Hi there. This is Jack here. I am unemployed due to the pandemic and have been unable to find consistent, reliable, income-producing work anywhere. I graduated college earlier this year, and was meant to work abroad in San Francisco this summer on a J-1 work and travel visa. Unfortunately, the lockdown thwarted this plan. I am seeking a $500 USD loan, which I will pay back once I start producing cashflow for myself again.
I have been searching for remote jobs relentlessly, hearing back from very few companies and getting a phone interview with just one, which was unsuccessful. Then I resorted to freelancing. I have found some online work as a freelance editor and proofreader via Upwork and Facebook, but these gigs are poorly paid and I rarely get hired. I applied for a lot of Upwork positions I was very qualified for and heard nothing back from most hiring managers. On Facebook, I advertise my services in various writing and editing groups. I reach out to people, and many times they reach out to me. They express an interest in working with me, then they suddenly go completely cold. It’s extremely frustrating. I have also done some usability testing with UserTesting. They pay 10$ USD for a 20 minute testing session. That said, I’m lucky if I get accepted for one test per week, as you have to qualify for the test before you can take it.
I have rent covered until 31 December but I used the remnants of my savings to cover it. My cash situation is dire right now. I’m down to 270 Mexican pesos in cash at present (about $14 USD). My bank balance is €0.52 (I have attached a photo of this).
I’m Irish but moved to Mexico in October to pursue a real estate career. I am working in a real estate agency as a junior sales agent. This role is 100% commission based and I have not closed a deal yet. It’s tough because the job is demanding and I am not getting regular income from it. As I said, I’ve got no income at all yet. I’m willing to push through though because real estate is my passion and I don’t quit. I just need a loan to cover my essential living expenses for December and January. $500 USD will do just that.
I have been living extremely frugally since I got here. I’m not eating enough and have lost a lot of weight (my diet consists almost solely of pastries and a few small street tacos, as they are the cheapest foods here). It is getting harder to go out and try to earn as I am becoming increasingly malnourished.
My situation is getting really hard to be frank with you. It’s a fiasco. My family was hit hard by this pandemic and they are unable to help me out. My mental heath is starting to suffer because I have absolutely no idea where my next income source will come from, how much it will be or when it will be. I don’t like saying all of this but I am in desperate need of a loan. I would be massively, massively grateful beyond words if anyone could help me out. I will continue to grind, level up and look for income, but my environment is turning destitute. Please give me a hand — you’d be getting me out of a real big bind. As I said, when I start earning, you will get your $500 USD back.
You can send money to me by clicking this link: paypal.me/jackfrancisohara