Freelancing, Outsourcing, Work From Home

    • 4 Tips for Starting Your Freelance Career Quickly

      Many people spend their lifetimes trying to start a freelance career. But it doesn’t need to be that way. The obstacles preventing you from starting your career might vary. You might make excuses and not want to leave the comfort of your 9 to 5 job. Or you might fear the uncertainty of the life of a freelancer and feel it’s not the right time. The truth is, you’ll never be 100% ready.

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  • 4 Ways Freelancers Should Act Like Regular Businesses

    … Freelancers are often portrayed as wanting to escape employment in a traditional business setting. And that’s certainly true in some ways (for example, most bosses won’t appreciate you coming to work in your pajamas). Photo by Brooke Cagle However, there are other ways in which freelancers still have to abide by the same rules as any conventional…

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  • 3 Powerful Lessons for Novice Freelancers and Entrepreneurs

    … of success. Those definitions will always be just a little bit out of reach, or they’ll distract you from the opportunities that can really drive your career forward. If you run around chasing everyone else’s approval or definitions of success, you’ll find that you work twice as hard and barely make real progress on what really matters: Building…

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  • What to Think About When Going Freelance in Tech

    … Freelancing is a common, established and often successful way to work, particularly in the technology sector. A report by the Freelancers Union states there are 53 million freelancers in the US, resulting in a $715 billion contribution to the economy. The UK has over 6.6 million self-employed workers, according to the ONS. This global trend…

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  • Internet Business Insights Book: FREE Success Tips from 102 Entrepreneurs

    … If 102 Entrepreneurs shared their best tips, what worked, and just as importantly – what didn’t work for them, with you for FREE, would you want it? Of course, you would! Now is your chance to get their advice (including mine) at no charge at all. Click any image in this post to get to the sign-up page to receive the ebook FREE on July 7, 2017…

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  • Inspiring the Writer in You to Think Larger Than Life

    … As a writer or blogger, you enjoy what you do. Photo by Oliver Thomas Klein That said, there are times when you feel that you do not have any more content to share. Where are you going to get your next idea? If you are news reporter or even a blogger who covers news, maybe the key issue is to pay attention to what is going on in the world…

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  • Setting Up Space Where You Can Be Creative: The Home Office

    … More and more individuals are choosing to work from home. The reason why is there are more and more entrepreneurs and freelancers entering the workforce. Some do so out of necessity. Some do so out of pure enjoyment or thrill. There are also some who do so part-time to help augment their household incomes. Whatever your reason…

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  • Want to Write Faster? 12 Hacks to Help Speed You Up

    … Too much work and no time to write? Content creation is crucial for the growth of any blog. But as you grow, so do your responsibilities. Sooner than you think, you’ll start to realize that you have less time to write than you initially thought. So how can you write faster, you ask? I’ve got you covered. 1. Pick the Right Time of the Day…

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  • What to Consider if Relocating for Your Freelancing Career

    … Have you ever considered relocating to another area to benefit your career? What about another country? My family has actually relocated a few times, so we have some experience with what that’s like. It has been quite fun, but it also comes with its challenges. It is helpful to be as prepared as possible. Managing your expectations is also…

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  • How You Too Can Benefit from These Lucrative Domain Investing Methods

    … Are you looking for an additional way of making money? Making more money doesn’t mean you need to give up your “day job.” Whether you work a nine to five job or are a small business owner, this particular idea works for any situation. What is the idea? It is domain investing. Or another, more descriptive way to look at it is “domain flipping…

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  • You Need to Avoid This Freelancing Pitfall

    …. And taking a holiday is possible—so long as you have a budget and excellent time management. Life Lessons About Rest I had to learn this lesson the hard way during my first year of teaching English. I have never been more exhausted mentally, emotionally, and physically than I was that year. There was always so much to do that I would come home from school…

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  • On-Demand Labor Solves Problems of Companies and Workers

    … looking for work or for a worker, on-demand labor can benefit you. Join the On-Demand Workforce If you’ve been searching for employment or are not satisfied with your job for some reason, you should consider being a temp worker and providing on-demand labor. This could look like contract work, freelancing, or working at a company for a set time period…

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  • 10 Creative Skill Set Ideas to Increase Your Income

    …. A good example is this wonderful GrowMap article by Tim Stoddart: “Why Your Marketing Firm Should Specialize in an Industry.” Skill #2: Game Designer Source: Learn Game Design from Home! Another thing that is popular in our culture is gaming! It doesn’t matter if you don’t play games, yourself (likely you do and may not realize it), the gaming…

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  • 5 Simple Smartphone Rules for Overworked Freelancers

    … currently “out of the office.” Microsoft’s Outlook has an “Automatic Replies (Out of Office)” and Skype has it’s own notification system. Cut the Smartphone Cord Freelancing is an awesome job, but it’s still a job, not your life. Make a plan for using your smartphone. Actually, devise a strategy that works for your particular business. Set it up so…

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  • How to Get Clients from Social Media to Your Freelance Profile

    … customers. Freelance marketplaces such as Freelancer, Upwork, and PeoplePerHour, provide excellent opportunities for freelancers to work with clients across the world. Many freelancers prefer to stay away from these platforms due to intense bidding competition. However, very few know that engaging more prospects from social media by inviting them…

    Growmapin Social How To's- 26 readers -
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