The Covid 19 Coronavirus outbreak/pandemic has thrust the world in ways we’ve never seen before in our lifetime. Social distancing is recommended to stop the spread of invisible disease and it has affected us in many ways that we have never dreamed of, imagined, or experienced.
In many states across the US, more job cuts have affected thousands as a result of this virus. The ones that are qualified for unemployment are grateful that they have this benefit to fall back on. But how about the many thousands who don’t have or qualify for unemployment benefits?
If your job did not fall under the essentials, then there is a good chance you are out of a job. And while the time off is great for many, the harsh reality is food needs to be on the table, car notes need to be paid, mortgages and many other bills.
A moratorium has been placed on some mortgages and that is great. We are thankful that our system has this mechanism to help us when it’s needed. Our hearts are prayers go out to those who have lost loved ones to this horrible disease and we will get through this together.
We are happy for the actions of the government to pass a bipartisan bill to support the people and companies affected by this disaster. A 2 Trillion dollar stimulus package/deal was approved on March 25, 2020, and we cannot be more than happier. The next thing that is left is to get it signed into law by the President. It is the right thing to do in this crisis for the people of this great nation.
The title of this article is “3 Things That You Can You Do at Home While the Covid-19 Pandemic Rages On” in our communities, nation and around the globe? Everyone is feeling the effects of this pandemic and I am at a loss for words except to say this. “Its time to pray”! and listen to what the experts are saying.
With that said, there are a number of things we can do and in this article, I am going to list THREE things. I hope you find these helpful especially the people who are currently jobless.
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1. Get back to basics as a family
Before this, our lives were super busy. The kids had to get dropped off to school. We have meetings to attend. We had basketball, soccer, football games and we kept going and going with almost little time for each other.
The children are home and with homeschooling in full effect, our every moment is spent with them as they navigate this challenging time. My daughter complained that she wants to go to school. I must admit. This shocked me because my daughter has always complained that she does not like school.
At this moment, she has seen the benefit of class interaction and how hard it can be for doing schoolwork at home. She has to focus and hand in her class assignments daily. I must admit, I chuckled at her complaints and let her see that school is an essential part of education. I hope by the time classes resume she will find school more valuable.
(b) We are certain that more family time is essential for bonding. My third daughter is 10 and I see how she is getting along better with her mother. It has not gotten much better with me but it’s growing up daily.
I thought girls stick close to their dad but in my case, it is the opposite. At least with my third daughter that is what I have experienced. The first one is like glue to me. What is it like with your daughters in your family?
(c) We can use this time to clean up the house or do house chores that have been put off for a while now. With a busy lifestyle, rooms can get cluttered and homes can fall behind because of the hectic schedule. If you are not this category, then costs to you and your family unit.
The majority of us can use a good house cleaning. It doesn’t have to be a huge amount of work. It can be simple stuff like dusting, wiping and helping washing dishes and putting out the trash. The kids might love helping so why not use them.
2. You Can Try Doing Freelance Work While You Are home
If you are currently out of a job or just looking for something to pass the time, try your hands at freelance as a way to make extra money from home. Did you know that there is a tone of freelance networks available? For more than a decade, freelance websites have secured themselves as the go-to destinations for freelancing.
People from all over the world use them to get jobs done by experts. These freelancers are paid at the completion of the work and you can make a great deal of money as a freelancer. What are you good at?
To find out if your service is needed do a simple google search for what you do. Type freelance at the end of what you do. Do it like this: Transcriber “freelance”. This should return some results and the companies that offer jobs in this category. Do this with another tap open at the top of your web browser.
When you do this you will see a lot of results pertaining to freelance work. These are good companies to work with as they provide safe and plenty of job opportunities for freelancers. It doesn’t matter where you live in the world, Most of them support countries connected to the worldwide web.
Some opportunities for freelance work.
(b) These are some of the numerous jobs that are great for freelancers. If you are proficient in any of these, you’ll find the number of job offers overwhelming.
(d) Writers, Graphic designers, transcribers, Artist, Voice over artist, website designers, developers, app developers, storytellers, ebook writers, digital marketers, SEO Experts, and more.
Expanded list of Freelance Jobs You Can do today and make great money at it.
