The first quarter of 2020 has just ended but there are so many happenings all over the world in just a matter of 3 months.
🔥 Forest fires in Australia
💣 Attacks between Iraq and U.S. militaries
✈️ Ukrainian plane crash in Iran
🏀 Passing of NBA legend Kobe Bryant
🌋 Taal Volcano eruption in the Philippines
🦠 The worldwide spread of Coronavirus
…and a whole lot more.
We are now halfway through the third week of community quarantine/lockdown.
How are you all coping up with the current situation due to the COVID-19 pandemic? How are your finances? 💸
A few weeks ago, I posted about how thankful I am because I work online. 🖥️ I never thought that freelancers would become affected, too.
Because of lockdowns, so many businesses have closed. 🔐 Not only local workers are affected but also some of the online workers.
I have several clients who asked me to stop the work on their websites until their business goes back to normal. Thankfully, I have some clients who are still keeping me busy despite this crisis. 🙏🏻
I still managed to reach my target minimum monthly earnings but it’s really far from what I achieved last year. 📉 My personal best was in January 2019. However, I haven’t reached even half of it this first quarter.
For 10 years of working online, every year just gets better and better for me. I always get past my goals each year. But 2020 is different. 😟
Last December, I was so hopeful that 2020 will beat my 2019 finance and travel goals. 🗺️ But because of this deadly virus, all our plans have crumbled. The situation has changed significantly.
We don’t know when this pandemic will end but let’s all be hopeful that this too shall pass. Let’s do our part in the community to help fight this coronavirus by staying at home. 🏠 This little sacrifice means so much.
I am a freelance web designer, web developer and SEO specialist - one of the “Top Rated” web designers on Upwork. Living a digital nomad lifestyle, I love to explore the outdoors while doing some freelance jobs in between.
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