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REINVENT YOURSELF: DISCOVERING NEW METHODS OF EARNING MONEY

While millions of professionals have adapted to working from home via technology, some do not have that option, since their employment are at risk owing to the COVID-19 epidemic.

With no end in sight, making the most of your circumstances and using your skills while in quarantine may enable you to establish an income stream and convert a side hustle into a profession.

IMPROVES EVERY ASPECT OF OUR LIVES

Businesses and people are starting to feel the squeeze as the coronavirus spreads to the four corners of the world. Airlines have actually fallen from the sky, pubs and restaurants have been forced to shut in a number of nations, and actors, barbers, beauty therapists, and personal trainers are just a few of the businesses suffering the most. Entering these new uncertain times is difficult for anybody, but if your income is derived from meeting new people or working in the city, you would be taking needless risks by leaving the home and continuing your operations – and chances are, you would have no clients anyhow. With an increasing number of citizens finding themselves jobless, a record 10 million people have applied for unemployment benefits in the United States, and the situation is similar in other markets such as the United Kingdom, where governments are stepping in to allow businesses to furlough employees in order to avoid job losses.

Apart from the obvious humanitarian difficulties that lie, maybe the most challenging aspect of the COVID-19 situation is the enormous ambiguity. However, rather of waiting for the storm to pass and the world to return to normal, you may adapt to your new circumstances and make the most of a terrible situation. Each of us has unique talents and abilities that may be used by others, and with so many people now at home with an abundance of free time, there are many chances to put on your entrepreneurial hat and earn some money. With the appropriate tools and resources, you can build a career that will last a lifetime.

ADAPTING TO THESE DIFFICULT TIMES

Apart from pharmaceutical companies and grocery shops, it’s difficult to conceive of a sector that hasn’t been impacted by the coronavirus epidemic. Businesses ranging from florists to caterers, fashion boutiques to law firms are experiencing a decline in demand for their goods and services, including Bandsintown LLC, which had over 430,000 upcoming events booked prior to the virus’s spread. Since then, the majority of them have been postponed or canceled, with artists such as Justin Bieber canceling global tours despite massive ticket sales. Rather than concede defeat and wait for the crisis to pass, the brand has teamed with Amazon’s Twitch to allow fans to watch live performances from their favorite musicians for a modest price. At the moment, artists interested in earning money from the site must file an application, but Bandsintown has simplified the process, allowing some bands and musicians to earn money practically overnight.

The business describes the endeavor as a “reorganization” of its product pipeline, enabling musicians to host virtual concerts from the comfort of their own homes and make money in the process. Other celebrities are using sites such as MasterClass, an online education platform where students can access pre-recorded lessons and lectures from professionals in a variety of fields. While MasterClass includes celebrities such as Kelly Wearstler teaching interior design classes, Gordon Ramsay teaching cooking classes, and RuPaul sharing advise on self-expression and authenticity, competing platforms provide comparable possibilities for personal trainers, musicians, and others.

Due to school closures and teacher and key staff shortages in the United States, educational institutions are bringing lectures online with presentations and home-learning exercises to ensure that classes continue as scheduled and that students can complete their diplomas and degrees without undue disruption. And a new generation of companies is emerging that provide one-on-one tutoring to pupils worldwide, hosted by furloughed instructors and marketing customized courses ranging from kindergarten to university-level professionals. The key is innovation and the ability to adapt at breakneck speed to these rapidly changing conditions. In China, for example, food delivery disruptors (such as UberEats) have responded by providing groceries delivery to people in isolation or infected with the coronavirus, thus increasing their market value by billions of yen.

APPLICATION OF SKILLS AND ASSETS

Whether you want to sell your writing, illustrations, artwork, marketing skills, photography, programming, design, books, handicrafts, recipes, coaching, music, clothing, plants, or time, there are so many ways to reinvent yourself and establish yourself as an authority during these trying times by offering your talents for a fee. Whether you share your artwork on Reddit and accept commissions via direct messages, promote your interior design skills on Pinterest and offer virtual appointments via Zoom, or create an App Store app that combines your knowledge with video tutorials and exercises, the possibilities are endless, provided you are motivated and willing to put in some hard work.

Quarantine also provides seasoned professionals and businesses with a chance to put pen to paper and create their own book. Career development and self-help eBooks and paperbacks sell well, and although they may take many months to create and prepare for sale, the return may be tremendous with the proper push. A self-published novelist makes $450,000 per year from Amazon. You could even write an eBook and distribute it for free in return for email addresses, which is ideal for lead creation.

SELECTING THE APPROPRIATE PLATFORMS

After deciding on a talent to sell, the following step is to locate the appropriate platform to market your offering. Naturally, social networking is an excellent place to start, but creating a separate account for your business endeavors makes sense, since it may be off-putting to some if you attempt to sell goods directly to friends and family during these unusual times.

Freelancing with a particular skill set you possess is an excellent method to earn money from home while also participating in the “gig economy.” Fiverr, UpWork, and PeoplePerHour are all excellent places to start, as are Facebook groups for freelancers and virtual assistants, where businesses seek assistance with translation, copywriting, presentation, and graphic design, among other tasks. Determine your talents, establish an hourly fee, and market yourself. The more platforms you are visible on, the more probable it is that you will discover customers and make money from home.