Logo and brand identity
- Logo design
- Brand style guides
- Business cards and stationary
- Game design
- Graphics for streamers
- Twitch store
Web and mobile
- Web and mobile design
- Social media design
- Banner ads
- Flyer design
- Brochure design
- Poster design
- Catalog design
- Menu design
- Postcard design
- Invitation design
Architecture and Building Design
- Architecture and interior design
- Landscape design
- Building information modeling
Product and characters design
- 3 D Modelers and product design
- Character modeling
- Photoshop Editing
- Presentation Design
- Infographic Design
- Vector Tracing
Packaging and Labels
- Book Design
- Podcast Cover art
- Album Cover design
- Packaging Design
- Car Wraps
Art and Illustration
- Tattoo Design
- Portraits and Caricatures
- Cartoons and Comics
Gaming Niche or gaming, game creation, gamers and streamers
- Game development
- Game design
- Character design
- Producers and composers
- Sound effects
- Character modeling
- Character animation
- Game trailers
- User testing
- Graphics for streamers
- Animation for streamers
- Game coaching game
- sessions video editing
Lifestyle Style Freelance Sector
- Online lessons
- Fitness lessons
- Arts and crafts
- Relationship advice
- Health,& nutrition and fitness
- Astrology and readings
- Spiritual and healing
- Family and genealogy
- Greeting cards and videos
- Your message on..
- Viral videos
- Celebrity impersonators
Business Freelance Niche Ideas to Consider
- Data entry
- Virtual assistant
- Market research
- Product research
- Project management
- HR consulting
- Business plans
- Branding services
- Legal consulting
- Financial consulting
- Business tips presentation
- Career advice
- Flyers distribution
- Lead generation
Programming and Tech
- Data entry
- Data mining
- Optimization and design
- Interactive forms
- Editable files
- Machine learning
- Dashboard and graphs
Build a Website
- Build a website using Wix
- Build a website using WordPress
- Build a website using Squarespace
- Build a website using Shopify
- Build a website using Magento
- Landing page design
Music and Audio Freelance Opportunities
- Voice over
- Producers and composers
- Singers and vocalist
- Mixing and mastering
- Session musicians
- Online music lessons
- Podcast Editing
- Audion acts production
- Jingles and intros
- Dj drops and tags
- Dialogue and editing
- Music and transcription
- Sound effects
- Vocal tuning
- Audiobook production
Video and Animation Freelance Opportunities
- Local photography
- Product photography
- Real estate promos
- Game trainers
- Book trailers
- Sideshow videos
- Screencasting videos
- Visual effects
- Subtitles and captions
- Spokespersons videos
- Live-action explainers
- Animation For streamers
- Animation For kids
- Lyric and music videos
- 3D product animation
- Character animation
- App and website previews
- Intros and outros
- Logo Animation
- Animated Gifs
- Short video acts
- Video editing
- Whiteboard and Animated Explainers
Writing and Translation Freelance opportunities
- Articles and blog post
- Online language lessons
- Proofreading and editing
- Brand voice and tone
- Resume writing
- Cover letters
- Linkedin profiles
- Podcast writing
- White papers
- Case studies
- Sales copy
- Press releases
- Social media copy
- Research and summaries
- Book and ebook writers
- Beta reading
- Website content
- Product description
- UX writing
- Grant writing
- Technical writing business names and slogans
- Email copy
- Speech writing
- Creative writing
- Legal writing
Digital Marketing freelance opportunities
- Website traffic
- Music promotion
- Domain research
- Book and ebook marketing
- Podcast marketing
- Mobile marketing and advertising
- E-Commerce marketing influencer marketing local SEO
- Social media advertising
- Website or web analytics
- SEM or Search Engine Marketing
- Email marketing Video Marketing
- Content Marketing
- Public Relations
- Marketing Strategy
- SEO or Search Engine Optimization
- Social Media Marketing
While this list is vast there are even more ways to make extra money home from the freelance industry today. You are only limited by what you can do. (credits: Fiverr) for the extensive breakdown of each category available to people interested in freelance work.
Some More Ways to Earn While You Are Home From Work
Another great way to use the internet while you are home is to start a blog. It’s great to use for buying products and services and as the social distancing is in place we can do much more than buying and giving our money to Amazon. Why not earn some of that back?
