What will your next chapter look like?

“Opportunity does not waste time with those who are unprepared.” 
Idowu Koyenikan, Wealth for All: Living a Life of Success at the Edge of Your Ability

What will you do when life throws you a curve ball? Are you prepared for the consequences of the unexpected? The reality is that most of us are not. We go about our daily lives, never thinking that we can ever be affected by what’s happening around us or even in the rest of the world, for example the 2008 financial crisis that affected the entire world and not just one country.

We can no longer afford to be ignorant about what’s happening around us, because globalism ensures that when crisis hits, chances are we’ll all be affected in some way.

How can you protect yourself from the consequences of unexpected?

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Businesses leaning towards using freelancers: How can you benefit from this?

“The supreme accomplishment is to blur the line between work and play.” Arnold J. Toynbee

If you are sitting at home, working while watching Netflix, then you have definitely blurred this line. Freelancers get to basically turn their hobby into a job.

Small businesses are starting to realize that they can capitalize on the use of freelancers. From writers, to contractors, to makeup artists, freelancers usually run small businesses themselves, and therefore will hold the same business values, ethics and standards of quality as the business they’re freelancing for.

Paying a freelancer per job done is much cheaper than paying an employee a salary and benefits every month, and the quality of work is greatly increased when freelancers are chosen specific to a certain project or niche’. Even as a freelancer yourself, you can outsource certain jobs to other freelancers while to tackle a certain task.

Companies are becoming more and more interested in hiring freelancers, as opposed to full time employees, as it is more beneficial in terms of specialized talent, increased flexibility, and less overheads.

So how can you benefit from this growing business trend?

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