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The Future of Freelancing 2024

The future of Freelancing 2024

Freelancing in a Rapidly Evolving Digital Age

Freelancing is not a new phenomenon, but it is rapidly evolving in the digital age. More and more people are choosing to work independently, on their own terms, and with greater flexibility and autonomy.

According to a recent report by Upwork, the number of freelancers in the US increased by 8.1% in 2020, reaching 59 million, or 36% of the workforce. The report also predicts that by 2025, more than half of the US workforce will have done some form of freelancing.

But what does the future of freelancing look like in 2024?

How will the trends and challenges that shape the freelance economy affect the opportunities and risks for freelancers?

And how can freelancers prepare themselves for the changes ahead?

Key Trends Will Impact the Future of Freelancing

Artificial Intelligence (AI)

One of the key trends that will impact the future of freelancing is the rise of artificial intelligence (AI) and automation. AI and automation are transforming various industries and sectors, creating new demands for skills and competencies, as well as displacing some jobs and tasks. For freelancers, this means that they will need to constantly update their skills and knowledge, adapt to changing client expectations and requirements, and leverage technology to enhance their productivity and efficiency.

Networking Remains Key – But How you will Network has Changed

Another trend that will influence the future of freelancing is the growing importance of online platforms and communities. Online platforms and communities are essential for freelancers to find work, network, collaborate, learn, and access resources and support. They also enable freelancers to showcase their portfolios, build their reputation, and attract new clients.

However, not all platforms and communities are created equal. Some may offer low-quality or exploitative work opportunities, charge high fees or commissions, or have unfair or unclear policies and terms.

This is where AMBSDR comes in. AMBSDR is a platform and community for content writers and bloggers who want to write for organic searches online. AMBSDR stands for Ambassadors of Search Engine Optimization (SEO), which is the practice of optimizing web content to rank higher on search engines like Google or Bing. SEO is a vital skill for content writers and bloggers who want to reach a larger audience, generate more traffic, and increase their income.

But what is SEO?

SEO is the process of improving the quality and quantity of web traffic to a website or a web page from search engines. SEO involves various aspects, such as keyword research, content creation, technical optimization, link building, user experience, analytics, and more. SEO helps websites and web pages to appear more relevant and authoritative to search engines, which in turn helps them to rank higher on search engine results pages (SERPs). A higher ranking on SERPs means more visibility, clicks, leads, conversions, and revenue for websites and web pages.

What is organic SEO?

Organic SEO refers to the natural or unpaid way of ranking on SERPs. Organic SEO does not involve paying for ads or sponsored listings that appear on top or beside the organic results. Organic SEO relies on creating high-quality content that matches the search intent of the users and follows the best practices of SEO. Organic SEO can take longer to achieve results than paid SEO, but it can also provide more lasting benefits in terms of credibility, trustworthiness, and loyalty.

AMBSDR offers a unique opportunity for content writers and bloggers to learn from experts, get feedback, access tools and resources, and find high-quality work opportunities. AMBSDR also connects content writers and bloggers with clients who are looking for organic SEO-friendly content that drives results. AMBSDR is more than just a platform; it is a community of like-minded professionals who share their passion, knowledge, and experience in the world of writing for organic searches online.

If you are a content writer or blogger who wants to join the AMBSDR community and take your freelancing career to the next level in 2024, visit today. You will get access to exclusive content, training, events, and opportunities that will help you succeed as a freelancer in the future.


by Deborah Clarke, author and founder | We review family friendly products for outdoorsy people

Member of the AMBSDR Community since Jun 2022!

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The Rise of the Side Hustle

The Rise of the Side Hustle in Canada

In recent years, there has been a surge in the number of people in Canada with side hustles. But what exactly is a side hustle? And why have they become so popular?

Let’s take a closer look.

A side hustle is typically defined as a way to make money outside of your primary job. In recent years, side hustles have become increasingly popular in Canada as more and more people look for flexible work schedules or ways to supplement their income to smooth out their financial situation.