I know a blog or website might not be the best activity to get involved with due to the circumstances but starting a blog or website would be a great way to document your journey or make some money online, through these times and the life we’ve never seen before.
You could look back and reminisce about the actions, steps you took, your family, friends lost, friends gained, opportunities opened up, door closed, business shuttered forever and business that has found life in this situation.
My job as a Maintenance Technician is classified as an essential job in the State of New Jersey. I still get up every day and go to work. We do practice social distancing and we were our mask and gloves always.
With all the uncertainty, one of my outlets is my activity on my blogs and Wealthy Affiliate. This is a place where thousands of people from around the world share their ideas of building a business online and more.
It’s not free but people who are interested in entrepreneurship and building an online business can get 7-day free access. It is a great way to see, ask questions and for one to get exposed to what people are really doing online during this time or worldwide crisis that is unfolding!
3. I mentioned earlier that you can start a blog. You can and there are many platforms to get a blog up and running pretty quickly.
The easiest platform to use for blogs is WordPress. This is the easiest and most sophisticated web application that I’ve come across both as a beginner and professional. Should you pay outright to start your blog?
You can and there are benefits to pay for a domain which is how people are going to find your blog. In other words, when someone asks you what your blog name, you would tell them that it is PinkPillowsham.com or how to make money from home.siterubix.com or xyz.blogger.com or something like easywaystomakemoneyonlineathome.worpress.com and so on.
There are upsides and downsides to these. The upside for starting a blog freely is just that. You don’t have to pay any money to get started. Your content will be safe but not 100% protected because it is on a free platform that you don’t own.
Buying hosting from sites like Hostgator or Namecheap is awesome website hosting and domain companies to get started. However, they come with limited tutorials on how to set up your website or blog. You will just be on your own and rely on youtube to get you up to speed.
This path can get frustrating but you don’t mind this can be a great learning experience on setting up a new blog. But you don’t have to go that route at all.
Wealthy Affiliate free website site up or blog comes with video training on everything. If you go to siterubix.com, you’ll notice the simple instructions given on how to set up your first WordPress site. You’ll have 2 more blogs that you can set up for free.
Not only that you’ll have access to an Online Entrepreneur Certification 5 courses 50 lessons training that covers “The Online Entrepreneur Certification (OEC)”. This training is a 5 phase (50 lessons) series of courses that walk you through the process of creating and growing a business within absolutely ANY niche that you want.
A niche is simply a market that you want to start your site or blog in.
This training is awesome and I encourage anyone that’s thinking about online entrepreneurship to check this course out.
What Should Your Blog Be About?
Your blog can be about anything you wish. It’s yours so anything that you want to write about can go on there. How you should set up your blog is all up to you. The installation of your free blog is simple on the siterubix.com platform and when you do it with either NameCheap or HostGator is different altogether.
One thing that I forgot to mention is how people will see your blog. With the free blogs, they will all end with the parent hosting at the end of your domain. This means that if you are hosting your blog on Siterubix.com your domain will be https://homesick.siterubix.com to make a reference. If you don’t want that, then you can purchase a domain at Namecheap, get their inexpensive hosting package and host the site there. This would mean your domain will end with whatever name you select.
Example: https://homesick.com. If you don’t mind and want to start simple, then I recommend siterubix.com because it’s super-fast, secure, comes with training lessons, and it’s packed with people from around the world that you can interact with.
To View The Lesson: Go here. (Video) The page will open in another window or tap so you don’t lose this page that you are on.
Whatever you choose to do or niche to set up your blog or a site in, I would like to wish you the best of luck. I know today is not so easy for any of us because people are losing loved ones every day but a day of hope is just around the corner.
Trouble doesn’t last always and this too shall pass.
WordPress Self Hosted Blog Setup: – Go here for my full setup guide (coming soon)
WordPress+ Wealthy Affiliate Blog Setup: Setup with Training “The Online Entrepreneur Certification” (coming soon)
Blogger Blog Setup: Blogger Blog – Go here (Watch here)
WordPress Blog Setup: WordPress.org – Go here. (Watch on Youtube)
SiteRubix Free Blog/Site Setup: Go here
Freelance Opportunities: Go here. (Fiverr Llc)
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