12 Easy Ways to Support Independent Service Professionals During Coronavirus Pandemic

There’s a good chance that you haven’t gotten a haircut, asked for a massage or a facial, thrown a dinner party, or asked your housekeeper to come spring clean your closets — and that’s okay. Social distancing measures designed to prevent a tumultuous spread of the novel coronavirus are painfully necessary as the United States is currently experiencing the largest outbreak of COVID-19 out of all nations across the globe. And livelihoods have been impacted, making it tough to financially support service providers as we once did.

But that doesn’t mean that you should cut ties with the people who help you check off those boxes on your to-do list, even if you can’t pay them right now. These service professionals are experiencing a devastating upheaval to their businesses; most can’t hop online to continue to charge clients for services rendered — they depend on a face-to-face experience they

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