A freelancer is someone who is an independent contractor that bids for one or many jobs and gets paid per project. Instead of having a regular salary from one employer, a freelancer can have several different clients at the same time depending on the size of the project.
Making Money from Home
I love hearing about entrepreneurs who have succeeded in creating something out of nothing. Except that most of them didn´t really start out with nothing. When you did a little deeper they had financial help, or family support, or lived in the right place, knew the right people etc. I don´t want to take away from what they achieved, but I do want to highlight the fact that there millions of people throughout the world without access to those resources, who are suffering.
No, this is not a story about excuses for not making it big in the real world. This is a story about the fact that the world economy is changing and the world is not adapting to help those left behind. Let me correct that. It is not letting them help themselves.
Life used to be so much simpler. Not easier, simpler. You were a worker, or you were a boss. Some made the jump from the bottom to the top, but the lines were more clearly drawn then. Nowadays, with the growing liberation of women, the widespread use of the internet, and access to international markets, everyone has a chance to move up. Except that the majority trying to make the move from employee to employer or entrepreneur will get lost somewhere in the middle.
Take the paved, ´safe´ route around the urbanisation.
Take the dirt track through the trees.
Searchable database of companies that have offered telecommute, remote or work from home jobs.
All of these companies have listed a remote/telecommute/home based job offer at some point, which means they are flexibility friendly.
- Browse the list of companies in the UK, US and Europe.
- Make a note of any companies that have interesting job offers.
- Go to the company websites and check their current job listings.
If no country is listed, it was not specified in the job listing and they may accept international applicants. It is worthwhile checking!
When you find it hard to stick to one thing. When you are easily bored by the school to grave job track. When you don´t want to ´be sensible´, people around you often act as if you have lost your mind! However, there are those of us who were just not meant to fit into one narrow lane in life.
I have a long list of jobs that I have tried over the years, falling into one thing or another depending on location and desperation. Impulsive, restless, indecisive and unrealistic are just some of the adjectives used to describe me, which is why I was delighted when I saw the video below by Robert Greene, author of The 48 Laws of Power and other books.
Many people who come to this site will, like me, be ´scanners´, a Barbara Sher term for those of us who are good at many things, have lots of different interests and find it hard to settle on one thing. So this video should let you know that you are not alone, that you can be successful at any stage of life, and that all of your experiences are valuable.