Diversifying is so important, now more than ever. New Zealand has been on lockdown for 11 days now. All non-essential businesses are closed for a minimum of 4 weeks. We are all grounded at home. I have a lot of freelance clients in the food industry for both design and photography.
There is absolutely no photography work for me right now.
For graphic design, my larger clients have put everything on hold, but the smaller self-employed clients are keeping me busy. I think because they have always worked from home and now have some time to think strategically about their business. Small companies are going to keep me afloat.
I also have 1 client who sells cleaning products, including hand sanitisers and wipes. They need packaging, catalogues, shipping containers etc for all their new products. I’m super grateful that I’m basically working full time for them at the moment.
If I had some time, I would update my portfolio. Perhaps that is something you could do?