Monday, November 5, 2012

Work, without the Bother of a Job

Freelance work is not for the faint of heart. You have to keep your network active, continue seeking new freelance opportunities even as you're doing the work of your current gig, and you have to supply stuff you might rather take for granted--health insurance, retirement plan, quarterly tax filings.

But if freelancing is not yet the "new normal," it seems like we're decidedly drifting that way.

The first link above is a discussion of where the hot-spots are in freelancing. Not surprisingly, most of the focus is on social media. However, if you're not a high-tech person, don't worry--if you're a traditional college age or recent graduate, you are a digital native--you've lived with social media all your life.

The second link is to one of five articles exploring the impact of social media on how companies do business. It's not just about freelancing--but it is about companies struggling leverage social media and its implications.

Lots of clickable links to explore in both!

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