celiasja
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About freelancing and working full time job

Just found this article and thought it would be nice to share it: http://www.inc.com/jeff-haden/why-you-should-freelance-while-working-full-time-and-how-to-do-it.html
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It is a really good read. Thanks for sharing!!

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It is a really good read. Thanks for sharing!!
lysis10
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They lost me at University of Phoenix. That's not even a real school. What do you have to do to get into that school? Like open the door? Good luck transfering your credits for a real degree.

 

Anyway, I make a freakin killing when I work a 9-5 and do freelancing on the side.  If I didn't hate getting chained to a desk for 8 hours a day and having some middle manager ask me about 45 different status reports, I'd rake in the dough doing both.

Not only is University of Phoenix not a real school, but this isn't a real article. His "friend" Ryan seems to be the focus of a lot of his articles. His content has "affiliate partner" written all over it.  Would also explain why he has 30k+ Twitter followers but he only follows 10. 

The article also links to Ryan's spammy page selling his "get rich by freelancing classes". I have to give it to these guys, the websites look legit on the surface. 

 

But Copyscape suggests this article was written by a freelancer for $1 for 100 words and regurigtated over the internet a few hundred times. 

 

That's what it is like to be freelancer. The cold, harsh, truth. 

 

 

Nice catch, Cairenn. Looks like you probably found a dude who sells links on Inc.

 

I have to tell ya, it's tempting. People will pay thousands to a writer who can get a link on these sites.

Catching this stuff is why I get the big bucks, Jennifer. (cough) 

It is possible that this guy is a freelancer that was hired from a post for "someone who has an Inc. account". Who knows?


celiasja
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Good luck Jennifer. Each one does what each one has to do. If you keep fighting, better days will come, that's for sure.