrange them effectively. You can also take the time and value the extra space you’ve opened up and leave it bare for things that deserve to be there or just enjoy your new arrangement.

Go Through Every Room

7. Bedroom

Look at your bedroom and examine which spaces you want to free-up. You can use a variety of space savers like a hamper near your closet an ottoman chair that can also hold some of your things. You can put them under the bed to increase your floor space. You can also replace the bedside table lamp and use a floor lamp to reduce the space in use.

8. Kitchen

You can do a lot of things to save space in the kitchen and you’ll want to increase your mobility there as well since the activities there require you to move around a lot.

Go through your utensils and cooking wares and ask yourself when was the last time you used them. Also, it may seem obvious but you’ll have to check the contents of your refrigerator and get rid of things that have gone over the expiration date. It is also important to have a place for everything in your kitchen, this will help you find those things when you need them.

9. Living Room

Try to decorate your sofa and other furniture in a way that doesn’t look like you’ll a pile of rags. Have a place for the remote and make sure they organized. You can also go through your collection of books and DVDs and only keep the ones that you like.

Home Clean

10. Garage and Office

Many of us do a lot of work in the garage which also doubles as our private office. Make sure you have a place for everything so that they won’t be just lying on the desk or work station. Install cabinets, shelves, and drawers for your tools and equipment. Also, organize your files and regularly check them if they should be kept or they belong to the trash.

It may seem daunting to go through everything you possess and you might even feel some strong attachments to many of the stuff you have. But keeping a clear mind will help you sort out the things that are important to you from the ones that make a mess in your house. De-cluttering will also have some practical and mental benefits as it helps you keep things in your life organized. 

Antares Trade And Investment Opportunity

Antares Trade — An Investment Portfolio For MLM And Crypto Trading In Asia

Antares.Trade is one of the unique MLM and cryptocurrency trading company that had benefited from the Covid-19 pandemic​. As the ​investment sector is fueled in many ways, investing in crypto currency had become a huge hit. This is because as the pandemic strikes around the world, ​all stock prices tumbles, including cryptocurrency such as Bitcoin.

​Prior to Covid-19, border shutdowns and movement control order, Bitcoin was in a bull run. The graph above showed that Bitcoin had enjoyed a peak somewhere in the 2nd week of February 2020 but dropped dramatically in March 15th, where most countries took extra precautions to better manage the pandemic.

​​Before we move into the next chapter of what Antares Trade is all about, allow me to share a simple quote by the one and only, Warren Buffet.

“​Only buy something that you’d be perfectly happy to hold if the market shut down for 10 years.”

​Warren Buffet

​I live in Malaysia and the movement control order had helped fueled the gig economy, online purchases AND online investment.

  • ​Gig economy—freelancing and work from home opportunities
  • ​Online purchases—online businesses are seeing at least 200% to 500% increase in online sales
  • ​Online investment—nearly every online investment companies in Malaysia experience 50% or more increase in sales

Forced to ​stay at home has its downside and upside too. And the upside is that we humans tend to find more ways to make money directly from home (hey, remember unemployment, retrenchment and unpaid leaves?).

​Here's a little real story of me. It was 2016 and back then, Bitcoin like the thing in cryptocurrency trading and investment. As a Malaysian, investing in cryptocurrency is not only expensive but crazily profitable.

​I invested in cryptocurrency ​and worked with a few bitcoin HYIP companies in the world. My initial investment was around RM2,500.00 and I got back RM4,300.00. That's a profit of 72% in under 4 months.

“​Investing in cryptocurrency and HYIP in Malaysia is risky but massively profitable. ​With the right investment strategy, you can make a decent income (from home) without even having a day job.”

- ​Reginald Chan -



​Introduction To Antares Trade

​I'm not going to sugar-coat this. Antares Trade is an unique MLM and cryptocurrency trading company in the world—one that can yield massively great results when you do your investment right.

​Hit the play button below to see what Antares Trade is all about.

​Antares Trade is not your typical HYIP or MLM company in cryptocurrency. ​

Antares is a platform promoting investment and MLM companies, digital products and startups on the market using the referral system model. Antares provides users around the world with financial freedom and contemporary business education.

3 Common Questions About Antares Trade

1.

​What is Antares core value (value that it provides to the industry)?


(i) Develop a progressive community, based on the principles of referral systems that each partner of the company can use to make an unlimited source of income.


(ii) Create a model for developing, scaling and promoting startups, MLM and investment companies to the market using a network distribution model.

2.

What makes Antaras unique?


We are the only MLM distribution platform in the world that successfully uses this model to promote various companies.We have integrated referral systems in the promotion of traditional business models. This has significantly reduced marketing costs for companies and improved their financial performance.

