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Digital Nomad Tips
April 19, 2018

25 Freelance Websites, Blogs & Tools for the Aspiring Digital Nomad

Freelance websites and platforms make it easier than ever to be a digital nomad, saying goodbye to traditional 9-5 work life. It goes without saying there are some incredible perks to working for yourself; from dictating your own schedule to working from wherever you desire. The flip side of that being you are your own master, including when it comes to finding the education, motivation, tools for automation and other travel tips that are unique to life on the road. One of the biggest challenges I’ve discovered while being a solopreneur is remaining inspired – especially when things get tough.…
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Business
April 19, 2018

Look Like a Professional with a Freelance Platform

Being a freelancer is a business in and of itself and having a freelance platform that allows you to track time and send professional invoices is one piece of the puzzle that will lend to your credibility and give new clients a glimpse of the quality of work they can expect from the moment they first sign your contract. More than a helpful tool for managing your day-to-day business, though, you’ll also want a few more things - such as a professional website, email address, headshot and more. These will help you highlight your best work, share feedback from happy…
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Enterprise Solutions
April 17, 2018

Enterprise Project Management Tips: Why You Should Consider Outsourcing Your Next Project

As your company grows, figuring out the most effective enterprise project management tools to help you stay organized and manage both your in-person and remote team members is crucial to the success of your business. First, congratulations on your booming business! Growth can be exciting (and, at times, super overwhelming), so be sure to stop and give yourself credit for all of your successes that have allowed you to expand. Next, if you plan to continue growing, consider the areas of your business that could use some improvement. More often than not, these relate to expanding your team. Finding -…
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April 13, 2018

Why Ambition Isn’t Enough: 5 Traits You Need to Succeed as a Digital Nomad in Business

While you may have your fair share of freelancer tools that help you in your day-to-day business, there’s more to freelancing than streamlined workflows. Entrepreneurs often hear the cliche “if you have the drive, you will succeed.” Ambition is one of those traits that drive you to seek education and innovation to better your brand and dedicate yourself to something greater, but a well-rounded digital nomad exudes so much more than ambition. Success in the gig economy simply isn’t possible without passion, confidence, fearlessness, adaptability, and humility, too. While these traits aren’t freelancer tools in the traditional sense, consider them…
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Workstyle
April 12, 2018

Why Time Tracking is one of the Project Management Tools that Will Improve Your Workflow and Your Life

One of the best project management tools to take advantage of - whether you’re managing a new side hustle or already a full-time freelancer - is committing to better time management. As a freelancer (or just in general), do you ever wish you had more time in your workday? The answer is probably a resounding “yes!” If you’re working as a digital nomad, you know what it’s like to juggle multiple projects, several clients, tight deadlines and explore your latest home away from home on an ongoing basis. Some days, it feels like there simply aren’t enough hours to get…
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Business
April 10, 2018

How to Get Paid as a Freelancer or Independent Contractor (Without Being the Bad Guy)

One of the biggest struggles that freelancers, solopreneurs, and independent contractors face isn’t what service to offer or how to do the work. Many of you have that aced. What plagues most of us more is how to properly accept payment as a freelancer. If you’re having this problem, we don’t blame you - navigating how to get paid can be overwhelming! Should you send a paper invoice? Or use an online invoice app? How do you remain organized month after month, especially when you may be working with more than just one client? And how do you follow up…
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Business
April 9, 2018

Expert Tips for Navigating Tax Season if you Work in the Gig Economy

Declaring your freedom from the traditional 9-5 work life and choosing to explore the gig economy comes with several benefits. Working as a freelancer or entrepreneur means you can be location independent and spend time on work that you truly enjoy. But it also comes with some unique situations that you may not have had to worry about with your previous employment. Many a freelancer will agree that trying to navigate tax season as a solopreneur or sole proprietor is not always exciting or easy. There are several ways to become better prepared for tax season this year, though. Investing…
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Workstyle
April 8, 2018

How to Identify Your Niche As a Writer and Land Freelance Jobs You Love

Life as a freelancer demands a certain amount of flexibility. You’re constantly occupying different roles and adapting your writing style to suit different clients. It’s this ability to adapt that keeps good writers in high demand for top freelance jobs. The key is to discover the genre you most enjoy and develop your niche based on your personal interests. Finding the Genre that Elevates Your Brand Will Help You Find Freelance Jobs As freelancers, we are more often than not called to release our personal passions and innate personalities to morph into the brand representation of our clients. That flexibility…
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Business
April 3, 2018

How to Collaborate Online and Get Hired for More Freelance Gigs

For a freelancer, it may seem counterproductive to collaborate online with other professionals and organizations. If you started taking on freelance gigs to have more control over the type of work you do, the clients you interact with and the schedule you keep, the notion of working with other businesses may have you downright skeptical. That’s fair. But most seasoned freelancers will tell you that collaborating online won’t jeopardize your workflow nor will it distract you from your daily work. Instead, it may actually help you gain a bigger audience, more clients and a tribe of like-minded entrepreneurs that you can connect…
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