Do you want to work from home and leave the rat race? Do you dream of earning money online doing the things you love? Do you want to own your time and work at your own pace? Are you a freelancer but your gigs are not taking off? This 2nd book of the Now What? Series is the author's way of paying it forward, and all the information in its pages are based on her successful freelancing career. It will help you discover which of your skills are marketable, which are in demand, and how to entice and keep clients. She will share with you the mindset of successful freelancers, and what other freelancers are doing to make money. After reading this book, you will have a clear path to a career that will allow you to work from anywhere you want, stay close to your loved ones and work at your own pace. At best, you might even get to quit your day job. Get a copy.
In How I Became An Online Freelancer, Azlina Abdul Jalil takes you through her journey of discovering online work and building a career as a freelance writer and translator. Unlike conventional freelancing, much of her work is sourced online. She has clients from all over the world. Azlina describes how she stumbled upon this line of work, learning everything from scratch, reinventing herself, and changing her view on work and life ever since. She shares pointers based on her own experiences and hopes this book will inspire others to look into online freelancing as a way to work differently. For anyone who is looking for something extra, who wants to work from home, who wants to travel and earn at the same time, or who just wants a change, this book is for you.
Filling out job applications is a full time and unpaid job. It is like a dead-end; you keep applying and nothing happens. It has become a winning a lottery ticket these days if you actually get a job you deserve with the right salary. Being a freelancer in any discipline has explosive financial rewards, if done properly. This is unlike working for someone else who profits from your hard work. The more work you complete, the greater the revenue you will receive. This is one of the advantages of completing outsource work for a client; you get to keep the entire payment for the work you did. Most freelance experts charge less than many of the companies that do the same type of work. The reasons your profits will be greater than companies that are competing against you for this outsource work is simple—your overheads are less. Facts about getting the higher profit from your small business are pretty basic. The higher your prices are above the product cost, the greater the profits will be, but also the fewer the sales. This is a carefully walked tightrope. For the most part, the market will dictate the price you will be able to sell your product or services for. In the beginning, the lower price is what will attract new customers. Customers are willing to try out a new vendor if the price is right. This avenue of marketing will lead to lower profit per item, but will make up the profit in the volume you will be selling. In this book I walk you through tried and true processes within the freelance and outsourcing realm. You will learn how to start, find customers, choosing price, follow ups, outsourcing and keeping record of your business. Making money online requires applying some tactics, having discipline and becoming successful in freelancing. Solution Benefits Starting your freelancing business Business planning Everything you need to know about making money online
Amazingly, one-third of the American workforce is freelance—that’s 42 million people who have to wrestle with not just doing the work, but finding the work, then getting paid for the work, plus health care, taxes, setting up an office, marketing, and so on. Now help is here, and consultants, independent contractors, the self-employed, “solopreneurs,” and everyone else living a freelancer’s life will never be alone again but instead can be part of a strong and vibrant community. Written by the authority on freelance working, Sara Horowitz, MacArthur “Genius” Fellow and founder of the national Freelancers Union and, most recently, the Freelancers Insurance Company, The Freelancer’s Bible will help those new to freelancing learn the ropes, and will help those who’ve been freelancing for a while grow and expand. It’s the one-stop, all-encompassing guide to every practical detail and challenge of being a nimble, flexible, and successful freelancer: the three essentials of getting clients and the three most important ways to keep them happy. Five fee-setting strategies. Thirteen tactics for making it through a prolonged dry spell. Setting up a home office vs. renting space. The one-hour contract. A dozen negotiating dos and don’ts. Building and maintaining your reputation. Dealing with deadbeats. Health Insurance 101. Record-keeping and taxes. Productivity, including a quiz: “What Is Your Ideal Day?” Building a community. Subcontracting and other strategies for taking your freelancing career to the next level. Retirement plans, plans for saving for education, and how to achieve financial freedom.