3.

How does Antares makes money?


Antares is created based on community. The community is provided with exclusive affiliate-based tools to generate active and residual (passive) income. They help each partner of the company make an unlimited source of income.

New: Antares Launches a Series of Training Events in the Webinar Format 🌏

🔜 The first public and free webinar in English on the topic “Leadership in Times of Change” will take place this Monday.

📣 We are waiting for you on April 27, 18:00, server time of the antares.trade site (UTC+8). The webinar will be held by Dato' Seri Dr. Edward, one of the most sought after public speakers in the nation and around the globe. He is the president of E-Semangat Helang Sdn. Bhd. and has developed and conducted various Sales Training courses for organizations locally and abroad in countries such as the Philippines, Indonesia, India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Singapore and Malaysia.

❗️Dato' Seri Dr. Edward will tell you how to find opportunities for growth during crisis and use them to the fullest to achieve your business goals. Watch the webinar and invite potential partners. 15 minutes before the webinar, we will post a reminder on the Antares social networks.

To participate, join in the Zoom session here: 

https://zoom.us/j/95641333868


​How Antares Trade Works?

​I'm glad that you asked this question (or have this question in mind). There are 4 phrases that Antares uses that helps partners to make money online.

IBPA (Independent Business Partner of Antares) selects one or more investment partnership programs on the Antares platform. The funds are sent directly to partner companies generating profit.

Partner companies are engaged in various types of businesses generating a certain profit (stock trading, information products trading, cryptocurrency promotion). Antares is an intermediary between the IBP and such companies.

In this scheme, the investor gets profitability in accordance with the marketing of the investment partnership program, partner companies receive funds to scale their business and generate profit, and Antares, acting as an intermediary, receives a revenue share of dealings between investors and partner companies.


​How Do I Join Antares Trade?

​There are many who came up to me and ask how they could join Antares Trade. My answer to them is this "Antares is only open based on invitation only, right now." 

​Why?

​Because Antares understands that there are many HYIP and MLM companies that go into huge hype just to fall off the charts because they invited everyone into the business.

​Don't get me wrong.

​Investing is a good thing and I recommend everyone to invest into something. But,​ Antares is different.

​The opportunity to make money from MLM is huge, only if you have the right team member. And Antares knows this deep inside the roots.

​You can get invited into Antares using this link (where you need to fill up a form). Upon filling up the form, you will receive an email ​with a special invite link. ​Follow the invite link you will be go through the new member's process (introduction and all the good stuffs). 


Is Antares Legit?

​The answer is yes. Antares is legit because there is absolutely ​zero wrong doing. This is a real company that provides solutions to other business owners and investors.

​Don't worry if you are worried about this. I totally get this!

​What I want you to do right now is to click on the button below. It will link you up to a special—invite only newsletter where I'll share with you more information on Antares Trade. 

How To Be A Successful Stay At Home Dad?

How To Become A Successful Stay At Home Dad

​How To Be A Successful Stay At Home Dad? [True Story]

​Being a father of two is by far the best blessing I had got from God (aside from having a loving wife). I work online and my livelihood counts on the Internet. Ouch.

​With that being said, I always consider myself as a stay at home dad. Recently, my boy came up and say that he wants to be like me!

​Now, that may sound normal for many, it is not for me. I wanted him to know that I'm an awesome dad and more importantly, a successful stay at home dad. I had been doing this for the past 4 years now and I cannot be more thankful.

​In this post, I'm going to layout some of the craziest, zero BS and zero fluff tips to become a successful stay at home dad.

​You with me? Good!


​Get Your Time Right

We all have things to do—either making a living from the Internet or taking care of the kids. As a stay at home dad, it is really hard to get a good time to work on your hustle.

​Getting the time right doesn't always go as planned (dads out there, you know EXACTLY what I mean)!

​I like to list down things I need to accomplish on a daily basis. For example, this is exactly what I do every day:

  • ​My ​take 5 hours sleep a day (3am to 8am)
  • 8am to 8.30am — Schedule my plans for the day
  • ​8.30am to 9am — Quick blog post
  • 9am to 10.30am — Breakfast for the kids, some father-son and father-daughter time
  • 10.30 to 2pm — Time with family and lunch
  • 2pm to 3pm — Putting the kids ​to bed (nap time)
  • 3pm to 5pm — Work
  • 5pm to 11pm — Family time
  • 11pm to 12 midnight — Quick movie and rest
  • 12 midnight to 3am — Work

​And during the time, I work in between a.k.a. reply emails, texts and questions from my clients (yes, I'm a business consultant too).


​Becoming A Successful Stay At Home Dad Is Not Easy

I'm human, and there be will be times where I felt that I could do better.

