Make Extra Money Archives
Have you ever been on the receiving end of someone’s unwanted affection? How did it feel? Whether we are choosing a life partner or a business partner, we seem to be hard-coded to pull away from direct unwanted advances. We like to feel like we are in control. If you are trying to make it as a freelancer, understanding this simple truth will save you endless pain and suffering. But, if chasing leads and responding to countless project requests on freelancing sites isn’t the answer, what is?
When you think about being a freelance writer, what images come to mind? Do you imagine yourself, sitting on a beach, the sun setting behind your laptop as you put the final touches on an article for a client 4000 miles away? In many ways, freelance writing sounds like the ultimate part-time job for people approaching, or already enjoying, retirement. It’s flexible, in demand and easy to get started with. Unfortunately, these very factors also make freelance writing highly competitive.
If you want to supplement your income, but don’t necessarily want to create a product, freelancing can be a great option. Building Sixty and Me has given me the opportunity to work with some amazing freelancers. Many of these make 6-figure salaries as independent consultants and have the flexibility to live and work on their terms. Here is their collective advice on how to make more money from your freelancing work.
In recent years, it has become trendy for life coaches, self-improvement gurus and financial planners to tell us to “make money from what we love doing.” There’s only one problem. They never actually tell you how to do it! In addition, for most of our lives, we are so busy living that finding the time to build a side business around our passions is a distant dream. If you’re in your 50s or 60s, now may be the perfect time to give it a shot.