5 Podcasts That I Will Never Delete From My Playlist

5 Podcasts That I Will Never Delete From My Playlist

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  I have been a big fan of podcasts and talk radio before that.  There is something very intimate about the voice and only voice perhaps because it takes us out of using our dominant way of understanding the world. As the old adage goes, "Seeing is Believing." We, tend to lead with our vision, when we see things it makes it manifest and real.  Do you see what I mean?  Second comes our hearing.  Sound familiar? Puns aside, my own theory is that listening to an audio only medium forces us to instead just taking everything for granted right in front of us as we see it, it forces us to use our imagination. We imagine how the talk show hosts look like (I tend to make it a…
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How to Make Money Online By Reading These Books Today

How to Make Money Online By Reading These Books Today

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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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Are Notebooks a Fad?  4 Reasons to Start Journaling

Are Notebooks a Fad? 4 Reasons to Start Journaling

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Notebooks.  They are popping up everywhere and many people are creating new ones and adding themes to it.  They happen to be one of the more popular items on Kickstarter and crowdfunding sites.  But are notebooks just a fad? And why is there such a strong push for it lately?  We'll explore some really good and important reasons for journaling and what I learn by doing it daily.   Notebooks have been around for ages. They are nothing new. Since we were able to make paper, people have journaled.  But in the last few years, notebooks have made a resurgence, perhaps as a counter-reaction to the 24/7 digital work where we scroll, flick, swipe, type and text. There is something viscerally appealing about a notebook.  It's bound, it contours, its…
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#1 Healthy Habit to Hone as a Freelancer

#1 Healthy Habit to Hone as a Freelancer

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Habits are what dreams are made of.  Work on the one habit to improve your life and work as a freelancer.   "Old habits die hard". -Anonymous That ancient idiom is true -- habits are what make us who we are.  Once they've entrenched themselves, it's tough for us to be rid of them. Habits are more than just repetition (though it does first start by repeated acts) -- they are a unspoken, unwritten contracts with ourselves that that is who we are.  Lucky for us, we have the power to change ourselves.   Where you Live This of the word habitat.  It means a dwelling, our environment in which we live.  Did you know habitat comes from the same root word is habit?  It seems obvious because they share…
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How to Earn Money Online: Writing a Book versus Crowdfunding?

How to Earn Money Online: Writing a Book versus Crowdfunding?

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In a previous post we profiled the Top 6 Trends for How to Make Money at Home.  Now we go a little deeper to explore and compare what is the potential passive income you can earn and what will be the better option for you and your current skill set.  This is what we call our "Versus Series" of articles on TheFreelancer.co.  Is it better to Write a Book or use Crowdfunding? When I first started out being a Solopreneur in Dec 2013, I didn't realize just how many people were already well established to earn money online.  Since then I've learned more about this world and still exploring to this day.  In this series, we are focusing the exploration on how to diversify your passive income as a Freelancer…
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Freelancer and Solopreneurs: What is the State of Your Mental Health?

Freelancer and Solopreneurs: What is the State of Your Mental Health?

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Freelancer and Solopreneurs: What is the State of Your Mental Health? One of the reasons why we started this site is to motivate Freelancers and also to talk about the unique challenges of mental health for Freelancers and Solopreneurs. I think I shared this with many of you Freelancers out there who say that Freelnacing can be a double-edged sword. [bctt tweet="Freelancing can be a double-edged sword."] Whether you are thinking of quitting your job, growing your Freelancing business, maintaining it or thinking of diversifying your services, what drew you to Freelancing might also be the reason why it presents many mental health challenges. Here are the reasons why you are becoming or became a Freelancer: Flexibility For Fun Lack of Other jobs To Gain Job Experience Mental Health Issues…
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