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January 30, 2016

Top 25 Blogs for Stay-at-Home Moms

Stay at Home Mom

These blogs provide great insight into the challenges and triumphs that come with being a stay-at-home mom. Read More

January 25, 2016

Top Website Builders For Your Freelancing Business

Best Website Builders

If you are a freelancer who isn’t a designer or developer, you’d need websites to showcase work, let the world know about your business, and actually get business.

If you are a freelance designer or developer, the world has moved on and you’d need to incorporate faster workflows and maybe embrace some of these website builders below.

Getting professionals to design might just be out of your budget for now (you can always do this later).

So, how do you go about getting a website? Use a DIY website builder.

So, here’s how website builders (drag and drop platforms) can save you money, and we’ll pick the best of the lot:

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January 22, 2016

5 Head Smacking Freelancing Realities You Ought to Know

Freelancing Realities

For way too long now, thousands (if not millions) have been dreaming up of making money online. You are especially susceptible to this since the online space is now full of scammers, fake “gurus”, and all sorts of people claiming to be experts.

There are opportunities out there, it’s just that you are never told the whole story. You are made to believe that “you can make millions” but no one tells what you’d have to go through or how many times you’d have to sell your soul over to get there.

Freelancing has always been a great opportunity to earn money part-time or full-time. But it helps if you know the full story. Read More

January 21, 2016

6 Lessons from SharkTank for Freelancers

SharkTank for Freelancers

So by now most of us have become ardent fans of Kevin O’Leary and his merry band of Sharks as they go about searching for the next big entrepreneur. ABC’s Shark Tank has caught the imagination of the world, basking in its dog eat dog world of entrepreneurial indulgence and competitions.
So what have you as a freelancer, hell bent on creating a legacy, your legacy, learnt from Shark Tank?

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January 20, 2016

4 Ways for Freelancers to Break Out of Comfort Zone

Out of Comfort Zone

The very idea to renegade a regular way of life was to live it. Wasn’t that the reason why you went freelance? Command your days and earn the way you want. No harking of instructions and rigid corporate cultures. Deep within the comfort of your home, you work. Till you slowly spiral into a low-risk, neutral state. Freelancers, especially the ones who have created a space for themselves and have a sparkling portfolio to boot, more often than not become entrapped in the cosiness of the virtual world. Providers like Elance, Freelancer and quite a few others surely bring work to you, but for growth and continuity it is absolutely necessary to move beyond your zone. The Comfort Zone.

So how do we get out?

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January 19, 2016

How Freelancers Can Start With Marketing Automation

Marketing Automation

It’s hard enough to run your business, the way it is. Any work beyond billable hours is time wasted. That’s why it makes sense for freelancers to embrace Marketing Automation. Write out a simple step-by-step process for freelancers to start with marketing automation.

So, you freelance. You work at hours, you feel comfortable. You get paid for those hours. But nothing is infinite. Neither money nor hours. Anything beyond the billable target is sheer frustration. Now wasn’t that the first reason why you went freelancing?

The coming of age of Marketing Automation has changed the way the world earns money. For freelancers this is akin to manna from heaven. Technology has bridged the gap between work and life and none seems to be in balance anymore.

So what is Marketing Automation?

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January 18, 2016

6 Things Freelancers Can Do To Enrich Their Customer Service

Customer Service

Customers are like babies. Needs cuddling more often than not. They want to be in your thoughts all the time. And providing them with awesome services is what every freelancer dreams of. For at the end of the day, what basically matters is the moolah, your “baby” provides you with. So what does Nanny Mcphee do to assuage the money spewing toddler.

No, we got nothing to do with your dog but we will provide you with awesome, crisp articles of your pet and your love for it. People will look up to you for inspiration or for; let’s say something as usual as “How to clean dog poo?” Let’s just say, we will create a memorabilia for you, which you can be proud of, minus the funeral casket. And an epitaph.

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January 16, 2016

Top 25 Blogs for Translators

Top 25 Blogs for Translators

These twenty-five blogs will help you learn from some of the best translators from all around the world. Read More

January 15, 2016

3 Best Udemy Courses for Freelancers

Udemy Courses for Freelancers

Udemy online courses are amazing, even for freelancing. For example, Seth Godin has his great course structures especially designed for Udemy students. However, you’ll have to decide which course you would like to get enrolled to. You will have different courses designed to address different aspects of freelancing in Udemy. So, you’ve to choose a course which will help you learn a specific skill, or give a knowledgeable of your interest.

Udemy courses have been designed to help professionals gain insight of the freelancing life, skills and the industry overall. These are quite cheap courses where anyone can register with no specific education background required. So, what are the few good Udemy courses that freelancers can take to grow their career? Here are few of them –

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January 14, 2016

4 Ways Freelancers Can Highlight Their Skills

Highlight your skills

Liam Veitch, a successful freelancer, once said that client’s won’t hire you because you’ve some skills. Instead, they will hire you if you can help them with your skills. So, you need to have a really solid ground before you expect to have a lot of work in your hand. You need to show the world that you’re good and can help them with your expertise. So what’s important is that you tell clients why they need you for your skills. Rather than simply talking more and more about your skills, you should stress more on how helpful are your skills.

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