There are a number of reasons why side hustles have become so popular, but the main reasons are likely the current state of the economy and the rise of the gig economy. And finally, many people simply enjoy the challenge of working on something outside of their 9-5 job, or in their retirement.

Side Hustles Canada | The Current State of the Economy

The current state of the economy is such that many people are struggling to make ends meet.

The cost of living is rising while wages remain stagnant, and this has put a lot of financial pressure on families across the country.

As a result, people are looking for ways to bring in extra money, and a side hustle is often seen as an ideal solution.

According to a recent study conducted by RBC Small Business, 74 per cent of Canadian small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs are motivated to start a small business or side-hustle,  due to the increasing cost of living.  [Sept 2022]

Set Your Own Schedule | The Rise of the Gig Economy

In addition to the current state of the economy, another factor that has contributed to the popularity of side hustles is the rise of the gig economy.

The gig economy is made up of short-term contracts or freelance work as opposed to traditional full-time employment.

This type of work has become increasingly popular in recent years, and it’s easy to see why. Gig work gives people the flexibility to work when they want, where they want, and for whom they want.

This flexibility is appealing to a lot of people, especially those with families or other commitments that make full-time employment difficult.

In particular, many Canadians are motivated to start micro-businesses – very small-scale businesses or side hustles – to nimbly meet emerging consumer needs in a rapidly evolving marketplace, and to take control of their financial future in these uncertain times.” says Don Ludlow, Vice-President of Small Business, Partnerships & Strategy, RBC.

the Pros and Cons of Side Hustles

There are both pros and cons to having a side hustle.


On the plus side, side hustles can give you the opportunity to earn extra money and potentially even replace your primary income if successful.

They can also be a great way to test out a new business idea without quitting your day job.

And finally, they can simply be enjoyable and rewarding in their own right.


However, there are also some potential downsides to consider.

First, side hustles especially during start-up, can take up a lot of time and energy, which can lead to burnout if not managed properly.

Second, they can put a strain on personal relationships if you’re not careful. And finally, there’s always the risk that your side hustle will fail and you’ll end up losing money instead of making it.

An Expensive Education

Since retiring from my corporate career in 2014 (sales, marketing, business development) I have been educating myself about all types of online side hustles Canada to earn extra money in my retirement. From selling products online, to selling on Amazon, to writing books, to selling other peoples products online, and I’ve spent a lot of money on advertising, Facebook, Google, Microsoft for various products and services. I can tell you first-hand ‘a side hustle’ can be an expensive education. On the positive side, it has been ‘an education‘.

Maybe you need to make all of the trials and error moves yourself … or maybe you have just landed on a short cut – a system that will save you tens of thousands in trial and error attempts.  

Side hustles in Canada are often started for more reasons than making more money. A side hustle can be to promote a good cause, or to pursue a passion. You can have your own business as an independent contractor, or join the world of online tutors, freelancers or virtual assistants.

But why do all of your good work to benefit someone else?   Why not start something that will benefit you in the long run?

What if?

But, what if you could find the perfect side hustle, without working for someone else (as in clients)?

  • no you don’t have to deliver food orders
  • no you don’t have to run a bookkeeping business
  • no you don’t have to do data entry as a virtual assistant
  • no you don’t have to sell on Facebook marketplace (or to thrift stores)
  • no you don’t have to go pet sitting
  • no you don’t have to learn a foreign language
  • no you don’t have to keep looking for online jobs
  • yes, freelance writing pays, but why write for someone else?

What if you didn’t have to explore all of the possible side hustles in Canada hoping to land on the right one?

What if you were presented with one small business opportunity, and all you had to do was follow a proven path, the same way someone who is the pioneer in this industry has mastered, to earn money and enjoy your side hustle as a challenge and for fun, right from your own home.

Side hustles should be fun, right?!

Greatest Challenge

One of the greatest challenges I’ve heard from other folks considering an online side hustle in Canada is knowing who to trust and where to start. There are so many scams, shams and fakes out there in the online world. This is true.

There are also a lot of good people out there, making an awesome living doing what they do best and they are willing to charge you big bucks to teach you to do what they do … but they are simply not a good fit for you. Believe me, I’ve come across a few of these, at great expense, as well.

