Video conferencing is not rocket science, but meeting your virtual team from different time zones the world over can become another April Fool’s trick. If you have been working with remote workers from countries A to Z, know that language barrier is too much of a hassle already, other than finding suitable time zones that can work out for everybody. While online meetings can help bridge that geographical gap with the help of technology, it may not be as good as the real thing when it comes to connecting your team emotionally. So, how do you make it work?
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…
Have you ever wished you have that one happy client who pays for your freelancing service for life? You may want to sing ‘This is our fate, I’m Yours’ to the song of Jason Mraz as you go work in your quest for this dream client. All good things may come to an end, but finding that one happy client is better than having 3 or more mediocre ones. This happy client will not only be your freelancing best friend, but s/he will spread the word about you and your work to a network of friends. Call it your ‘trust ads’ to success and it can get better. Just how do you make your clients happy so you can get more leads for your freelance business?
“A revolution is a fundamental change in power that takes place in a relatively short period of time.”
Ajeva is announcing a revolution for freelancers everywhere. A change of power is in order. Away from traditional marketplaces and back to the freelancer.
One thing I’ve noticed a lot in my years of using Twitter is that people love to retweet inspirational quotes to their fellow tweeps. No matter how busy you are a s a freelancer, taking time to stop for a while to savor the meaning of a quote is worth a daily habit to live by. What can be a more perfect time to appreciate the beauty of words than this season of Easter ( Passover, Eastertide or whichever name it’s called ).
In my search for the meaning of innovation, I’ve come across an intriguing blog of the Harvard Business Review where it says that businesses should hire graduates of Humanities than those with MBA or PH.D – if they want to get innovative. You can read more of the post below ( under Something Interesting ). Though this post is not related to that blog, it fascinates me that Liberal Arts graduates have a keener sense when it comes to getting under the skin of customers. So, which customers are we talking about here in the first place?
Information overload is such a common thing these days and all you have to do is type in your search, where you get to see millions of results from Google. Have you always wanted to get the latest news that you’re interested in? Though RSS ( short for Really Simple Syndication ) has been around as early as 1999, many freelancers are not taking advantage of RSS feed readers and news aggregators that let you access info, just the way you want them, saving you time by presenting you a simple feed or summary of all the contents you’ll ever need.
We’ve all heard the word ‘entrepreneur’ and you’re probably one.. but what exactly is being one? According to Wikipedia, an entrepreneur is a person who has possession of a new enterprise, venture or idea and is accountable for the inherent risks and the outcome. The site also classified entrepreneur into three types: the social, the serial and the lifestyle. Entrepreneurs varies in gender, age, motivation, and the business they’re into and to be one means you have to identify yourself as one.
I’ve been freelancing for years and I’ve been wondering what the future of freelancing will be, so I typed in my query on Google and come across a post from The Economist called “Work in the Digital Age.” Something struck me while reading the article: ‘…millions of workers are embracing freelancing as an alternative to full-time employment or because they cannot find salaried jobs. According to IDC, a market-research firm, there were around 12m full-time, home-based freelancers and independent contractors in America alone at the end of last year and there will be 14m by 2015.’ One thing’s for sure, competition will be fiercer. How can you stand a chance when the game gets tougher?