FINANCIAL INDEPENDENCE & SECURITY DURING THE PANDEMIC

What has The Pandemic done for your Financial Independence & Security?

This pandemic has played absolute havoc with our lives. Economies have crashed. Financial Independence & Security has been tossed into a cloud of uncertainty and a future of negative growth is a real possibility. Now is the time to urgently re-imagine the outlook for your Financial Independence & Security to safeguard your stability and future.

Are you one of the few lucky ones who enjoy Financial Independence & Security or Financial Freedom? My guess is your answer is no? Don’t fear though, it does not matter how difficult your situation has been or may still get, there is there is always hope and help available and we should embrace it with open arms!

Fear Dissolves Financial Independence & Security!

If you are like most, I would imagine that the pandemic has left you badly shaken if not tumbled! All the financial reports are showing extensive job losses, salary reductions and massive job insecurity.

Economies have been turned on their heads and nobody knows how long it will take to recover. This is unfortunately the state of the economies all over the world. You and I are being left at the short end of the stick. Nobody thought we would see the likes of this pandemic in our lifetimes, but here it is, loud and clear.

Your and my Financial Independence & Security has been left bruised and battered.

As you can see from the the graph below the unemployment in the USA shot up from a near palatable 3.5% average to over 14% in April 2020! Are you part of this statistic or did you have a close shave with it?

Please drop me a line below and let me know how this pandemic has affected your financial security.

Financial Security and Independence depends on the income you can create.  You cant rely on your salary alone anymore
Courtesy Statista 2020 – Bureau of Labor Statistics (USA)

There is no way we can throw in the proverbial towel. We have to get up, dust ourselves off and thank the universe for giving us the opportunity of tomorrow. The time has come for us to face the new normal. Because we have to, at the very least, build our financial security for our own tomorrow?

Together we can now consider what the best way is to re-invent ourselves and our surroundings. We have no choice but to adjust our lives to fit the new normal that we are facing. Together we will claim our Financial Independence & Security which will lead to eventual Financial Freedom, it is not negotiable.

What Is Your New Norm? Are You Going To Put Your Big Boy/Girl Panties On, or, Are You Going To Be A Shrinking Violet? 😉

I want you to think outside of your comfort zone or outside of the box
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The questions we have to ask ourselves is;

  • How are we going to pivot our lives to fit in with the new normal?
  • What do we do differently?
  • How do we secure our jobs
  • How do we secure our income?
  • What steps can we take to create our own Financial Independence & Security?
  • Do we know how we are going to create Financial Independence?
  • Is it possible to design your journey to Financial Freedom?

We have to change our behavior and our outlook on how we are going to ensure we have INCOME SECURITY and eventual FINANCIAL FREEDOM for our future sanity.

Are you feeling petrified that next time you may not be lucky enough to keep your job? It is understandable why you want to hang onto your job for dear life now.

You Have A Dilemma!

Did you have a lightbulb moment and realize that you have options?
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Have you ever day dreamed about:

  • Having no grumpy boss?
  • Not being treated like a cash register by your boss?
  • Not having to sit in traffic for hours each day?
  • Being able to choose your working hours?
  • Doing something you love rather than you current 9-5 grind?
  • Working in the field where your talent and passion lies?
  • Having Financial Security besides that of your salary?

I know you are working fulltime and getting home exhausted after having every ounce energy sucked out of you. But bear with me because there is good news. We all know that if you want a different result to what you have now, you have to change things up, even if you are a bit uncomfortable! What you do now affects the result you will get tomorrow.

Your talent & knowledge is your nugget of gold
Photo by PIX1861

How about using your talent and passion to reinventing your current situation into a golden nugget?

It will take some work, perseverance and commitment, I won’t lie, but you will come out at the other end much stronger as a person and with your dreams of Financial Independence & Security in tact.

Even though you are working full time it is possible to uncover your talents and put them to good. Having a fulltime job is a blessing, so be grateful because it allows you to harness other possibilities at your own pace.

The other really good news is that you don’t have to tackle this by yourself. I am here to help and guide you.

5 REASONS TO BE A FREELANCE WRITER

Thank you for joining me! In this blog I will discuss with you the 5 Reasons why you may like to become a freelance writer.

We have all had a journey to follow in our careers and then one day you realise that you need to live your life, not work your life away. Yes it is a lightbulb moment!

You are capable, you are knowledgeable, you are you!

Someone once said if you do what you love you will never have to work another day in your life! Yes that sounds great however don’t get me wrong freelance writing is a lot of work and you will have to learn all sorts of exiting new stuff. I did and I’m 61 years young. The amazing thing is that there is so much useful information out there that irrespective of your abilities you can learn new skills.

Needless to say if you don’t like writing, researching this is not for you, however if you are exited check out the 5 Reasons to be a Freelance Writer, let’s go!

1. Do what you love as a freelance writer

Freelance writing gives you the opportunity to work in the field that really interests you because you can choose in what genre you would like to specialise or which niche as the lingo goes. The obvious choice for you would be to be a freelance writer in an area which you most enjoy, be it business related of one of your hobbies.

If you have a special knowledge lets say insurance that would fall under the business category whereas if you love gardening and want to write about that because that makes it happy then do it. The choice is yours.

2. As a Freelance writer you have choices

You can choose if you would like to write for businesses i.e. Business to Business (B2B) or Business to Client (B2C), or;

You could choose write How to guides, recipes, blog time saving tips etc. The list is as endless as your drive and imagination.

You could write web pages for clients and off course it would be wise for you to establish your own website so you would be writing for yourself as well.

3. Unleash your inquisitive mind as a freelance writer

In the process of setting yourself up as a freelance writer you will be doing lots of research and although initially it may seem like a daunting task you will surprise yourself at how quickly it becomes this great adventure of discovery.

You will leap onto your computer every day ready to make new discoveries whether it is learning how to blog, setting up your website or researching for a client assignment.

4. Self improvement by the bucket load

You will learn how to project and time manage yourself. As a freelance writer you will learn to prospect for new business, schedule your workload.

As your business grows so will your abilities and self confidence. All you have to do is get up each morning with will power and determination. You should want to help others be the best they can be so you can be your best self.

5. Yes you can earn a living from freelance writing

Off course you will be able to replace your current income and then some providing you work at it. It will not just fall into your lap. You will have to hustle for business and the best way is to use your blog and social media marketing strategies to your advantage. Do your homework, do your due diligence.

Before investing into any course or resource check out the comments on the suppliers website. I did the Elna Cain Freelance Writing course and her Bloggers Website in a weekend and found both invaluable as it gave me direction.

I read tons of articles relating to freelance writing, some resonated with me and others not. Trust your gut.

This is a great outlet for your creativity in both word and visuals.

Color your world with words!

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