SuperFreelancers are the marines of the communications industry. We have the elite branding to be called to parachute in. We are there to hit the ground running in both good times and bad times for organizations. The pay is not that of an investment banker but, for content-providers, it is relatively good.
It takes a while, though, to embrace this new identity. Too many of us entered the game of professionalism when the goal was to aim to become Manager of Executive Communications for a Fortune 100 company or Head Speechwriter in the White House for a U.S. President. Maybe some still are trying to head there. Let them.
What SuperFreelancers eventually learn is that they will always be working if they focus on nurturing this personal branding. They choose assignments strategically. Yes, it seems more profitable to do assignments for NewsCred than X. Also it might be a better bet for new business development to list on a resume NewsCred v X. Those in the know know. And our target markets are those in the know.
If they are based in New York they are lucky enough to join the Freelancers Union. That provides one-stop health care for the family at an affordable price. Those not based in New York have to get smart about health care insurance. They might consider relocation to a nation which has universal health care or coverage for peanuts.