Save Money

Here is how I can save you a lot of money! Without jumping from course to course, or online opportunity to next shiny online opportunity. I’m here to tell you about the ultimate coach, mentor and side hustle. For real.

This year I met an awesome dad, baseball coach, and online mentor who has masterfully conquered the ultimate side hustle. He is one of the side hustle legends, a pioneer of a humbling side hustle that has been providing him and his family a major source of (now full-time) income for years. With zero risk!

And, the best part is he is willing to share what he does with you:


Online Tuesday, October 25, 2022.

You get to spend half a day hanging out with the pioneer who discovered this side hustle. Plus, if you stay until the end, you’ll be in the running for prizes worth thousands of dollars, like iPads and Amazon gift cards!


Best of all, he has built a certification program for you to become a Brand Ambassador and get paid for talking (writing) about brands you love, just like celebrities do all the time! Register for his LIVE PROFIT SUMMIT (free)!


With full transparency, I can tell you I have taken Chris’s certification program myself and he is an absolutely amazing, super generous coach and mentor. In my eight years of learning online, I’ve never come across a mentor, coach, teacher like Chris. He is humble, super knowledgeable, a dad, father, baseball coach and his family REALLY matters to him.

And yes, if you attend his free Live Profit Summit and decide to join us in the certification program, I will receive compensation for connecting the two of you.  But, honestly, my greatest reward is helping people in a big way and in the end this could SAVE YOU $$ by not getting caught up in scam-type programs that don’t deliver.   I can guarantee Chris delivers!

5 Lucky Lessons I've Learned From Chris

See If You Would Like to Learn From A Guy Like Chris

  1. FAMILY FIRST: Work around your family schedule. You can have a successful sideline (or fulltime) business and still keep your family as priority one.
  2. INTROVERTS ROCK: You can be an introvert who gets energy working from a home office, having quiet time and make loads of money!
  3. SYSTEMS and ORGANIZATION MATTERS: You can systemize almost anything and get your business working on autopilot (if you want). Get organized, follow a plan step-by-step, use virtual assistants and love the work you do.
  4. FOLLOW WHAT WORKS: almost any successful online brand can be reverse-engineered. Follow what has been tried and is sure to work.
  5. GIVE IT TIME TO GROW: Like planting seeds, you have to give them time to grow, but the harvest can be plentiful. Stop jumping from one thing to another. Just give it time. This works!

The Ultimate Side Hustle

To me this is the ultimate side hustle.

  • no inventory,
  • no running costly ads,
  • no selling,
  • no talking to customers,
  • no handling returns,
  • no MLS or building teams,
  • no crypto,
  • nothing illegal.

It’s all legit and even fun to do!

If you are an introvert (I think I’m becoming more of one all the time!) it’s the perfect side hustle. You don’t have to find clients. No more trial and error, or costly mistakes, Chris is the real deal, he will provide you with a proven path to becoming a brand ambassador (promoting products you love), and get paid for doing it just like celebrities, without having to be the ‘face’ of the business unless you want to be.

Side hustles in Canada don’t get any better than this if you are interested in making money online, earning some extra cash, and maybe someday hiring a virtual assistant to do all the work for you.

You can run this business from your own home, apartment, condo, spare room or cafe down the street … this is the ultimate side hustle. No need for extra space.

These are only a few things. There is way too much for me to share all of the details with you here. And best for you to meet Chris yourself – to learn from the best, and decide for yourself.

I’m in! I’ve taken the brand ambassador certification first-hand.

What Chris offers is much more than an online course. It’s a true business model, a lifestyle and a way to earn passive income for years to come.

This is a long-term side hustle for me that will provide rewards to both me and my family for years to come.

Chris’s favourite saying is, “It’s as simple as planting seeds, and watching your profits grow.”

You can make it happen too! Join Chris here for his FREE LIVE PROFIT SUMMIT to learn more.

If You’ve Been Considering a Side Hustle. . . It’s Worth Just a Few Hours of Your Time

You’ve got nothing to lose –


on Thursday, October 25, 2022.

