The Best of Business in June: 10 Posts from FreelanceSwitch & WorkAwesome


Every month, we’ll be rounding up the previous month’s best posts from the business network of blogs and directing you to them. Here’s the best of business in June, including articles from WorkAwesome and FreelanceSwitch. We look forward to adding the Netsetter to our round-ups after its upcoming relaunch!

FreelanceSwitch

15 Inspiring Home Offices

Patrik Larson takes us for a tour through 15 visually stunning home offices. Are they effective? You decide.

Freelancers from Hell — The Flip Side of Clients from Hell

You know all about clients from hell. What many freelancers don’t realize is that some of us can be just as horrific. James Chartrand discusses.

The 10 Best Web Apps for Freelancers

There are thousands of web apps designed for freelancers and small businesses. In this article we narrow it down to ten of the greatest options out there.

5 Reasons You May Not Be Ready to Student Freelance

Amber Leigh Turner, FreelanceSwitch’s resident student freelancer, talks about five things to get in order before you decide to mix study and freelancing.

5 Ways to Fire a Client

There are just some clients who you no longer want to work with. It could be that the client in question is difficult to work with or it could be more a matter that you’ve moved on from the type of work you’ve been doing for that client. Whether you’ve only done a little work for the client or you’ve been together a long time, it’s never easy to fire a client.

WorkAwesome

It’s Okay to Stare

One of WorkAwesome’s newest contributors, Coe Douglas, discusses how staring off into space can actually help you get ideas flowing and, ultimately, seeing things through to completion better than simply plowing through without stopping.

5 Incredibly Useful Gmail Features

Gmail is one of the most popular email services going these days. But many of us have only scratched the surface of what it is capable of – and how it can help us push through what is generally our biggest “time suck”. Susan Johnston explores 5 of the many features Gmail has to offer.

Procrastination Hack: Aim for Nonzero

Procrastination is often not only misguided, but misunderstood. Trying to do too much can lead to procrastination just as easily as actually doing too little. Aiming for “working in small chunks” is one of the suggestions André Kibbe offers in this piece on hacking procrastination.

7 Power Tips For Productive RSS News Feed Reading

While keeping up with the latest in your RSS feed reader is a way of staying informed, it can quickly deteriorate into a huge time waster. Abhijeet Mukherjee delivers some tips to keep your feed reading from becoming a liability instead of an asset.

11 Productivity Tools for Road Warriors and Telecommuters

Just because you’re away from the office doesn’t mean you need to be away from the things that keep you productive. Carl Natale gives an overview of some tools to have in your arsenal to make sure you’re making progress no matter where you are.


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Joel Falconer is the co-founder of public relations company Methodic Studios, publishes the gaming blog StartFrag, and is an editor at leading technology news site The Next Web. You can follow him on Twitter.

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