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Today I’m going to start discussing and disclosing my income and expenditure at a high level. Why am I sharing my income report? I’ve thought long and hard about this and have asked a lot of you for your opinion (thanks for the feedback). I was a bit skeptical in the past and still kind of feel that way. But I’ve decided that I’m going to take the leap and do it because I think it may really help build your confidence and help motivate you. I’m doing this not to show you […]

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UpWork – How oDesk FAILED!

Every so often we all come across some good intention taking a turn for the worst. Sometimes the failure is outside of the control off the decision makers.  But a lot of the time it is simply due to incompetence, lack of talent, lack of foresight and the overall lack of care to the end-user – Total disrespect IMHO. I feel that the recent oDesk to UpWork conversion is an example of something that went terribly wrong. I understand that the intention of the company was to reinvent itself, provide the […]

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Every now and then, I hear from people that have lost some of their hard earned money to a scammer. In some cases, the losses are small, in others they are life changing and the emotional scar is priceless. So I thought I’d do my bit and list a few scamming techniques that I’ve come across in my time online. My aim is to describe the tactics employed so that you can more easily identify real from fake opportunities. There are too many variants to list but I think you will get a sense of what makes up a scam and how to avoid getting duped.

Before we dig in, I’ve got one request. Please share this article with a friend so that they don’t get scammed. Thanks!

At the end of this article, I’ve got a Q&A style guide to help you determine real from fake, so skip ahead if you are stuck for time.

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4 application techniques to get more freelance jobs

Are you applying to dozens of jobs and not getting noticed. I think I know why. I’ve put together a few simple tips to help you avoid falling into this situation. I can tell you that I use these techniques every time I put in a tender for a project and can tell you that it gets me noticed more often than not. So give it a try, it’s free and you have nothing to lose.

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How I got to 500+ relevant LinkedIn connections in 30 days

Over the last 30 or so days I increased my LinkedIn connection count from about 280 connections to over 500 relevant connections. I’m now in the 500+ club. 🙂 I noticed that like myself, a lot of professionals are underutilising their LinkedIn profiles. Low connection counts and poor work history will essentially exclude you from jobs that you apply for due to LinkedIn’s ‘relevance’ / ‘skills matching’ algorithms. Here are a few things you can do that will take just a few minutes every day and I guarantee you that […]

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Whatever field you are in, start a blog now! Here’s why…

I’ve been contacted a few times by a few people recently wondering why their online career is not taking of as expected. Questions like, why did I not get that job offer or why am I not being invited for an interview. Or statements like, I’m just gonna give up and look for a regular office job. One of the key reasons is that, employers have no idea if your CV is fabricated (most are), or a true reflection of your experience and ability. While, references can be contacted to establish […]

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Is WordPress right for you?

I generally stress that if you want to work online, you need to market yourself a bit. A really nice way of doing this is with your own website. I think it’s key to establishing yourself as a reputable business or contractor. Not too long ago, we had very little choice; you could either pay someone to develop a site for you, or you could become an HTML expert overnight and unsuccessfully attempt it yourself. This situation resulted in amateur websites that were average at best, horrible to use at worst. Low budgets and the lack of competition were poor motivators to professional developers which resulted in a large number of second class products.

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I’m back

We’ve recently had a new addition to the family and hence I’ve been scarce for the last few months. I just wanted to dedicate some time to the family. Well, that was my intention anyways. Baby is doing well and into a routine which helps me get back into my routine. So you will hear a lot more from me from now on.

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15 Reasons for Freelancers to Use Social Media

Social media is unavoidable if you work online.  Many freelancers try to avoid it because they don’t want to reveal too much of their personal life or they just don’t understand it.  But once you start working for yourself, marketing becomes part of your job and in our time, social media is a big part of marketing. If you are still hesitant to get involved in social networking sites, maybe these 15 reasons for freelancers to use social media will convince you! 1. Build a Brand YOU are your brand […]

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20 Things You Need to Do to Start Your Online Business

Do you want to start your own online business but aren’t sure how? Building an online business can be a great way to be your own boss, generate an income and work towards financial security. But how do you get started? More importantly, how do you get started in a way that sets you up for success? This 20-step guide will walk you through the steps involved in getting your online business up and running. This isn’t just for one specific industry or type of work: no matter what sort […]

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30 grammatical mistakes which are scaring away your customers

Good writing draws you in and keeps you reading. Grammatical mistakes disrupt the flow and ruin your experience. There are many mistakes that must be avoided if you want potential customers to get to the end of your text. Here are some of the most common.

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20 Podcasts to boost your earning potential

You say to yourself, I want to learn more about making money online. But how? I’ve got no time to read blogs, books, watch videos etc, I’m just really busy… Sound familiar?

Well, I’m in the same boat! I rarely have time to do anything nowadays, between my business, blogs, college and family; I find that there is barely enough time to breathe. So I employ people and outsource to help alleviate the workload, which is great, but I still need to absorb new knowledge on my own. So here is what I do. I turn to Podcasts, which I can listen to while commuting, at the gym, or doing anything really.

Here are 20 Podcasts from two successful entrepreneurs that are bound to make you a more successful at what you do.

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5 Ways to Make Money as a Freelance Writer Before You Even Have Clients

How do you make money as a freelance writer when you’ve never published anything before? Who would hire someone without any experience? This is the big question that people ask when they are thinking about starting a freelance writing career.

Starting a new career online can be difficult and it is true to some degree that private clients like to see your work before you’re hired. But there are many ways that you can start getting paid for your work, even before you get hired by your first clients. Using these 5 ways to earn money through your writing will also show clients what you are able to do. Also, many of these money earners will make money long after you have done the work.

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Your subconscious is telling you that you should be doing this instead

Time for a bit of fun. Sometimes what we are doing with our lives is not really want we want to be doing. So here is a fun test to see what you subconsciously want to do with your life. The first profession you see is probably it. Enjoy. Oh, drop me a comment with what your subconscious is telling you.

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5 Ways to Make Yourself More Marketable as a Freelance Writer

Peruse the latest Internet job boards and website job listings and you will notice that there is an increasing demand for writers who know much more than just writing. Skills that may seem advanced are now listed as basic skills that are required in order to apply to competitive writing gigs. Learning these 5 skills will make you sought-after in today’s writers market.

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