I find I need a certain amount of order around me to be productive. I’m not extraordinarily neat or fastidious (wish it were so) but, still, I can’t operate surrounded by visual and auditory chaos. At the same time, even more crucially, I need to be comfortable. I need a good chair, a good caffeinated beverage, and for most types of writing or editing work, I need some good background music that’s just interesting enough while at the same time not being too distracting. This is my “must-have” home office list.
Facing job loss at the time of a pandemic is nothing anyone would embrace, and it’s possibly one of the most difficult challenges of your adult life, but you still have options. You could seek another job in your industry, a position suited to your unique skill set. In a strong jobs climate, this wouldn’t seem as much of a gamble as it does right now. Because, with the job market uncertain, what if you don’t find something right away, this month, or even this year?
There’s a big difference between someone who freelances and someone who makes a living as a freelancer. In order to find yourself in the latter group, there are a few things you should start doing today. Becoming a professional freelancer isn’t difficult, especially when you have the skills necessary to deliver outstanding work. However, in order to become truly successful you have to commit to what you’re doing, which means showing up day after day and following the advice of other successful freelancers.
One of the main reasons many talented professionals never take freelancing seriously is because they’re worried about benefits. While full-time freelancing can give you a lot of amazing advantages (like the lifestyle you’ve been dreaming out), it rarely can offer you the benefits of a full-time 9-to-5 career. Because of this, a lot of professionals never pursue freelancing because they want the safety and security of career or corporate benefits.
One of the major reasons freelancers tend to find more success on CareerGig than other freelance platforms is that CareerGig works with freelancers, making sure they’re finding gigs that match the skills and expertise they bring to the table. One of the ways CareerGig does this is by leveraging skills assessments in a variety of areas.