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How to Manage Social Media for Your Clients (Tools to Use)

If managing a social media account is challenging for you, try doing it for multiple clients. Or worse, for a client with multiple accounts on different social media platforms. I’ve been in this dilemma more than once, and I must say, it’s one of the easiest ways to lose a client. This is why you need a social media management tool. As a digital marketer, you’ve probably heard of several popular task management tools on the market – the likes of Bonsai and AND.CO. Social media management tools work the same way. They are primarily designed to make your management tasks much easier. Contrary to popular belief, social media management…

What Do You Need to Become a Social Media Influencer?

What Do You Need to Become a Social Media Influencer? Influencer marketing is one of the most powerful business marketing strategies today. With most businesses working online, consumers are looking for product recommendations from the only people they can trust. That’s social media influencers. Influencers help affect the purchasing decisions of their followers. They can do this since a follower assumes that he/she is an expert in that field. So, any product they recommend must be good. As such, it’s a very profitable job, if done correctly. But that’s not the only reason why we all want to be influencers. The free trips, free products, and not to forget, the…

How to Manage Facebook Ads for your Clients

For a long time, many people created Facebook Ads following the ‘interrupt’ marketing tactic. They designed their ads to appear and simply interrupt the consumer’s browsing experience in the hope of selling their product. This method doesn’t work anymore!   It’s time to discover how to create a Facebook Ads campaign for clients that not only works but leads to repeat sales too!   They say that to get different results you have to do things differently.   And although it sounds like a cliche phrase, it is true.   The key to earning by running Facebook Ads for your clients is to do the exact opposite of interrupt marketing.…

How to Start an SEO Career


The SEO sector might be one of the most competitive fields in the world of work. This is because it is not an exact science and the different types of knowledge that a professional must have are very broad and sometimes complex. What do SEO specialists do? An SEO specialist works with three areas: technical, sociological and marketing. SEO professionals try to understand user searches to adapt them to their business and create digital strategies. It is a practical profession; you need to constantly be doing testing, forecasting, and analytics. The job of an SEO specialist is focused on attracting organic traffic and generating income on websites. Also, you’ll need…

Useful Communication Platforms for Freelancers

Difficulties in communicating with clients can hamper efficiency and may even create problems that result in delays in output. Fortunately, there are many tools freelancers can use to significantly improve communication. These communication platforms don’t only enable simple communication via text, voice, and video; they also offer a host of other useful features. Zoom The company may have become controversial in the past weeks, but you can’t ignore this platform when coming up with a list of excellent online communication tools. This popular video conferencing platform based in San Jose, California, stands out for its innovative features. Zoom is free for forty-minute teleconferencing sessions with up to a hundred participants.…

The 10 Best Online Collaboration Tools for Freelancers

Freelancing has allowed many people to work and earn a living without fixed schedules and the need to report to a physical office. And, even better, freelancers can improve the way they work with the help of online collaboration tools. There are instances when freelancers have to work together to complete a project. Not every freelancing job can be completed by only one person. Some require more people because of the different skills or specializations needed. On the other hand, collaboration can also happen between freelancers and their clients. They can take advantage of various features such as document sharing and shared schedules to make sure that everyone is on…

How to Manage Your Freelance Business

Managing a freelance business does not have to be difficult. Some things make it different from other entrepreneurial ventures, but it is not that unfamiliar to require you to adopt methods that are not compatible with your business instincts. If you invest time and effort, success won’t be out of reach. Here are some pointers on how to manage your freelance business. These may sound simple and like common sense, but you probably haven’t thought of them. Or, you don’t realize how they make sense in running your day-to-day operations.   Write a plan   You likely think this one’s a no-brainer, everyone starts a business with a plan, right?.…

Top 10 Freelance Websites to Find Your Gig 

Freelancing has become commonplace, so websites for freelancers are a dime a dozen nowadays. But only a few of them are reliable. Many have been created for the sole purpose of generating revenue through ads, spreading malware, and collecting emails for spam marketing. They capitalize on the high volume of traffic from people seeking work opportunities online. If you are looking for genuinely useful resources for your online job hunt, check out the following top 10 freelance websites to get started.   Upwork   How can a list of leading freelancing platforms be complete without this website? Upwork is one of the biggest and most well-known freelancing platforms at present.…

How to Start Affiliate Marketing

Affiliate marketing is one of the viable income generation options available online. It is relatively easy to do, but it is not for everyone. Making money with it requires hard work and commitment. It can take time before you can enjoy the fruits of your labor, so you need to be patient and thoroughly understand how it works.   Pick a niche   The very first step in having a successful affiliate marketing business is the selection of the right niche. Target a specific field of specialization that matches your interests and knowledge. You will likely lose interest quickly if you choose something you don’t like. Another essential factor to…

