Sick of Your Day Job? Looking for Freedom? The Answer Is the YouEconomy

UPDATED: June 22, 2023
PUBLISHED: July 12, 2016

I”m a contributing editor for SUCCESS magazine and an on-air commentator for CNN, and I”m also a serial entrepreneur. I”ve been part of the YouEconomy for seven years and I”m in the middle of building my third company, and it wouldn”t be possible without the YouEconomy.

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So what’s happened in the last 15 years, and what’s made the YouEconomy not only possible but actually the best possibility for each and every one of us, is how technology has changed and how our comfort with it has also changed. In this moment in time, you have the first opportunity in the history of the world to basically launch a business, use technology that’s mostly free, learn any skill set that you want for free. Every single aspect of what you need to run a traditional business in a non-traditional way is available to you because of the internet.

But you also have something else that’s equally as important that’s never existed until this moment in time, and that is the fact that your customers feel comfortable procuring services and buying products online from people that they”ve never met. Sharing platforms is one amazing way to take advantage of it. If you”ve got an extra room in your house, you can certainly rent it out on Airbnb. If you”ve got a car, you can become an Uber driver. I mean there are multiple, multiple, multiple ways in which you can take assets that you have and make money from them.

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A second one is direct selling companies. It’s a business that has incredible products just like you would buy if you walked into any store that you shop at, only instead of having a storefront, they sell their products directly to consumers.

You may be saying to yourself, “Sounds kinda cool, but I don”t have any professional experience.” No problem. A direct selling company is there to give you everything that you need to actually run a company of your own.

I believe that we are in an enormous revolution right now, and that the entire economy and the way in which people work is changing before our eyes.

What does that mean? That means if we”ve piqued your interest, that you need to read more about the YouEconomy, you need to pick something that appeals to you, and you need to start. If you”re sick of your day job, if you”re looking for freedom, if you”re looking to make more money, the answer is the YouEconomy.



Mel Robbins is a contributing editor to SUCCESS magazine, best-selling author, CNN commentator, creator of the “5 Second Rule” and the busiest female motivational speaker in the world. To find out more, visit her website: To follow her on Twitter: