Pandemic Finance Diaries, Part 1: Gig Economy Pivot

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic I worked a full-time job in healthcare and several part-time jobs, including those in pet care and tourism. However, since the pandemic travel has come to an abrupt halt, meaning the tourism business has all but dried up.  This also holds true for pet care, as most people are only in need of pet care when they're out of their homes either travelling or working; the pandemic has essentially negated both of these conditions.  Once the COVID-19 pandemic began I saw my average monthly income drop by 15%. Realizing I had to pivot my financial mindset and change course, I attempted a number of other opportunities to make money.  Spoiler alert: I didn't do so great.