"Bolstered by my new secret identity as an erotica writer, I decided it was time to come clean with my family."
The past two years have been incredibly tough, but they’ve also shown me how strong I am.
"'Deciding to freelance' is a strange way of saying 'being forced into job insecurity,'" one person tweeted in response to the Fast Company piece.
The days when small towns could give corporations large handouts to create industry and stability are long gone.
Nowadays, millennials have become obsessed with side hustles. More and more people are spending their evenings and weekends working a second job or building entrepreneurial ventures to boost their income.
I’m notorious for passing up on party invites in favor of late-night proofreading.
Making money while traveling is entirely possible and you don't even have to pick up odd jobs or teach English to do it. In fact, there is a whole sect of people out in the traveling world who make money online through various mediums. From writing, blogging and online tutoring to Dropshipping, internet marketing and advertising, digital nomads (travelers who fund their lives through online work,) are making fantastic incomes through freelancing.
The good news is there are plenty of ways for you to put yourself in a position where you can command higher rates for your work. Some of it may require a little courage and sweat equity on your part, but it is well worth it.