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Marketing Me: My New Employment

Get used to it, the world of work has changed. In the past ten years, I have changed jobs and companies five times. And I expect it to be more of the same in the next decade. If you found yourself recently out of work or are worried about your work future, my story might be helpful to you.

First, I have worked in sales and technology for over fifteen years. Prior to that I worked in the hospitality industry. Both have given me a foundation of sales, customer service and grasping changing markets. I have extensive background in startup and new companies as well.

Tired of layoffs and downsizing, I work for myself now. No, there won't be a MLM pitch coming, I promise! Rather, I currently represent a couple of different companies now as an independent rather than as a salaried employee.

First, I work as a sales director for a technology company marketing technology for financial companies. I have been doing this for some time and thankfully, have a good pipeline of existing companies which have kept revenue coming in.

Next, I rep for another technology company designing solutions for specific companies. I handle the hardware portion of the deal and while the sales cycle is long, the customers are repeat and long term as well.

Finally, I write for a number of outlets. Blogging has been something I have done for several years, now I get paid for it. I maintain a couple of blogs which are in areas I have deep interests. I also write for a legal site which pays me a portion of the revenues. I won't get rich but it brings in extra income and creates my own intellectual property. Create and write enough and a larger publication can be the result of your work.

The world of work is changing. I have to pay for my own internet, computers, medical coverage, retirement as well as my normal living expenses. It is not easy, but the rewards are great because I do this for myself.

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