[Register and mark your calendar]

And, if you register, and you can’t make the live summit, he will send you the recording for you to watch on your own time (at 2x speed if you like) 🙂

The Profit Summit

Tuesday October 25th, 2022


11:00am EST

(and will run for 4-5 hours!).

The Topic

How the first generation of post-lockdown lifestyle entrepreneurs have built 6 and 7 figure incomes while having MORE freedom and family time than ever before.

Side Hustles Canada - Do You Have What it Takes?

Side hustles are becoming increasingly popular in Canada as more and more people look for ways to make extra money in their free time or off hours. While there are some potential downsides to consider, such as burnout and financial risk, there are also many potential and very rewarding benefits, such as earning extra income or pursuing a passion project.

If you’re thinking about starting a side hustle, please do your research and be sure to manage your time and energy wisely—you just might find yourself on the path to success!

Would love to see you become your own boss and succeed as a Brand Ambassador to earn passive income and pad your bank account! No experience necessary, (sometimes I think with less experience you benefit by being a better student).


For those of you (like me) who skip right to the end …

If you are looking for a ‘side hustle’ that will grow and flourish to help your family for you long term.

Join a pioneer in the industry for:

The Profit Summit 11AM ET on Tuesday October 25th, 2022 (it will run for 4-5 hours.)

Inside Scoop:  If you can’t make the summit live, register anyway, Chris will send you the replay!

The Topic: How the first generation of post-lockdown lifestyle entrepreneurs have built 6 and 7 figure incomes while having MORE freedom and family time than ever before.

Kindest Regards,

Your ‘side hustle’ friend,

Deborah C.

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The Best Writing Job is When You Write For Yourself

The Best Writing Job is When You Write For Yourself

There are a lot of different writing jobs out there.

You can write for magazines, newspapers, websites, businesses, and more. But the best opportunity is the one where you write for yourself. Why? Because you get to choose what you want to write about, you set your own hours, you can work remotely and you get paid to write about things you love all without the pressure of meeting someone else’s deadline!

A New Era: The Side Hustle

There has been a recent trend of people in Canada looking for ways to make extra money through side hustles. This is due to several reasons, but the high cost of living in many parts of the country, as well as the desire for more financial freedom and flexibility, are among the top reasons cited.

There are several different ways to go about finding a side hustle, but the best way to find one that suits your interests and skills is to create your own.

I’ve been on the quest for the past eight years to find the best ways to make money online (legitimately). Believe me, I’ve tested them all. Selling products online, drop shipping products, selling products on Amazon, authoring books, selling with Facebook ads, Google Ads, Microsoft Ads, Cost Per Action Ads, Cost per Click Ads … and each has its advantages and disadvantages.

Recently, I’ve come back to writing … in a big NEW WAY …

  • no more spending money on ads
  • no more worrying about shipping costs
  • no more worrying about customer complaints
  • no more sales pitches
  • no more meetings, clients calls, follow up

The NEW WAY of Writing – Get Found Online Organically in Searches

Today, the tools we have available to us as writers allow us to write and support brands we love to use every day for fun, or daily living … and get paid to do it!

This way, you can choose what you want to write about, set your own hours, and get paid to write about things you love. Plus, you won’t have to worry about meeting someone else’s deadline!

So if you’re interested in finding a way to make some extra money, why not start your own side hustle? You might find the best gig you’ve ever had isn’t a gig at all!

Some of you may be seasoned writers, maybe working under contract for someone else, pumping out great content, great stories, website content, or even authoring books for other people.

Some of you may have full-time careers, and may (or may not) have had a passion or interest in putting words to paper, but you are actively looking for the right ‘side hustle’ so you can eventually move away from your full-time gig and work on your own.

Some of you just got so comfortable working from home, you are finding it hard to go back to your 9-5 routine.

In any case, each of you is seeking more time freedom, maybe geographic freedom and your ultimate goal is financial freedom to have all of your necessary expenses covered every month, without depending on someone else.

