Crowdfunding mission- can you help?

With over half of employees unhappy at work 9to5workrebels is on a mission to help these unhappy people find alternative routes so they can find their true passion.

It’s not ok that so many of us feel trapped in society, living up to social norms rather than following our hearts and our true passions. We were not born to pay bills, its our responsibility to make ourselves happy and knowing your purpose and doing what you enjoy is an important part of that!

We’re crowdfunding to help to take this platform to the next level, so if you know of any generous investors please share this with them. Nothing ventured nothing gained eh. If we don’t raise the funds we’ll still be pushing through with our plans, just not as quickly.

Please see the link below to our crowdfund campaign.


Expert advice: Tips on how to be a successful consultant

I recently wrote a feature for New Business magazine – grab a copy and check it out.

Being a consultant offers you the chance to work for yourself while passing on the benefits of your experience to others. Ebony Gayle author of ‘How to Become a Consultant’, offers some tips on how to make a success of it.

In life we have good and bad days but no matter what, you must not give up on yourself, keep on moving and pushing forward. ~Ebony Gayle


10 Ways To Escape The Rat Race

Escaping the rat race is a desire for many, research published last month revealed that more than half of all UK employees are unhappy in the work place. Many can relate to being unhappy in their job, the realities of spending more time at work then we do with our loved ones, and with the UK retirement age set to increase in the coming years, it doesn’t exactly incite excitement in the average person.


So, how happy are those that have escaped the 9-5? A study last month of 5,000 workers concluded that self-employed people are more successful in their careers and felt happier in their job. Statistics show that self-employment is on the rise, if you are thinking about a way to exit the workplace here are 10 routes to explore:

Mind matters

Work on your mind-set, if you’re serious about escaping the 9-5 tied to your desk culture, it’s vital to take time to work on your confidence and resilience. Working for yourself is empowering and rewarding but also challenging, you have to keep yourself motivated throughout it all. Positive can-do attitude alongside action is imperative.

Consider becoming a consultant

As a consultant you are paid to share your professional knowledge with clients to help them achieve their goals. Anyone can consultant as long as they have the necessary skills set. It’s a great way to escape and to earn well whilst you do so – this is the route I opted for.

Build your side hustle

What do you do in your spare time? Whether you make jewellery, paint, do people’s hair or make- up, there could be an audience waiting for you. With hard graft and commitment, you can build on this and eventually turn your side hustle into a full-time gig and quit your day job.


Start an online business

There are lots of people making money online. If you have an eye for spotting bargains aimed at a niche markets, why not explore an e-commerce business, or create a website to review products. Do some research and you’ll see the potential in this area is limitless.

Online Selling

Setting up as a seller on eBay or Amazon platforms can be extremely lucrative, and whilst it is becoming more popular, with the right product and marketing you can be on your way to leaving your workplace.


Do you have a great personality that translates on screen? Why not look at becoming a Youtuber. With passion, hard work and dedication it’s proven to be a rewarding and lucrative route for many.


If you do it right, target the right niche, remain consistent, it’s a great way to build a passive income that can over take your salary.

Teaching Online

There are always people looking to learn new skills, so why not share your knowledge and get paid for it.

Writing Books

Everyone has a story in them, so why not consider penning a book or creating an audio book.


Websites like Upwork and Fivver, allow you to sell your services, such as copy writing, graphic design and social media management. You don’t even need a website so can start earning ASAP.

Remember whichever route appeals to you, do your research, be diligent and determined so you can reap the benefits of success!

Written for and published on Female Fist.

8 signs that you need to change careers and kiss your 9-5 goodbye

Remaining in a job you hate is more common than you realise, even if you’re high up the corporate ladder. This is something I identified with, that was, until I left my comfortable management position to become my own boss and freed myself from the 9-5.

Before I took the leap, I had to re-evaluate myself. I wanted to make a career change but to be honest, I was a bit scared to step-up. I soon realised that I was getting in my own way of progression – why? Because of the types of conversation I was having with myself. We can often be dismissive and quick to diminish our own self-worth.

How many times have you talked yourself out of opportunities? How many times have you told yourself you are not good enough or just lacked self-belief to go for what you really want in life? Don’t deprive yourself of your goals and aspirations any longer, it’s ok to be different and do things your way.


If you are at a careers cross road, no matter where you are in the corporate chain, here are eight signs you need to say goodbye to your 9-5.

1. You’re unhappy on a daily basis – Everyday feels like blue Monday and Friday is the best day of the week because it’s the last. You hate being at your job and you are only there because you have to pay your bills. You live for the weekends and holidays and dread when Monday rolls around.

2. Dark mornings – When you first started, you used to bounce out of bed, now it takes everything within you to get yourself moving. You feel down and depressed, lack energy and drive, and get that horrible sinking feeling in your stomache at the thought of going into work.

3. You’ve out grown the job – You don’t feel like you are learning any new skills and it’s no longer challenging you. In fact, you feel like your job is de-skilling you and you only stay there because its comfortable.

4. You are first place in the rant-athon – You are always ranting and complaining about your job, at every chance you get. The dislike for your job has taken you over, whether you are with family, friends, out for dinner, at the gym or walking your dog – you can’t help but moan about your job because you feel, unappreciated, undervalued and unhappy.

5. Lack of passion – Your passion has been replaced with boredom. What once excited you about your role, is now boring you mindless. You finish your work ahead of time and end up surfing the net.

6. Unhealthy habits – You are not sleeping well, you don’t have much of an appetite or are over eating. You find yourself turning to drink or drugs as a way to escape and turn down invitations to meet up with friends and family as you’d rather stay at home with a bottle of wine, or just want to hideaway.

7. Snappy and stressed out – You’ve turned into an angry stress head, usually cool and calm, you find yourself becoming increasingly irritated and angry. Even the small stuff, you wouldn’t (usually) have batted an eyelid at, has got you biting people’s heads off. You’ve been snapping at everyone at home and at work and your patience with your boss and senior officials is wearing thin.

8. You’ve seen the light – Fear is no longer holding you back.You know you were destined for something else, but fear has kept you from making the change. You keep telling yourself, if it isn’t broken you don’t have to fix it, but deep down you desperately want to make a change and step out of your comfort zone into your greatness!

Published in Real Business click here.