How are the layoffs going to lead to luxury lifestyles for some people? Because they will use it as an opportunity to change what they are doing and chart a new course in freelance work.
When you have a nice, comfortable job there is no incentive to try to work for yourself. Someone hands you a paycheck, they offer benefits and you don’t have to worry about anything but showing up and doing a good enough job not to get yourself fired.
Then the economy sours a bit and you lose your job through no fault of your own. Tough break? Maybe. Opportunity to work for yourself? Absolutely. Now you have no excuse to keep padding someone else’s pockets. It is time to start padding your own wallet.
How do you get started? A great place is through any of the various freelance communities online. They can get you started by posting your skills for potential clients to see and showing you jobs that are available to bid on.
Some jobs are available now that you can do the very same day that you sign up.
Once you start doing some freelance work, you can make a name for yourself, earn some great experience and gather some great references from satisfied clients.
Since freelance professionals often make a great deal more than their “employee” counterparts, it is no wonder that once people try freelance work they become hooked on it and never want to work for someone else again.
Why let layoffs get you down? It may just be time to try something new and go freelance.
Source by Eden Paul