Freelancers & Consultants: 3 Free Webinars to Grow Your Business Today

Freelancers & Consultants: 3 Free Webinars to Grow Your Business Today

Freelancer Tools
As a Freelancer myself, I want to focus on doing work and balance that with growing my business.  Here are a few short free webinar ideas for your to watch on your downtime to grow your business. With the internet and now with mobile, access to information is but with a moment's tap. You can gain access what use to be in a library. So more than ever before, what information is relevant and effective is more valuable to sift through all the noise.  Here are three really good free video channels and free webinars that are relevant for Freelancers to grow your book.   1. DailyVee The first free webinar for freelancers -- I would put this in the Motivational / Mindset Category.  Gary Vaynerchuk is the celebrated author…
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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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10 Highest Paying Jobs You Can Do at Home

10 Highest Paying Jobs You Can Do at Home

Freelancer Tools
10 Highest Paying Jobs You Can Do at Home Learn these top 10 skills where freelancers, and self-employed people are earning the most money working in the comfort of their own home. Leaving aside the fulfillment that comes with a job and looking only at how much you can get paid, let take a look at what are the highest paying jobs.  We approached our research on two fronts: What is the highest paid worker by what they can charge per hour? What are the types of jobs that are online posting boards like UpWork.com or Fiverr.com and who are earning the most money?   What's Your Hourly Rate? In this research, we wanted to find any type of job that is highly specialized and is highest paid first.  Here…
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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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Jobs of the Future: Surviving the Robot Revolution

Jobs of the Future: Surviving the Robot Revolution

Newsworthy
Jobs of the Future: How to Survive the Coming Robot Revolution Automation is here.  With increasingly more connected devices, equipment and machinery and their connectedness becoming more sophisticated it's inevitable that low-complexity jobs can be automated away.  In fact, there is reason to believe that more intermediate-complexity jobs are likely going to be automated as well.  This article explore where we will be the jobs of the future (for humans)? It almost seems like everyday that we hear how Google is making progress on their automated car program.  They've been testing more and more, putting more of their trial cars with their unique machine-learning and artificial intelligence algorithm on some fake roads to help it learn and correct it's mistakes.  It may still be a while before we see fully-automated…
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5 Things You Notice When You Quit Your Job

5 Things You Notice When You Quit Your Job

Mental Health
Many people fantasize about quitting their jobs.  Most of us don't have the luxury to.  But many of us don't know the full consequences when one finally makes the decision to quit.  This is my story of what I experienced and maybe you can learn from this to better inform your decision before you quit your job.   I quit my job in the spring of 2014. I did it for many reasons including the desire to be closer to home (my commute was over 3 hours a day).  I also did it because I just felt like it.  While I didn't have the guts to do it my 20's, I certainly was more financially stable to do it in the early 30's.  So even though it was a long…
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Are you an Independent Contractor?  Find Out Here

Are you an Independent Contractor? Find Out Here

Definitions
Are you an Independent Contractor (or Employee)? With the gig economy, sharing economy and freelancers seemingly being the largest demographic of work in the United States and around the world, there has been a lot new services that blur the lines between how a person is considered an Employee or as an Independent Contractor.  How are you classified and how this affects your income tax and your ability to obtain employee benefits? With new online services being created everyday and increasingly become more widespread, local, state and national governments in the U.S. and abroad have had to address how they deal with these new sharing companies deal with their people they hire to help them succeed. The prime example of this is Uber.  Uber has had to deal with regulatory agencies…
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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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What is Freelance Work as Told Through Game of Thrones

What is Freelance Work as Told Through Game of Thrones

Definitions
What is Freelance Work as Told Through Game of Thrones It might sound silly that we need to ask the question: "What is Freelance Work" or that freelancing needs a definition, but evolved so much in the last few years that it does deserve having a discussion.  What is freelance work really and how does it impact the working world in general? A freelancer was probably popularized in the medieval times.  By probably, we mean really.  "Freelancers" would be those knights or "lancers" who was free for hire.  Typically knights would be hired for a specific duke or lord or king or sorts, but freelancers go to be swords for hire. Let's explore the etymology of "freelancer".  So naturally I type this into Google's search bar and this is what I…
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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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