As a woman, it can be hard to make a name for yourself in the business world. The Gender Pay Gap and the Covid-19 pandemic has caused a lot of issues for people making money, especially women. However, there are people who are thinking outside of the box and finding unique ways to generate some cash.
As the world was shut down, people reached for hobbies and crafts to help pass the time. As a result, there was a massive upswing in the amount of people who were making money from their hobbies. Many people who designed patterns for cross-stitching and knitting were able to sell their patterns as PDFs and make a tidy sum while they were forced to stay at home. And as lockdowns continue to be a possibility, people are showing no signs of wanting to ditch their new hobbies just yet.
This might seem controversial but women are not taking control of their finances by selling pictures of themselves online. Let’s be honest, women are constantly asking to post and send pictures of nudes, so now they are choosing to make some money by posting their pictures. People like Ashley Kolfage are making a name for themselves by providing some of the most talked about content. And, before you turn your nose up, it is important to remember that many of these women are making 6 or 7 figures from doing this.
In the last year, blogging has had a massive interest again. Maybe it is because people have time to read blogs again, or people just want to read something other than the news. Whatever the reason, more people are reading blogs and enjoying the content that they are finding. Existing bloggers are seeing massive spikes in traffic, and new bloggers are finding it easier to make money straight away.
As everyone has been forced to work online, more people are needing some assistant to manage the busy work that comes with it. Virtual assistants are becoming more popular as people discover the benefits of having someone to help and support you as you grow your business. Virtual assistants can do a lot of the jobs that a regular assistant can do, apart from picking up the dry cleaning but we are sure that there is an app for that.
As everyone is now at home, we need more help to get our tasks done. Micromanaging our days can be impossible but there are plenty of apps that can help us manage the tasks that we have to do every day. Small scale app developers are working hard to create apps that can help people manage everything from taxes to homeschooling. And many of these apps are being developed by women who are currently balancing a lot of things, just like the rest of us.
These are only some of the ways that women have been inventive and are making money while the pandemic has forced us to stay at home. Let’s hope we see some other inventive ways to make money to help the stay-at-home mums and people who are housebound with disabilities.