Yesterday I attended a seminar on how to become a freelance editor and it was neat to meet someone who supplemented her household income by working from home as a freelancer. She walked us through the basics of it. To be honest it sounded like the biggest headache for me would be trying to market oneself and get clients. She also promoted an online networking site that I'm now reading has mixed reviews. "Scam" pops up quickly on the Google search window after its name. Still I've met other freelancers and I know it's possible, just requires a lot of business savvy.
"Today’s job market – let's be real – primarily ranges between meh and neh. Being your own boss? Hey, that might not be so bad. Make your own hours, control your own workload, and take coffee breaks whenever the urge to caffienate hits. Where do we sign up?
Alright, a gal can dream. We know being a business owner is hard work, and we here at Shift figured our entrepreneurial fantasies should be tempered with a healthy dose of reality. So we got in touch with a few busy business owners to find out what running the show was really like. Here's a peek into the reality of striking out on your own as an entrepreneur, from women who have done it."
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