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What to do when a client won’t pay up (pt. 1)

Whether what you do as a freelancer is a total labor or love, or just something you do to put food on the table, it’s essential that you’re getting paid for your work. This, after all, is what differentiates a freelancing business from a hobby that you might as well do in your spare time. Unfortunately, while all clients agree …

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How to avoid turning a networking event into a nightmare

We all know how modest freelancers can be when it comes to presenting their work. Also, how nervous they get when, among their audience, could be someone really important to their next accomplishment. Networking may seem stressful but as long as you have well-structured speech combined with some other elements we suggest, you can become your own best marketer. …

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Tips on managing your freelancing project’s scope

There’s this saying about being careful of what you wish for — because you just might get it. As a freelancer, you’ll have many opportunities to appreciate its wisdom. Take project management for one. If you come from the corporate world, you’ll probably have many bad experiences with incompetent project managers over-promising and leading their teams into “death marches” to be able to finish …

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Back to basics: Starting a new business

Ideas for new business ventures may strike you anytime, anyplace. It could be a marketplace gap you noticed after a purchase fail, a personal experience that urged you to act for solving a problem or, ideally, something truly innovative that you’ve been working on for a long time. No matter the circumstances, bringing your vision to life is important for …

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Simple tips to invoice like a pro!

Invoicing is perceived by many to be the most boring of chores a businessman can suffer. There is a small minority that finds joy in its repetitive nature, mostly perhaps it brings them one step closer to getting paid for their services/goods. Nonetheless, as with so many other things in this life, it’s mandatory and it wouldn’t do any …

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Top 7 self employed jobs

Don’t like being an office drone? Hate the corporate cubicle? Can’t stand pointy-haired bosses telling you what to do? Tired of the daily nine to five routine? Would rather be your own boss? Well, join the club. No, not the club of disgruntled and disillusioned corporate employees (though, you probably belong there too) ― but …

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Business budget planning tips for SMEs and freelancers

Budgeting – a process feared by the unprepared and a useful tool on the hands of every successful small business owner. Every new beginning in life needs a little bit of planning before testing the waters.  Before opening your own small business it is crucial to have a good estimation of your finances and how money is …

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The advantages and disadvantages of becoming a freelancer

Freelancing is one of those things that tend to polarize people. Some consider it their dream career — and are determined to jump in and follow through even if they’ll never make as much as in some corporate job. Others find it too stressful and demanding, and wouldn’t try it even if they were assured they’d be making …

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Do you have what it takes to become a successful entrepreneur?

The 1 billion dollar question every young person aspiring to become the next Mark  Zuckerberg asks themselves: “What makes a successful entrepreneur?” Is it a degree from an elite education institution? Is it having a Type-A personality? Or is it just good old luck? There are examples of success stories that include all those traits, but Bill …

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