The pandemic of the coronavirus caught most of the countries of the world off guard. Even the most powerful and the wealthiest countries have been hit hard with the new and then-unknown disease. Even countries with the best healthcare systems succumbed to the threat of the virus. Simply put, COVID-19 managed to put a stop to the lives of everyone, changing it in an instant. Experts even say that we should all say goodbye to the “normal” that we used to know, and start to accept the fact that there is already what is called as the “new normal.”
A lot of people have already started to embrace this new normal way of life. People who love gambling discovered that there are more ways to gamble than going to a casino or a physical gambling place. Now, they can wager their money in a sports betting and online casino website. Aside from that, here are more trends that you can expect to be popular as part of the “new normal” way of living.
With a vaccine still unavailable and school in most countries are about to open, the rising concern for whether it is safe for children to resume classes in a traditional face-to-face school setup is growing. With that in mind, a lot of countries have been planning and pushing for the introduction of online education for students. While this is nothing new, this is a new thing to do on a large scale and all levels of study.
Thus, people can expect a rise in the sales of mobile devices or even computers and even the rise in the demand for fast and reliable internet.
More online freelance workers
As part of the lockdown measures, many companies have discovered that a work-from-home setup is doable and sometimes even more efficient. Employees, on the other hand, discover the comfort and convenience that working at the comfort of their home brings.
Expect to see a surge of people signing up on freelancing platforms such as Upwork, Fiverr, or Freelancer, searching for an online freelance job. These are people who came from working in an office-based setup and recently decided to move to work permanently from home.
Less international travel
Until a vaccine gets developed and mass-produced, one can say that he or she is safe from the threat of covid-19. With that in mind, not many people would travel until they are certain that it is safe to do so. Thus, leisure trips would take a big hit for a long time, and planes would be near empty or at least half-full at the most.
More business shifts
If there is one thing that the pandemic of the covid-19 though a lot of business owners, is that not every business is important to the welfare of the people. This was proven to be true when lockdowns and stay-at-home restrictions were implemented by various countries all over the world.
During the entire period of the lockdown and quarantine, a lot of businesses were not allowed to operate and were closed until further notice. These include salons, gyms and fitness centers, movie theaters, amusement parks, and other businesses that were considered as “non-essential.” Only businesses that had to do with food and other basic needs of the people continued operation.
With that in mind, it is expected that business owners that were affected by this pandemic would have three choices: to pick from where they left off and do their best to start all over again, to throw in the towel and give it all up, or to use whatever resources they have left to start a new business that would work under the “new normal” the world is in right now.