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Making Serious Money as a Freelancer in the Recession

13. April 2010

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Making Serious Money as a Freelancer in the Recession

Freelancers have a unique opportunity in their work lifestyle. This is the ability to work as much or as less as you want. Being a freelancer may mean that you can work in your pyjamas and start work at any time, but it ought to mean more than that. You should go beyond this beginners [...]

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Should I Increase My Hourly Rate as a Freelancer?

12. April 2010

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Should I Increase My Hourly Rate as a Freelancer?

Every freelancer has had to make their own decision on what to charge for freelancing projects, be that an hourly rate or a fixed rate. Whichever method of pricing you prefer, there is always a lingering issue which eats away at the mind of many freelancers and causes them to change their rate, especially in [...]

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How to Grow the Balls to Freelance

8. April 2010

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How to Grow the Balls to Freelance

Speaking to an experienced coder, I began to wonder why he chose 20 years of employment over being his own boss and freelancing. So I asked him, “Why don’t you consider freelancing?”. The answer he gave was something which concerns many people who want to become freelancers, or those of us who only freelance part-time. [...]

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The Rise of Unemployment: Where to Now?

18. March 2010

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The Rise of Unemployment: Where to Now?

Unemployment has really hit hard in the US. We hear about it on the news all the time, and it seems like it’s getting worse and worse as the country tries to solve this huge failure by the banking industry that affects us all. The same thing is not only happening in the US, but [...]

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Warren Buffett’s Advice to Budding Freelancers and Entrepreneurs

30. October 2009

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Warren Buffett’s Advice to Budding Freelancers and Entrepreneurs

In 2008 Warren Buffett was ranked the richest person in the world. He made his fortune from investing in the stock market and buying out companies. I recently read a biography about Buffett and it inspired me to learn more of this peculiar billionaire. I came to learn that Buffett was an amazing person and [...]

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How to Deal With Multiple Client Projects

27. October 2009

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How to Deal With Multiple Client Projects

You’ve just completed a full-blown marketing campaign last week, and now the results are starting to show. You’ve got 10 clients waiting for you to do some work for them, but you just don’t know how you’ll cope. Well, for one, let me establish first that quite simply, the more effective you are with the [...]

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How Freelancers Should Combat the Feast-Starve Cycle

16. October 2009

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How Freelancers Should Combat the Feast-Starve Cycle

There’s a common problem in the freelancing world which I call the “Feast-Starve” cycle. It’s simply the phenomena that you experience whilst freelancing, where one month all your clients will pay your invoices, and you’ll essentially be flooded and content with your earnings for that month (the “feast” month). Because the freelancer then tends to [...]

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