4 Best Ways to Increase Creativity for Freelancers

4 Best Ways to Increase Creativity for Freelancers

Mental Health, Mindset, Productivity Hacks
Freelancers are inherently multi-taskers having to do the technical work and manage all the business affairs.  Here's some simple steps to help increase creativity for busy freelancers. 1. Walk Walking is likely the best form of exercise simply because it isn't really exercise.  Our bodies are made and designed to walk forward, to keep at it one step at a time. One can argue that the same can be said of running, but I beg to differ. If we walk we can get to any place, no matter how long it takes because walking is something that using just the right about of energy to accomplish a goal -- getting from point A to point B. In a lifetime, you're likely to walk over 118,000 miles!  Be sure to remember…
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3 Greatest Financial Habits of Independent Contractors

3 Greatest Financial Habits of Independent Contractors

Productivity Hacks
Establishing financial habits as an independent contractor helps you save, invest and allocate the money you make from clients and align it to grow your business.  Here are some of the 5 greatest financial habits used by independent contractors and freelancers. 1. Passive Investing and Passive Income It all comes down to being passive. Passive investing has become and continues to be a huge phenomenon in recents.  Like it's eponymous name, the passive style of investing is like a glacier -- it moves slowly, but it can cut through rock. The same can be said about passive income.  The idea is that automatic, reoccurring income can win the day.  If you are spending your energy trying to find new clients to replace the old ones then you're like a dog…
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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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Successful Freelancers All Do This One Thing

Successful Freelancers All Do This One Thing

Productivity Hacks
As Freelancers, we struggle with doings things today (this hour) to pay the bills, and also the need to think for what's next.  Here's some strategies backed by science how to align to the longevity of my freelancing career. As Freelancers, consultants, independent contractors and the like, we are generally hired to put out fires. We have a particular skill set that can come in a fit right in to a project and just go with it, or we need to finish something urgently or have a strict deadline. Either way, we are being asked to move mountains sometimes. So, we are use to fire fighting or putting on bandaids. We're like the firemen and women who come in and save the day. Over time and with so much experience, we…
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How to Make Money Online By Reading These Books Today

How to Make Money Online By Reading These Books Today

Productivity Hacks, Uncategorized
The ways to make money online are vast and numerous.  It's not something that's new, but what does require some help is the motivation on the part of the entrepreneur and the freelancer.  Here are some books to spark that idea, fuel that drive and grow your business. Freelancers, consultants, intrapreneurs and self-employed have the ability to make money online so easily these days especially as an additional source of income. In recent years, this has been termed the "side hustle" (Recommended Read: 5 Side Hustle Ideas You Can Start Online and Offline Today).  This article is so much the business models involved in how to make money online but to help you prime yourself to thinking about generating an income, staying motivated when you do and serving your clients…
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Standing Desk: How I Felt After Using One for a Month

Standing Desk: How I Felt After Using One for a Month

Physical Health, Productivity Hacks
Standing Desk seem to be all-the-rage these days. I decided to get one myself and here was what I found after using it for a month. There's been many major studies that suggest sitting is the new smoking as the health hazards accumulate over time.  It's a little exaggerated, but it does have a point -- we sit way too much in the modern work that we do. I can't speak for anyone else but that was part of the reason why I became a Freelancer -- between sitting at the office (like most people for 8 hours a day, except for the the coffee breaks) and sitting in the car during my 3 hours commute, I would sit around 11 hours a day. It doesn't matter what else you do,…
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4 Best Podcast Episodes for Freelancers – Online For Free

4 Best Podcast Episodes for Freelancers – Online For Free

Freelancer Tools, Productivity Hacks
4 Best Podcast Episodes for Freelancers - Online For Free They say podcasts and webinars are where radio and TV were back in the day.  While the medium has changed ever so slightly, the content from podcasts now are online for free, at your finger tips.  There is so much stuff out there, it can be overwhelming.  So to help out -- I've curated a list of recent podcasts episodes that I found most useful, inspiring and valuable to fill my days as a Freelancer.   I'm a big fan of podcasts. I've always been a fan of the audio-only medium every since I was small.  Radio was big in our house and still is.  Radio was how we'd discover new songs.  But what got me most excited was when I…
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Top 3 Evergreen Soft Skills Needed For Freelancing Success

Top 3 Evergreen Soft Skills Needed For Freelancing Success

Freelancer Soft Skills, Mindset, Productivity Hacks
Top 3 Evergreen Soft Skills for Freelancing Success Today You've become a Freelancer, a self-employed person, an independent contractor or Consultant because you have a high-demand skill that you sell to your clients.  They need your expertise and you need their business.  But as most high-demand freelancers have learned, it's not what you do, but how you do it. Here are the top soft skills that Freelancers need to master today. What are Soft Skills Anyway? Soft skills are applicable to Freelancers and Employee types alike.  These are the things that are not attributable to any particular knowledge-specific required task.  Your "hard" skills are those that require you to know Swift or project management techniques.  Soft skills are really anything that's left over that you have that's part of what…
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Top 4 Famous Quotes for the Self-Starting Freelancer

Top 4 Famous Quotes for the Self-Starting Freelancer

Mindset, Productivity Hacks
You Freelancers work along, work remotely.  It can be isolating.  Here are 10 famous quotes from influencers that will help keep you wise, motivated and inspired. As a self-stating Freelancer, the most important thing for you to work on is yourself. You are the valuable asset to your and your clients and your skills become the asset that you can then translate to others. Freelance work can be isolating when one works alone. But you are never alone in TheFreelancer.co / The Freelancer Community  here so here are some quotes our staff compiled that will help you be a better Freelancer.  Growing your business and yourself are no longer at odds with each other.   1. Tony Robbins and Jim Rohn "Every day, work harder on yourself than anything else, because…
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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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