When the going gets tough -the tough get richer

Posted by Heather Villa, CMA, MBA, MSM on October 27, 2008 in: Business - Plain & Simple, Freelancing

Everyone is discussing the economy. I recently saw someone say on Twitter “Will the Great Depression still be the Great Depression? Or will this one be the Greater Depression”. I had to laugh inside, because these times really are not affecting many web based organizations.

  • Companies are scaling back workforce, so the virtual industry is booming with companies looking for virtual assistants. Traditional brick and mortar companies are looking for contractors available to telecommute so that they don’t have to pay employment taxes, full time staff or office space.
  • When the stock market goes south, money goes into private investments, which means new business start ups need consulting.

So while all the hype and talk about the Economic Crisis of 2008 is going on… Consultants like myself are too occupied helping the tough get richer.

Some Examples:

Karen Swim of Words for Hire is heating up the charts in Startup Nation’s 2008 contest.

Trish Lambert of 4R Marketing and Success in Sweatpants just became a ‘Book Yourself Solid’ Certified Coach.

Now is not the time to get down or stuck in a rut – now is the time to take control of your destiny and stop letting the economic crisis affect you.

  1. Make a list of things you are good at
  2. Make a list of things you enjoy doing
  3. Circle everything that appears on both lists 1 and 2
  4. Begin doing them and getting paid to do them

With resources such as Elance, Guru, 99 Designs, Craigslist and Freelance Switch there is something out there for everyone.

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If you are a coach, freelancer, or entrepreneur who wants to succeed like a pro, I can help.

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