Businesses and nonprofits are having to get creative right now to get through the COVID era, and some are being forced to get out of their comfort zones when it comes to generating revenue. In my opinion, the best web developers are not just the ones who have the ability to program something complex, but are the ones who can help their clients feel a little more comfortable when they’re being forced to take risks to survive. Here are a couple of possible solutions for your business or organization that I have been able to put together recently, that might give you some ideas:
Restaurants have it especially tough right now, so my friends at The Grub Hut in Kingston, WA decided it was a good time to start offering gift cards. This platform I built for them on their WordPress site has gift cards that are sent to the recipients automatically, with no labor on the business side, and was customized to make it as easy as possible for cashiers to make balance adjustments on-site at the restaurant.
For my staff job at WSU Kitsap Extension, the Kitsap Harvest program had a need for an online directory of seed swap locations in Kitsap County, places for people to give seeds and take seeds for gardening. It’s a great idea in the time of Covid! I built this directory in WordPress on a pre-existing website, which will hopefully help further this goal a little.
I’ll add to this list as more examples come together!