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Our idea of work is changing rapidly- long-term, stable positions are giving way to jobs done by part-timers like freelancers, temporary workers, and contracts who can deliver quick, single time jobs on demand. Known technically as contingent workers, a third of Americans are already considered under this category and it is only expected to grow larger as time passes. There are several tips that can ease your transition to being a freelancer and that can help you grow yourself and your brand. First off, take advantage of any free training offered by your employer- the more skills, the better, and free is always better than something you have to pay for. Polish your skills and work your networks- ensure that you’re active in forums where your skillset congregates so that you can be first in line for opportunities. Lastly, ensure you have solid project management skills.

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Essential Career Advice for the Freelance Economy

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