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Of course Reduce, Reuse, Recycle is a well-known environmental slogan. It’s less well-known as good freelance business practice. While freelancing may not always be about saving the earth, some of the same things that make the eco-friendly slogan powerful apply equally as well to the freelance life. Let’s take the three components individually. Freelancers should: 1)  Reduce – the time you put into each project As an individual freelancer, there are really only two ways to make more...
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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 client, there will be problems in the future. There are certain things which the client can say which you should take as a big ora...
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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 can pinpoint potential link targets with minimal effort. Since the Farmer/Panda update to Google’s algorithm; SEO professionals are findin...
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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 working from home rocks. With the freedom to design a completely personalized home office, freelance writers have no excuse for working...
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When we gave up a job to work from home as Freelancers we probably had visions of a productive home office, that would provide us with being paid for doing something we love to do, combined with the freedom of self employment to take care of our life responsibilities For many of us however, the reality is we wake up in the morning full of intentions to complete a chapter of the book we are writing or to make a start on allocated assignments, only to fi...
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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! 1. Mouthful Ever heard the expression “Bitten off more than he can chew”? When a person has too many things on their plate, they c...
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Freelancer opportunities provide people from all over the world the chance to earn income for the skills they provide to independent or company employers. Freelancing really has become the next big thing. There are a wide variety of freelance skills that are in high demand. Be it search engine optimization, copywriting, creative article writing, website design and press release writing. A great Freelancer can offer services that not everyone can do, an...
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Lead generation is essential to any business, having a steady flow of potential customers can make all the difference to the outcome of your goals, whether it be finding higher paying clients or selling your ideas. You might provide an amazing service or package but if nobody is ever offered then how are they to know about it? This where lead generation or offering yourself is clearly important. To generate a steady flow of quality leads, you need to k...
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Graphic Design / Creative Freelancer Advice: Should You Take the Check Even if You’re Not Into Your Client? Whether you’re looking to break into the business world as a hired graphic/web designer for a company, looking to find another full-time gig as a graphic/web designer or you’re out there working for clients as a freelancer, it’s bound to happen to you sooner or later: you have to decide to work for a client/company that you’re just not ...
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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 Good plans shape good decisions. That’s why good planning helps to make elusive dreams come true. Lester R. Bittel (The Nine Master Keys...