Social media and the internet have made it easier than ever to get your name out there, but not all publicity is good publicity. The key is not just consistently creating content, it is in creating quality content that attracts a consistent community.
GIS and the environmental and conservation fields have had a love affair since the beginning. Maps provide the perfect medium for communicating changes in the landscape to stakeholders, making GIS a solid investment for a conservancy looking to maximize their impact.
Ditching the predictability and security of full-time work is a truly intimidating step for professionals of any industry. A venture into the unknown. For some though, the risk is worth the independence and flexibility they come to enjoy in their work, and home lives. While the idea of not having a boss, or a set 9-5 schedule is appealing to nearly everyone, this does not mean that the remaining responsibilities of self-employment are for everyone.