I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but there’s something incredible happening right now. Among all the chaos, layoffs, and struggles, people and businesses are coming together and truly doing amazing things.
They’re giving stuff away for free
- Pete Boyle is offering a 100% money off coupon for his Make or Break Your Freelancing Career book. Just use promo code, WFH20, at checkout.
- Moz is giving you access to over a dozen academy training courses. Just use promo code, “wegotthis,” at check out.
- Ahrefs’s Blogging for Business premium course is free for a limited time.
They’re sharing amazing content to help their audiences
- Bamidele Onibalusi of Writers in Charge wrote this post to help freelance writers. He talks about what writers can do to survive and thrive during this time.
- TouchBistro started building a vault of content to help restaurateurs.
- FreshBooks has several resources aimed at helping freelancers and small business owners.
They’re helping others in need
In my local community, I see people donating to nonprofits that provide food to the poor, going out into communities to deliver food, volunteering, sharing information on how we can all stay safe, and even doing shopping for the elderly.
They’re doing things they don’t normally do
I see a friend in my neighborhood playing tennis for the first time. I see our married friends down the road, eating out on the porch. Another friend is offering online pilates.
They’re finally doing things they’ve been talking about for so long but have been delaying
My friend, a yoga instructor, is now finally offering videos on YouTube and remote recordings to help her set up her online business.
And I’m finally offering writing consultations, something I’ve been wanting to do for so long, to help me start my coaching business.
(You can view the full details of my FREE consultations here. Please will you share it with anyone you believe may be interested or needs help? I have also included the full details of my offer in the footer of this post so you can easily share it with anyone.)
Disclaimer: My offer was not born out of a desire to start a coaching business, but rather out of wanting to help aspiring and new writers. Since then I have discovered that it is the perfect stepping stone to starting my coaching business.
Isn’t it funny how we end up helping ourselves when really our only intention was to help others?
Together, We Can Get Through This
These are but a few examples of how people are making a difference.
I wanted to share them with you to not only demonstrate how generous people can be, especially when the chips are down, but also to focus on the positives instead of the many negatives that are out there right now.
We can, and will, all get through this together!
P.S. Here’s the writing consultation offer I posted on Facebook:
I’ve been writing for a living since mid-2016 and have managed to build a thriving writing business that gives me the freedom to work from home and follow a passion while consistently generating 3,000 -$5,000/mo—often more.
I work with top international tech companies, including Jobber, FreshBooks, TouchBistro and DocuWare. I’m fortunate enough to be comfortable financially right now, even though several clients have paused their contracts with me.
With that in mind, I’ve decided to offer free writing consultations to anyone who wants to start freelance writing or needs help growing their writing business.
The calls will be 30 min, and people can come prepared with any questions they may have. I will also point them to free resources on our platform, WriteWorldwide.
If you’re interested, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or share this message with someone who may be. Calls will happen over Google Hangout.