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By Holly Reisem Hanna
On any given day, I’ll receive an email asking, “How can I work from home… now!?” While I can offer up some general suggestions on different work at home paths, without knowing your background, expertise, passions, and skills it is very difficult to offer up a concrete recommendation. With this said, there is an easy way to start working from home immediately… and that’s by freelancing.
You may say, “I’m not a writer” or “I don’t know how to code websites”… well that’s okay. Being a freelancer is more than just writing, coding and designing. Freelancing is a way to sell services, whether it be writing, performing, editing, bookkeeping, translating, or consulting, without having a formal employer or boss. Freelancers work as independent contractors, filling in gaps where companies and small business owners need help, but the not service of a full-time employee.
The best thing about freelancing (besides working from home, and naming your own price) is that everyone has some sort of freelance-able skill, from software development and recruiting, to project management, sales, translation, virtual assistance… the list goes on and on. (more…)