Unemployed? It’s Time To Be “Bossless” And Sell Personal Services Online!

Let’s face it. No one is immune to getting the axe. I know about a handful of people who just got laid off. Because of profit loss and gloomy revenue forecast for many businesses, as sad as they are to see their best employees go, companies have been handing out pink slips like handing out fliers to the next rave party.

Many of you just got out of school with very minimal hands on training and have to start from the bottom just like the rest of us. Not to be pessimistic about things, and I’m not one to loose hope either, but we all know the reality that we hear and see in the job market lately. This is not a trend nightmare, it’s a reality check.

Recently, the new figures just showed that unemployment is now at a two-year high of 5 percent. Meaning 2007, just like the previous year, did not generate enough jobs to counter the ever increasing job hunters. And we ain’t seen nothin’ yet.

As much as we want things to get better, we (the workers) have no control over this trend. We just get hired and show up for work and hope that they don’t sadly let us go because of budget cuts or for whatever reason that they have to think of the company’s interest first before they think of ours.

If you were the company’s owner you would do the same thing, right? So, most often, it’s never personal it’s just business.

But somehow, I just don’t think it’s fair! I know. Nothing is fair. Blah, blah, blah, blah blah. But I’m not here to complain (too much). I’m here to express a possible solution that could offset this trend. It’s time for all of us to have more options on how to support our livelihood without depending only on Employers and the system that’s been created for decades which most often do not go to our favor.

We have dreams to achieve. We have children whose futures depend solely on us. And somehow, I have difficulty accepting the fact that this is all at the mercy of Employers. They conduct our lifestyle and our future and the future of our dependents.

I’ve always hope that the core builders of this nation, the people who really make this country run, should have more freedom to choose to be more independent.

It would be nice if there’s a system where businesses and individual clients can find my services, preview my profile, read about my skills and training, compare them with my competitions, and then decide if I’m the right guy for the job. And also, they then purchase my services before I even meet them face to face. And after I’ve provided a great service, I can then choose to move on to the next client who demands my services. Wouldn’t that be nice?

Sure. Let them decide who can do the job better. Let them choose the best candidate. But let them come to us instead.

I know what you are thinking. “Have you heard of freelance websites?” But of course! And that’s what I want to see more of. I would like to see more of us on a position where we have more freedom to choose who we want to provide our services to and not be a prisoner to one source of income, the day job.

I believe that one of the worse sources of stress amongst us “workers” is the fact that we feel stuck and bounded to the company that we work for. And cannot see pass through the dark tunnel of life. But the reality is that we can, if we want to. There are all types of option to be an independent service provider. There are resources and educational materials and great ideas out there on how to fly solo in this job market. More and more people are now seriously looking to go this direction. And many have been successful. It’s always been up to us on where we want to be in life years from now. It’s never up to our Bosses.

Employment Service

Recruitment market place has remained at a healthy level across the area. The number of requirements that to be handled that shows a target and increase by percentage. This increasing practice in recruitments brings effect on candidate availability, and employers’ need altogether. Companies, who are experiencing a shortage of good skilled candidates, they depend on the employment service providers.

Employers’ requirements for their technical, non-technical staff increases whilst candidate availability is decreased. Employment service providers can manage the deficiency in an excellent way. They provide excellent progressive career move to the deserving candidate too. This is called Equal Opportunities for both employers and candidates. Employment service is the best service comes in as solution provider to all the employers. There is a process make the venture success for equal opportunity. The employment service is relative to employment opportunities. This service is the mediating function of employer and job seekers.

Online allows to access through search engine to the operation and the decision is made instantly. The employment services are provided to all level of candidates.

Employment service focuses on the candidate’s successfully pursuing a job. Unless updating the depth working knowledge of the current market the service is difficult to be provided. Service includes career advice, salary benchmarking, and client information. Service provider must aware the candidates about the permanent, temporary and interim positions available in the job market.

The Differences Between the Employed, The Self Employed & the Online Entrepreneurs

How’s That Retirement Planning Going?

“A good job should lead to security in retirement. I ask Congress to enact new safeguards for 401(k) and pension plans. Employees who have worked hard and saved all their lives should not risk losing everything if their company fails.”

— President George W. Bush, State of the Union Address, January 29, 2002

The collapse of a large company, such as Enron brings out many tales, but none motivate action more than images of workers now left with little or nothing in the way of retirement plan benefits. In response, President Bush requested legislation in 2002 to help employees in the future against such catastrophic losses.

Nevertheless, that safety net once in place for long term employees in exchange for years of company loyalty has been torn to shreds. We now witness the abuse brought about through the alliance between large corporations and government as more and more of our American jobs export oversees.

A river of greed cascades from positions of power to drown the common worker in the white waters of insecurity and lack of confidence. The belief that years of work and company loyalty secures your financial stability at the end of a working life is more wishful thinking, than an expectation for most of us.

So this is why I believe that each of us MUST consider relying more and more on our own independent efforts to secure our retirement. We must start preparing and training for new income streams as an act of self preservation. This could include securing second incomes by starting a home based business or joining an internet money making opportunity. The mindset has got to be restructured so that while you are still expecting a good outcome, you’re also preparing for the worst (just in case)…

Enter, Your Retirement Cashflow Solutions, Plan B

Self employment implies that someone works for themselves. These types of individuals are referred to as either entrepreneurs or business owners.

In fact, there are several forms of self employment that anyone wanting to work for themselves can pursue, such as:

Entrepreneurship / The Small Business Owner – An “entrepreneur” is a small business owner of a traditional business model. Lately however, this term is taking on a broader meaning, to include those people pursuing the newer online business models, which leads me into the next category:

The Online Business Owner – A newer term used for this group is, the “Webpreneur”. These online entrepreneurs work for themselves, but earn ALL of their income online. These businesses develop using newer methods of marketing, such as online advertising, online retailing and online services, to name a few. Then there’s the term:

The Home Business Owners – The home business owner is another niche of entrepreneurship. These business owners run legal and official business models with the exception that the business location is within their own homes and they do not commute to ‘brick and mortar’ offices away from the home.

The Freelancers – The freelancer does not officially or legally run a business entity, but is still considered to be self employed. The freelancers generally works under a contract with several different clients and may provide various services. He sometimes may work from a home, or on a temporary basis, may also work from a particular client’s business location.

The Independent Consultant – The independent consultant also usually works as an independent contractor on a per-project basis and may consult his clients on various business matters. Essentially the same as a freelancer, the independent consultant often manages his freelance jobs in a manner more likely to resemble running an official business. In fact, some independent consultants form companies structured as sole proprietorship or partnerships as opposed to simple freelancing without a business entity.

The Investor – Some individuals resist working for others as they enjoy the self employed life and choose to earn their incomes strictly through investing in other businesses, projects, or opportunities such as the stock market and forex markets.

The Partnership – It is really not necessary for a business owner to actually own their own solo-business to be considered self employed. In fact, many self employed people own businesses with one or more partners and share the risks and responsibilities under this type of protective entity.

The Owner / President / CEO / Stockholder – This group of people are a composition of a combination of several of the other types of self employment. The difference being that they tend to gravitate towards larger corporations, or organizational models. It may consist of one owner in a large private company, or several owners at various executive levels, or simply a group of stockholders owning a company (some of whom

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