In case you hadn’t noticed, theÂ freelance economyÂ is taking off: more and more people are working for themselves as consultants, selling products or services and creating businesses on the side, even while working a full-time job.
While the news about the growth of the independent workforce continues to hit the blogosphere and traditional media outlets, someÂ job seekersÂ still haven’t embraced the opportunity to actively focus on sustainable, independent work.
In today’s economy, it isn’t always possible to land a traditional, 9-to-5 position in your target field. Many employers areÂ hiring part-time or contract workersÂ to handle the projects and work that full-time employees once did. As a result, competition is fierce, and, in some industries, it may be futile to search for typical jobs.
Have you thought about creating a side business to bring in revenue in addition toÂ your full-time job? If you haven’t already realized that there’s no true job security, now is a good time to start thinking about how you could bring in additional streams of revenue.
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