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Content Issues in Blogs

Regardless of what others might say about RSS, I still prefer to subscribe to my favorite blogs this way. While I’m sometimes follow them on other social media sites like Twitter or Facebook, oftentimes they don’t announce new posts, or they get lost in the clutter. RSS is the only way I can stay on top of my favorite blogs....

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Location Based Services

We’re normally told as freelancers that location doesn’t matter because we all work online anyways. Imagine my relief then, as when I first started freelancing, I lived in the middle of nowhere, 40 minutes outside of Nashville. But the advice was right, after my initial struggle with getting clients, I became so busy I was often scheduled up 2-3 months...

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Tribes: We Need You To Lead Us By Seth Godin

Tribes is the second book I’ve read by Seth Godin. Purple Cow was a pretty awesome read, so when several people recommended this book to me, I picked it up eagerly. I have to admit I was a little disappointed. While it did contain some great thoughts, none of it was really new. Seth Godin is supposed to be some...

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Attracting Your Target Clients

We’ve talked before about choosing the kind of work and clients you want to work with. Knowing who you want to work with is great, but how do you find them? We’re lucky enough to be in an industry where there’s no shortage of work, but a lot of that work isn’t worth our time and effort, so it’s important that...

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First Steps to Becoming a Successful Freelancer

In this day and age, it’s tough to stand out on your own. Unfortunately this is what causes a lot of people to stay sheltered in jobs they hate, because they have a false sense of job security. However, ask any person laid off from the recession and they’ll be the first to tell you that nothing is secure, so...

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How to Get Ahead When There’s No Work

Every freelancer, no matter how awesome they are, goes through slow periods. They often only last a week or two–but when you’re used to getting a lot of checks in the mail, that week can go on for forever. Even though you should be used to it by now, it’s still stressful, but there’s hope yet! If you’re like me,...

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BarCamp Nashville 2010 Recap

BarCamp Nashville this year was great! The swag was awesome and the sponsors were great.  This year we had a giant 10ft tall robot and a large green octopus walking around! I videoed my all-time favorite speaker this year. Be sure to listen to the whole thing, not only is he a great speaker, he’s also very funny. Here’s Justin...

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Are There Too Many Freelancers?

Finding freelance work can be tough, especially if you’re just starting out or not too well known in the community. A lot of people try to find some clients for a few weeks and when they can’t, they give up and think that there’s just too much competition for jobs out there today. But is there? If you’re looking for...

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6 Ways to Increase Your Visibility on Twitter

I’ve found that one of the fastest ways of getting your name out there is to use Twitter. Without it, I think I’d still be struggling to find work and other freelancers who I’ve come to depend on for sharing work. I know some of you are still skeptics as to how social media can do anything for your business....

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Finding Your First Clients

Once you become better known in your profession, clients will constantly come to you instead of you looking for them. You’ll often be so busy with work and won’t need to market yourself as often. But, what do you do when you’re just starting out or not well known? Before you begin getting clients, it can be tough to figure...

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