I've been on my own since 2016 when I left my last corporate recruiting position. Actually I was fired. It was the first time that ever happened to me.
So called "management" was harassing me daily about small things that didn't matter, and I could tell they were looking for reasons to let me go. I had just finished a big ATS installation and apparently they thought they could live without me at that point. I had a starting salary in the $90s and they were notoriously cheap so I put two and two together.
I was miserable anyway and ready to quit, so it turned out to be a blessing. Life is too short to work for assholes. Especially ones who didn't care about their employees.
Today as I enter my fifth year as a freelancer I have multiple sources of income that range from advertising revenue, to clients, to ebooks and more.
I consult for both sides of the hiring fence: Employers, HR tech vendors and Job boards. I have a successful podcast and webinar series, and I make a six figure income.
It took me 4 years but I finally feel like a SUCCESSFUL freelancer.
Being a freelancer in HR today means building a personal brand for yourself. The more you can show people how good you are at your craft the more clients you will get.
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