Forty six percent of Americans have less than $10,000 saved for retirement. Forty percent of baby boomers plan on working until they die. Unemployment rates are higher than they have been in 20 years. Twice as many college grads are in minimum wage jobs as five years ago
The economy has changed dramatically in the last few years, job security is largely a thing of the past. Even when someone has a “great job”, they spend hours in the car; they miss their kids’ events, miss family vacations and generally feel under appreciated. In the wealthiest country in the world, they are missing out on life.
We’re living in a time when the secure jobs of the past no longer offer the financial reward they once did. Think about it, how many times have you heard about someone who had a secure job and then lost it? In today’s economy, you create your own security.
Today, moms want to be moms and dads want to be dads. We want to play and be debt-free. The younger generation is looking for the success that they have been expecting since early childhood but what they are finding is college debt and part time jobs. They are trapped. And all of this is fueling the “work-from-anywhere” movement. These are not people looking to get rich quick. These are people who understand that leaving their financial future in the hands of someone else is surely not the solution. They want financial freedom on their own terms.
This is why the entrepreneurial, independent contractor, freelancer movement is exploding. Companies large and small are looking for better ways to move their products to market. Partnering with independent contractors is a win-win. It can also be the perfect situation for those looking to take control of their financial futures and maintain some balance and happiness in their career.
The challenge, however, is finding the right company with which to partner and finding the time to get a new venture off the ground.
More often than not, when you think you’ve found a good partnership, suddenly there are hidden conditions and costs. You may feel like you’re actually buying a job with the expensive franchise fees. Or you might feel cornered finding out that you have to market a product that is often overpriced, or simply isn’t the kind of item or service you would want to put your name behind.
My wife and I were very fortunate. We worked hard, yes; but we were introduced to a better vehicle. We discovered a very unique, lucrative and fun opportunity to work from anywhere as independent associates. We started part time and over a few years our new business provided us financial freedom with a solid and stable company backing us; a company with a forty year track record, that maintained fifteen consecutive years of increased earnings on the New York Stock Exchange.
What’s more amazing is that we marketed a service that most people had never heard of. There was no national advertising campaign, organized web presence or structured training program. What we had was a phenomenal product that people needed, they could afford and had virtually no competition.
We got involved with all these strikes against us and still made multiple millions of dollars. Since that time our company has been purchased by private equity who has provided unparalleled marketing and training. Our branding is spot on. Our product is positioned for explosion.
If you are interested in positioning yourself in front of a game changer, contact me at the “Ask Patrick” tab above.