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Mobile and online applications use of cloud computing makes it easier than ever to work from home or anywhere. Your "opening act" into the workforce probably involved being tied to a traditional work arrangement. You may have worked in an office or a school. But your "second act" need not tie you to any specific location, allowing you more flexibility and time for the important things in life like time with your grandkids.
Apps like Experfy, Handy and 99designs make it easy to source services and products in an instant from people in the area and around the globe. A 2015 report from the Freelancers Union and Upwork found that 51% of the freelancers surveyed had gotten a project online, up from 42% the year prior. The technology empowers you to get into business with little or no infrastructure investment, and turns anyone with a mobile device or computer into a potential customer.
It really has never been easier to be self-employed, even if just part time.
Thanks to VSP Individual Vision Plans, the national leader in eye-care benefits, people who work for themselves can get the same great benefits and savings as they would if they were covered under an employer's plan. As we age, it's more important than ever to take good care of our eyes, as clear vision impacts quality of life. From increased work productivity to fewer headaches from eye strain, the benefits of healthy eyes cannot be overstated. Annual comprehensive eye exams aren't just about vision. They also give your eye doctor a full view of blood vessels, areas that provide clues about your overall health.
But astonishingly, 50% of Americans don't have vision coverage, many of whom are self-employed and may not know how reasonable the cost of such coverage can be or how much money it can save you in the long run.
VSP Individual Vision Plans are available for as little as $17/month and coverage under annual benefits includes:
- A comprehensive eye exam
- Prescription lenses with covered lens enhancements
- A generous allowance for frames and/or contacts
- A wide selection of designer frames
- Access to a network of more than 36,000 doctors