At last, for a generation that's materially ambitious yet financially clueless comes I Will Teach You To Be Rich, Ramit Sethi's 6-week personal finance program for 20-to-35-year-olds. A completely practical approach delivered with a nonjudgmental style that makes readers want to do what Sethi says, it is based around the four pillars of personal finance--banking, saving, budgeting, and investing--and the wealth-building ideas of personal entrepreneurship. Sethi covers how to save time by not wasting it managing money; the guns and cars myth of credit cards; how to negotiate like an Indian--the conversation begins with "no"; why "Budgeting Doesn't Have to Suck!"; how to get things rolling--for real--with only $20; what most people don't understand about taxes; how to get a CEO to take you out to lunch; how to avoid the Super Mario Brothers trap by making your savings work harder than you do; the difference between cheap and frugal; the hidden relationship between money and food. Not to mention his first key lesson: Getting started is more important than being the smartest person in the room. Integrated with his website, where readers can use interactive charts, follow up on the latest information, and join the community, it is a hip blueprint to building wealth and financial security. Every month, 175,000 unique visitors come to Ramit Sethi's website, Iwillteachyoutoberich.com, to discover the path to financial freedom. They praise him thoughtfully ("Your site summarizes everything I want with my life--to be rich in finances, rich in experience, rich in family blessings," Dan Esparza) and effusively ("Dude, you rock. I love this site!" Richard Wu). The press has caught on, too: "Ramit Sethi is a rising star in the world of personal finance writing . . . one singularly attuned to the sensibilities of his generation. his style is part frat boy and part silicon Valley geek, with a little bit of San Francisco hipster thrown in" (San Francisco Chronicle). His writing is smart, his voice is full of attitude, and his ideas are uncommonly sound and refreshingly hype-free.
Every year, millions of writers struggle to find work, and most make little more than spare change from the assignments they land. With the expansion of the online freelance marketplace, anyone with the right skills can learn to thrive and build a full-time career as a freelance writer. Author P. J. Aitken shares with readers what those skills are—the same skills that have earned him high levels of success on Upwork and other online freelance platforms. His tips include: Creating the perfect profile Writing winning proposals when bidding on writing jobs Garnering the rating system that will bring recognition and new clients Establishing long-term clients Outsourcing for the most efficient results Blogging—for pay! Navigating the best sites and avoiding pitfalls many writers fall into The Online Writer’s Companion is an unprecedented and indispensable guide for aspiring writers and authors of various materials and backgrounds, from bloggers to professional writers, students to retirees. It can even touch freelancers in other trades who want to hone their skills. By learning to make the most of a myriad of websites for freelance writers, readers will finally have the knowledge to succeed! Allworth Press, an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing, publishes a broad range of books on the visual and performing arts, with emphasis on the business of art. Our titles cover subjects such as graphic design, theater, branding, fine art, photography, interior design, writing, acting, film, how to start careers, business and legal forms, business practices, and more. While we don't aspire to publish a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are deeply committed to quality books that help creative professionals succeed and thrive. We often publish in areas overlooked by other publishers and welcome the author whose expertise can help our audience of readers.
Online and social media have become indispensible tools for journalists, but you still have to know how to find and tell a great story. To be a journalist today, you must have not only the practical skills to work with new technologies, but also the understanding of how and why journalism has changed. Combining theory and practice, Online Journalism: The Essential Guide will take you through the classic skills of investigating, writing and reporting as you master the new environments of mobile, on-demand, social, participatory and entrepreneurial journalism. You will also develop must-have skills in app development for smartphones and tablets, as well as techniques in podcast, blog and news website production. What this book does for you: Tips and advice from leading industry experts in their own words QR codes throughout the book to take you straight to multimedia links A fully up-to-date companion website loaded with teaching resources, detailed careers advice and industry insights (http://onlinejournalismguide.com/) Exercises to help you hone your skills Top five guided reading list for each topic, so you can take it further Perfect for students throughout a journalism course, this is your essential guide!
Whether you’re new to freelancing or a seasoned freelance operative, Brilliant Freelancer is packed full of ideas and case studies to help you build a happy, productive and profitable freelance life quickly and easily. From building your client portfolio right through to staying motivated and surviving the tougher times, Brilliant Freelancer gives you everything you need to take charge of your career and start moving in the direction you want to go.
