Why I Quit My Job to Freelance — And You Might Consider Quitting, Too

By September 20, 2015 Press

I used to be just like you. My old job as an executive recruiter meant long hours with little to show for my work. I was working my tail off and making a lot of money for the companies that employed me, but I wasn’t profiting at all. If you’re like me, that sounds about as appealing as actually eating those proverbial sour grapes.

Because I’ve always had a bit of an entrepreneurial spirit, I let it take hold of me. My drive to build something of my own motivated me to go the freelance route. I sold my car, moved to a smaller apartment, and cut my bills in half. Everything grew from there.

Melissa Cooper

Melissa Cooper

J. Melissa Cooper is an expert in the human resources field, with over a decade of experience and a Masters of Science in Human Resource Management from New York University, as well as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) designation. She started her own business as a one-woman shop in 2009. Five years later she was managing 400 freelancers.

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