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How to Succeed as a Freelancer


freelancerSo maybe the Great Recession has been unkind to you, and you lost your full-time job and have been unable to find another. If you’re flexible and smart about it, you can look at this as a terrific opportunity, rather than a disaster.

If your talent lends itself to multiple purposes, then it might be time for you to join the next wave of employment – the freelancers. Not tied to one employer or one job only, freelancers can work when, where, and how they want. They can work only one gig, or multiple gigs. They can work part-time or full-time. And best of all, they call no one “boss” except themselves.

The Age of the Freelancer?

Freelancing in general and the amount of freelance writers is on the rise in the United States, with approximately 33% of workers today not tied to any one employer. Many are freelancing by necessity these days, but lots of people, including yours truly, are discovering a love of the freedom and flexibility that this kind of career offers. Read More

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Freelance Bloggers Need a Rate Card

Every blogging job is different. Some clients will hire you with a clear understanding of what they need/expect. Others will rely on you to define the blogging role. Whatever the situation, if you are a blogger looking to land blogging jobs, you need to be prepared. The latest tool I’ve decided to add to my ‘hire me’ arsenal is a blogging rate card. Here’s why…

Landing a job often seems like a nearly impossible task. The reality is, people WANT to hire you, that’s why it’s important to make it as easy as possible for them. A rate card (and when I say rate card, I am talking about a single Web file or document) will establish what work you are willing to do and give the hiring agent an idea of how you would like to be compensated. Just like any relationship, both parties are best served if they put their cards on the table. In other words, do not take $3 a post if you have determined you are worth $5.

MAKE IT EASY TO GET HIRED. Read More

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