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Is There a Dress Code for Freelancers?

Is There a Dress Code for Freelancers?

Freelancing is awesome. You are your own boss, there is no daily commute, you avoid the office politics and drama…there are so many benefits of working for yourself. However, that also means you have to learn things the hard way, and without a safety net. Accepting full responsibility for mistakes and your actions comes with the territory of being a freelancer.

How to Make Money through Social Media

How to Make Money through Social Media

After the recession hit almost virtually every business across all industries, entrepreneurs are more aggressive when it comes to managing debtrelated to their business’ operations. For many, this means drastically reducing the budget allocated for advertising and sales promotion. Not all is lost though. Social media marketing now offers a cost-efficient alternative to reach out to customers and ultimately, increase sales. Making money through social media is a relatively unchartered territory and business owners not familiar with the Web 2.0 era may be clueless on how to thrive in this digital consumer world. There are fundamentals that need to be [Read more…]

The financial benefits of working at home – what you earn and save

The financial benefits of working at home – what you earn and save

Working from home has many financial benefits. It is also true that the benefits are not merely financial. For example, a home business allows you to strike a balance between your career and family. But instead of focusing on the emotional and personal benefits, I want to keep it business related – so I am only going to discuss the financial side of working from home and earning your income online. 1. You make the money This is what both motivates and scares people that decide that they want to work from home – your income is directly proportional to [Read more…]

6 Great Infographics About Freelancing

6 Great Infographics About Freelancing

Choosing to become a freelancer is both a positive and risky decision. You are setting our on your own, giving up the safety net of a steady employer. You are taking a step to be dependent entirely on yourself and no one else. It is liberating and terrifying, all at once. Whether you are currently a freelancer in any industry or you are just thinking of taking the leap, these infographics can help. They are full of useful information and statistics.

How to Build a Wildly Profitable Conversion Funnel On Autopilot

How to Build a Wildly Profitable Conversion Funnel On Autopilot

In an interview with Bryan Eisenberg, leading conversion specialist, he noted businesses spend up to $92 to get someone to their site… and less than one dollar to convert them. Another shocking statistic: 76% of companies do *not* have any form of conversion optimization… and 48% believe they have zero control over conversion. I think that is ridiculous. Conversions are one of the few things you do control. Unlike most marketing efforts – which require third-party sites like Google or Twitter – conversion exists on your site, which puts you in 100% control of your destiny. But can you improve [Read more…]

You Know How to Write Great Content: Should You Start Your Own Blog?

You Know How to Write Great Content: Should You Start Your Own Blog?

Yes. Well the answer is a bit more complicated, but in the majority of situations a writer has the tools needed to start a blog. As a freelance writer who was continually reading guest blogging guidelines and talking with editors about offering a submission, I couldn’t help but think: I could do this. The most important aspect of a website is quality content (hence why we all have jobs), and no one can write quality content better than a trained writer. There are many different reasons that a writer could benefit from owning his/her own blog or website:

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