This article originally appeared in the January 2016 issue of Business Insider magazine.
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Read moreThe world is changing fast.
That’s not just a good thing for writers.
It’s good for business too.
In the past decade, the number of people in the world who are not employed has more than doubled to over one billion.
The number of jobs has increased from 5.5 billion in 1995 to 9.5 trillion in 2017, according to a report by McKinsey and Company.
The average pay of a US worker has also increased by almost two-thirds in the past 25 years, from $32,400 to $47,300.
So why are we so eager to start our careers and careers-long enterprises?
One reason is the rising cost of living.
For the average family, it’s $5,200 a year for a one-bedroom apartment.
For a family of four, it goes up to $9,700.
It’s a huge amount of money.
If you want to start a new career, you have to figure out a way to get by.
But even though you might not be in a position to earn that much in your chosen field, there are plenty of other ways to supplement your income.
The good news is that there are so many great career-focused resources out there.
If your goal is to find a job that matches your skill set, the list of careers in your field is quite impressive.
Here are some of our picks for the best career-oriented career sites.
If you’re a writer, there’s no better time to get your feet wet in the publishing world than now.
This is a good time to be a freelance writer, a freelance graphic designer, or a freelance copyeditor.
If your career is more focused on the creative side of the business, then you can choose a career in digital content management.
There are tons of great platforms for that.
And, as an added bonus, if you work on some great projects for your clients, you’ll be a valuable part of their digital success.
So, is this the right time to start your career?
Yes, it can be.
But don’t take our word for it.
We spoke to several people who are ready to take the next step and start a business from scratch.