Hello and welcome to another edition of the MabsArts blog. Today I will be sharing my experience with you on how I became a seller on Fiverr, made a killing (for a while) and then almost got killed (not really) by a Hurricane. Let’s dive right in…
This blogpost is part of a series.
About 6 months into my new relationship, a Hurricane struck the island of Puerto Rico.
Hurricane Maria, left behind a wake of deaths, suicides, and injuries for many. For myself and the people around me, our injuries had not been physical, instead many of us suffered from damaged houses, equipment and in my case power outages.
During next 6-7 months after the Hurricane had struck I was left without power. All the money I could make at all was going into buying food just to survive that day, as getting any type of groceries would result in a stinky nightmare, since everything went bad because the refrigerator was not working.
It was horrible, me and my girlfriend did our best to not be too sad, but it was obvious things were not looking good for us. She had just lost her job because of the hurricane making it impossible to get to the workplace, and well, without power there’s not much a freelance fiverr artist could do.
For a while it seemed like there was no way to move forward, and I was stuck in an eternal loop of disaster, but thankfully my family stepped in and provided the support I needed to start making money again.
They got power way earlier than we had, and offered to set-up my studio in their house so I could use their power while I was there and work.
At nights of course I would have to life candle-lit style, but during the days I could start working again. It was something, but it had come a little too late.