  • ​Make the bed (more often)
  • ​Do the dishes (more often)
  • ​Spend more time with my wife

​And the list goes on and on.

​Do you noticed the common nominator here?

​It is "more often" and let me ask you a quick question.

“​When was the last time you felt that you could do that thing but you thought you were too tired?”

- ​Reginald Chan -

​You see, you can't tell your kids or wife that you are just too burned out at work and you can't do 'that thing.'

It's not fair for them.

​It is your responsibility to put food on the table—and that's what you need to do.

​So, don't give excuses that you are too tired or you thought you could do more.

“​I make over 6-figures in 2019 with my online marketing (while staying at home). It is tiring, but I know that I am doing it for my family.”

​Reginald Chan

​Now, let me ask you a question.

​What are you going to do right now to become a successful stay at home dad?

Recession 2020: Two Strategies To Beat The Great Recession

Recession 2020: Two Strategies To Beat The Great Recession

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The great recession 2020 is coming our way and it is inevitable. Here are two free masterclasses to teach you how to beat and overcome recession and make money.
Business During Recession

Truth: Recession Is Coming

According to the U.S. National Bureau of Economic Research (the official arbiter of U.S. recessions) the great recession began in December 2007 and ended in June 2009, and thus extended over eighteen months. seeing signs that recession 2020 is inevitable. With the Covid-19 virus looming around the globe, it has helped fueled the unemployment and retrenchment rate.

There is no bulletproof solution to avoid a recession and we are all worried about recession because it will lead to:

  • High unemployment rate
  • Falling of average incomes
  • Increased inequality
  • Higher government borrowing
  • Everything becomes more expensive to purchase
  • Increased cost of living

Recession 2020 will impact everyone, especially those who are living from paycheck to paycheck. As the economy takes years to recover from a recession, you got to be prepared to prepare for the word.

Parents need to think of a solid framework to generate enough income your kids and loved ones.

Singles need to focus in building a strong financial stability because you might lose your job overnight.

What's I'm about to share with you are golden stuffs—stuffs that will help you build strong financials and stability that I had personally used for over 14 years now. Bookmark this page and share with your friends now. This is an important time to take action.

Here's a quick summary of what you can expect from this post.

Table of Contents

Understand How Recession Will Impact You

Recession 2020 will going to impact you, me, your neighbours and everyone you know. Even the richest in the world will be impacted one way or another.

The goal here is to understand WHAT will happen when recession kicks in, not during the early stages but when it goes into a full-blown problem for the world. That's exactly when everyone will feel the pinch.

I'm sorry but this category of people will have the heaviest impacts. Because you are working from one paycheck to another, there is absolutely no room for error. You need to understand that you need to have secondary and tertiary income streams to ensure that you are constantly putting food on the table.

This group of people are most likely employees and look out for signs shall the company downsize or closing down.

Every kid needs education and education can be expensive. Sure, some governments provide subsidize for education but these only go that far. You need to understand that when you start putting money into your kids' education, your financials are going to be super tight.

I'm sorry but there is no way to sugarcoat this. It's your responsibility as a parent to provide the best (education) for them.

Another group that will be impacted badly from the recession 2020 is the younger generation—those who had just finished college and universities, and those who had just been in the workforce under 5 years.

You are most likely to draw a lower pay but if the company is going to downsize or close down for business, there is no escape.

The advance that the younger generation has is that they are often good with computers and Internet. If you are one of those, pay close attention to the next part where I'll show you exactly how you can build strong passive income quickly and without leaving your day job.

Last but not least, experienced employees are often the hardest hit during any recession. When recession happens, organizations (big or small) would want to reduce cost and probably downsize. The fastest way to remove huge overhead expenses is to remove the highest salaried employees and replace with less experience ones (with a pay cut).

During recession, everyone will be looking out for themselves and there will be a large majority who would take a pay cut just to survive!

Building Blocks To Keep Afloat During Recession 2020

This is the juicy part and I recommend you to read this part at least several times. Memorize them if you want, but you need to take action. What you will find here are actionable strategies that you must take to survive a recession, unemployment or retrenchment.

You don't have to follow them all, but you need to take at least one strategy and stick to it.

Building Blocks To Stay Afloat During Recession

It is important to understand that most of these strategies are going to force you out of your comfort zones. With recession 2020 coming your way, you can't stay pat in where you are and hope for the best.

You can only survive if you take action ... and take action right now!

Here's a summary of what you CAN and MUST do to survive the next great recession that is coming your way. You may click on any of them that you are comfortable with, or read them all of them before deciding.

Financial Strategies To Stay Alive During Recession

Start Your Own Business Right Now

"The best time for anything was yesterday. So, what are you waiting for today?"

