10 Simplest Tips for Getting 3x Inbound Leads from LinkedIn

10 Simplest Tips for Getting 3x Inbound Leads from LinkedIn

Freelancer How-To, Productivity Hacks
LinkedIn has been around for a while, but as a Freelancer, Consultant and Solopreneur, it is the single best social media network to help you bring in warm leads.  Here's how to 3x inbound leads with these tips for your LinkedIn profile. LinkedIn is fast becoming the only social media network used professionally.  Facebook and other companies have talked about and are working on building a professional profile graph, but LinkedIn has the benefit of being around for close to a decade now. With 400+ million users and in more than 200 countries, the potential reach you have as a Freelancer is unlimited.  By building an amazing profile on your page for your Freelancing Business, you stand an amazing chance of creating warm inbound leads effortlessly.  Here's what I've done to…
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4 Money Saving Tips for the Newly Self Employed

4 Money Saving Tips for the Newly Self Employed

Freelancer How-To
As an employee, you have everything done for you like deductions and some taxes take at source.  As a self employed person, it's like you're going to need to do these yourself now.  Here are some tips that I had to learn and has helped me save hundreds of dollars by doing them. 1. Getting Behind on Book-keeping Book-keeping is such a pain for me.  I was always good at math so you would think that it would predipose me to also being good at book-keeping, but it's not the case. If you're like me, you would you find your person or fiscal year-end to be an extremely painful exercise. Not making excuses here but my bank also doesn't make it easy. For some reason, my bank doesn't allow for…
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Some Free Ways to Stay Healthy as a Work at Home Freelancer

Some Free Ways to Stay Healthy as a Work at Home Freelancer

Freelancer How-To, Mental Health, Physical Health
Freelancing can be a lonely business, especially folks like us who work at home.  With the internet tools it's a double-edge sword -- on the one hand I can have meetings and do demos over video conferencing software, but on the other hand, working at home can be isolating. I quit my full-time job over 2 years ago now.  It wasn't the easiest start for me I must admit in the beginning and it was big change for me in both my mindset and my schedule. I had to fill my schedule (or at least I thought I had to) in order to "keep busy".  I had this feeling like I had to work just as hard or rather had to work the same hours (which turned out to not…
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5 Side Hustle Ideas to Start Online and Offline Today

5 Side Hustle Ideas to Start Online and Offline Today

Freelancer How-To
Side hustle means freedom to choose to work on something for money that you enjoy, find creative and save more for the future.  Be part of the gig economy today by finding a simple, easy way to start a side hustle. Not too long ago, the average middle-class worker will stay at maybe one or two companies and retire with a pension.  Nowadays, most jobs no longer come with defined-benefit pensions and instead offer inferior retirement plans.  With the internet, there are now platforms to help people earn money and save more on the side (or colloquially known as 'side hustle'), enjoying multiple and diverse sources of income in additional to their day jobs. In recent years, we've termed this freelancer work as "side hustle".  But the idea is that…
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Between Jobs as a Freelancer: One Passive Income Stream Few People Discuss

Between Jobs as a Freelancer: One Passive Income Stream Few People Discuss

Freelancer How-To
How to Create a Passive Income Safety Net It's bound to happen where you delivery a project and another doesn't start or hasn't come through yet.  What do you do in those times as a Freelancer?  Are there ways you can supplement or diversify your income for those times you're between jobs? Let's cut to the chase.  There will be times when a client drops off, or a contract is delayed or you just don't have enough work in the pipeline to be gainfully employed 100% of the time.  So what do you do during those weeks and months? Most freelancers and if you're like me, would have thought about the worst case scenarios (financially anyway).  It would mean that I've considered the possibility of not having a contract and…
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Top 6 Trends on How to Make Money at Home

Top 6 Trends on How to Make Money at Home

Freelancer How-To
How to Make Money at Home Side-hustles, solopreneurship, freelancing is all the rage these days for those looking for passive income in addition to their main 'gig'.  Whether you are currently at a corporate job, working at a startup, or already a budding entrepreneur, here is a comprehensive list and guide to the gig economy on How to Make Money at Home. Trend #1: Sell Your Skills to High-Paying Clients! Freelancing has become much more accessible as job become more specializes in our economy.  Specific skills are need to service increasingly complex industries and regulations inter-industries.  Highly-specialized skills lends these people to become highly valuable workers to those that want them. So it's obvious you can probably sell yourself as an expert in whatever job description you currently (e.g. Senior UX Designer).…
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How to Building a Strong Backlog of Freelance Jobs

How to Building a Strong Backlog of Freelance Jobs

Freelancer How-To
Building a Strong Backlog of Freelance Jobs Making the leap from a 9-to-5 employee to working for yourself requires more than just technical skills.   This move is not just a step, but a chasm for most new freelancers never had experience in sales, marketing and general business management. Building a thriving Freelancing Business means changing or acquiring the mindset to build a business.   The skill you have, your portfolio of work and results is what is the value you can create for clients.  But it's equally important to ensure you have the right mindset to not just do existing work, but to keep one eye out for future business.   Thinking Like a Business A business is a venture that takes financial risks in order to gain a profit.…
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How to Work at Home: Improving Productivity of Freelancers

How to Work at Home: Improving Productivity of Freelancers

Freelancer How-To
How to Work at Home For Freelancers, Digital Nomads and Solopreneurs, part of the appeal of working from home is not have to make that horrid commute -- walking, taking public transit, biking and worst of all driving.  But sometimes working from home is a productivity-killer, there are so many distractions and sometimes living blends too closely with professional work that it's hard to get things done.  Below is a definitive guide to -- How to Work at Home. If your home or temporary abode also doubles as your office as a Freelancer, Solopreneur or Digital Nomad, then personal life blends with work-life.  Sometimes it's very useful because you save time and you can wear your pajamas to work (we've all done it before) or you can just do work right…
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Triple Your Freelancer Revenue in 30 Days From Anywhere in the World

Triple Your Freelancer Revenue in 30 Days From Anywhere in the World

Freelancer How-To, Productivity Hacks
Triple Your Freelancer Revenue in 30 Days From Anywhere in the World As a Freelancer, Digital Nomad or Solopreneur, you can can earn money anywhere.  Learn from entrepreneurs and the business world on how to grow your book, increase value to your customers and triple your Freelancer Revenue by taking action in the next 30 days. Leverage Your Existing Clients Up-selling to existing clients is vital.  Most people don't do this because they feel they are burdening their existing clients.  Or they feel like the clients will get upset if you were to approach them and ask them for more business. The fact is, every business, every person on the planet has problems.  For every problem there needs a solution and you are the one to present that solution or…
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Sharing Economy: How to Make Money While Having Fun

Sharing Economy: How to Make Money While Having Fun

Freelancer How-To, Newsworthy
Sharing Economy: How You Make Money While Having Fun Traditional freelancing means you have a high-demand skill that you are using for your clients.  How with the sharing economy, you are using your skill as a business person and spaces to create the life you want. Who says you cannot have the cake and eat it too?!  Life is too short to not be having fun in one's work.  After-all whether you are a 9-to-5er, a freelancer or solopreneur, business owner you spend 1/3 or more of your time working, earning money so you can pay your bills. In recent years with the help of technology, social media and third-party platforms have made it possible to go into business of yourself.  In the case of AirBnB, you can be an…
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