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Freedom Economy
June 14, 2018

Freelance Jobs: 5 of the Most Common Mistakes

Freelance jobs offer a unique level of freedom, but it isn't as easy as it may seem. While you have the option to accept or decline freelance jobs at will, you're also tasked with finding enough work to stay afloat and keeping yourself motivated without a supervisor. Too often, new freelancers will fail to value their work properly or stray from their budgets. If you're new to freelancing, there are a few key mistakes that you should look out for. Actively avoiding these early on can help you form solid habits that will set you up for success. 1. Devaluing…
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Workstyle
June 12, 2018

How to Find a Task Management Tool That Fits Your Personality and Working Style

As a freelancer, incorporating a task management tool that fits your work style is crucial to your level of efficiency in your business. For example, if you’re a highly visual person, you’ll want tools that support your need to have charts, graphs and calendar views vs. someone who thrives when they’re able to analyze data and numbers-driven information while executing a project. If you aren’t sure how you work best, don’t worry! Once you join the freedom economy as an independent contractor and take on more and more projects, your work style will become really obvious over time. If you’re…
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Digital Nomad Tips
June 7, 2018

Why Automation is Key to Mastering the Digital Nomad Lifestyle

The digital nomad lifestyle allows you the freedom to work on the type of projects you’re actually passionate about, and with the clients you choose. No more depressing mornings of driving to an office you hate and sitting in a grey sea of cubicles for 9 hours a day. By saying ‘yes’ to the freedom economy, you’re saying ‘yes’ to a work life you can love and ‘hello’ to the control over your schedule that you deserve. So, now that you’ve taken the leap into the world of freelancing as an independent contractor, it’s essential to implement remote working tools…
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BusinessWorkstyle
June 7, 2018

At Home Vs. In Office Freelance Jobs: The Pros and Cons

Freelance jobs present a unique range of challenges. While you may have the chance to set your own schedule, you also have to be responsible for motivating yourself to stick to it. You often have the option to work from home, but you have to determine whether this will give you the structure you need to stay competitive in your industry. Making the right choice is essential, as you're solely responsible for your success. Consider both the pros and cons of various work environments so you can select the best place for tackling your freelance jobs like a pro. The…
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Business
June 6, 2018

3 Types of Projects That Can Benefit from a Gantt Chart Tool

Gantt Chart Tools help both freelancers and business owners track their project progress more effectively. Whether you’re trying to grasp a better overview of your client’s latest project from start to end or shed light on task relationships for a more complex undertaking of your work, Gantt charts help you gain major clarity throughout your freelance projects. These project management tools also keep your team members on the same page in terms of upcoming deadlines and if projects have multiple phases, which is key if you’re working virtually with other digital nomads. Below, we’ve explored a few of the most…
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Digital Nomad TipsFreedom EconomySpera News
May 31, 2018

How Brands and Business Owners Can Use a Project Management System to Work with Freelancers

If you’re looking for an easier way to find and manage freelancers who work on your team, a comprehensive project management system is your solution. As a brand or small business owner, you might not have it in your budget to hire someone fulltime, and your workload might not require them for 40 hours per week, either. If you’re looking to outsource a specific project, set of tasks or a short-term assignment, hiring an independent contractor or a few members on a team is a great option. But where do you start? First, the goal is to find a group…
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CommunityDigital Nomad TipsFreedom EconomySpera NewsWorkstyle
May 31, 2018

Personality Traits of an Efficient Task Manager

The right task management tool will help you streamline your job, but improving efficiency goes beyond stocking your tool kit with calendars and appointment reminder devices. Personality traits are just as important as the tools you use to help you manage your busy schedule. You should also assess your dominant personality traits and determine how you can leverage your natural tendencies for better task management. Personality traits can be easily discernible for some and perhaps a little harder to depict for others.  The common thread here is that we all have traits that are strong and ones that are weak.…
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Digital Nomad TipsFreedom EconomySpera News
May 29, 2018

The Art of the Pitch: Score Your Next Freelance Jobs with These 5 Tips

Mastering the perfect pitch for freelance jobs is a bit of an art form, one that can sometimes feel like an impossible task. What exactly are you supposed to include, anyway? While the official verdict may still be out on that, a few things are certain: You don’t want to come off as too desperate or ‘salesy,’ but you also want to convince a prospective client that you’re the perfect fit for the project. Striking that balance is key, and we have a few tips to help you do just that, ideally resulting in more gigs, more confidence in what…
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Business
May 24, 2018

10 Ways to Make your Profile Stand Out on Freelance Websites

As a freelancer, it’s super important that you stand out from other independent workers when trying to land jobs on freelance websites. But where do you start? How can you embody all of your amazing experience effectively? And what may potentially turn off future clients? Setting yourself apart from hundreds of other qualified applicants can seem like an impossible feat, but don’t get discouraged! Below, we’ve outlined ten ways to stand out from the crowd and get one step closer to closing a new client in your freelance business. 1. Clearly Identify What Makes You Stand Apart First, think about…
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