Article by Curtis Fox
Redesigning Your Career Using The Tools You Already Posess – Business – Productivity
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What kind of career do we really dream of? Are you searching for an 8 hour a day job? Sorry, but that doesn’t exist anymore. Employers are trying to get more productivity out of us, taking time away from our personal lives and family time.
So this really becomes less an article about how to find a job, and more an article about how to design a life that works for you.
The recent economic conditions really gives us an opportunity to redesign our life around our personal lives and not the other way around. It’s much easier to reinvent your life if you are unemployed or working part-time, rather than being in the throes of our consumer economy trying to keep up appearances. I was in the same position as many of you over the last two years. My income plunged, I lost my house, and I spent everything. I could find a job in sales but I was always working on achieving someone else’s dream. Well what about my dream of working from home, or a small office that I rent, and only putting in 10 to 20 hours a week.
I wanted to design a life on my terms and not on someone else’s, and use my years of experience and skills and consult with customers that are willing to pay for my expertise. These are called “more jobs now” named after my website. You can call them whatever you want but what they represent is freedom for you.
Another reason I call them more jobs now is because they take very little of your time to do. The person that hires you is using you as a mission critical piece of their project that they need done before moving forward and you can charge accordingly.
Most of our consultants charge anywhere from $ 5, $ 10, or $ 20 per gig or job, depending on the complexity. Now I realize this doesn’t seem like a tremendous amount money, but if you can do 5 – 10 of these jobs a day, remember they should only take 15 to 20 minutes to complete. You can work 2 or 3 hours a day for a month and earn $ 1,000 just working from home. That’s not too bad for 3 hours of work a day.
At this point you are probably saying to yourself, “What can I offer that someone would pay $ 5 to $ 20 for. There are a tremendous number of things people will pay for. People everyday go out and spend $ 10 on lunch.
Lets take a look at some jobs people might pay for. Are you fairly proficient at graphic design? Have you been toying with graphics programs and not currently at a professional level but are you good enough to design a business logo for a website or for letterhead? You can post a gig reading ” I will design two logos for your business for $ 10 dollars.” Now this logo doesn’t have to be designed with original art. If you know how to use a graphics program already this should be easy for you.
Video production is another broad category that in this age of video sharing websites business people use to promote their products. For example, video product testimonials, or 30 second commercials for a business. How about putting together an e-book on how to fully utilize video sharing sites.
I think you are getting the idea now. This brings me the end of Part 1. In any of these broad categories if you have any proficiency at all you can make money on these little jobs that people need done. Refer to Part 2 for further examples on more jobs now and further insight on how to redesign your life in the age of the new economy, and of course visit MoreJobsNow.com and get started making money using the skills you already have.
About the Author
Curtis Fox is an expert in Sales and Marketing, he is also the owner and promoter of several businesses listed under the categories Travel and Leisure, Outdoor and Recreation, WebSite Design, and Finance and Investments. Please visit our site for further information http://www.MoreJobsNow.com
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