Well... duh! During the recession that started in the U.S. on December 2007 and lasted until June 2009, the marketing and - especially - the advertising sector went to crap faster than many other sectors. For example, even though the global spending was down 9% in 2009, the ad spending was down an extra 3% on top of that. Pandemics affect marketing companies negatively, and since marketers aren't likely to prevent the incoming recession by finding a cure for Coronavirus, we're slashing the prices of some of our services:
Subreddit Subscriber - new price $0.99, down from $1.09. We've also added one more bonus at the end of the the service description:
[...] We'll also create activity with some of the new subscribers, like a few upvotes or a comment to a post.
We were actually already doing that, it just wasn't specified clearly.
Quora Upvote - new price $0.99, down from $1
This might not seem like much, but we have some clients with huge volume on Quora for which it will matter. There's also the next discount for them:
Quora Question Follow - new price $0.89, down from $1
And to some of our lower volume services:
Indie Hackers Upvote (max 5/post) - new price $1.39, down from $1.49
That's it, nothing else will get a discount. We're hoping that these will suffice in order for us to maintain a similar work volume throughout the next months of chaos.
If it's ends up not being enough, we'll begin studying molecular biology in order to defeat COVID-19 ourselves.