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  • Tom Maybrier
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  • Tom Maybrier

    Nice! I got to skip straight to "done" - although in all honesty, I've been freelancing for over 2 years and I'm only recently starting to feel like it's a sustainable strategy. It's challenging to strike out on your own and it can be an uneasy lifestyle.

    I am the only person I know who works remotely and one of only a handful doing consulting.

    I sincerely hope that more and more people take control of their work opportunities and spend some time doing contract work - the more opportunities out there, the better. I don't think I can go back to a 9am-6pm+commuting schedule and be satisfied.

    • Erik Retallick

      Thank you for sharing your experiences, Tom. I have worked since 1987 as a freelance musician/teacher. Although it has been hard going it alone at times, I couldn't easily work for someone else. There is no set retirement age and I want to keep working as long as I can. Anything that is worthwhile in life is going to be hard work, whether working alone or for employers.

    • Erik Retallick

      Thank you for this valuable video link, Alessandra. I hope it will be a great encouragement and help to those starting out in the world of work as freelancers.