I don’t know if you have noticed, but many people with a permanent job turn out not to have any online plan-b during this crisis for when their income is partially or even completely lost. And as a result, they immediately get into major financial problems. That didn’t happen to me and it doesn’t have to happen to you, even in this crisis, if you take quick action and make and execute an online plan-b.
I myself was better prepared for a number of reasons.
1. My father filed for bankruptcy in 1985.
My father went bankrupt when I was 18 and as a result, I was forced to generate income in other ways to pay for my studies and support myself and that is why I learned relevant digital-skills with free courses at the Computer Centre of the university in Leyden in The Netherlands.
2. My online plan-b in addition to my regular job between 2000 – 2008.
From about the year 2000 on, I learned how to make money online from home with digital products such as e-books and software with Paypal as payment provider, as ‘side-hustle’. And that went fine, not to say great. There I also got to know the online world of online platforms like Fiverr and other international suppliers and partners with whom I could switch quickly and who could help me quickly with high quality and a low price online services, SaaS-software and digital products.
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3) From 2011: my independent hybrid entrepreneurship-plan.
at the end of 2011 I left ABN Amro and started my new hybrid plan. A large part of my income came from offline activities, but I also continued to learn the right-skills including relevant digital skills … just in case.
4) My online plan-b since the beginning of the Covid-19 crisis.
Since the start of the Covid-19 crisis, I have taken my personal online plan-b ‘out of the closet’ again and adapted it based on what I call ‘the virtual sole proprietorship’ as an online business and revenue model. And that works fine so far. In addition to a quick exercise to stop unnecessary expenses and to invest in permanent right-skilling relevant to me and my customers, with an emphasis on just-in-time and fast relevant right-skilling for independent entrepreneurs.
Start right today with your personal online plan-b.
If you want to create your own online plan-b now, WhatsApp me on 0031634387806or send me an email here to set up a free online appointment now.
Tony de Bree worked in Financial Services including in corporate venturing and e-commerce for 26 years and with ups and downs made the transition from banker to entrepreneur working from home with his own “online plan b” as side-hustle in 2000 and as hybrid business owner since 2011. Since the beginning of the Covid-19 crisis, Tony helps corporates, smal business owners, startups and scaleups to survive, managers to make the transition ‘from manager to entrepreneur’ like he did himself and employees to make the transition ‘from employee to entrepreneur’.