“Life’s too complicated…” is what we hear people say these days, and businesses are starting to pick up the same sentiments as well. Keeping it short ( sweet ) and simple matters a lot in this era of complications as demand is rising for the simplest option around. A simple yet daunting task, when we’re so used to getting all the details right. You have an idea and you want to make it work. Sure you can write down your business plans on the back of a napkin, but why should you stick to the rules of brevity?
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…
While fans across the globe speculates on Will and Holly’s romance when the sensational TV series GLEE returns to FOX this April 13th, many may not know that this prime time hit is a phenomenal success with over 13 million songs downloaded online, over 12 million viewers and over 5 million albums selling like hotcakes worldwide. If you’re not into this pop sensation lately, you can always enjoy a time off and watch previous episodes to keep you in the loop and get you singing while you hurry to finish that deadline for your freelance gig.
While taking a break from my usual writing gigs and reading a copy of Gary Vaynerchuk’s ‘Thank You Economy‘ – the book gave me an idea on my next topic for small business owners. There’s a passage there that struck me most, where you need to instill a culture of caring in your business and one way is to invest in your employees. It’s quite odd that I tried to Google “Freelancer Appreciation Day” and found none; though there’s an Employee Appreciation Day which was celebrated this 4th of March ( or do they celebrate it these days? )
Freelancing is the new way of doing work these days, no doubt , as more people are joining a new cult where every individual is also an entrepreneur. Still, many freelancers find themselves working way too hard but earning just a little or barely enough. What’s wrong in this picture? Together with the many freedoms of freelancing come the chains that bound a dream: Financial Freedom. Many have quit and yet, many still cling on to the hope of making a six-figure income each year. Have you been tempted to go back to work full time as an employee?
Despite the controversies and stigma on offshore outsourcing, plenty of businesses today are taking the risk to try a solution that’s better, cheaper and faster. You’ve probably read a lot about this subject and when it comes to hiring offshore virtual workers, there are simply nuts and bolts that you need to dig deeper. It is a fact that virtual offices and businesses running them are growing by demand and finding the right mix of people is the first recipe for your outsourcing success.
Some people may hate Charlie Sheen and others dont; but one thing is for sure, he is an overnight success in the Twitter sphere where he gained millions of followers in just a few days’ time. I’ve been following the news lately and all these craziness that sparked a lot of controversies, even a malware in Facebook where some prankster have spread news about his death ( fake ). By looking beyond his addiction, drug-induced behavior and all those media frenzy, there’s just that ‘oomph‘ factor that freelancers can learn from this guy.
Micromanagement is simply bad, like it or not. If you are standing in your worker’s way and keeping a tab on every minuscule details of the work they do, you’re a micromanager – or in simple word, a “bully” in the workplace. The Good News? There is still hope for you to change your ways and by doing so, you help not only others become the best in what they do.. but their contribution will also lead to your success.
LinkedIn is not only perfect for those who have recently graduated from College, but even career shifters are finding it an essential tool in finding work in the online sphere. If you haven’t signed up yet because you think that all those invites are such a nuisance, you’re missing on a lot! With over 60 million users where even the most prestigious company’s CEO are connected, you are missing an opportunity to build a professional network that can help you land a job in the future.
If you haven’t heard of Napoleon Hill, he is a prolific American author and a thought catalyst that made him one of the best inspirational writers on the topic of success. You may have heard of his famous book ‘Think and Grow Rich’ – but you may not have encountered his other work, The Magic Ladder to Success. Many of Hill’s books focus on how an average joe can reach the heights of success – with the power of the mind. His self-empowerment books have reached the peak of success with millions of copies sold the world over. So, what was the secret?
You’ve forked out your hard-earned cash to buy that shiny iPad and the latest version is rumored to hit the market this March. Lighter and easier to carry than a laptop or a netbook, iPad helps a lot of freelancers-on-the-go to get the work done. Now that you got yourself the tablet that many are raving about, it’s time to upload apps that can help make your freelancing life a breeze and Ajeva compiled a list for you: