Imagine you are on the coast of Ecuador, taking in the sweeping ocean view, the comfortable year-round temperatures, and relaxing in the quiet stillness of an area that isn’t overrun with traffic and noise…
You open your laptop to spend several hours “working” on an interesting assignment… When you feel like you’ve done enough for the day, you press a few more buttons, and close it out. Within a few hours, a payment for your work drops into your bank account, ready to be withdrawn at the ATM.
After those few short hours’ work, you’re free to do whatever you wish: you can take a drive along the meandering coast, stop for a delicious meal for two, including a glass of wine, in a fine restaurant for less than $20…or maybe you’d rather just lie in the hammock on your balcony, swaying gently in the breeze…
This isn’t a life you only have to imagine…if you have what is called a “portable income”, you can work from anywhere in the world, set your own schedule, and decide when and where your next adventure begins…
Today, millions of people around the world are earning a part-time to full-time income by freelancing, and, by some estimates, 20% to 30% of those people are in their 50s and 60s.
Even if you’re not tech-savvy, it’s pretty simple to get started if you invest a little time and a little mental elbow grease…and study how others have gotten off to a quick start and made freelancing work for them.
You may have never even thought about freelancing…but the world economy is changing now…and the freelance economy is growing.
A simple Google search pulls up thousands of articles documenting this trend. All those articles say the same thing: there is an avalanche of new opportunities if you are willing to do “freelance” assignments—quick jobs that use skills you already have…
(And, in case you haven’t noticed, employers don’t like to hire employees anymore. They prefer to use freelancers who work on specific tasks, for short periods of time, frequently over the internet.)
Small businesses have discovered this trend. They publish literally hundreds of thousands of assignments every month.
All that is great news for you. When you tap into this opportunity, you’ll be able to put your travel/live abroad plans together more quickly than you ever thought possible. To do that, you need to understand the type of skills you have that are in demand…
Most people I speak to about this are shocked at the quantity and diversity of skills sought every day—as well as how many skills they never realised they had.
Those skills translate into work-from-anywhere assignments. Some are as easy as simple proofreading assignments. Others are complex engineering-analysis assignments. Most are somewhere in between.
Scoring paying work is not as difficult as you might imagine, either. Most would-be freelancers think, “Wow, lots of emailing and dialling for dollars to scrape up an assignment!”
That’s not really the case when you know what you’re doing. Most of the assignments I’ve described above are carefully organised and easily accessible. The problem is knowing where to look. With 220-plus websites offering some kind of freelance work, the process can be daunting for the first-time freelancer.
Most new freelancers engage in a tedious trial-and-error process when they get started. Here are some of the most common mistakes they make:
- They aren’t clear on which of their skills are in demand.
- They don’t know which system best matches their skills.
- They don’t know how to represent their experience and training.
- They don’t understand the strategies for engaging new clients
- They don’t understand how to deliver work so they get repeat business
And the list goes on…
The result of all those errors? Frustration, exasperation…and quitting. But those errors are all easy avoidable—and I want to help you put the puzzle together quickly and risk-free…
I’ve prepared a freelance training program and a July Income Challenge to help you get all the information you need to start earning…in just 21 days. When you join, you’ll take part in eight live weekly calls, a step-by-step program to freelancing success, “strategy” videos and so much more. (All of that comes with a risk-free guarantee.)
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