Tips for freelancers in Hong Kong during the pandemic
According to Payoneer’s latest report, in a survey of over 1,000 global freelancers, they found that 60% of freelancers experienced a decrease in demand for their services during the pandemic. Due to the decrease in the demand for freelancer services, we have prepared some tips that are of particular interest to our readers.
1st tip: Take a step back and put aside time to assess what you are doing and whether it’s working for you. This is critical during these transformational times. Pare down the costs that distract you in order to focus all your energy on projects and activities that are steady, lucrative, and fulfilling.
2nd tip: In your nearest village, town or city, a lot of small businesses are stepping up to the challenge of life during the Coronavirus crisis. This includes offering delivery and collection services to keep serving their customers, despite the new restrictions in place to deal with the pandemic.
Ask yourself as a freelancer, ‘What could be my creative venture’s offering to help local people while keeping trading, and even turning a profit?’ At the very least, your answer should stay true to your business and reflect your freelance services or what you do as a self-employed trader.
3rd tip: Join location-based social networks. On such platforms and other social media sites, the community spirit that we’ve seen rise up in the past few weeks means that many businesses will be happy to accept new partners and embrace opportunities to broaden their outreach within the community. It may also give you a chance to support and learn about local businesses.
4th tip: Learn new skills. Staying in lockdown is a good environment to upskill. You can spend your free time in e-learning by starting to learn a new program or a skill. In addition, investing in your education will broaden your future professional horizons, and in the meantime devoting some time and effort to your own development will give you a sense of fulfilment and purpose.
5th tip: Save time for your well-being. The most important thing in life is you! Therefore, you should stay away from a workaholic attitude and make sure to spend time doing something for yourself.
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This article was published in the Freelancing.HK-News 66.