It isn’t hard to find articles on motivation for a freelancer.
It’s only too easy to find five or 10 obvious steps to get goin’ on that approaching deadline (“picture the job already done” or “have a comfy work environment”).
But there’s a deeper philosophical issue at stake, and all too often these articles ignore it.
You don’t want to take just any advice on motivation techniques — some recommendations can hurt more than they can help.
From my experience, you really need to consider what type of motivation a particular strategy would speak to.
While some extrinsic motivators might work in a pinch, you don’t want to build up the habit of relying on them. Instead you need intrinsic motivation. Click Here to Read Article …
In the fast-spinning and unpredictable business world, there are some common mistakes startups make.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 50 percent of the small businesses fail within the first five years.
Your new business venture is more like a journey where you go along a rocky road filled with landmines — one wrong step and you’re out.
Beginning stages are exciting, but then the majority of these blunders are made in early days. Click Here to Read Article …
Being able to devote your time solely to school was so twentieth century.
These days, with ever-rising tuition costs, more people are working to put themselves through school.
Also, it’s becoming increasingly common to continue one’s education to take careers to the next level.
Whatever takes you to higher learning, the idea isn’t just to get a degree but to learn as much as possible.
The demands of studying while working full time might tempt you to take shortcuts or concede that you’re only sort of doing college. Here are some tips to get the most out of earning a degree while still on the job. Click Here to Read Article …
Maybe you’re a business owner looking to get more exposure for your startup.
Perhaps you’re a budding internet marketer with dreams of ruling the Internet.
No matter how different from the next guy you may be, you have one thing in common: You want your brand to get recognized — to improve brand awareness.
Here are 10 tips to help you establish brand recognition, regardless of what industry you’re in. Click Here to Read Article …
Dear Reader: This is the third in a series of posts on properly showcasing your freelance experience on a resume.
In previous posts, we’ve established first that freelance work can be regarded with suspicion.
We also learned it’s possible to combat this by demonstrating the skills you’ve developed during your freelance career.
Today, we’ll firm up ways to do this, looking, specifically, at the functional resume, and comparing it to the chronological resume. Click Here to Read Article …
Britons are the biggest online spenders in Europe, with predictions of an average $1,800 per person to be spent shopping across the Internet in 2015.
That’s a year-on-year rise of 16 percent, pushing online retail sales in the U.K. to $80 billion.
The U.S. and Canadian markets can expect a similar rise.
But do you feel that your e-commerce site isn’t allowing you to get your hands on a share of this market due to poor performance?
Giving your customers the chance to buy your products online is one thing – but is your site letting you down when it comes to converting visits to sales?
Here are five ways of making sure your e-commerce site is up to scratch. Click Here to Read Article …
Companies once reached their audience by saying, “Buy Arco pancake mix. It makes good pancakes.”
And then came television commercials that promoted a lifestyle.
Then there was complex marketing research.
By the time Web 2.0 came along, the marketing intelligentsia on various brands tended to feel that any traditional advertising was a thing of the past and that telling a story was the way to reach people.
That is what brand journalism is all about, and it opens doors for freelance writers. Click Here to Read Article …
In the first of our series on effectively relating freelance experience on resumes, we looked at some of the red flags employers see in such experience.
One of the ideas we stressed was that you can get around these red flags.
The way to do this is by assuring the employer that you’ve developed the skills he or she is looking for.
Here, in part two, we take a look at how to do just that. Click Here to Read Article …