It is critical, however, that you realize the disadvantages of such gig websites. According to Roshan Perera of Freelancer Hacks, Fiverr is “the worst location to start a freelance career” since the site prioritizes quantity over quality, attracts fraudsters, and charges exorbitant rates. For instance, if you offer a tutoring session for $100, Fiverr will charge you $20 and the seller would pay $105 – that’s an extra $25 in income that you might earn if you worked directly with a customer.

If you lack any especially valuable talents, one simple method to earn money from home is to join online survey companies such as Swagbucks and offer your thoughts on products, research subjects, and politics. Most surveys take between five and an hour to complete, and you’ll earn a few bucks for your work. However, surveys paying $50, $100, or more are sometimes available, albeit they usually demand additional participation, such as evaluating a real product or enabling eye-tracking software on your devices. Before you begin, thoroughly understand the terms and conditions of each service, since some pay pennies for your time or have unreachable criteria. Another option is Google Opinion Rewards, which provides Play Store credit in exchange for completing surveys.

Other ways to earn money during the COVID-19 crisis include decluttering your closet and selling unwanted items on sites like eBay and Gazelle, teaching online through a platform like Chegg or TutorMe, where most teachers earn between $15 and $50 per hour, or even venturing outside your home (as long as you follow local government regulations) and joining an app like DoorDash, which delivers food, medicines, and groceries.

In these really extraordinary times, the ability to think creatively about alternative revenue streams is essential, even more so if your career is on the line or you have been laid off. Dare to release your inner creativity, use eLearning sites to develop a skill you’ve always wanted to attempt, discover your hidden skills, and share yourself and your abilities with the world. It may be frightening, and it may not work, but it may launch you on a whole new professional path and provide you with purpose and confidence at a time when they are most needed. Best of luck!

Chegg: One-of-a-Kind Online Learning

Chegg is an online learning service and software that assists students in a variety of ways. First, it sells and leases old and new textbooks. Second, it provides subscription-based services to assist kids with arithmetic, assignments, and writing. Third, it provides a free flashcard app. Finally, it includes a section on financial counseling tailored to students’ requirements, as well as a listing of internships and scholarships.

PROS: A wide range of services are available to students. Very useful for solving mathematical problems.

CONS: Subscription content is expensive. Paying customers are easily locked out of accounts due to strict device restrictions. The pricing of books are not always competitive. Rather of being perfectly united, services are disjointed.

BOTTOM LINE: Chegg offers a collection of online services for students, ranging from textbook rentals to assistance with math problems. Some of the services are very useful, however the membership fee for students is rather expensive.

Chegg’s services seem fragmented and fractured rather than united, in part because some are only accessible via the internet and others have their own mobile applications. Nonetheless, a handful of the services, especially those focusing on arithmetic, are very helpful. Paid services are overpriced for the student market, and a tight two-device restriction for paying clients seems to be excessive.

Among student learning applications, Khan Academy is an Editors’ Choice winner, but it does not provide the same level of personalized assistance as Chegg. We choose Quizlet over Chegg for flashcard applications because it is simpler to use and has excellent multi-language compatibility, allowing you to study alongside a language-learning program. Grammarly is a fantastic tool for writing assistance, particularly for authors whose first language is not English, but it is pricey for the student market, as is Chegg.

HOW TO BEGIN WITH CHEGG

When you sign up for a free Chegg account, you must specify whether you are a student or an educator, as well as your level (high school or college) and other information, such as which college or institution you attend and your year. No one, as far as we could determine throughout testing, confirms this information. You don’t need an.edu email account to join up, for example; you can use any old email and password, or you may use Apple, Google, or Facebook to authenticate.

There are many areas on the website: Books, Study, Writing, Flashcards, Math Solver, Internships, Scholarships, and Money. (This year, Chegg’s tutoring marketplace will be phased down.)

It would be irresponsible of me not to bring up Chegg’s ethical quandaries. Is it considered cheating to pay Chegg or other similar sites for solutions to textbook questions? You may always argue that whether a student cheats is determined by how the student utilizes the information they receive. It is cheating if they pay for answers and then pass them off as their own. If they’re utilizing Chegg to figure out how to get answers, which is part of what Chegg offers, it may be a productive activity with good learning results.

LIMITATIONS OF CHEGG APPS AND DEVICES

The website and accompanying mobile applications provide access to virtually everything Chegg has to offer. Chegg Study, Chegg Math Solver, Chegg eReader (for accessing digital books), and Chegg Prep are the applications (flashcards). The mobile app for Chegg Math Solver allows you to take a photo of an equation and submit it to receive assistance solving it rather of typing it into an onscreen calculator, as you must do with the online version.

Chegg paying members are limited to two registered devices at any one time. This information is not provided on any of Chegg’s registration sites (we verified it with a Chegg representative). Although you must look for it, a help website describes how to register and unregister devices. According to that website, you may remove and replace up to one device every 30 days.

