#45: Surprise…your remote employees have two jobs at once, August job numbers disappoint, freelancing to fund your company
This week in the Human Cloud
💣 Surprise…your remote employees have two jobs at once. Guess who’s transparent and understands how to have multiple jobs? Freelancers!
❌ US employers add 235,000 jobs in August. Analysts across the board are dissapointed. What’s really going on?
Unemployment benefits are up, does that mean people will go back to work? l
🤥 22% of millennials say they have no friends. You’d think freelancing would amplify this…yet it’s introduced me to some of my best friends. So can the Human Cloud be a solution to increasing loneliness?
🚩 United States vs. Elizabeth Holmes is under way. Why should you care? Because Theranos is a prime example of what happens when us Change Makers are left with two options - build a venture backed startup OR be an employee. The Human Cloud is a third model - you can bootstrap your company by freelancing in your niche.
Why We NEED The Human Cloud: Family Tragedy
This past week I had to hop on a one-way flight to Boston within 24 hours.
If I had a traditional job I’d be worried about meetings and vacation policy (can I miss that important leadership review or take it virtual?).
Instead I quickly pinged my team and clients that I couldn’t be at our Friday meeting, and the team didn’t lose a beat.
*The team and clients were also overwhelmingly empathetic, a testament to how incredible relationships can be when both sides are choosing to work together.
SO why was the Human Cloud better at dealing with tragedy?
Outcomes. My team, my clients, and myself only care about outcomes. So when tragedy strikes, and I have to hop on a plane to Boston, the work adjusts to my situation, and our remote first workflow is adaptable to adjustments like this.
Stay tuned to next week’s episode where we’ll discuss in depth how this workflow is possible!
Freelancing as a third way to fund your company. Instead of just VC or bootstrapping, freelancing forces you to find product-market fit before you invest $$$ into development.
Exact project examples with freelancers versus agencies.
Differences between freelancing in Europe and North America.
As always…the normal banter of an angry young person (Matt M) and wise old person (Matt C).
Freelancer Highlight: Tim Harroldson, Google Ads SEM & SEO Freelancer
Question of the Week: How are you funding your leadership? Are you unlocking corporate budgets? Are you raising venture capital? Are you using your own saved up $$?
Me (in order of priority):
Helping leaders drive product/marketing outcomes as a fractional CMO/PM.
Helping policy and higher education leaders shape ethical models around the Human Cloud.
Helping very select organizations build programs to tap into the Human Cloud.
Early stage capital from angels.
Product Hack Of The Week: Sick of all those Zoom calls? Take a tup from Cartman.
Want to be featured on The Human Cloud Podcast?
We’re always looking for guests who are freelancing, hiring freelancers, or tapping into technology to ethically shape the Future of Work.
Don’t worry if you don’t have a personal brand or following! We actually prefer that since you’re probably busy driving change :)