If you are looking for a regular job while you also try freelancing and consulting, start out with marketing tools that require minimal investments of planning time and financial investment at the beginning and prevent significant loss of these resources if you abandon your solopro practice to take that job.
In light of disturbing unemployment figures, consider freelancing and consulting as short term—or even permanent—alternatives to the job hunt.
Frustrated with your job search? Well, you deserve a break today and I have one in mind for you: step out of your enthusiasm-sucking job-hunt cycle and step into freelancing or consulting. Becoming a self-employed professional can revitalize your energy, restore your self-confidence and earn you some cash. Best of all, unlike some yucky temp jobs, you can continue your job search—if you still want to—while also freelancing or consulting.
My three-step system for getting started as a solopro (freelancer or consultant) is both fast and easy . . . if we get real about what “fast and easy” means. Finding your first clients takes substantial effort, but if done correctly, it’s quite likely that you’ll begin to get assignments in a few weeks. Effort definitely pays off!