Embrace Freelance Work

Melody wanted to start her own business. After years of climbing the corporate ladder at a marketing agency, she was tired of the politics, the long hours, and the time spent away from her growing family. When Melody started researching other options, she came across a Facebook group filled with moms like her – who wanted to start their own business. Melody quickly posted, curious about her options. Another mom in the group, Erica, introduced Melody to the idea of freelance work or offering a virtual service in exchange for money. What Do Freelancers Do? Erica explained that many people offer freelance services. These can include editors, writers, graphic designers, programmers, and more. If you have a skill that others are willing to pay for, then you could be a freelancer. As a freelancer, you’ll find clients, complete a project for them, and get paid. Some freelancers go full-time, earning six figures from their online business. Others prefer part-time hours a…
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Drawbacks to Working from Home

Working at home is one of the fastest growing trends in careers today. However, many people jump on the Wahm bandwagon without considering all of the drawbacks to working at home. While some people are naturally inclined to work at home, others find the transition more difficult to make. There are many benefits to working at home, but the drawbacks need to be considered before you make the choice. The first drawback to looking for a work at home career is that your current career may not easily transfer to a work at home situation. If you work in the medical field or are a police officer, being a Wahm might not be an easy transition unless you are willing to change careers entirely. Sales and administrative positions transfer well, as do creative jobs like design and writing. For those in jobs that can’t make the work at home switch, you’ll have to think carefully about what you want to do when start working at home and start investigating that field. Cost is another impo…
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