We’re living in the gig economy. Haven’t you heard? Us young professionals are now placing more value than ever in creative fulfillment and our quality of life when looking for work. With each day that passes, more and more of us are realizing that we don’t need the traditional nine-to-five office gig to fulfill our needs anymore. Want proof? Head on down to the nearest hipster-approved coffee shop tomorrow afternoon and take a look around — I’m willing to bet you’ll find, at least, a half-dozen small businesses operating from that very room. Why’s that, you ask? Well today, being a freelancer doesn’t elicit the same side-eyed skepticism that it used to. In fact, many of us from the creative and tech fields are finding that venturing out on our own can be a much more lucrative option, and not just for financial reasons either. I think this is largely due to the fact that us freelancers know our own capabilities and expertise better than anyone else. We’re no longer limited, motivationally or financially, by whatever (often vague) job title we’ve been assigned to sit at a desk and trade hours for dollars. Heck, I’m living proof of this, my last nine-to-five job title was “creative strategist”
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