When you offer to develop a website for one of your co-workers so that he may profit from selling his art in exchange for a "free pass", allowing me the ability to avoid tipping out his bar in-specific for the next however many months once we finally get back to work. > 😂
While the global circumstances at hand may not be at all humorous as I thought this last service proposal was, I guess all you can do is try your best to remain positive & find ways to help each other out the best we can! Especially considering the majority of those who have been unemployed as a result of COVID-19.
The cool thing about creative industries amongst other industries is the fact bartering goods & services can not only be economically efficient for both the consumers & the sellers but more importantly, the barter economy can greatly contribute to the growth of these particular consumers, sellers & their industries in longevity.
In fact, the barter economy touched an estimated value of $3 billion, when implementing online barter exchanges throughout the Great Recession beginning in 2007 before escalating into a global recession in 2009. 📈
With the understanding, the impact of COVID-19 is predicted to surpass the economical repercussions of the Great Recession, now is the time to consider alternative methods when determining how to distribute goods & services if you are self-employed as a business owner, artist, or freelance worker! 🤝