On-the-job skills that translate to freelance career
January 20, 2012 11:46 AM Subscribe
Next up in my continuing series of "what career" questions...As I face transitioning from my independent, location-free, freelance career into a "real" job, one of the things that keeps me from curling up in a ball and crying as often as I might is the thought that maybe I can learn some new, in-demand, valuable things in whatever I do and someday return to freelancing/contracting/owning my own business with more to offer and better prospects of making a living. Does anyone have some thoughts or resources to suggest for choosing a career that might give me skills or knowledge that would be in-demand and saleable in the self-employed world?
posted by SampleSize to Work & Money (2 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Sorry the question is a bit vague; I've done some Googling, but I haven't been able to get the whole picture. For example, I can find a list of in-demand freelance skills, but that doesn't tell me what jobs use those skills, or if "in-demand" translates to "makes a decent rate."
I guess I'm just looking for some brainstorming help. If there's anything I can add to clarify, let me know and I'll do my best. Thanks!