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The Custom-Fit Workplace: Choose When, Where, and How to Work and Boost Your Bottom Line by Nanette Fondas, Joan Blades

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Chapter 6. CONTRACT WORK AND ON-DEMAND TALENT: A Fit for Some

We've all seen the ads in the weekly paper: "Earn $$$ in Your Spare Time!" Sure, lots of people would love to get a big paycheck for work done on their own schedule, but very few believe these dubious claims of an easy, lucrative, home-based livelihood. Certainly not Naima, the educated financial manager who wants to reenter the workforce now that her children are more independent. It's fair to say stuffing envelopes will not meet her intellectual and financial needs. Nor will these types of offers catch the attention of Chandra, laid off from her tech job and now finally pursuing that Ph.D. she always dreamed of; nor Jim, an attorney who retired early from his corporate firm to spend ...

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