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5 Ways That Freelancers Bleed Money

5 Ways That Freelancers Bleed Money

Posted on 03. Aug, 2011 by .

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Freelancing gives workers freedom, but pitfalls often arise that challenge profitability. Rather than earn a decent amount of money, many freelancers end up disappointed with little to show for a lot of work. Although frustration may tempt some to give up, they should instead look out for the following 5 ways that freelancers bleed money. [...]

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How to Move From a Full-Time Job to Freelancing: Part 1

How to Move From a Full-Time Job to Freelancing: Part 1

Posted on 12. Jul, 2011 by .

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If you’re thinking of flying the corporate coop and becoming your own boss, then today is your lucky day. If you dream of busting out of the cubicle wasteland and finding greener pastures as a freelancer, then you’re in good company. Like most things in life, you must crawl before you can walk but never [...]

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Managing Cash Flow In Your Freelance Business

Managing Cash Flow In Your Freelance Business

Posted on 28. Jun, 2011 by .

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Unpredictable. That one word underlines pretty much everything to do with your freelance life, especially when it comes to managing cash flow. The uncertainty surrounding your income – the size of it, the frequency of it, the search for it – is an ongoing issue but with planning and foresight, that uncertainty can be reduced [...]

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Top 7 Apps for Freelance Writers

Top 7 Apps for Freelance Writers

Posted on 17. Jun, 2011 by .

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If you currently work as a freelance writer then you probably know all too well how difficult it can be to keep track of all of your ideas and assignments. However, thanks to recent developments in technology there are numerous ways you can help make your professional life as a freelance writer go a lot [...]

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5 Tips to Make Your Small Business Appear Larger

5 Tips to Make Your Small Business Appear Larger

Posted on 31. May, 2011 by .

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Starting out small doesn’t mean you can’t keep up with the competition and keep pace with the big boys. Most people have this notion in their heads that when you open your own business, you’re bound to stay small and insignificant for a long while before you finally get a break and make it big. [...]

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Three Things Every Freelance Writer Should Have

Three Things Every Freelance Writer Should Have

Posted on 29. May, 2011 by .

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One of the most desirable aspects of being a freelance writer is that you can work from the comfort of your own home. There can be several problems associated with working from home enticing beds, terrible daytime television, and a fully stocked refrigerator being just a few of the obstacles. However, for the most part [...]

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6 Productivity Tips for Freelancers

Posted on 28. May, 2011 by .

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As a freelancer, you’ve likely found that keeping yourself busy isn’t that difficult, but keeping yourself productive is another story. From time drains and stress to poor concentration and loss of focus, anyone even considering going the freelance route should take some time to learn about the seven habits and tools of effective freelancing. Integrating [...]

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Online freelancing for newcomers

Online freelancing for newcomers

Posted on 17. May, 2011 by .

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The attraction of freelancing and of being your own boss is plain to see, “so you work from home and work whenever you want to? Great!” However, what this somewhat romanticized vision of freelancing fails to address are the many difficulties and challenges that freelancers face on a daily basis in their working lives. No [...]

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Using Search Operators For Your SEO Link Building

Using Search Operators For Your SEO Link Building

Posted on 12. May, 2011 by .

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SEO is a great way in which to market your business – and a vital aspect of ensuring that your site climbs the search engine results pages is link building. Search operators are widely underestimated tool which can help you in your link building endeavors. Ultimately, their main strength is the way in which they [...]

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Financing Your Startup Company the Right Way the First Time

Posted on 03. May, 2011 by .

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You’ve developed a business concept and now you need the financing to make your dream into reality. Before you drain your personal savings to try to start your company, take time to research the financing process. With a bit of planning and research, you will help ensure that you have financing set-up to help you [...]

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How to Set up a Free Ecommerce Website

How to Set up a Free Ecommerce Website

Posted on 21. Apr, 2011 by .

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When clients contract to you to build their website, they expect you to know exactly what their needs are. Sometimes that can be difficult to ascertain, especially if the client isn’t even sure himself. Most won’t know the first thing about website creation and even less about all the components that go into making a [...]

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“Check” off the to-do List

“Check” off the to-do List

Posted on 08. Feb, 2011 by .

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37 Signals has come out with another great product that can help you get stuff done. The new program is called Ta-Da (tadalist.com) and allows you to make your lists and share them with your friends or co-workers. For me it’s a simple solution for all of the many project management programs that are out [...]

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