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The 4 Steps to Becoming a Powerfully Productive Blogger

You love the thought of growing a successful business and an audience that craves your content. You look at top players in the field and think, “I’m going to be like them.” All sorts of ideas are floating around in your head, and you can’t wait to see your dreams come to fruition. You walk towards your desk, turn on your computer, and then… pop! The bubble has burst. Ten minutes later, you’re laughing at …

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5 Important Lessons on the Road to a $2 Million Launch

Can you relate? “The launch officially starts tomorrow and the sales letter is still just an outline.” “Launch day! We pushed a code update that broke some stuff, so we had to scramble to fix it. There’s still a ton of work to be done, but I’m finding it hard to concentrate because I keep jumping over to check stats.” “[Day 5] There are still a few tech issues that are really frustrating me. There’s …

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How to be the Freelancer Editors and Producers Adore

Dear Freelancers of the World! The gods of the current economy smile on you. The market is in your favor—so many companies, so many assignments. And yet, you’re not working as much as you want. Your cell phone isn’t ringing. The inbox is empty. What’s up with that? You are talented, yet never get past the first interaction. And sometimes I wonder if many of you even know where you trip up. I’d like to …

7+ Tools You Need to Get Started as a Solopreneur

You can’t start your solopreneur career or freelance successfully without the right tools, especially if freelancing is your business and not just a hobby. Sure, you’ve probably got some of what you need lying around at home, but if you want to take a professional approach you’ll need to invest in the tools and technology necessary to make it easy to run a business that your clients will love. I’ve been freelancing for more than …

How to Manage Your Productivity & Workflow with Google Calendar

When you start a work at home or freelance business, one thing you need to do fast is manage your workload. There are dozens of tools out there to help you do that all requiring different levels of investment. But after more than 10 years of running my own freelance writing business, I found that one essential tool, that’s both simple and free, is Google Calendar. It’s the easiest way to get started with scheduling, …

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Step-by-Step Guide To Launching Your Freelance Career

Here’s the freelance career dream. Work for yourself. Possess a recession-proof skillset. Earn fat stacks. Do what you want. Here’s today’s reality. You can’t afford to quit a job you don’t like. You went solo but lack of income stability is giving you second thoughts. Well check this out. The opportunity is there. The money is there. Last week, I earned $4,000 just sitting in my chair writing skyscraper articles. Easy peasy. And I’ll tell …

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5 Ways to Achieve Productivity When You Have No Boss

When you tell people you’re a freelancer, you get a couple of typical reactions. Either people comment on how lucky you are to be able to take off whenever you want, or they say that the lifestyle is too fluid to get much done. Somehow it doesn’t sound so appealing when you tell them how much work you actually do. If you work in an office, you answer to your manager and deliver the goods …

Multitasking Doesn’t Work (So Here’s How to Do It Better)

If you’re think you’re multitasking successfully, you’re probably wrong. For 98% of us, says Psychology Today, multitasking is an abject failure because our brains just aren’t wired to handle it. That’s right multitasking doesn’t work. Except for the 2% of supertaskers, whose brains work better the more stuff they have to handle, multitasking turns our brains mush and productivity and effectiveness take a hit. For the rest of us, trying to do more than one …

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Hiring Hacks! How to Get More Help on a Tight Budget

Whether you recently started your business, or you’ve been at it for 20 years, there will always be more work to do and not enough hands to do it. So there you are, hard at work but your biggest ideas still not brought to life. As a busy entrepreneur, you’re faced with a common dilemma. Do you refuse to work more hours at the expense of staying stuck at your current growth level? Or do …