7 Tips for Surviving Coronavirus As A Freelancer

It’s Time To Take Control

Stephanie Asmus
Branding101

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Last year, I wrote about how to recession-proof your freelance business in hopes of helping freelancers prepare for an inevitable recession. Recessions are to be expected….a global pandemic sending the economy into freefall and countries into isolation is much less expected. The true outcomes and repercussions of our current historical events caused by Coronavirus(COVID-19) are still unknown, and the unknown is scary.

In addition to social distancing, I’m sure many freelancers are noticing what I call, client distancing.

Many companies and small businesses are freezing budgets, laying off staff, and doing their best to stay on life support as the economy breaks record falls. There’s a massive influx of people needing work and a massive decrease in work to be had. Bills are coming, work is slowing to a trickle, and the panic is setting in.

Before you mummify yourself in toilet paper and give up all hope, there are still plenty of things you can proactively do to save your freelance business. Right now we’re all feeling the lack of control, but by focusing on the things you can control, you’ll be in much better shape when the pandemic is over.

1. Volunteer Your Services

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Stephanie Asmus
Branding101

Austin-based designer, writer, and entrepreneur. www.stephasmus.com | IG/@stephasmus