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Posts Tagged ‘small business’

The Best and Worst Parts of Being a Freelancer

August 12th, 2014

When you choose to strike it out on your own with your own small business, typically operating out of your modest home office, everything changes. It’s not just about your job or career anymore, because that decision impacts just about every aspect of your lifestyle. And what I’ve found over these last few years is […]

What Freelancers Can Learn from “Weird Al” Yankovic

July 17th, 2014

Amish Paradise. Smells Like Nirvana. White and Nerdy. Gump. “Weird Al” Yankovic has become something of a cultural icon through his countless song parodies and he is celebrating the launch of his newest album, Mandatory Fun, by releasing one new music video a day for eight days. And in many ways, musicians and comics like […]

What’s Up Wednesdays: Cuppa Joe

June 18th, 2014

Every Wednesday, I share some fun blog posts that I find from around the web. Let’s get down with this week’s collection. Several years ago, I had the opportunity to review the Tassimo brewbot and I commented on these single-cup brewing systems. Now, Ed Lau has taken the time to review the updated Keurig Rivo […]

5 Reasons You DON’T Need a Freelance Writer

May 19th, 2014

Perhaps you run your own small business or maybe you’re a part of a larger organization. Whatever the case may be, there’s a good chance that you have writing needs. You need someone to rework the content on your company website so customers have a better idea of what to expect. You need someone to […]

What’s Up Wednesdays: Freelance Life

May 7th, 2014

After writing about my experience with self-publishing a book yesterday, I thought I’d dedicate this week’s speedlink to the world of freelance writing and running your own small business. In our ongoing efforts to become more productive, we’ve turned to all sorts of tools and strategies. Maybe you should have a better to-do list. Maybe […]

What the Car Rental Industry Taught Me About Being a Successful Freelancer

April 28th, 2014

When you go into business for yourself, one of the first lessons you’ll learn is that you will be taking on a lot of responsibility. I talk about this in Beyond the Margins, discussing how you’ll be wearing so many different hats. You may think that you’re becoming a professional graphic designer, but you’ll also […]

What’s Up Wednesdays: Pad Thai and AdWords

April 23rd, 2014

For this week’s speedlink, we check in with Trent Hamm from The Simple Dollar. He offers some very useful self-employment advice for anyone who is thinking about going into business for themselves. For instance, he says that you should establish your business structure as early as possible, something that I also discuss in my book, […]

What Raising Over $600,000 for Charity Taught Me About Being a Successful Freelancer

March 31st, 2014

I’ve written many times before about how the most profound of life lessons can be gleaned from the most unexpected of sources. If you told me ten years ago that I would today own and run my own company, I’m not sure I would have believed you. But here I am. In addition to the […]