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Dropout of college to start a business
Freelancing

5 Questions to Ask Before Dropping Out to Launch a Startup

Dropout of college to start a business

Dropping out of college to start a business

The story of the bright student who ditched school and launched a wildly successful company is popular in the business world.  But what you seldom hear are the tales of would-be entrepreneurs left with heartbreak and disappointment after failing to get their startup off the ground.

And in reality, those are much more common.

5 Questions You Should Ask Before Dropping Out to Launch a Company

You’ve got an idea, your business plan is mapped out and you’ve got the itch — maybe you don’t need business school anymore. Your time has come to wade into the waters of the business world on your own and launch your entrepreneurial adventure.

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Freelance Isn’t Free
Freelancing

What Is the Freelance Isn’t Free Act Passed By New York City?

Freelance Isn’t Free Act

Freelance Isn’t Free Act

For the time that freelancing has been in existence in the U.S, there has never been a well-structured legal way of paying for the services offered in this way. It was more or less every freelancer to himself or herself. This situation has led to freelancers being mistreated in various ways that include underpayment, delayed payments and in the worst case scenario, non-payment.  This state of events is however, set to change with the passing of an important act in New York City that has far-reaching significance in the way freelancers will be treated henceforth.

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Retainer vs Hourly Rate
Freelancing

Consulting Retainer vs Hourly Rate: Which is Best for You?

Freelance Retainer vs Hourly Rate

Freelance Retainer vs Hourly Rate

When offering freelance consulting services or other types of freelance jobs, you may be faced with the option of working on a retainer or hourly basis. What is the difference between these two forms of payments?

Consulting retainer rate refers to a situation where a client books you in advance by paying for work that is to be identified later. The retainer may involve one contract with additional requirements that may be incorporated later. This way, you are assured of a monthly income from that client. A retainer agreement is something close to a full-time employment.

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Freelancing Contract
Freelancing

Top 5 Ways to Make Your Freelance Contracts More Enforceable

Freelance Contract

Enforceable Freelance Contract

As a freelancer, you need more than a gentlemen’s agreement when it comes to freelancing services between you and your client. Although not all clients will be out to swindle you through the services you offer, serious misunderstandings can occur because both parties assumed certain issues at the outset. On the other hand, some clients would take advantage of a freelancer’s ignorance in regard to legally binding contracts. How can you avoid such scenarios and make your freelance contracts more enforceable?

How to protect yourself as a freelancer through an enforceable contract

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Freelance Services Jobs Online
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5 Tips on How to Boost Your Freelance Services Jobs

Freelance Services Job

Freelance Services Job

  1. Create videos. Create compelling YouTube videos that teaches your freelancing skill set and link it to your FreelancingGig campaign. Also share your new YouTube videos to your friends and business associates via other social media channels.
  2. Do webinars. Invite people to attend webinars on freelancing regarding the freelancing jobs you offer and other new trends in the industry. Plus you may also get some clients that way. Always make sure you mention your FreelancingGig campaign to your webinar audience.
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How to Retain Freelance Clients
Freelancing

Top 10 Ways on How to Retain Freelance Clients

How to Find Freelance Clients

How to Find Freelance Clients

How to retain freelance clients is a thought that preoccupies many freelancers’ thoughts most of the time. Why is this so important? Unlike a full-time job, freelancing tasks and services can be here now and no more the next minute. Retaining clients, especially good ones, is paramount for continued earnings. Although every client is different, there is an overall similarity among clients. This includes what they love and hate in a freelance service provider.

Identifying these factors will not only endear you to clients but it will also make them come to you and even pass good words about you to their friends.

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Freelance vs Consultant
Freelancing

Freelance vs Consultant: Pros and Cons

Freelancer vs Consultant

Freelancer vs Consultant

Many service providers are occasionally in a dilemma on whether they should work as freelancers or as consultants. On the other hand, clients can find themselves wondering who to hire between a freelance and a consultant worker. Both types of workers have their advantages and disadvantages. But first who is a freelance worker and who is a consultant? What is the difference between their mode of working and the obligations between the customer and the seller of services?

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SEO Freelance Copywriter
Freelancing

How to Be a Top SEO Writing Freelancer

SEO Freelance Writer

SEO Freelance Writer

If you have been writing any type of online content for sometimes now, then you must be aware of the term SEO. What is SEO and what does it take to become an expert in this important part of online content development?

When creating online content, you write with 2 main aims:

  1. To please your human reader. This is by creating unique and useful content that informs, entertains and moves the reader to take the action you desire.
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Facebook Bot Messenger Developer
Freelancing

Top Reasons Why You Should Be a Facebook Messenger Bot Developer

Facebook Bot Developer

Facebook Bot Developer

Bots development has been around for sometimes. These apps are designed to automate services without much human beings intervention. This has many advantages. For example:

  • A bot will not call in sick
  • It is consistent
  • It is designed to communicate with other artificial intelligence gadgets and apps.
  • It can improve a company’s profits
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Questions every freelancer should ask their clients
Freelancing

Top 10 Questions Every Freelancer Should Ask Their Clients

Questions freelancers should ask clients

Questions Freelancers Should Ask Clients

Why is it important for a freelancer to ask their clients certain questions? One of the main reasons is that this helps both parties to be very clear on what to expect from each other. It helps to avoid future problems, when either party feels that some information they should have had from the outset was withheld. It is the dream of any freelancer to have a long-term client who becomes a reliable source of predictable income. The client also expects to find a freelancer who fully understands his needs and meets them or even exceed their expectation.

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