Part-Time Writing Jobs

And there is more! You don’t have to be a gifted copywriter or content writer. You don’t have to worry about always getting writer’s block. You don’t have to worry about being creative. You don’t have to worry about being too wordy. New tools are available to make you a great writer. Remember the best teacher shows up when you are ready to learn.

Why Being a Brand Ambassador is a Great Opportunity

As a brand ambassador, you are effectively working for yourself. You get to choose which brands you want to represent, and you get paid to write about the products and services you love.

Not only that, but you also get to help people find the same things you love. And who doesn’t love getting paid to do something they love?

There are a few things to keep in mind if you’re thinking about becoming a brand ambassador. First, it’s important to only represent brands that you genuinely believe in. Second, make sure you’re clear on the features and benefits of each brand you’re representing so you truly can stand behind it. And finally, be honest about your evaluations.

The best part about being a brand ambassador is that it’s a great way to make some extra money without having to give up your work-from-home culture. So if you’re looking for something more than a freelance opportunity that allows you to set your own hours and choose what you want to write about, becoming a brand ambassador and working for yourself is a great option.

Freelance Writing Jobs Canada

If you’re looking for a job that allows you to set your own hours and choose what you want to write about, becoming a brand ambassador is a great option. Not only do you get to write about the products and services you love, but you also get paid to help people find the same things you love.

Lastly, when someone asks ‘what are you doing now?’, it’s easy to reply with “I’m a brand ambassador, I write about brands that everyday people are searching for online.”

So what are you waiting for? Start your search for the perfect brand today!

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Re-Inventing Myself

As I sit here on this Thanksgiving Weekend in Canada, I feel the warm breeze and watch the leaves falling gently from the trees. It reminds me of how frequently nature in Canada changes. Every season brings something new … a new quarter in the business world, a new school semester, a new sports season and with that an opportunity for new habits and lessons for us as individuals.

Reflect for a minute how your lifestyle and habits will change in this new season … autumn, or fall. Or whatever season you are entering as you read this article.

LISTEN … get outside and listen. What is your environment telling you? In a quiet moment of reflection what comes to you? What are you thankful for? What can you do to help someone else? What will you do to help yourself?

As I sit here today and go through this exact exercise a flock of Canada Geese fly overhead. It reminded me of last night at sunset, when a formation of geese approached me haphazardly over the lake, then as they abruptly turned toward me as I filmed them, they started to form their “V” formation … practising for their journey south this winter. Did you know geese lose their flight feathers over the summer. You will find them swimming around the lakes and walking around in parks and on shore but not flying. It’s the late summer and fall they shed their summer feathers and get their flight feathers back. And then they practise, and practise, and practise … to prepare for their long flights south with their new wings.

Let the seasons guide you into something new to practise, like the Canada Geese. Maybe you are ready to take on some new habits, or refocus your energy with existing habits? How will you renew yourself this season – personally, in health, with family, in wealth, in business or your career? Be like the Canada Goose and take on the new challenge of the season … and fly!

This autumn I will reinvent some existing books, personal and business success materials and rebrand them as part of my new Casual Millionaire® trademark in Canada.

My goal is to make this material readily available and affordable to all who are interesting in re-inventing themselves or at the very least re-tweaking a few things in their lives with the changing seasons.

My Casual Millionaire® program(s), books and tips are all original, not a white-labelled service of someone else. It’s not someone else’s material I’m selling, this is all me. All Deborah Clarke … all tests I’ve put myself through; all lessons I’ve learned first hand; and all material and tools I’ve used personally to get me through any obstacles, problems and major choices I’ve faced in my life so far. Are there other versions of these tools and materials out there? Of course, because after all, when it comes to achieving individual success we know success leaves clues. And, if you monitor habits, tools and attitudes of a wide range of successful people you will find, while we are all different, many of our habits, including mindset, will have similarities.

Join my Success Leaves Clues List … if you want to live the life of a Casual Millionaire ® , you need to start living like one today. Click the button below to get instant access to MY 3-POINT PROVEN CASUAL MILLIONAIRE MINDSET CHEATSHEET.