The biggest trend in business is the microbusiness! Handcrafted jewelry, artisanal eats, life coaching, app development, you name itaentrepreneurial side ventures are everywhere. Weary of pink-slip anxiety and the endless money squeeze, millions of people are taking the leap. Theyare adding to their incomes and creating safety nets in case the ax falls at work. In the process, theyare unlocking their creativity and finding a sense of fulfillment they never dreamed possible. Financial columnist Kimberly Palmer illuminates the everyday faces behind this growing movement, starting with her own journey. Recognizing that journalism offers little job security these daysaand with a baby to provide forashe decided to develop a series of financial planners. This supplemental business was soon providing a reliable income stream. The Economy of You recounts story after story of people whoalike Kimberlyaare liberating themselves from financial strain. A deli employee who makes custom cakes at night. An instrument repairman who sells voice-overs on his website. A videographer who started a profitable publishing house on the side. Interwoven in the profiles are concrete guidelines for readers looking to launch rewarding businesses of their own, including: ac Tips for figuring out the ideal side gig ac Ideas for keeping start up costs low ac Advice on juggling a fledgling enterprise and a full-time job ac Strategies for finding your atribea and building a social network ac Branding and marketing basics that bring results ac When and what to offer for free ac And much more Companies guarantee nothing but todayas wages. Itas up to YOU to build stability by becoming a money-making engine. Itas empowering, gratifying, and easy to do with The Economy of You.The Chicagoland Skydiving Center, where she also jumped out of planes, was her first one. ... Sydney schedules client calls on her days off, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, or after work and during her lunch break. ... start at $99) and she just needs her phone and an Internet connection to do her job, she can pour her earnings back into her passion. ... for coaching, supplies, and time in a training wind tunnel that simu- lates free-fall conditions and allows skydivers to practice their moves.
|Title||:||The Economy of You|
|Publisher||:||AMACOM Div American Mgmt Assn - 2014-01-15|