About Ben Shanbrom

Ben Shanbrom is the content director of Nation1099, the gig economy forum for freelancers, consultants, and solopreneurs. In addition to being a touring musician and Youtube chef, Ben enjoys discovering new independent consulting resources and sharing them with peers.

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9 Reasons Now Is the Best Time to Start Freelancing (Even If You Didn’t Get Fired)

I wanted out. In late 2014 I found myself at a crossroads. I was burnt out after working for two consecutive online marketing companies in New York City. Over my years hustling from apartment to office, I slowly realized that I wasn’t content to be constantly looking for the next stepping stone in my career. I couldn’t stand the idea any longer of working to hit hours instead of goals. I could no longer tolerate …