At the start of every month, we’ll be rounding up the best posts from the business network of blogs and directing you to them. Here’s the best of business in May, including articles from WorkAwesome and FreelanceSwitch. We look forward to adding the Netsetter to our round-ups after its upcoming relaunch!
- Find a Collaboration Partner That Fits Your Style by Patrik Larsson. Learn how to pick your freelance collaborators and business partners.
- Web Writing: Who Sets the Standards by Kristen Fischer. This article discusses how creatives should stay consistent when writing for the web.
- How to Use Old-School Techniques to Get New Clients by James Chartrand. It might be time to look at some old-school methods instead of trying to stay on top of the latest and greatest technology.
- Should You Quote Rates Over the Phone? by Thursday Bram. Thursday makes the case for sticking to written estimates to make sure you don’t get railroaded on the phone.
- Do You Work On the Weekends? by Thursday Bram. Do you work on the weekends? And do you think there’s anything wrong with doing so?
- Handling Interruptions Realistically by André Kibbe. This article outlines how to deal with situations that keep you from finishing your tasks in a realistic way.
- Habits That Annoy Your Cubicle Mates by Ana da Silva. Keep in your co-workers good graces by learning what not to do if you share workspace with them.
- 9 Ways To Improve Your Writing by Carl Natale. Brush up on your writing skills and learn 9 ways you can take them to the next level.
- How to Ask Your Boss to Work from Home by Mike Vardy. While you know you can get more done at home, you may have a challenge ahead of you convincing your boss that’s the case. Gearing up the courage to ask is the first step, but read this if you want to have some tips on how to ask.
- The Benefits of Working from Home by Ana da Silva. If you’re on the fence about whether you want to move from the office to home, consider this piece on The Benefits of Working from Home, which details some of what you’d have to look forward to.