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Let’s get real about the U.S. job market. Why freelancing may be your answer

Economists give us positive U.S. employment data, but on the ground, it’s not looking so good. If you (or a loved one) have been unable to land the kind of job you want, freelancing may be the short-term or even

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Freelance and consulting: You may be “highly sensitive” without realizing it

If you have had a miserable work history with multiple experiences of soul-killing drudgery, you may be a “highly sensitive person” without realizing it. Freelancing and consulting may be the solutions you have been searching for.

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Freelancers and consultants: Can you live on less than $100,000 per year?

When you are self-employed, you can easily forego many of the purchases and expenditures that seem to go hand in hand with employment in professional positions at large, prestige corporations and you can still have an adequate lifestyle. Here are some ways to cut back on your spending so you can support your family adequately—perhaps nicely—on less money.

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Eight reasons you should freelance or consult while you look for a “real job”

Diana Schneidman, author of Real Skills, Real Income: A Proven Marketing System to Land Well-Paid Freelance and Consulting Work in 30 Days or Less, has survived bouts of unemployment and underemployment as well, and knows what you are going through. Finding assignments as a freelance writer and editorial consultant made a real difference in her life, taming her stress and lifting her spirits. Schneidman identifies eight ways that adding in freelancing and consulting work can make your job search more effective!

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What freelancing and consulting will look like next year

I predict that while the ranks of freelancers and consultants are already growing, our numbers will explode in the coming years.

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Looking inside the mind of a freelancer

Mashable recently ran an attractive infographic illustrating the findings of a recent survey from 24 Seven on freelancers’ attitudes towards freelancing. In addition to demonstrating how nicely good graphics can add enjoyment to possibly tedious numbers, “Inside the Mind of a Freelancer” presents several observations that merit a closer look.

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Geographic choice: another great reason to solopro

Freelancing and consulting can often be done at a distance, enabling people with professional, technical and administrative skills to remain in their current, economically depressed communities. This can be a win-win-win for the individual, extended family and society.

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