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Reasons to Fire Your Client

It’s something we don’t like to admit very often is it? No matter how great of a freelancer we are, no matter how fantastic your contracts and vetting process is, you’ll ultimately end up with a client you feel that you can no longer work with. Hopefully, you’ve protected yourself so that these occurrences are rare, but no matter how...

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How to Be a Professional Freelancer

I get asked the question almost every day: “Just how does one become a freelancer?” While most sites will post a boring write-up on being on time, being nice and networking, I’m here to tell you the “real” nitty gritty of just what it takes to become a “real” professional freelancer. Here’s your very own copy of the Professional Freelancer’s Guide...

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To-Do, To-Do, To-Do, To-What??

There are certain things this nerd goes really nerdy for – books, stuff in antique stores, dresses, interior design, Apple products and — notebooks. Yes, I have a strange attraction to notebooks. I enjoying trying out and collecting different kinds of notebooks. I’m not talking about the plain ruled kind you’d use at school, although those classics always work in a...

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How to Change Your Freelancing Perceptions and Prosper

People who are successful in freelancing will tell you that starting their own business was the best choice they ever made. Those who are thinking of going freelance, or are “happy” in a full-time job, tell a different story. While your perceptions of things in life doesn’t determine the success or failure of what you’re doing 100% of the time,...

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The Reality of Business Dreams

If you follow my blog at all, you’ll know that with Codesnipp.it, I started moving towards making my own apps instead of only working with clients. I’ve yet to really make any money at all, but I’m hoping that changes with the new app my husband and I are working on, called SpendK.it. (I don’t know what it is with...

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10 Strategic Questions to Ask Before You Become a Freelancer

Becoming independent is going to be the best thing you’ve ever done for your career–if you do it right. Not everyone is meant for, or even comfortable with, working on their own. It’s important to figure this out before becoming enamored with all the freedom freelancing brings. You don’t want to leave a good job and then realize too late...

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Thoughts on Google+

My impression so far on Google+? Meh. I still think Facebook has a strong case in the courts against them. Google+ basically brings nothing new to the social media scene, and besides the nice new layout, is pretty much an exact copy of Facebook with some features removed. And before you mention circles, Facebook already allows you to split up...

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Create Your Dream Job

Being a freelancer has always been a dream of mine. I was raised with the value of hard work, but was always told that to really succeed and get ahead in life, I needed to start my own company and be my own boss. Now that I’ve started my own company and am essentially my own boss though, what’s next? Do...

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So You're a Failure

Everyone comes to a point in their life where they feel like a failure. Nothing seems to go right, does it? It’s even worse when the failure has to do with your freelance business, as that means everything in your life is in jeopardy–from the mortgage to putting food on the table. So what do we do when we begin...

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How to Survive in a Rapidly Changing Freelance Marketplace

Running a business is tough enough, but when you’re centered in an industry that seems to change almost every day, it can seem impossible. While there’s a ton of freelance work out there, there’s also plenty of competition and it becomes a daily fight to set yourself apart. One of the best things about being a freelancer is that when...

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