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How to Create Work-at-Home Gigs to Free You From Your Cubicle Forever
In 12 Reasons Why Your Next Gig Should Be Work-at-Home we discussed the why of working at home – as in why you should. My hope was that in spelling out why work-at-home is a better way to earn a living, you’ll be sufficiently motivated make any effort needed to make it happen. It’s how I work, Continue Reading
7 Things to Consider Before Quitting Your Job to Pursue Your Dream
We’ve all thought about leaving our current job to follow our dreams at one time or another. But actually doing it is considerably more complicated. A nine-to-five might not be conducive to the most exhilarating lifestyle. But it does offer a certain amount of stability and long-term financial sec Continue Reading
How to Find Gig Work in None of the Usual Places
A 2018 Gallup survey put the number of gig workers at 36% of the workforce, or almost 57 million based on a workforce of at least 157 million+ people. But perhaps the more important revelation of the survey is what Gallup referred to as The Great Divide: Independent vs. Contingent Gig Workers. We’ Continue Reading
Affordable Ways to Advertise Your Side Business
Running a side business is one of the best ways to make sure that you stay out of debt and have enough cash available to put in a savings account. It is relatively easy to come up with an idea and set yourself up. You can run all kinds of business from your home or garage. And there are affordable w Continue Reading
How to Become Self-Employed Even if You’ve Never Been Before
In How Starting Your Own Business Helps You and the Economy we discussed the benefits of self-employment both to you as an individual, and to the overall economy in general. Self-employment not only liberates people from their corporate cubicles, but it also increases the number of available jobs, a Continue Reading
How Starting Your Own Business Helps You and the Economy
If you’ve been feeling trapped by your job, there is a way out. By becoming self-employed, you’ll get off the corporate ladder, and gain greater control over your life. No, it’s not an easy path or even a straight one. But the payoff is more than worth the effort. And there are ways you can be Continue Reading
7 Reasons Everyone Needs to Have a Blog
"Everyone" is one of those absolute words we should generally stay clear of. But I’m violating conventional wisdom, sticking my neck out, and saying everyone needs to have a blog! You can beat me up for violating protocol, but before you do, consider the seven reasons why I’m making such a bold Continue Reading
Why Aren’t More Americans Self-Employed?
Despite the lack of job security, and the increase in workload and stress, the vast majority of American workers continue on someone else's payroll. In fact, depending on who's statistics you're looking at, the percentage of Americans who are self-employed runs somewhere between 6% and 10% of the to Continue Reading
Planning a business startup? Four important things to consider
If you are contemplating going it alone and becoming your own boss, you are not alone. The past decade has seen an explosion in new business startups for a whole host of reasons. In part, it is down to the difficulties faced in the broader economy. Corporate giants have tightened their belts and luc Continue Reading
5 Easy Ways To Rejuvenate Your Business
As entrepreneurs know, running a business is a constant roller coaster of ups and downs. What’s successful one day may not be the next. And keeping up with trends can feel like being stuck on a merry-go-round. You might feel like you’ve fallen into an uninspired spiral that you just can’t seem Continue Reading