It was all good just a month ago.
My digital imprint TheCubicleChick.com was on an upswing in terms of traffic and revenue after being flat for several months, and I had just signed two lucrative contracts with brands, and was working on another one which would bring me a nice payday.
I was also working at a regional supermarket chain on their digital team creating copy and working on their website and mobile properties.
It was the best of times. And then the worst of times happened.
My contractor position at the grocery chain was paused, and one of the contracts that I had worked so hard on was put on hold as well. Covid-19 became a pandemic of epic proportions and we are now experiencing a new normal.
As a creative in uncertain times, this is what it currently feels like:
Like many other creators, I am working from home and it is pretty much business as usual, as many of us don’t keep regular workspaces or business hours. Over the years, I’ve written books that continue to make an income for me, and I still have paid projects on the works, but I won’t get paid for them for 90 days. I have my good days and bad days.
Right now, I am focused on updating my blog and social channels on a regular basis, while my 16 year old is distance learning while at home, too.
I am working on more videos on my channels and putting out another book in the next few months. I also have two clients who I am helping with their social media needs.
It takes a lot of creativity in this space to make it normally as a blogger and influencer, but it is especially true now. Everyone is soaking up tips and info about coronavirus, so I’ve been writing material from a parent perspective, like this post.
How can you help a creative like me, you ask?
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Being a creative in uncertain times feel like flying without wings, and that you may fall at any time. I am thankful for my community and for those that always support me in good times, and in bad. I know we are all going through it, and no one is immune. Together, we will get through this.