Thanks to technological advances and open-mindedness, everything nowadays is possible. These are the reasons why a lot of workers ditched the usual nine to five jobs and cleared their physical office desk space for the rewarding opportunities that the gig economy offers. Websites like Upwork, Fiverr and Dolancing have provided flexible freelance remote jobs while still ensuring productivity and efficiency. They made it possible for the regular person to accumulate an income from various sources while allowing their workers to work when and where they want.

The gig economy proliferates temporary or short-term jobs usually involving communication with clients or customers through an online platform making work more adaptable and in-demand especially for people who are independent and brave enough to switch to the digital nomad lifestyle.

You are probably reading this if you're a college or a graduate student and are planning to freelance. Your reasons could possibly be the need for extra income, or some hands-on experience, or just something to do with your free time. Guess what, these are all legitimate reasons that you can utilise for your own benefit!

Yes, the working world may be daunting and force you out of your precious Sunday morning sleep, but the benefits are worth it. Here’s what you get out of freelancing.

As discussed in our another article The Importance Of Networking, networking is the key aspect of landing jobs when one works from home. Freelancing may not always provide a steady sustainable income, hence it is of utmost importance to reach out to people and keep all options open.

Now, what if you're shy? Quiet, shy or introverted, whichever you call yourself, it is understandably difficult for you to communicate with strangers or initiate conversations. It is a misconception that shy people cannot network. Networking is not based on being outgoing, it's about building relationships based on trust, sincerity, and generosity. If you're struggling to meet new people, here are a few things you could try to improve your network.