Times have already been tough. Add a pandemic on top of that, then you might think that it’s the end of the world. However, don’t lose hope for there are a lot of things that you can still do no matter limited they can be.
Businesses have certainly been greatly affected by the pandemic. We’ve all heard about countless businesses closing down due to Covid-19. From big institutions that have been serving for decades now to small businesses that have been supporting the local community, no one was spared. Now, businesses that are surviving are trying to come up with ways on how they can adapt to the ever-changing nature of the new normal that this pandemic has placed us in.
Among those who have pivoted their focus from their businesses are celebrities especially for those who were affected in the big ABS- CBN closure. From show business to an entrepreneurial one, these celebrities have found a way to thrive during the pandemic. And if you’re trying to look for something you could also try, these celebrity shenanigans might inspire you in some sort of way.
Food is the way to anyone’s heart. We’ve seen so many food trends that came out during the pandemic. This has opened up a whole lot of opportunities for people to start their small online businesses that even some celebrities got into it.
From offering food trends such as baked sushi to selling Pinoy kakanins, plenty of celebrities have gone through the route of selling online. This includes rapper Gloc 9, Sexbomb’s Sunshine and Jopay, Basketball players: LA Tenorio and Gabe Norwood, and even Gab Valenciano.
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If you love spending time in the kitchen, this is something you could try earning some money from. What’s great is that if you already have the skill, you just need to start selling them. But even if you don’t know how to cook or bake, you can still try your hands on the food business by franchising. There are a lot of businesses that offer these, and you can find the one that you think you could sell.
Share your passion. Living a sustainable and healthy lifestyle takes a lot of practice. It’s not easy to suddenly change the way you live in 24 hours alone. It takes time and a lot of effort to do it. However, all the sacrifice is certainly worth it because it’s not just you who are benefitting from it, but the entire world as well.
This is exactly what some of our Pinoy and Pinay celebrities have been practicing even before the pandemic happened. But when the pandemic hit, this lifestyle became a source of income. A good example is GMA 7’s David Licauco and his online business, Nature Intended, an online one-stop shop for everything you need to sustain a holistic lifestyle.
“Our main goal is not just to sell goods and services. We want to promote a concept—that being healthy is not a taxing undertaking. It should be something that you enjoy and not feel overwhelmed by. Ultimately, if we develop that perspective through even just one consumer, we know we did a good job.”
The online shop offers a diverse selection of various brands of guilt-free food, skincare products, nutraceuticals/sports supplements, workout/athletic gear, and even wine. A shop that supports other small local businesses while promoting an environmentally and healthy lifestyle.
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Another great example is Anne Curtis-Smith Heussaff and Solenn Heussaff Bolzico’s joint venture, Tili Dahli, a baby clothing line named after their daughters. Born out of the love for their babies with thoughts of comfort, free-spirited play, and loads of giggles and happiness always in mind, their first collection is “100% organic and GOTS Certified," Anne shared on her Instagram page.
This is a great example of turning your passion and aspirations into something you can earn from. Whatever they are - art, food, fashion, lifestyle, etc - you can certainly get inspiration from these celebrities’ businesses.
Go big or go home. If you have the means and financial capacity to venture into something big, why not go for it? Pandemic or not, businesses, in general, are difficult to manage and takes a lot of research, conversations, discussions, etc. But there’s so much you can venture on such with the case with these celebrities.
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Award-winning actress, Bea Alonzo has ventured into a few businesses but one of the things she’s most proud of is her Organic farm. Though it took years before they saw the fruits of their labor, it was all worth it in the end.
Actor Arjo Atayde looked into producing and directing during the pandemic. With his newly built production house, Feelmaking Productions Inc., Arjo promises to create and collaborate on projects that would surely make viewers “feel”.
Turn it into a business
The pandemic certainly made things more uncertain more than ever especially when it comes to businesses. It’s understandable if you’re wary about venturing into it especially if it’s your very first.
Our advice, educate yourself first. Learn from people you know who have successful businesses, weigh the pros and cons, and research. Knowledge and understanding the market are key to making your businesses flourish even at the most challenging of times.
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