CORONAVIRUS: Another Reason to Make Money Online

Last Update: March 14, 2020

Coronavirus is spreading fast.

Some people can't go to work.

Airlines are cancelling flights.

Events are being cancelled.

Many small businesses are going bankruptcy.

But there's still something positive for us online entrepreneurs....

Discussions From Entrepreneurs

I’m in a Facebook group for Finnish entrepreneurs called “Yrittajat” (=it means Entrepreneurs in Finnish).

Recently, a lot of entrepreneurs have posted that their business is greatly suffering from the consequences of coronavirus. Some have told that their whole business is in danger of going to bankruptcy.

It’s very sad that it happens and I wish all the best for those people. I hope that their business will recover and/or they will find ways to do business even while this coronavirus epidemic.

However, when reading those posts I realized how blessed you and me are because we are building online businesses.

We can operate our businesses normally despite coronavirus. And the revenue may even increase because a lot of people spend now time at their homes scrolling the Internet and they spend money online.

This is just another reason why I love making money online and why I also recommend it to others. It’s so flexible that even coronavirus can’t hit it.

Maybe this is also an opportunity for people who have been running physical brick-and-mortar businesses to start making money online… I believe there’s always something to learn in every situation.

Another Example - 2 Months Sick Leave Lasted Only 12 Hours

In another post in that “Entrepreneurs” group someone showed pictures of himself and said that he had been injured. He got a surgery and a doctor wrote him a sick leave for 3 months.

Now he was asking people for advice on how to survive.

A lot of people came and commented that they had also had similar experiences. They’ve got injured at some point in life and couldn’t work for several months.

Last November I also injured my chest/shoulder and had to go to a surgery. The doctor wrote me 2 months sick leave. Now if I would be running a business that requires my physical effort (for example massage, dentist, etc.), that would have been a complete disaster for me.

However, because I make money online, I was able to start working already on the next day.

Well, my right hand was out of the game for a few weeks so it was still limiting my work ability but still comparing to many other jobs, I was able to do much more work. For example, recording videos worked fine.

Let’s Appreciate What We Have

It’s true that all kinds of jobs have their ups and downs. Even affiliate marketing isn’t all sunshine and rainbows.

But I would argue that affiliate marketing is one of the most flexible jobs on this planet.

You can do it anywhere, anytime and even coronavirus can’t affect it.

I’ve often been thinking that affiliate marketing is probably the easiest way to get a full freedom of your life and time.

Have a great weekend!

- Roope “Coronavirus doesn’t put us down” Kiuttu

PS. Of course, coronavirus is a serious thing and shouldn't be taken too lightly. The purpose of this post is just to point your thoughts on positive things and especially how awesome opportunity it is to make money online in today’s world.

Now my questions to you…

Why do YOU like to make money online and what reasons got you started with an online business?

What are your thoughts on Coronavirus?

Let me know in the comments below!

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AlanJE Premium
Hi Roope, I think we have yet to see the full extent of the effects of coronavirus, which may linger on for a year or more. It may change the economy significantly as people see that they do not have to travel somewhere else in order to work or for leisure. People will adapt and do more things online, which is probably a good thing for the environment in the long term. Alan.
mechidor Premium
Hi there, great post! Yes, it's very sad, and I hope it will pass quickly. However, I don't want to be pessimist about the situation. Still, I doubt that people will buy online more than usual for the simple reason that many have closed their offline business and, as a result, keep their money for emergencies such as food and other stuff for the house. Plus, they don't have the mood for it.
Since the Corola, I didn't make any sale, and I am sure I am not the only one who experience the same. It's a real catastrophe!
DerekMarshal Premium
It is very awkward over here. Vietnam is in lockdown, visa is running out, Cambodia and Thailand are shutting borders as are Phillipines and other places too.

I'll get a visa extension no problem, but after that...then what?

These are very interesting times ahead, Public places getting shut down, cinemas, beaches, bars, karaoke places..schools (2 months now)...

Meanwhile..just work on our businesses!.
RoopeKiuttu Premium
Wow! Yeah in Asia they've taken better actions than in Europe. Here's it's spreading fast but not in many Asian countries
gvhy Premium
Are you in Finland?
RoopeKiuttu Premium
Yes I'm in Finland
gvhy Premium
While Southern Europe has been badly hit, it is interesting that Scandinavia has relatively few cases. Wonder why?
EdwinBernard Premium
Isn't it amazing that it takes a situation like this for humanity to start cooperating with each other?

In Affiliate Marketing we have an opportunity to reach out to those who are affected to offer them an option they may not have considered. Work from home.

If they start while they are forced to stay home for whatever reason. when they do return, they will have an option for the future that could be a life saver.

Thanks for making this point Toope.

LatinNomad Premium
Absolutely Edwin.
RoopeKiuttu Premium
I agree with you Edwin that it's amazing and kinda beautiful how countries and people work together against corona.
AlexEvans Premium
Some niches in the online world will take a hit, that is to be expected. The key is to focus on ways to lessen those impacts.

People will be doing a major retake on how they currently operate, and I think that you have provided everyone with some excellent food for thought.

The move to work online will become a tsunami, as the fall out from this virus impacts every sector of the world. We here in WA are in a unique position to provide help and guidance in these trying times.

A great reminders Roope.
RoopeKiuttu Premium
Yeah. One of my friends came to me saying that his jobs were cancelled for 3 months (he's a musician) and he needs to find out something else. A lot of people are in the same situation.