The New Year’s fast approaching and now’s the right time to ask yourself how your business can soar higher heights in your specialty niche. Whether you’re just starting out or continuing your efforts in making your business big – it’s all about taking flight! Your business is your jet plane. It may not be a fancy G6, but you are still the pilot that will take it off to success. Do you have a flight plan to begin with?
Opportunities in freelancing come and go like the wind. How ready are you when it finally comes knocking on your door?
Words are very powerful in helping you resolve a conflict with a client. Here are 10 phrases to help you do just that…
Google has lots to offer to boost your freelancing business and you may not even be taking advantage of these tools…
With 2011 just around the corner, it’s the right time for freelancers to pause for a while and ask: What have I accomplished this year? You may work hard and party even harder, but having a list of goals for improving your freelancing career may help you reach your maximum potential. Promises are made to be broken… and you may argue all you want about not having that focus to make your New Year’s Resolution stick – so, we’ve come to help you write down your very own list.
It was tough this year for many businesses, big or small, to keep everything running smoothly. We’ve seen our fair share of the good times, as well as the bad – where companies come, go, or try to hold on. There’s no denying that those who are still standing strong can only dread for what the new year has to offer. Still, looking back at all those successes and failures means celebrating both – for it has helped bring out the best of entrepreneurs out there… who have trusted the right team to deliver their vision to the whole world. So, how does one celebrate?
Christmas is here and it’s that time of the year where everyone makes a mega wish list on what they hope to get on the morning of 25th. We’ve asked our Facebook friends on that one thing they would wish for that will make freelancing a bliss and here’s our own version of what we think freelancers secretly wish for. I think many freelancers will relate to what’s listed here ( THIS doesn’t represent everyone’s sentiment. It’s based on firsthand experience as a freelancer and interactions with fellow freelancers like myself )
Social media is definitely not a fad these days and all you have to do is watch Erik Qualman’s Social Media Revolution video to see for yourself that we are entering the Social Age. Small businesses are now getting it and that having an online presence to help them clue in on their target audience and make a brand advocate out of them – matters, a lot! For those who are new to the social sphere, many are pretty confused when faced with gurus, divas, evangelists and so on. Just how do you hire the right social media consultant who can bring your biz to the next level?
When it comes to finding your inspiration as a designer, one day you’re inspired and the next day you’re not. What do you do when you’re stuck in a creative rut? An hour of staring into a blank canvas turned into two, three and more. Deadlines seem to add up to that dreaded feeling and you can only wish to get your creative fix soon. If this sounds familiar, you’re not alone. So, the question now is: Where do you find your design inspiration?
You’ve probably read countless advices on the Web that SEO, or search engine optimization, is crucial in bringing traffic or visitors to your website. Last time, we’ve warned you on red flags to watch for when hiring an SEO consultant and as promised, we’re now bringing you a list of what you should be looking for when hiring someone to help you optimize your site. The question now is: How do you hire that person or team who will help you increase your site’s visibility on the Web… without getting you banned?
Do you use public Wi-Fi to access the internet? You may do it in your favorite coffee shop, hotel, airport – or anywhere. Having that free connection is just another freelancer’s nirvana… until someone hijacks your account details and log in to those services you use. What’s worse? You’re clueless about it. With the recent outrage on a cookie-snooping hack called Firesheep, you need to get smart and be invisible to these uncanny network hackers who may just be sitting next to you. What can you do?
What makes a good leader? This is a question that many have tried to answer, but failed to incorporate in their management style. When it comes to managing remote workers, the challenge is doubled as you try to cultivate teamwork in a virtual work place. When confronted with difficult freelancers, the last thing you want is to break down and lose it all. So, how do you become a source of inspiration for your workers in tough times?