Though most people start out as an employee, for some, being an employee no longer works for them. The possibilities of added freedom, choosing when and where work gets done, and becoming your own boss are all some of the reasons why people choose to freelance.
Leigh N. made that choice a few years ago. After years in the corporate world as an employee, Leigh decided it was time for her to call the shots on her career.
Starting a New Chapter
Leigh started her freelancing journey when she found herself unemployed—again. “I was ‘let go’ for the third time…in the space of two-and-a-half years.”
Refusing defeat, Leigh decided to start the next chapter of her career. However, she wanted to have more control over everything. “I decided my worth wasn’t going to be dictated by an HR department anymore. With the help of FlexJobs, I decided to make the leap.”
That leap? Working as a freelance, remote virtual assistant with BELAY Solutions.
Freedom in Many Forms
Leigh discovered that being her own boss has had a positive impact in more ways than one. “Being able to determine when I work and for how long is definitely impacting my life for the better,“ she says. Plus, working from home for over two years, Leigh has gained back 10 hours every week since she no longer has a two-hour daily commute.
She also found that freelancing has changed her perspective on what’s important. “FlexJobs really helped me redefine what I have to offer and where my passion truly lies.”
More Than a Job Board
Leigh tells anyone who’s unsure if a FlexJobs membership is worth it to go for it. “It’s worth it just for the job board opportunities alone!” However, Leigh points out that FlexJobs offers so much more than job postings. “They also have fantastic resources such as webinars, trainings, and resume reviews with experts.”
Even if freelancing isn’t your thing, that doesn’t mean you can’t redefine what work means to you. With a FlexJobs membership, you might find a whole new definition of what you’re worth, what’s important to you, and discover what really matters most.
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