The above quote was shared to me once by someone influential that I knew of.

Let me start by asking you some questions.

  • Is there a business that you want to start for ages (but never seem to get off the ground)?
  • Is there a burning passion to provide a service but you are worried of failing?
  • Have you quit a side hustle business in the past (due to time/financial constrains) and regretted badly?
  • Do you hate your day job so much that you can't wait to start something you can be truly proud of?
  • Are you working just enough to get a paycheck and not getting fired from work?

If the answer is "Yes" to any of the above, this is for you.

Start A New Business During Recession

There is no better time to start a business that you can be truly proud of. But before you start thinking that this is the bad time for business (due to recession), let me ask you this.

Food delivery industry had always been in the floating (life or death) for the past few years. With the uncontrolled emergence of the Covid-19 and forced controlled movement, food delivery companies are growing exponentially—more than anyone can imagine.

How To Start A Business Before A Recession?

This is exactly how you can start a business on the right foot and leverage the current economy.

  1. Start planning. Get a drawing board and plan what is needed in the economy right now. Focus on the pain and the solution. The business of choice can be in a form of a physical shop, fully online (eCommerce) or both. I recommend going with either eCommerce or a mixture of both to leverage the current state of economy. Plus, there are many tools such as Shopify that help you launch your online store within minutes not months.
  2. Test out the market. The fastest way to know if the business works is to test out. Reach out to the people experiencing the issues and create a pilot program. As time is an important factor, use tools such as ClickFunnels and GetResponse to collect data and build a following.
  3. Create a pilot group. Spend between $100 to $500 in social media ads to build your pilot group under 7 days or less. You should work with at least 10 to 100 people at one time, depending on the complexity of your idea.
  4. Tweak and tweak even more. Get feedbacks from your pilot group and make the needed changes to your service/program. These valuable feedback is going to create a nice base (revenue) for you, as well as opening opportunities to reach out to a wider range of audience.
  5. Nurture and build ambassadors. Great brand ambassadors are going to drive words of mouth and recommendations to your business on automation. They are chosen from your pilot program and often given better perks (such as commission) for every sale they make.

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What Type Of Business Will Flourish During Recession?

It is important to understand that there is no bulletproof business that can withstand recession. However, there are certainly two types of businesses during recession:

  • Businesses that grow during recession
  • Businesses that fall during recession
Business During Recession

For business that grow during recession, there are industries that will enjoy growth rate compared to others. These are businesses that you need to start building right now before recession 2020 starts.

Here are some of the best businesses to start right before a recession.

Information Products

Regardless the state of economy, information always sells. The demand for information is on high gear and it will get even higher in the coming months.

Start An Information Product During Recession

Take a look at Udemy, an online space for course creators and tutors. Hundreds of thousands of students had enrolled and studied courses online.

Why?

Because information is powerful and yes, information is recession proof (kinda).

Specific Services

When recession hits, there are several things business owners would usually do.

  1. They understand that they need to 'do more' to turn cold leads into buyers.
  2. They are going to cut cost by reducing manpower.

So, how can they grow the business when they have a smaller workforce?

Chances are they are going to get the workers to multitask and some smart business owners are going to hire freelancers or outsource to get the jobs done.

Outsourcing Services During Recession

This can be from auditing, administrative works, social media marketing and branding strategizing.

Hiring freelancers or creative agencies allow business owners to get more job done under one roof and on project basis instead of paying for permanent employees which will increase the headcount dramatically.

Freelancing

Last but not least, freelancing is one of the best ways to make money during a recession (especially during recession 2020).

The demand for freelance writers are growing by the day because they are affordable and they get the job done quickly.

Freelancing During Recession

If you think that you have no skill, you are wrong.

We have skills (whether we know it or not) and it can be from painting, gardening or having meticulous mindset to do designing.

Platforms such as Freelancer.com and Upwork.com are excellent mediums for you to get started quickly and without paying a single cent. You only need to pay a certain amount for every successful job you had been awarded to and completed.

Here are two guides I wrote about freelancing to get your started on the right foot.

Recession 2020: An Inevitable Event That Bound To Happen

Recession is coming and we need to prepare to brace for it. If you are a salaried employee, I strong recommend you to take action right now to build at least an additional stream of income.

I want to help you get started on the right foot. What you will find below are two different guides that I will be sending to you via email (once you opt in). Both of them are absolutely free—and I want to help you build a passive income stream in the coming 3 months or less.

Reginald Chan

Reginald Chan

A meticulous entrepreneur by nature, Reginald is a sought-after success coach, digital marketing consultant and TEDx speaker from Asia. Currently, he teaches others how to make money online for free.

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