I super feel for people who've been affected by Covid stuff, and their income has suddenly dropped to zero.
Hair dressers, bartenders, estheticians, massage therapists etc....all these people could previously go to work and earn income in nearly any country on the planet, and now that's done for a bit.
Not sure how much I can help, but here's the #1 thing that can help:
On any outreach you do, include payment options:
Thanks everyone, anything right now helps.
See how I included payment options at the bottom? By doing this, I am giving people an option to send money directly.
This gives people the chance to send random donations, or pay-what-they-want options.
TEXT MESSAGE TEMPLATE:
Hey everyone as you know with Covid19 stuff happening my massage business has gone to zero. I will be re-opening soon and would love your support.
In the meantime, I am just letting people know they can support me by pre-buying massage credits here: Whatever.com/gift-card
You can also directly pay here or send donations:
I love you all and hope you're staying safe, and hope to get back to business soon.
OFFER AN ONLINE CLASS TEMPLATE (HAIRCUT):
Hey everyone, in light of all the Covid19 stuff I'm not able to work at the salon for a few weeks, bringing my income to a whopping $0.00 this month.
You also might be shaggy as hell, so I'm offering a one-time class on how to cut men's hair from home.
You can do this either with trimmers or scissors.
Follow along and lets cut your hair from home!
Equipment Needed: Scissors or trimmers + comb.
Time: April 1st, 2020. 7pm CST.
Location: I will do this class over Zoom at 7pm CST. Link Here.
We can all cut hair together, and I will review your cut and give you tips while you do it over video!
P.S. Here's some payment info. Donations greatly appreciated!!
Hey everyone, just letting you know that during this whole Covid19 response all hair salons are closed right now.
This means my income has gone to zero, even though I just can't wait to style people again!
If you're in a position to support, I am pre-selling haircuts for customers right now:
$90 Women's Coloring.
$80 Women's Cuts.
$35 Men's Cuts.
We can schedule something as soon as legally possible. I hope you are doing well, and any support greatly helps during this time of need.
P.S. Here's some payment info. Donations or pre-paid cuts happily accepted.
EMAIL TEMPLATE (HANDY WORK):
Hey everyone, as you know this whole Covid19 has put a stop to in-home calls for electricians for a while. This has temporarily reduced my income to nearly zero.
I'd love to offer you something in the meantime:
- Handy work around the interior or exterior of home.
- Electrical work on newly built homes.
- Pre-paid hours for work in the future.
If you or (anyone you know) can use someone right now, I'm offering some great prices due to the situation.
P.S. Here's some payment info. Donations or pre-paid work graciously accepted.
OFFERING YOUR EXPERTISE FOR FREE TEMPLATE:
This was a really cool free offering of legal services or negotiation by John Corcoran.
He simply posted this on Facebook:
The script he posted was this, you can modify to offer your own expertise to your friends:
Who needs help with negotiating right now (esp. a financial negotiation, like with a vendor, a creditor, etc.)? I am happy to help - just PM me.
(I used to practice law and did a ton of this stuff in 2008-2009 but now I just want to be helpful.)
SAVING MONEY ON SUBSCRIPTIONS TEMPLATE:
This is a template my professional Jewish friend Noah Kagan has been using to get great discounts on subscriptions right now.
This is a little text he's been sending to different subscription services:
You can use this little script too for trimming down the costs of any subscriptions you may have:
Hey [First Name],
Can you please cancel our subscription? Confirm when it happens.
If you can do $X/month then we can keep it otherwise we can't afford. Could evaluate in 12 months going back to the original price.
Hope you understand.
MUSICIAN FACEBOOK LIVE CONCERT:
This is a cool way a musician has been making money. See the Facebook Live broadcast.
Notice the CashApp, Venmo, and PayPal signs in the background, then he also linked them in the comments:
The Facebook Live description was:
I hope you enjoy
Song request list below
No obligation to tip but much appreciated if you do
Splitting tips with Raf Rivera tonight to help with his medical bills
[PAYPAL ACCOUNT LISTED]
[ZELLE ACCOUNT LISTED]
[CASHAPP ACCOUNT LISTED]
[VENMO ACCOUNT LISTED]
P.S. If you have suggestions or templates people can copy, post them in the comments, I'm happy to credit you for templates.