We round up the best links we’ve clicked on this week.
Newsy and Resourceful
Hiten Shah: The Five Most Critical Mistakes Founders Make When Raising Money
“Startup founders are a confident bunch often with long track records of success in whatever they do. When it came to fundraising though, we kept on hearing the same thing: “I’m not sure what to do next.” (read)
Alex Denning: Successfully managing freelance work through college
“Freelance work is one of the best jobs for college students. You get to pick your own schedule and work from home. You can pick up part time work and fit around your schedule.” (read)
ChangeThis: How to Start Up Your Brand: Develop a Minimum Viable Brand
“Many startups get derailed because they don’t get their brand right. They rush into the marketplace thinking that a creative name, cool logo, and pithy tagline are all they need to launch their product idea.” (read / download)
99U: The Many, Many Problems With “Follow Your Passion”
“One of the most glaring things we’ve discovered is that trying to pursue some preordained “passion” is entirely the wrong way to find a career you enjoy that makes a big difference to the world. Why? Well for starters, most people’s passions just don’t fit well with the world of work.” (read)
The Ringer on Medium: “Link in Bio” Is the Worst Thing About Instagram
“Take a moment to think about that. A network that hosts millions of people won’t let them do something that is second nature for digital natives.” (read)
Digital Doughnut: Why Being an Influencer Should Be Recognized as a Career Choice
“While blogging/vlogging may have been considered something people did in their past time as a hobby, many creators have successfully turned their passion for content creation into a business.” (read)
Contently: If a Lawsuit Can Bury Gawker, What Could It Do to a Freelancer?
“For media companies, it was a frightening reminder of how privately funded lawsuits could bring any publisher to its knees. But for freelancers, the story was a more chilling example of how words can have personal and professional consequences.” (read)
ICYMI: Our Posts This Week
- Trades & Construction, You Need a Health and Safety Program. Here’s Why
- Customer Stories: Meet Mat O’Flynn, Co-Owner of Gilded Agency
- Andy J. Miller: Be a Commercial Creative Master (& Why it Matters)
- Starting Up? A Business Accelerator can Help Get Your Business off the Ground & Running
Have a great weekend!