Natural disasters do happen no matter how you may not like to think about it. No business is ever safe from harm and when unexpected emergencies happen, just how prepared are you to deal with it? First off, you need to differentiate a crisis from a disaster. When you’re having an extremely difficult situation which you can control, that’s a crisis. Disasters are events that can inflict damage, difficulties or even death which you have no control of, but which you can prepare for.
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…
Who would have thought that a garage startup would become a billion-dollar, most admired brand these days? Steve Jobs has become so synonymous with Apple that many have been caught by surprise with his recent resignation as its CEO. His ups and downs have surely become an inspiration for many who have aspired to walk the life of such creative genius and tech legend. Having been successful at a young age and getting cocky about it, he’s a perfect example of resilience that many of us freelancers have to summon with each freelance project we face. We may not replicate his strength, but that doesn’t mean we can’t get inspired.
Freelancing doesn’t just end when you land a project. On the contrary, it is just the beginning of relationship marketing, where you have to nurture your client’s trust so s/he can turn into a raving fan ( and eventually, a believer ). But freelancing, like life, is full of ups and downs. There will always be room for misunderstandings, especially when you only get to chat in a small window pop-up every now and then. Just how do you keep your client-freelancer relationship harmonious when things go wrong?
Ever felt like you have so many things to do with so little time? When you can’t maximize 24 hours a day and be your most productive, just how can you become an everywhere freelancer and maximize the Web so you can reach out to more clients? Getting yourself a clone or casting a doppelgänger is definitely out of the question – but here’s the great news: You can be an omnipresent freelancer… and by this, we mean utilizing the Web to make sure people get to know you, even when you are sleeping.
We’ve all come to love these infographics or information graphics that have taken data into a whole new creative art form and as such, Ajeva have scoured the Web to bring you fascinating stuff about freelancing and mobile work which is rendered in a curious mix of context and visual form. If pictures can paint a thousand words, infographics will give you more than just that. Here’s our favorite ten:
In the world of business, gaining that competitive advantage is having a strategy that will strengthen and position your brand above the rest. No doubt that today’s workplace is super competitive and you will need more than just guerrilla intelligence and a global mindset to win these days. If you’ve heard someone saying that a little friendly competition can be healthy, you can take that word literally to help you visualize scenarios that will make you perform to the max. You are like an athlete in the triathlon of the freelancing sphere. Are you ready to compete and win?
You are a 21st-century freelancer and you don’t complain much. Yes, work is satisfying and you earn enough money to enjoy that freedom you’ve always craved for. You don’t even worry about your health and your have the fun of pursuing the risk of what freelancing life has to offer. You only think of your journey as the goal, where you use your time, energy and creativity in building your business as a busy freelancer. You, my friend, like every freelancers out there, is a guerrilla in your rightful place. Do you have what it takes to succeed as one?
Tony Robbins may have been right by saying ‘…passion is the genesis of genius’ and many will tell you to find something you’re passionate about so you can earn a living out of it. It is not as easy as you think, but the effort is well worth it. Just imagine getting up each day; you getting excited for work. You are just in your element where your work flow loses track of time and place, simply because your job feels more fun, more like a passion. If you’re unhappy with your current job, I’d say it’s time to realize your fullest potential and turn your dreams into a possibility – by finding your true calling.
We hear a lot of thought leaders and expats talk about having a global mindset for success in order to survive in today’s new era of workforce. The world may be flat in a freelancer’s perspective, but by fostering diversity ( beyond race, gender, culture, education, skills and education ), you hold the key to becoming successful these days. When you stop clinging to old-fashioned norms that are losing its competitive edge in today’s digitally-connected world, you open yourself to a full spectrum of possibilities that encourages innovation.
In these times when your office location doesn’t anymore define your work, just how crucial is it to collaborate on projects in a virtual scene? While keeping up with new technologies that spun a lot of awesome web collaboration tools is just as important, in the end, you will still have multiple players who need to run your project effectively.. by increasing productivity. It’s all about saving a client’s time, money and not to mention, sanity.