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How to Make 6 Figures Freelancing

Yes, it is possible to make 6 figures while freelancing from home and I am talking from my own experience. It takes some time and a lot of hard work, but more than that it takes persistence and constant learning. The things that you have to learn are skills and business related. Always learn and improve your skills and it will inevitably increase your productivity. As you get better in what you do, you will be faster and spend less time doing the work. You will find the way to automatize those repetitive areas or a new routine that will

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Freelance Success Stories

Working as a freelancer can be rewarding. But, the days, weeks or months (in some cases) before success can test the metal that made you. To pull through you need to be PERSISTENT! Here are five examples of people that defeated the odds in the 21st century of online office spaces and service providers.  The One Who Stumbled On a Book Mark isn’t your average Joe. He is the kind of talent that many companies in Silicon Valley would give an arm and a leg to have on their team. He had worked in Washington DC for seven years as

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Hourly vs. Fixed Rate Projects – Which One is Better?

It is always a hot debate amongst freelancers; Hourly or fixed rate projects? Let us take a look at each independently; Fixed rate It throws away any limit to your earning potential. It is because, when you offer hourly proposals, you are essentially putting a cap on just how much you can earn daily. Charging by the hour means, (ironically) a “fixed” income per day; so, whatever your hourly rate is, you can just multiply by (for example 8) and arrive at what you can earn daily. However, with a fixed rate (again another irony here), you get to tell

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How Much You Should 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

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Freelancing Is a Serious Business

Here are the numbers. We are all aware of the buzz for “freelancing.” Well, let’s dive in and see just how well or not individuals from the world over are doing freelance work. Like any other business venture, you may have considered freelance work, but the statistics aren’t readily available. And so, you are not sure if you will be able to swim in this outside pool. To the numbers… In the United States, there are about 53 million registered freelancers. That is a third of the workforce available. And guess what? Freelancers in the USA contribute approximately 715 billion

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How to Find New Clients

There are many ways to find the clients online, all depending on your industry and niche. For many freelancers, online websites so called job markets are the best way to go. We recommend a few: 1. Upwork.com 2. Freelancer.com 3. People By Hour 4. Guru.com 5. TopTal 6. Fiverr You can read more about each here You can search for you clients on Linkedin by sending them introductory in-mail. Make sure it doesn’t sound to spammy. Many designer including graphic, mobile and web successfully find their clients on Dribbble and Behance. However it is important to build an outstanding portfolio

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3 Ways to Manage Your Finance

We all have had those moments when you are sure your financial resources have been stolen somehow. You just cannot believe or worse, even account for some of the “debits” occurring on your monthly or quarterly financial statements. You can keep track of your finances by paying attention to three critical areas in the culture of earning and spending: 1.    Be Aware Of Your Income. It sounds like a no-brainer, but, you have to be very conscious of your income. You need to see the feasibility of spending out of your income and not leaving it to chance. Monitor

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Affiliate Marketing Business

Affiliate marketing is one way to make money online. People use affiliate businesses to make side incomes or full-time incomes; depending on the level of commitment and resources you have at your disposal. Success in affiliate marketing is heavily chained to skillset and market surveillance. It is an ideal business to run from the comfort of your home. Most internet articles affiliate “work at home” jobs with “stay at home moms.” But not entirely with Affiliate business; you can run this business even if you don’t have kids to look after. You can also do this while at your regular

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Freelance Web Designer: the Best FREE Stock Photos Websites

Why settle for less. If pictures genuinely tell a thousand words, you want to well aware of the best places on the web to recruit some of the most candid photos out there. Too many websites offer rubbish as an excuse for photography. The art of freezing an object, place or a beautiful goes beyond clicking a capture button on a camera. Also, you shouldn’t have to part with an arm and a leg to get a good stock photo off the internet. Let us look at a few of these free websites that offer stock photos 1. Gratisography Enjoy

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Freelance Designer: How to Build Your Portfolio

We can’t stress enough how important is to have an amazing looking portfolio. Even if you are a coder you still need a way to showcase you work. When building portfolio pay attention to a few things. One is the thumbnail image of your showcase project and the second thing is a number of selected projects. Do not showcase everything and do not have hundreds of projects in your portfolio. Choose the best ones – they can be 4-12. You can showcase your portfolio on your personal website or on some the websites such as Dribble and Behance for design,