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Why Proposals Only Go to Buyers and How to Find Them

Curtis McHale | Posted 01.28.2016 | Business
Curtis McHale

Did you know that there are a whole bunch of people that you shouldn't be sending proposals to? In fact there is only one person in an organization that you should be sending a proposal to and it's likely that many times you're not even sending it to that right person.

12 Tips to Being Productive as a Stay at Home Freelancer

John Rampton | Posted 01.22.2016 | Business
John Rampton

Despite enjoying the freedom and flexibility of being a freelancer, it takes a lot of self-motivation to stay productive. There are mornings when we w...

4 Ways Aspiring Solopreneurs Can Conquer Anxiety and Fear

Taylor K. Gordon | Posted 01.13.2016 | Business
Taylor K. Gordon

Crippling fear and anxiety. Two emotions that plague all aspiring business owners. As an anxiety sufferer, the cards were stacked against me when I launched a freelance writing business in 2014. I feared rejection and failure. I was anxious about the future. I worried about not having what it takes and falling flat on my face while everyone laughed.

Stop Calling Me "Unemployed"

Ashley McAlpin | Posted 01.08.2016 | Business
Ashley McAlpin

Why "Freelance" doesn't mean unemployed + 9 other myths about entrepreneurship When I first set off to start my own marketing consulting company, ...

Common Qualities of Successful Freelancers

John Rampton | Posted 01.04.2016 | Business
John Rampton

Are you interested in joining one of the 53 million freelancers who want to break free from the daily 9-to-5 grind? Make sure that you possess the fol...

New Year, New Career

Geri Spieler | Posted 12.28.2015 | Business
Geri Spieler

It's comforting to know there are some very successful freelancers out there. Hopefully when I'm doing well, I too, will promote my success and maybe write a book about how I did it and offer it on my own "How to" freelance writing advice.

How to Get Your Prospects to Know, Like, and Trust You

Curtis McHale | Posted 12.24.2015 | Business
Curtis McHale

There are three components to a successful sale. First your prospect needs to know that you exist. Second they need to like you enough to reach out to you for their work. Third they need to trust that you're giving them the best advice possible outside of the financial upside your business may see.

The New Age of Freelancing: Why It Is Now a Legitimate Option and How It Can Give Your Company the Edge

Evin Joseph | Posted 12.21.2015 | Business
Evin Joseph

Credit: Creative Commons Internet Association by Fremont, CA Small Business Crawl (Irvington District). Protected under the CC BY license. Freelanc...

5 Mistakes Every New Freelancer Can Avoid in 2016

Nancy Laws | Posted 12.08.2015 | Business
Nancy Laws

As we head into the year 2016, many of us will be taking leaps that will redefine our lives. For many, that leap may be deciding to work for themselve...

My Secret To Landing Photography Clients

Kevin Kleitches | Posted 12.04.2015 | Business
Kevin Kleitches

These same photographers complain that people don't value their work -- that they aren't willing to pay their rate when they do decide to charge. Yet they continue to do shoots for free to gain "exposure", only to attract more people who are only interested in free work. Where does it end?

Do You Freelance?

Jill Jacinto | Posted 12.01.2015 | Business
Jill Jacinto

Did you know that 53 million Americans are currently freelancing? That comes out to roughly 34 percent of the workforce. Are you a 1099 or freelance p...

5 Tips for Dealing With Difficult Clients

Adam Davis | Posted 11.20.2015 | Business
Adam Davis

It really doesn't matter what line of work you are in, at some point, there will be a business relationship in conflict, a difficult client, or some type of negative situation involving a client. If your goal is relationships before revenue, these situations may be an opportunity to develop a strong, long-term, positive business relationship.

4 Ways to Manage Your Money on a Variable Income

GoGirl Finance | Posted 11.20.2015 | Women
GoGirl Finance

There's an undeniable allure behind the idea of being a freelancer or self-employed. You get to be your own boss; you're calling the shots. You control your work, your environment, and your time. And you have more freedom to create a career doing something you love.

The Three Things It Takes to Build a Lasting Freelance Career

Paul Jarvis | Posted 11.18.2015 | Business
Paul Jarvis

Successful seems to imply there are no downs to the ups. Successful seems to imply that you actually figure shit out and it stays figured out. Anyone...

The Tools Needed to Succeed as a Freelancer

Yura Bryant | Posted 10.29.2015 | Business
Yura Bryant

Becoming a freelancer is something that many individuals who are interested in being an entrepreneur venture into because it allows for them to experience being their own boss.

5 Tips for Creating a Stellar Freelance Writing Home Office

Danielle Wolffe | Posted 10.23.2015 | Books
Danielle Wolffe

I stopped going to coffee shops to work on freelance writing projects after my laptop bit the dust, and decided to suspend disbelief and create a real home office. It was time. I'd been freelancing over a decade.

The Bulletproof Guide to Launching a Successful Freelance Writing Career

Sarah Peterson | Posted 10.15.2015 | Business
Sarah Peterson

It would be nice, wouldn't it? Your name on big publications. Waking up to another email from a potential client asking you to write for them. Controlling where and when you work, and the words that you produce.

Best Paying Part-Time Jobs

MoneyTips | Posted 10.06.2015 | Business
MoneyTips

Regardless of why you are working part-time, it can be a challenge to find part-time work that pays well enough to make the effort worthwhile. To help you out, CareerCast.com compiled the ten best paying jobs that are either part-time by nature or can be done part-time by choice. We have included them below for your review, in alphabetical order.

Own Who You Are and What You Do

Kali Hawlk | Posted 10.01.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Kali Hawlk

Declaring yourself as anything is scary. But if it's who you are, you must own it. Don't avoid it, run away from it, or downplay it.

Don't Lose Your Day Job When Freelancing On the Side

Savvy | Posted 10.01.2015 | Women
Savvy

Do not use company time or resources to complete your side work. Besides looking unprofessional, you also run the risk of violating any agreements you may have signed that give your company ownership of all work created on its computers. That's a legal traffic jam waiting to happen.

How a Really Dumb Promise Turned Into a Company

The Modern Femme Movement | Posted 09.16.2015 | Business
The Modern Femme Movement

Once upon a time, I was your everyday mommy blogger. I was at home raising my three boys and I'd tried just about everything I could think of to turn stay-at-home-motherhood into a more intellectual endeavor that pandered to my need to work and create.

Freelancing Myths Exposed

Paul Jarvis | Posted 08.26.2015 | Business
Paul Jarvis

Time and time again I hear from folks who are freelance-curious (nothing wrong exploring new lifestyles) that think working for yourself amounts to a walk in the park. Literally, more walks in the park than actual work. Let me break it down for you

8 Ways To Make Money Online To Travel

Alyssa Ramos | Posted 08.18.2015 | Travel
Alyssa Ramos

How do you find this mysterious paid-online-freelance work? It takes some time and patience, but these are all the ways I've found freelance work in the past.

The Difference Between Success and Failure

Paul Jarvis | Posted 07.27.2015 | Business
Paul Jarvis

I make a living on the Internet by being myself and sharing the things I've learned. But I'm also scared shitless to be myself and share the things I've learned.

The Ins and Outs of Project Partnerships

Paul Jarvis | Posted 07.20.2015 | Business
Paul Jarvis

Working for yourself doesn't necessarily mean you always got to work alone. You can collaborate on client work with other freelancers (like writers + web designers or even designers + developers).