A frequent complaint among Chegg paying members is that they are unaware of the device restriction and are therefore locked out of their account. While the device restriction may be in place to prevent password sharing, it seems to be difficult for kids who may be utilizing library computers and school-issued devices in addition to personal devices or those borrowed from friends and family. It makes no sense for paid members. Chegg should do a better job of making the rules clear from the beginning.

SUBSCRIPTIONS TO CHEGG

When you sign up for a Chegg account, you may get part of it for free, such as the flashcard app, money guidance, and scholarship and internship listings. You receive a free sample of service-oriented elements, such as receiving assistance with arithmetic assignments or writing papers, but otherwise have to pay. You may purchase a single service ($9.95 to $19.95 per month) or a bundle of all services ($19.95 per month).

Each service is summarized below.

Math Solver ($9.95 a month): Math Solver allows you to submit math problems to the site and get an answer that includes an explanation of how to complete each step toward the right solution. Students enrolled in algebra, calculus, or linear algebra classes might profit from it.

If you have a Chegg account but do not have a paid membership, you may only use Math Solver for three questions per day and do not get comprehensive explanations of how to arrive at the solution. You also do not have access to a graphing calculator, which is available to paying subscribers.

“A frequent criticism among Chegg paying members is that they are unaware of the device restriction.”

Chegg Study (Monthly fee of $14.95): Chegg Study provides access to homework assistance. You may specifically search for answers to questions contained in textbooks, which Chegg maintains as a database. You may also ask fresh questions to experts, who will ideally respond within 30 minutes to 24 hours. The experts are Chegg employees, but there isn’t much information about them on Chegg’s US website. However, on Chegg’s Indian website, there is information on how to apply to become an expert and get paid each question answered.

Chegg Study is useful for business (finance, economics, accounting, operations management), engineering (computer science, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, civil engineering, chemical engineering), math, science (physics, chemistry, biology, advanced physics, nursing, anatomy and physiology, earth science), and psychology courses.

Chegg Writing ($9.95 a month): Chegg Writing is a writing service that includes a plagiarism checker, proofreading, grammar, and spell checks, as well as a tool for creating and storing citations in the proper style. You may submit up to 15 papers of up to 3,000 words each each month. According to Chegg, an expert offers comments on the primary concept and writing style, and the return period is usually 24 hours. When you submit papers, they are automatically included to Chegg’s plagiarism database, as is the case with most plagiarism detection programs.

You will get restricted recommendations and no plagiarism check if you do not have a paid account. For a free service, you should choose Grammarly’s entry level tier.

Bundle, often known as a Study Pack: $19.95 a month): The last deal is for $19.95 per month, which includes all three previously stated services: Math Solver, Study, and Writing.

THE COST OF BOOKS

Chegg provides textbook rentals as well as purchases, often of secondhand copies. (It used to buy old books from students, but it no longer does.) When you rent books from Chegg, you can see the return date before you have to put down a credit card. Typically, you will be given the books for the duration of a semester, or approximately five months. The cost of return postage is included in the price.

You may highlight pages in rented books, but you are not permitted to write in them. Rentals are subject to a 21-day return period. If you want to buy a book that you’ve rented, Chegg always offers you the choice. Used books and rentals do not contain any additional resources, such as DVDs, lab instructions, or access codes, that a new copy would.

Let’s have a look at Chegg’s pricing for renting and purchasing a few real necessary books for courses at a big institution. Prices for purchasing and renting books straight from the university bookshop are provided for comparison. Here are three illustrations.

“When you rent books through Chegg, you can see the return date before you put down a credit card.”

3rd Edition of Physical Geology:
Chegg rental and purchase prices are $14.49 and $21.49, respectively.
University rental, purchase: $165.75 used or $220.75 new

REJOICE for Essentials of Sociology, 11th Edition, A Practical Approach – Chegg Access Card is currently out of stock.
University digital rental: $80.00 for a one-year subscription.

1st Edition of Literary Theory: A Very Short Introduction:
Chegg rental, purchase: $11.99 (starting at $16.99).
Rent at the university is $4.78 used and $6.57 new.
Renting a digital camera at a university costs $4.00 for 180 days.
$9 used, $11.95 new for university purchase

As you can see, obtaining books via Chegg may be cost-effective in certain cases, but it can also cost twice or treble what it would cost to rent or purchase the book elsewhere.

Of course, Chegg isn’t the only place to purchase and rent necessary books. Campusbooks.com searches several sites for textbooks and displays pricing from online merchants that stock the title. You may then compare prices from Chegg, Amazon, AbeBooks, SecondSale, and other retailers in an easy-to-read table.

STUDENT SERVICES IN A GRAB BAG

Chegg is a jumble of student services—a hodgepodge of resources and databases, hired specialists, and so on. It lacks cohesion, and some of the components, such as the poor flashcard app, are underdeveloped. Chegg would be better if it had a clearer emphasis, such as concentrating only on math and science or creating a separate brand for textbook rental and sales. It comes across as unrefined and unfocused as is.