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Is Contract Work Right for You

Working as a contractor can be an amazing way to earn money and have a career. You don’t have to work in a job to be successful. You can be very successful as a contractor – but only if you know the pitfalls, and what to expect and how to deal with it. You Must Be Self-Motivated You need to be the type of person who can get work done

Eight Tools to Help You Build Your Online Community

One of the best ways to generate leads, maximize sales, spread brand awareness, and develop new opportunities is to offer your audience an online community to join and be part of. By making yourself available to a community online, you can find out in advance what types of things your audience needs to solve their problems. Online communities will literally put you at the forefront of knowledge within your community.

How to Analyze the Supply and Demand of a Niche

As a business owner we often hear that it is imperative that we select a particular niche to work within, but how do you select a niche for your business, you might after all select a smaller niche market to avoid having to compete on price with much larger businesses that have much more buying power than you do. One of the most useful things to do when selecting a

Which is better, one task at a time or multitasking?

As a freelancer or contractor you’re likely working on numerous projects simultaneously, you might have half a dozen different clients with various projects at different stages of completion. But, is it better to focus on one project at a time or is it better to multitask and handle many projects at the same time. Well, the verdict is in and study after study shows that almost everyone that thinks they

Tips for Creating and Maintaining a Realistic Schedule 

One of the hardest parts of working for yourself as a contractor, freelancer or whatever you call yourself is creating and maintaining a realistic schedule for work and family life. I know I started out in business thinking I would have loads of billable hours and I imagine most people start their business believing they will have around forty hours a week available as “billable hours” but soon learn that

Where to Find the Best Career Advice and Support

In business we learn how to network with influencers, with movers and shakers and we learn how to network with those in the know, resource centers if you like. That’s all well and good, however one of the most important aspects of networking is the importance of networking with your peers. Who exactly are peers, well these are people at about the same level of education and experience as you

Tools to Monitor and Manage Your online Reputation

Understanding what types of tools are out there to help you monitor and manage your online reputation is the first step to taking control of your online presence. If you’ve never concerned yourself in the past about how you’re perceived across the Internet those days are over. Take control using these tools. Manage your Online Reputation Using Google You’re probably not surprised that Google would be the first suggestion when

Free Software and Tools to Streamline Your Business

Who says nothing in life is free, when it comes to some pretty amazing software and tools that you can use for your business right now, nothing could be further from the truth. In fact there is free software and tools available that can help run almost your entire business. In fact as somebody that develops websites so that they buzz and sizzle I should start with WordPress, as this

Should You Pay for Better Email Marketing Data?

It’s amazing how many businesses send out email newsletters or perform some other form of email marketing, however it is also amazing how many of these have no idea if what they are doing is working and what they can do to improve conversion rates. Imagine knowing which articles and topics people like and click on to visit your website and read more, with such basic information as this you

How to Expand your Linkedin Network

Every single business needs to be on Linkedin, it allows its members the chance to connect with decision makers, conduct research, display their experience, seek recommendations, establish themselves as experts in their field, and increase their reach. By seeking out the right connections and asking to be introduced to new connections you can benefit yourself and your business and expand your Linkedin network. As a business owner you should all


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