What is your quarantine (new) business?

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  1. warmgreentea

    warmgreentea PhilMUG Addict Member

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    With the number of people developing new hobbies into their small businesses, what are you, your friends, siblings, cousins, officemates, or anyone you know doing with all the time at home trying to make extra moolah?

    Recently, we just opened a small indoor plants business with hand made potteries sold online as a small hobby, and just to have something to do that's relaxing (because work from home feels 5x more stressful).

    The small businesses that I've seen in social media are a boom of:

    - colored/patterned/textured facial masks
    - cookies and crinkles
    - cinnamon rolls and buns
    - ube cheese pandesals
    - pasta platters
    - indoor plants (yes we're part of this)
    - baked samgyupsal
    - milk tea jugs and diy kits
    - reselling of sanitation mats and uv light

    What else?

    Hmm, maybe we can support these small businesses and one another. I hope you're all doing well and is keeping your sanity in check. 2020 is such a trying time. :coffee:
     
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    I'm selling Dagupan boneless bangus... well been selling it for a few years already, but just recently here in our subdivision.

    Still monitoring the demand, but good thing there's not much disruption of supply from Dagupan. Will likely expand this small business soon and get myself out the corporate.
     
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    It has been our core business since 2001 --- Cleaning chemicals. we are just adding 70% Ethyl alcohol now and KN95 masks but the 30+ other chemicals still there. However we are going to do heavily on digital/online this time.
     
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    Listed old gadgets that I never used or haven't used at double the pre-ECQ price.

    Now I have more space for more junk
     
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    We're selling baked sushi. :)

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    Online editor/reviewer. Started last April. Getting paid $12 per article. I review around 10-12 per day. Not bad when you have your own time. Also I get to nap a lot.
     
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    warmgreentea PhilMUG Addict Member

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    What kind of old gadgets can you sell for double the price? I'm curious!


    So is it true that anything cleaning related has doubled in sales? Hey if you alcohol and KN95s, maybe some of us here are interested, post it up.

    What's your ig/fb handle for that?? I'm legit curious how baked sushi goes. Might get some bro.


    To help some of my friends, here's what I know that they made so far:

    Plants and Interior items (this is ours): www.instagram.com/fromkriscia

    Cookies: https://www.facebook.com/Shake-Bake-Homemade-Goodies-108286924248022/

    Scented Candles: https://www.facebook.com/kandela.ph/

    Flavored Chicken Poppers (reboot from 2018): https://www.facebook.com/chickenchiefph/

    Home Bike fixing service: https://www.facebook.com/bikefixphcarlos/

    Cold Brew Coffee: https://www.facebook.com/bugtawbrew/

    Home Cleaning services: https://www.facebook.com/cleenandgreencleaningservices/


    This is all that I remember so far. Will post more when I see them promote again. I hope you'd find any of these interesting, as some of them got furloughed for now.
     
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    Here's the ig: the_bugs_knife

    Thanks!
     
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  10. Adarna

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    Anything that the lockdown prevented retailers to sell.

     
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    I sell automatic wall-mounted and table top alcohol dispensers, plant fertilizers and supplements, and hydroponic equipment like grow tents and quantum board LED grow lights. I also answer surveys and test websites. When i get tired, I rest on my hammock and sip bourbon or scotch, then, I answer surveys again.
     
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  12. scubadiverdaw

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    Well yes and no. Demand for alcohol, handsoaps and disinfectants has gone up but for all the other chemicals it has declined because most customers are just buying the essentials now.

    Here are some of our chemicals. In case anyone is interested just PM me so we can avoid flooding the thread with comments that can be limited to PMs. Thank you.
     

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