Over the past month, the global economy has faced its most severe crisis since the Second World War.
As the coronavirus pandemic envelopes the globe, businesses are shutting down, stock markets are in free fall, and people are being laid off. According to a recent survey, more than 50% of American jobs could be at risk.
A group that is hit particularly hard are freelancers, who have lost clients and have seen their sources of income dry up. Some have been forced to shut their business down altogether.
The timeline of the evolving pandemic is unclear. No one can predict how long freelancers need to hang in there — is it a question of weeks, or is it months?
But there is little time to panic and grieve lost income. Instead, it is time to get practical and develop business strategies to weather the storm.
Here are the top 10 things you can do to survive the corona crisis as a freelancer.