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You don't have to turn self-isolation into a lucrative side-hustle

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19.03.2020

Every single person is going to be impacted by the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, and most of us have already drastically adjusted our daily routines to try to limit the spread of the illness and keep ourselves and others protected.

Emotional peaks and troughs are going to become the norm for everyone as the crisis develops, and we are in it for the long haul.

What we don’t need right now is the additional pressure of using this time to start a successful side-hustle.

One of the first tweets I saw when social distancing first kicked off, was a thread detailing how to use this time efficiently to make money on the side. Essentially, how to monetise this pandemic.

‘If you’re quarantined at home, instead of Netflix and chilling, perhaps use the time to start a side hustle earning income online,’ said the tweet.

Reading this, I felt a lightning bolt of panic. With weeks of working from home and potential isolation looming, how am I going to use this time to be productive? What can I achieve? How can I make myself more successful?

If you’re quarantined at home, instead of Netflix and chilling, perhaps use the time to start a side hustle earning income online.

A thread.

I admit that I get off on scoring satisfying lines through my to-do list – so the thought of weeks of inertia and lack of achievement is a serious trigger. If I’m not being productive, then I’m being lazy. If I’m not busy every second of every day, do I even have any value as a person?

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