Ever since this pandemic has hit us, the whole nation went into lockdown, and digital platforms gained a lot of popularity and earned well during this time. Digital platforms like Amazon, Flipkart, Big Basket, Swiggy, Zomato, Byju’s, Unacademy have gained super profit during the lockdown and is continuously expanding their Reach in the country.
Meesho allows individuals to create their own small retail business from home. It is an Indian social commerce platform founded in December 2015. It enables small ventures and individuals to start their online stores via social channels such as WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram etc.
How does Meesho function?
Any individual can register themselves on Meesho. Meesho has a connection with large scale dealers and manufacturers from different sectors such as CLOTHING, MAKEUP PRODUCTS, JEWELLERY, KID’S WEAR, FOOTWEAR. After you’ve registered yourself, you can start the marketing and promotion procedures on your social media handles like WhatsApp, Instagram, Facebook.
When you start receiving orders from potential customers, then you can place your order on Meesho. Meesho will ask you to set a profit margin on your orders. And once the order is placed and goods are delivered to the customer, then Meesho will credit the profit margin in your bank account.
- Zero investment.
- Work from home
- The profit margin will be credited to your account.
- Strict procedure. (the customer gives the order to you – you order on meesho – then meesho delivers it to the customer)
- Hard to find a potential customer.
- Physical touch is missing.
- Rigid Return Policy.
EDUCATIONAL ONLINE PLATFORM.
BYJU’S, UNACADEMY and many other educational online platforms are gaining a lot of popularity after the schools and colleges were shut down due to Coronavirus lockdown. You can become a registered teacher on these platforms by adding your details, educational qualification, experiences etc.
Once your registration is successful, you will have to upload a demo lecture in the subject you excel in according to their respective guidelines. After you’ve uploaded your demo lecture, there will be another 2-3 rounds if your demo lecture gets selected. After clearing all the rounds, you will become a registered EDUCATOR on the online educational platform.
- Good pay.
- Work from home setup ( wifi, pen tab, whiteboard, good quality camera.)
- Online private tuitions.
- Rigid procedures
- The equipment mentioned above should be available.
- It is challenging to clear the rounds.
SWIGGY & ZOMATO.
Swiggy and Zomato have started their new initiative, “SELL HOME FOOD”. If you are very passionate about cooking and cook tasty, delicious food, you want your passion to turn into a small business. Then you can register yourself on both the platform. But before that, you have to follow specific guidelines set by the company.
To sell your homemade food on Swiggy and Zomato, you need these three essential documents.
- Register your small business as a COMPANY; COMPANY REGISTRATION IS A MUST.
- Online FSSAI registration.
- GST Registration.
Once you have acquired all the above, you can become a partner and sell your homemade food.
- Good pay.
- If your menu is tasty and unique, you can gain potential customers.
- Work from home setup
- Rigid Procedures.
AMAZON & FLIPKART.
Become a registered seller on Amazon and Flipkart. Sell your products on these platforms. The registration procedures are somewhat similar to that of Swiggy and Zomato. But in this case, you are not selling food but products such as clothes, watches, footwear, electronics, groceries, jewellery, furniture and many others.
Follow the procedure to register your business on AMAZON & FLIPKART.
- Register your business as a company or a proprietor.
- Legal requirements
- GST REGISTRATION
- ONE UNIQUE PRODUCT OF YOUR BUSINESS.
- Good scope for expansion of business.
- Work from home set up. (don’t need an offline store)
- Brand recognition
(customers will recognise your business as AMAZON & FLIPKART already has potential customers.)
- Rigid formalities.
YouTube is an US based online video straming and social media platform launched in February 2005. Its users watch more than one billion hours of videos each day. YouTube content creators, popularly referred to as YouTubers, upload over 500 hours of content per minute.
Becoming a YouTuber is one of the complex tasks because of the severe competition on the platform. You can start your youtube channel, but you need to decide your unique content before that. There are millions of YouTubers around the world that provide excellent content on the platform.
What is unique about your content? What distinguishes you from other YouTubers?
It isn’t easy to survive on this platform, but with unique content, you will excel. Also, it takes time to gain subscribers on youtube.
- Work from home setup ( good quality camera, mic, wifi, laptop or desktop and good content)
- Minimum investment.
- After you have gained a good amount of subscribers, then you get paid.
- Easy registration.
- Severe competition.
- It takes time to gain a subscriber.