I lost my job during the pandemic last year and trust me it was one of the harder phases of my life. I didn’t know what to do or what my next plan was.
I actually went job hunting and trust me when I say this, nobody was hiring! but sadly for me as an optimist, I kept searching, and not long after the lockdown was initiated and I had no other choice but to just stay home and replan my life.
The first month of the pandemic was the absolute worst for me, I was unmotivated, bored, unsure, and then eventually I gave up and just let nature take its course.
most of the money I had saved with me was used over time to buy food. I’d buy snacks, food, drinks, etc. I would literally come across any food vendor on Instagram and if what they were selling looked nice I would place an order immediately.
it was an early Saturday morning of cleaning that birthed my business idea, while taking out the trash my roommate and I were faced with the many plastic bags of food we had ordered. they were so many; cakes, drinks, pastries, food, it was a whole lot.
the pandemic had really turned us into binge eaters, monster foodies if you will and it was as embarrassing as was it inspiring.
I mean asides from the fact that we..being my friend and I were eating so much we were also cooking so much and gaining so much weight. it was this series of realizations that birthed our brand ‘Garden of Eden’.
the whole idea of the brand was to sell tasty and healthy food, while also helping people keep their health in check and avoid weight gain.
We started by designing a logo, getting packaging tools like plates and bottles, creating a social media page, and even also a website courtesy of my roommate’s boyfriend. We started off posting pictures on WhatsApp and Twitter and the feedback was amazing we already had requests from like 10 people and by the next day, we were ready to start deliveries.
we expanded to smoothies, fruit salads, soups, and even flavored water, not long after we moved permanently to our website to take orders. our social media pages were already doing so great as well.
after two months of just starting, we were already major suppliers of two offices, we even had to employ workers because the workload grew.
Anyways right now I’m a full-time entrepreneur. I guess something good came out of the pandemic.