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Bling Freelancers: Get Rich or Freelance Trying

Bling Freelancers: Get Rich or Freelance Trying

Posted on 04. Nov, 2009 by .

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One of the coolest things about being a freelancer is that we have the ability to work as much or as little as we want. We can look at this blessing in two ways. Either this means that we can spend more time with our families, or more time to manage projects and make money. [...]

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When and How to Dump a Client

When and How to Dump a Client

Posted on 01. Nov, 2009 by .

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Client satisfaction gives us reputation and credibility, however, every now and again we will come across a problematic client. Some of my colleagues will continue to work with clients even when they have asked them to compromise so much and cause hassle. Usually in this scenario, if you do not end the relationship with the [...]

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Oops! I Did It Again, I Made a Freelance Mistake

Oops! I Did It Again, I Made a Freelance Mistake

Posted on 30. Oct, 2009 by .

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In my experience as a freelancer I have found there to be several mistakes which all freelancers make. I myself have made some of these errors and have seen friends make some of the other mistakes. With this in mind I have compiled the common freelancing mistakes along with possible solutions. Before Getting the Job [...]

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How to Hypnotise Potential Clients

How to Hypnotise Potential Clients

Posted on 19. Oct, 2009 by .

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From a car salesman to Steve Jobs, negotiation is a key basic skill which every business person should develop throughout their career. The pressure has recently been on many freelancers due to the dismal trading environment and bleak forecasts for the near future. Harsh financial conditions, however, have forced many businesses to turn to freelancers [...]

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The Trick of Charging More

The Trick of Charging More

Posted on 06. Oct, 2009 by .

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There is a somewhat subtle reason as to why some can charge more than others and it is not that they offer a better quality of service. It is obvious that I look for quality when I shop at Zara but why would a person buy clothes from Marks and Spencer’s when you are charged [...]

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10 Things I Hate About Your Workspace

10 Things I Hate About Your Workspace

Posted on 04. Oct, 2009 by .

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The journey toward success will begin from your workspace. A bad workspace will leave your amazing mind uninspired. I was recently asked by a colleague, “How can I change my workspace to become more inspired?”. I gave him the following advise. I hate the following about your workspace: 1. It is grey People are such [...]

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The Freelancers’ Secret

The Freelancers’ Secret

Posted on 30. Sep, 2009 by .

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Look around yourself and notice the world. You will find that the majority of the people of this world prefer to have a ‘boss’ as opposed to being self-employed or a freelancer. This is because they do not know how to unearth the secret of success. Mankind is such that when we gain success, we [...]

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Obama’s Healthcare Reform: Should Freelancers Support It?

Obama’s Healthcare Reform: Should Freelancers Support It?

Posted on 27. Sep, 2009 by .

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President Barack Obama has recently gone on the offensive with his healthcare reform plan. The reform will cost Americans $1.5 trillion over 10 years. He defended this by figures which projected that the USA spent more than $8,000 per capita on health care in 2009, some fold more than the amount spent in most European [...]

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The Dirty Dozen: 12 Things Which Kill Creativity

The Dirty Dozen: 12 Things Which Kill Creativity

Posted on 25. Sep, 2009 by .

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A major factor causing procrastination is lack of creativity. This find its roots deep in a freelancer’s own life, and specifically in the freelancer’s head. I have discussed the twelve bitches of life which cause me to lack inspiration from time to time. These are the dirty dozen who should be avoided at all times! [...]

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A Sexy Business Card: 6 Reasons Freelancers Need One

A Sexy Business Card: 6 Reasons Freelancers Need One

Posted on 23. Sep, 2009 by .

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An excellent marketing technique which is sometimes overlooked and usually undervalued is to hand out business cards. A successful business card can have some very healthy advantages. Below I have discussed why it is a vital marketing technique which will fuel your career. 1. Impression A business card can leave a lasting impression on the [...]

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India, Pakistan and Bangladesh: Restoring Freelancers’ Trust

India, Pakistan and Bangladesh: Restoring Freelancers’ Trust

Posted on 21. Sep, 2009 by .

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It may come as a shock to many of our counterparts far away in the subcontinent that many freelancers from the developing world are not trusted in the west to the same degree as those here in the west. This is hardly about race, colour, religion or anything personal. The underlying worry that we have [...]

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Blog or Die: A Message to Freelancers

Blog or Die: A Message to Freelancers

Posted on 13. Sep, 2009 by .

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There are a flood of reasons why it is vital for freelancers to blog. I would go as far to say that if you are not blogging as a freelancer, you will crash and burn. A simple marketing strategy which is often overlooked or not practised appropriately. Why should I Blog? 1. Leader By blogging [...]

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