Freelancing can do more than just offer extra side cash — it can be a lucrative long-term career as a business owner or even give you the skill set to branch into a new field or industry. When it comes to breaking into freelancing, many people make the common mistake of trying to start too big. They want to be “life coaches” and “gurus” and “business consultants” when they’re not actually qualified to do any of the above.Instead, they should be opting for one of the five easy ways to get into freelancing, no matter what skills they currently have. All you need to do is be ready to work reliably. Let’s take a look at each.
From extra income to a source of inspiration, here are three reasons why you should have a job and a side-hustle.
We naturally want to make an impact in the world around us, and when we feel like we can’t do that, we get frustrated. No wonder so many millennials quit their jobs after a year or two, feeling like they’re not “fulfilled.”
The truth is, working in Corporate America may not satisfy your itch to make a difference or pursue your dreams, but it will definitely pay the bills. Instead of quitting your day job, you can use your side hustle to make your own impact.
Are the days of a ‘job for life’ long gone? Here, we examine the recent rise of the gig economy and how it affects modern working practices. The UK’s gig economy is booming, with more people than ever before choosing to work for themselves. According to statistics released last year, one in seven UK workers which equates to a record-high of 4.8 million people are now enjoying the freedom of being self-employed. Research has also suggested that just 6 per cent of workers do the traditional hours of 9am to 5pm.
America is brimming with entrepreneurial spirit. Millions of people nationwide have taken the plunge to launch their own companies, some successfully and others less so. As famed billionaire entrepreneur Richard Branson once said, “Our ability to come up with ideas is a blessing and a curse. It’s great that we’re constantly inspired and optimistic, but it can sometimes be hard to focus on one idea for long enough to turn it into a successful business.”
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More and more folks are leaving the 9-to-5 grind for the grind of growing their own business.
Career independence is on the upswing, and according to a recent survey conducted by FreshBooks, the majority (7 in 10) of self-employed individuals have no intention of returning to traditional employment. Instead, they intend to grow their business. The fact is that primary roles in the economy are no longer “employer and employee.” We have shifted toward an “independent professional and client” economy. Here’s a brief history as to how career independence became the new norm.
Fuck you. Pay me. It’s something along the lines of “If you don’t help me for free, you’re a bad person.”
The attitude is, if I don’t drop everything I’m doing to make everyone’s projects my personal business and top priority without charging a dime, then I’m a fraud and a phony for saying I like to help people.
And if you freelance, if you’re a consultant of any kind, or if you’re a small startup trying to gain your first customers, you’re going to be confronted with this kind of attitude over and over again.
Upwork wasn’t for me. So I found a way around that.
I recently did a Snapchat/Instagram story takeover for the @womenintech channel where I discussed how I used Instagram to find clients and build my first portfolio. I got a lot of feedback asking to go into more detail on how to do this. Since the takeover is no longer accessible, here are the exact steps I took to utilize the IG platform and find clients.
Businesses of all sizes have been trying to figure out how to design the perfect office, but it turns out, fewer workers might end up using those spaces, anyway. In the not-so-distant future, the humble coffee shop could be standing in for millions of formal work rooms. Let’s break down why this might come to fruition.
Make extra money with one of these 14 digital side gigs. Looking to make some money or start a side project? The internet is full of voices telling us we can make money by doing this, that or the other, but it’s not always as easy as it sounds and more than half of it is probably spam. There are, however, some good ways to make quick extra bucks if you put your mind to it; you just need to know what you’re doing. Here are 14 digital side hustles you can start today:
Your day job may not be paying as much as you’d like, but it’s possible to earn more money without breaking your back in another job. If you play your cards right, you could even generate a passive income stream. According to Bankrate.com, over one-third of Americans have a side hustle, and the average extra income they generate is almost $700. With pro tips, you might even make a lot more than that. Right now there’s a great opportunity to learn the best way into side hustling. Getting the ball rolling is the hardest part, but the Ultimate Side Hustle Bundle is on offer right now, and it’s an expert guide into starting out with Amazon FBA or freelancing.
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