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Freelancing 101: Find the right productivity tools

by Andy Haynes  |  October 18/2014  |  ,
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This post is the third in a 4-week series that will focus on advice, tips and tricks from long-time freelancer, Andy Haynes. Andy shares some of his biggest mistakes made during his first year freelancing to help first-time freelancers navigate their first year with …



Freelancing 101: Watch for commitment flags early on

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This post is the second in a 4-week series that will focus on advice, tips and tricks from long-time freelancer, Andy Haynes. Andy shares some of his biggest mistakes made during his first year freelancing to help first-time freelancers navigate their first year …



Invoice like a pro: Advanced tips and tricks for using FreshBooks

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As a Support Specialist for FreshBooks over the last five years, I’ve received a lot of calls from customers wondering if there’s more to FreshBooks than what they see. It’s true, FreshBooks likes to keep it simple—with the goal of making running your …



Freelancing 101: The importance of becoming a sticky vendor

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This post is the first in a 4-week series that will focus on advice, tips and tricks from long-time freelancer, Andy Haynes. Andy shares some of his biggest mistakes made during his first year freelancing to help first-time freelancers navigate their first year …



Freelancing: a challenging emotional journey

by Ritika Puri  |  September 25/2014  |  , ,
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Freelancing: a challenging emotional journey When I decided to make my side-gig my full-time business last year, I launched myself into a challenging emotional journey. While I knew I was signing up for hard work—I regularly wake up before sunrise and work …



10 ways I make sure I hit my deadlines

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Project management skills can make the difference between business success and failure. In this first post for a series on project management, freelance writer Luigi Benetton shares what he’s learned to keep his projects on track. Back in school, I kept one calendar for academic life and another one for other stuff, like my part-time …



6 steps to marketing your local business online

by Kristi Hines  |  June 24/2014  | 
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6 steps to market your local business online If you run a local business, you may be missing a gold mine of effective online marketing opportunities. Social media is known for connecting people around the globe and successfully promoting …



5 ways I grew my business using LinkedIn

by Luigi Benetton  |  May 22/2014  |  , ,
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5 ways I grew my business using LinkedIn I started 2013 with not as many clients as I’d like. Around March, something happened—old and new clients alike started knocking on my door. The timing was partly due to other …



Small Business Week resources to help you succeed

by Mariellen Ward  |  May 13/2014  | 
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National Small Business Week If you’re one of the millions of people who have the courage and creativity to run your own small business, this is your week in the U.S. Each year since 1963, the United States Small Business Administration celebrates …



3 ways to use social reviews to gain new clients

by Kristi Hines  |  May 8/2014  |  ,
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3 ways to use social reviews to gain new clients One of the quickest and most powerful ways you can gain a competitive edge and win new clients is through customer reviews. According to this …




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