Must Reads

How (And Why) To Use The 52/17 Rule To Boost Productivity

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All it takes is just one email, a single Facebook notification, a Like on your latest Instagram photo to distract you from your work.

Once you’re distracted, it takes a long time to get focused and go back to work.

I know this better than anyone because I used to face this problem almost every day. It’s something you have to deal with when you’re working from home.

People working at an office can at least stay focused on the work at hand out of the fear they have for their boss. But for a freelancer working from home, procrastination is an ongoing war.

For example, I’ve been writing a book for over a year now and it’s still not halfway done. That’s how much I love procrastinating. I’d rather watch an episode of Big Bang Theory than finishing a chapter of my book.

That was me not so long ago. But, not anymore. I’m no longer procrastinating. At least not as much as I used to.

I found an effective new strategy to boost my productivity. And if you’re like me and have trouble focusing on work, you might want to give this strategy a try.

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How Tos

How To Learn The Top 5 Freelance Skills With Online Courses

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You don’t need a bachelor’s degree or even graduate from college to become a freelancer.

But, you do need a set of skills to offer as a service to your clients.

Whether it’s coding, writing, or even data entry, you must learn how to do the job before you can offer your services.

This guide is all about helping you develop the right skill set that you can monetize as a freelancer. Here, I will show you how to learn 5 freelance skills with the highest demand by enrolling in the best online courses to get started and master each skill.

Let’s begin.

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Freelance Tips

6 Successful Freelancers Share Their Best Tips For Landing Clients

How do you successfully convince a client to hire you?

How come other freelancers easily land new clients without effort while you struggle to get a reply for your proposals?

What’s their secret?

I’ve been answering these questions for a while now. Usually, I end up giving the same answer to many people because I only know about the strategies that worked for me.

As a change of pace, I wanted to see what type of strategies other freelancers use to successfully land and manage their clients. So, I reached out to several successful freelancers from different industries to ask them this question:

What kind of strategies and tips do you recommend for beginners for landing new clients?

And here’s what they had to say.

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How Tos

The Complete Guide To Getting Started As A Freelance Writer

If you’re new to freelance writing or planning on getting started as a freelance writer, follow this guide and you’ll be able to avoid many of the mistakes I made over the years.

It took me 7 years of mistakes, failures, and lot of depressing moments to go from making $0 to $5,000 a month as a freelance writer. And I know there are still plenty of writers out there struggling to make a few bucks working online.

This article is dedicated to you. My NO BS guide to what I believe is the best approach to getting started as a freelance writer, the right way.

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How Tos

Freelance Contracts: When To Use Them And How To Create One (+ Free Template)

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I’ve been freelancing for many years and so far I haven’t signed a single freelance contract agreement.

One time, I had to sign a nondisclosure agreement but that was it.

That’s the beauty of working with international clients. It’s risky, but there’s no need for signing documents, contract agreements, or dealing with lawyers.

Of course, it’s the not the case for most other freelancers, especially for those of you who work with local clients. For those freelancers, a contract agreement can be much useful. But, you don’t need contracts for each and every client you work with.

So, when should you create a contract? And how exactly do you create a freelance contract agreement? Read along to find out.

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Must Reads

6 Lessons Freelancers Can Learn From Seth Godin

Seth Godin is a man I’ve been idolizing for many years.

I’ve learned so much from this man over the years and ever since I started working online as a freelancer, I found his advice to be invaluable.

Especially after following his Freelancer Course on Udemy, I was able to pick up a few valuable lessons to improve my freelancing career. For example, in one of the videos of his course, Seth explain the value of collecting testimonials from the clients we work with and using it to land better clients in the future. I’ve been asking for testimonials from my clients ever since.

Through this article, I will share with you some of the lessons I’ve learned from Seth Godin’s blog, books, lectures, interviews, and online courses. Hopefully, you’ll be able to pick up a few things to advance your freelance career as well.

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