Starting a Freelance Business: 5 Legal Obligations You Need to Know

Starting a company as a freelancer offering your services is an excellent idea. You can be your own boss and decide how to do things. Don’t expect it to be all fun and games, though. There are essential details you have to bear in mind, especially the legal aspects of freelancing. Take note of the following crucial legal concerns to avoid problems as you move ahead.   Secure a suitable and legally available name for your business   Choosing an appropriate and catchy name for your business is a given. The name is a significant part of your brand identity, so it has to be easy-to-remember and an excellent representation…

How to Start a Design Career

Graphic design is one of the most relevant skills anyone can have in the market today. Nearly every business and personal brand needs the help of designers to make their business visible. This makes graphic design not only popular but also one of the most competitive fields. As such, it becomes harder for aspiring graphic designers to break into the market. But this doesn’t mean that you can’t start a successful design career. On the contrary, there’s still a massive gap in the market for graphic designers. You only need to work on perfecting your craft and improve your marketing. In this article, we’re going to show you how to…

How to Start a Content Writing Career

Writing content for websites and other media sounds easy, but it can be mired by challenges. Literary talent is often not enough. Vast knowledge and experience in creative writing may not mean much in jump starting a content writing career.   If you are interested in pursuing a career in content writing, you need more than just a natural affinity with written works. There are technical aspects you have to take into account. You also have to consider getting tools that can help you do things more efficiently.   Decide on what kind of writer you want to become   Writing online content generally requires versatility. You have to be…

How to Brand Yourself as a Freelancer

Over the past decade, the employment landscape has drastically changed. Today, more and more workers are escaping their corporate 9-5 jobs and joining the freelancing bandwagon. And you can’t blame them. Freelancing offers a pretty lucrative deal; flexible working hours, good pay, and best of all, no manager to boss you around. Nonetheless, as the numbers of freelancers keep rising in the market, so does the competitiveness. You, therefore, have to put in extra effort to stand out from the crowd. But how can you do this? The answer is simple. Branding. You need to brand yourself to survive in this new cut-throat market effectively. Below are six ways to…

How to Start a Dropshipping Career

So, you want to become an entrepreneur but have no idea where to begin. How about starting a dropshipping business? Dropshipping has quickly risen to be one of the most profitable online businesses for most people today. Its popularity has primarily been attributed to the low start-up costs and attractive profit margins. Some of the most successful dropshippers are now enjoying 6-figure paychecks every month! It’s, therefore, one of the best businesses you can start in 2020. What is dropshipping? Simply put, dropshipping is a business sales model where you (the retailer) accept product orders from customers, without physically having an inventory. Instead, you transfer your orders to the supplier…

Dealing With Clients Efficiently

As a freelancer, your skills will be tested, but also the mantle of your core will be put through the fire. Clients can be demanding, especially when communication is not as smooth as it should be between you and the client. However, there are some tips to put you in the best place while navigating a contract.   Exude Professionalism It is widely known in the freelance community that professionalism is non-negotiable. It can play a huge part in not just landing a contract, but also getting paid on time. It is your responsibility to prove to clients that you are a person of value. Research Your Clients without Intruding…

How Much Should You Charge?

It can be a painful process, or discussion to have with your clients sometimes. We are poised to offer the best services (to wade off the competition), and get the best pay (to compensate our efforts). Your charge will depend on a few apparent parameters; the kind of work required, the resources needed to execute the task, and the deadline to complete this task. Below are a few suggestions of things to consider when preparing the fee for your proposal.   Charge According to the Scale of the Task You will be hard-pressed to find clients in a niche (the same slot) offering the same rate for the same project.…

How to Get Paid as a Freelancer

The joy of freelancing is mostly in doing some work right on your laptop and seeing your financial status rise. However, there is always the challenge of payments being delayed or not coming through as expected. Sometimes, these hitches in payment stem from a lack of understanding of the various payment methods available to you. First of all, there is more than one method at your disposal. Let’s explore some in brief details.   PayPal PayPal is probably the most common payment platform out there. Freelancers enjoy PayPal for its renowned and reliable payment solutions in many parts of the world. Once your payment is processed, you can quickly withdraw…

How to Choose a Client

It goes without saying that, as a freelancer, with every job application you submit, you stand the risk of being interviewed by a fraudulent or difficult client. As a freelancer, you always want to work with clients that appreciate your services and understand the demands of your craft. Some clients can pretend to be legit, only to bail out once they receive results from you. I will give you four significant red flags of a “bad” client. Asking For a Form of Deposit A real client will never ask you to get involved financially, before awarding you the project. Clients who ask you to make a payment before moving forward,…

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