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    3 Things Holding You Back From $3,000+ Website ProjectsEarn more website projects
    When I started my web design business in 1999, the first project I got paid for earned me a whopping $900. The project after that ... $500 (plus a box of chocolate). Over the next thirteen years I fluctuated from the low thousands up to thirty thousand dollars per project. There is a magic number around $3,000 that was really hard for me to cross consistently.Read More…
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    How a Teenager From Nigeria Built a Five Figure Freelance Writing BusinessPreview writers in charge
    It's really hard to make a living as a freelance writer. Yet, some still manage to pull it off, sometimes against all odds. While native English speakers with university degrees are struggling to get clients, Onibalusi Bamidele — a teenager from Nigeria — is pulling in over $50,000 dollars a year in freelance writing income. Moreover, Bamidele is convinced that his success can be replicated, that other writers can use the same methods to get their freelance writing businesses off the ground. Let's look at how this energetic teenager went from an academic failure to a successful freelance writer in just a few short years.Read More…
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    Session: Twitter for FreelancersSession twitter for freelancers
    If you're not on Twitter right now promoting your freelance business, then you may be a bit skeptical about the benefits of social media marketing. Is it really worth all the time you can sink into it? It can be, especially if you approach it with a strategic mindset. This Session, written by David Masters, highlights the strengths of Twitter and shows you how to get set up, grow your following, promote your freelance business, analyze your metrics, and more. You can use Twitter for research as well, it's a great place to network, meet new clients, pose questions, get answers, and pull the information you need.Read More…
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    3 eCommerce Fulfillment Options: Which One is Right for Your Business?3 ecommerce fulfillment options
    In a world where you can set up an online store in just a few clicks, anyone can become an eCommerce trader. But even though setting up shop is easy, you've still got to source products that you can sell, find a way to take credit card payments, market your store to bring in customers, and ship orders out to customers in an efficient manner. This article gives an overview of the range of options for fulfilling orders. Fulfillment is the process of getting products from a warehouse (either yours, or somebody else's) into the hands of your customers. In other words, fulfillment involves packing, shipping and delivering products to customers. This article isn't only relevant for traders already selling products. It can be helpful to know about the range of fulfillment options available to you before you launch your store. That's because knowing how you'll ship products can influence what you decide to stock in your store. You might be surprised at the options available.Read More…
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    The Undergraduate Guide to Freelancing Your Way Through SchoolStudent guide to freelancing
    As a student freelancer, you have many advantages. Every day, you encounter dozens of people who could become clients: fellow students, faculty, alumni, and local businesses. The opportunities are there, but there are challenges to overcome. It's difficult to juggle your studies and freelancing responsibilities, yet it is highly rewarding for those that can manage their schedules. Freelancing can provide you with a better income than a part-time job—putting more cash in your pocket. You can choose your own hours, pick your projects, and gain valuable hands-on experience. Are you ready to get started?Read More…
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    The Top WordPress Plugins You Need for Your Authority Blog5 preview authority blog wordpress plugins
    In the last post we got your blog setup with a unique-looking design courtesy of the Canvas theme framework. But aesthetics are just one piece of the puzzle -- in reality, any successful blog needs to function well in order to succeed. Although WordPress has great functionality out the box, its true power lies in its extensibility, which is exactly what we're going to cover today. I'm going to take you through the top WordPress plugins you can use to elevate your authority site to another level. We're going to cover everything from backups, to security, to search engine optimization, to post promotion and more. This step-by-step guide will show you how to install and setup each of the WordPress plugins I consider to be must-haves for authority site owners. Enjoy!Read More…
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    Blogging
    Session: Launch and Grow Your Freelance BlogSession launch freelance blog growth
    As a freelancer you're always marketing and trying new approaches to bring in clients. There is a proven method online to raise your profile and that's blogging. Done the right way, you'll bring in more clients than you need. If you're fresh to blogging, or have a blog that isn't getting the attention it deserves, then nows the time to sink your marketing time into this tactic. In this Session, written by seasoned freelance blogger Carol Tice, you'll learn how to improve your freelance blogging performance. Find out how to write effective blog posts, design your freelancer blog for conversion, hook client's on your content, and score guest posts on top blogs. You'll discover promotion strategies and methods for earning from your freelance blog as well. Read More…
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    How To Put 'The Business Model Canvas' To Good UsePreview business model canvas
    The book "Business Model Generation" should ring a bell for freelancers and many entrepreneurs. It explores the possibilities of using a 'Business Model Canvas.' This is a model that you use to define the components of your business. It offers an interactive way to look at your current business model and improve your results. It's a way to keep moving forward with an iterative business plan. In today's article, we'll explore what the "Business Model Canvas" is, then learn how you can use it to create a new business or improve your current one.Read More…
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    From Freelancer to (Multiple) Startup Founder Using BrandingPreview adriaan pienaar brand building
    Having co-founded and pushed the growth of WooThemes as a CEO, I believe that having a strong personal brand is a big part of how my projects grew fast. Learn about my journey from freelancer to multiple startup founder. With the right brand personality and positioning you can leverage your skills, build your reputation as an expert, and achieve you definition of success. You can also learn more via my latest e-book Brandiing.Read More…
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    Blogging
    Best of Both Worlds: How to Build a Freelance/Passive Business Online1 preview freelance passive business
    In my experience, the worlds of freelancing and passive income are often perceived as being at odds with each other. This is something that I initially struggled with when I first decided that I wanted to quit my job and build an online business back in May 2011. I was immediately drawn to the concept of passive income -- who wouldn't be? However, it was in fact freelancing that enabled me to quit my job in December of that same year. Despite that, I have never lost sight of my passive income goals. I continued to work on my blog, Leaving Work Behind, and today it complements my freelancing income and has (in my opinion) the potential to grow beyond it. The fact is this: freelancing and passive projects can be complementary, and in this series of posts I want to show you how to create and build a successful authority blog alongside your freelancing business.Read More…
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    Session: Building a Successful Freelance Email NewsletterSession successful email newsletter
    As a freelancer you're actively marketing, working to bring in new clients, and encouraging existing clients to continue to use your freelance services. Email newsletters are an affordable and effective tool for pulling in consistent business. Are you ready to start an email newsletter? In this Session, written by Thursday Bram, you'll learn the ins and outs of launching your fresh, freelance newsletter. Uncover how to choose the best email newsletter software, create compelling newsletter content, convert readers to clients, and keep your email newsletter from being marked as spam.Read More…
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    Session: Get Going with Google+Session get going with google
    If you’re a freelancing, running your own business online, then you're constantly looking for tools that can benefit your business. Social media is a proven medium for interacting with potential clients and growing your audience, but with new platforms launching on a regular basis, it's difficult to know how much time you should sink into yet another tool. This Session, written by David Masters, highlights the strengths of Google plus and shows you how to use it to grow your freelance business. There are eight parts to this Session, covering ground from setting up your account, networking with circles, using Google Plus to boost your search rankings, leveraging it to find clients, and more results driven material.Read More…
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