Instead of scouring the internet in search of their next job, many workers who have been laid-off are using their online time to scope out work-from-home opportunities. Several factors conspire to make it a perfect storm as to why: ie, high gas prices, skyrocketing food costs and the overall threat of a recession.
Given these factors, telecommuting jobs are appealing on several fronts: (i) they save on gas. After all, you don't have to drive anywhere. (ii) You eat at home, so there are no lunch costs; and (iii) you are more likely to keep the few dollars you do have in your pocket because you're not tempted by shops and boutiques.
So, what is this perfect job for laid-off workers? Freelance writing. And, it's perfect for the following reasons.
No Startup Costs: Even receiving the maximum amount of unemployment is not enough to go splurging on business startup costs. To start a freelance writing career, you need nothing more than a computer and a phone. And, as you probably already have these two things, you're good to go.
You can literally start from the kitchen table, a closet - or even in the middle of your bedroom. You don't need bookshelves, a separate room or any of the other items associated with starting a home business.
Free, Easy Marketing: Freelance writing is the perfect career choice for those who don't like dealing with people. If you're shy and/or not accustomed to selling it is no impediment to starting a freelance writing career. Why?
Because all of your marketing can be done via email. You don't need to dress up, worry about your appearance, spend gas to go to a meeting or learn "sales skills." Most marketing for freelance writing jobs these days is done via email query.
A few lines of text, and you're done. And, as it's email, it's easy on the pocketbook too - as in, FREE!
Unlimited Job Opportunities: Freelance writing is a reputable, growing niche in the work-from-home opportunity sector. Consider the following.
Every day, millions of people log onto the internet. And, the number one thing they're searching for online is information. Who writes most of it? Freelance writers.
From reviews for travel sites to car loan tips for buyers, most successful websites have one thing in common - lots and lots of information. And, most of the time the site owner has hired a freelance writer to provide it.
Freelance writing is the perfect work-from-home job opportunity for laid-off workers, especially those who want to quit the 9-5 world once and for all.
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