Three Ways to Survive the Never-Ending Quarantine

If you’re like any other Filipino, the constant change from ECQ to MECQ to GCQ and now back to MECQ must have you on edge. Do I still have a job? Do I still have work? How’s my company? Will I be retrenched, laid off, or fired?


For some Filipinos who have had this happen, the one solution that they seem to have come up with is putting up their own business. For some, it’s all about baking and cooking. For others, it’s buy and sell.
Whatever choice you make, what is obvious is that online is the best way to go to survive the never-ending quarantine.



Here are some tips to help your online business succeed.

1. Marry your passion with skill.

It’s not enough that you feel passionate about something, it also matters that you learn the skills needed to market and sell your passion.
Passion is the most important thing because this is what will help you when the going gets tough and you’re facing one challenge after another. Passion will keep you going when its gets too tough to keep going.
Skills, on the other hand, will be the tools that you can use to slowly fix one problem after the other.

2. Fail to Plan and you Plan to Fail.

When doing business, it’s no longer about you relying on a company. You don’t get to just time in and time out. Now, you are the boss, the employee, the accounting, HR, and even the janitorial services.
This means that you need to plan how things will be including your daily schedule, pick up, and attending to customer feedback.
When you fail to plan things, the outcome could be one disaster after another.

3. Find a partner you can trust.

Project Commerce is composed of a group of people who know what it’s like to fail, who knows how it is to overcome failure, and who knows what it takes to succeed.
They say that a smart person learns from their mistakes but a wise person learns from the mistake of others.
Project Commerce can help you go from shopping to shipping. They can help you build the online store of your dreams and they will guide you every step of the way.
At the end of the day, the one thing that matters most is you and your love ones are safe and sound. For other things, let Project Commerce help keep you on track, in business, and on the way to success.


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  1. Kuntala says:

    I'd love to give Project Commerce a try. It's good to have someone help you with your business

  2. Brianne says:

    Brushing up with my skills and discovering new ones were one of the great things happened to me while in quarantine. We were forced to stay home but might as well make the best out of it.

  3. I was sad when I heard places in the Philippines went back on quarantine again, even my hometown. Thanks for these tips to survive another quarantine.

  4. It seems to never be ending over here either. Luckily I'm an introvert at heart anyway , so I'm well prepared to stay in doors.

  5. Rose Ann Sales says:

    I missed the covid-19 free world so much.. haist.. Thanks for your survival tips.

  6. I cannot imagine how difficult it is to start your own business, let alone in a pandemic! Online selling is definitely the way of the future, great post!

  7. These are nice tips. I'd like to think that I was able to marry my passion and skill through blogging. I feel proud that this hobby is bringing in income to my family.

  8. This is a great read and yes, very timely. Everyday is very unpredictable nowadays so we must be live out the best everyday. Enjoying the little things and discovering skills is a good way to divert out anxiety over the quarantine period.

  9. Wow! This is so true. Well, I think it will be here for a while. I think it's a good time to develop soft skills at home.

  10. Fail to plan and you plan to fail – I love that one! So much truth in that. This quarantine really is never ending huh? lol

  11. Keeping a business going, or most anything else, during the pandemic has been a challenge and these tips can help. I keep waiting for life to return to normal- hopefully it will be soon!

  12. Nkem says:

    Great tips! Thanks for sharing Project Commerce with us.

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