Monday, April 14, 2008

3 Reasons Freelancers Thrive in a Recession

This post continues on the ideas expressed in last Wednesday's post about why a recession is a great time to start a freelance writing career.

I was a little light on details. As I had I had some free time over the weekend, I took the time to flesh the topic out for today's post.

To repeat myself a bit, what started me to thinking about this was "unofficial" recession we're in and a conversation I had with a girlfriend who works in corporate America got me to thinking a lot about why some are scared (9-5ers), and why others aren't (freelancers). The title and text came to me in a flash.

To read the exact conversation I had with my six-figure earning girlfriend, read this post at The Mind of an Entrepreneur versus The Mind of a 9-5'er. The following expands on those thoughts.

Click here to read the full post.

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