Grow Your Business with the Right Connections It’s easy to feel like networking is a waste of time, energy, or money—but that just means you’re doing it wrong. In this new edition of Networking Like a Pro, networking experts Dr. Ivan Misner and Brian Hilliard reveal key networking techniques to help you grow your business. In this comprehensive guide, you’ll discover strategies that go beyond collecting business cards and turn networking into a profitable resource for your business. Dive into this book and discover how the most successful networkers leverage their brand, expertise, and customers to achieve greatness in life. You’ll learn how to: Attract the right people with a carefully crafted Unique Selling Proposition Gain your most valuable customers with referrals from networking partners Make your best first impression with the 12 x 12 x 12 Rule Choose networking events and activities that best fit your needs Build and expand your network with a calculated follow-up strategy Avoid behaviors that damage your reputation and push potential partners away Plus, gain access to worksheets, templates, and the Networking Scorecard designed to help you get the most out of your network. If you’re ready to build connections that turn relationships into profitable customers, the Networking Like a Pro is for you!
The Only Guide You Need to Stop Wasting Your Potential and Create a Kickass Career You Care About Daniel DiPiazza, the young founder of the massively popular Rich20Something.com, was once a typical twentysomething, logging mind-numbing hours at low-paying jobs in hopes of moving up. Then it hit him: This doesn’t have to be my life. Now twenty-eight, DiPiazza has launched multiple successful businesses with zero startup capital—simply by identifying and monetizing his skills into a career and life he loves. And with this book, so can you. Rich20Something is not some boring spiel on “paying your dues”; it’s about hustle. Instead of inching your way up the traditional career ladder, DiPiazza teaches you how to hack it, sharing hard-earned advice, anecdotes from other entrepreneurial badasses, and step-by-step techniques for turning your best skills into a business you’re passionate about that pays well to boot, including success secrets like: - The three questions that will help fail proof your business idea - How to ruthlessly prioritize, focus, and “ride the Motivation Wave” to get your gig going - Promotion strategies that literally make you money while you sleep - Owning the online game on every platform, from ten followers to 500,000 It’s time to toss out your parents’ career guides (sorry, mom and dad). Rich20Something is the only book you need to blaze your own path to an epic career and start getting the most out of your life now.
Online education is experiencing a huge growth spurt. The number of students taking online classes increased 24 percent in the past year—and this growth is only expected to continue. Don’t let this lucrative opportunity pass you by. Take your teaching global by offering courses online. Learn everything you need to know to set up a successful online education business: • Find financing, write a business plan, choose a business structure and learn other business basics • Develop exciting courses in the four most popular areas—IT, health care, education and business—as well as niche markets • Promote your business and attract students through online newsletters, search engine optimization and other innovative techniques • Design a user-friendly website and provide high-quality tech support • Train instructors in this new education medium, or teach courses yourself • And more! Real-life stories from successful entrepreneurs show you exactly what you need to do to set up and run a profitable business. Now’s the perfect time to get started with an online education business—and with this book, you’re well on your way to success.
Are you an online artist ready to take your passion to the next level? Would you love your creative talent to be on showcase for millions to see and buy? Thanks to today’s amazing technology, it’s easier than ever to tap into your passion and turn it into your next paycheck! In just a few days and a few clicks, you can build a successful online web design business selling your creative services. Discover how to easily develop your own website, effectively showcase your work, promote yourself to a worldwide audience, generate new clients, better service existing clients, and more! • Design an attractive, business website using inexpensive, turnkey solutions from established companies like Google, Yahoo! and Go Daddy that require no programming knowledge • Create a killer online portfolio that captures new clients • Use easy online tools that work 24/7 to handle requests and payments • Drive traffic using search engine optimization and other marketing and advertising techniques • Boost profits by expanding your specialty or your business
Many creative professionals focus too much on their artistic abilities and too little on their business interests. In When Talent Isn't Enough, copywriter and journalist Kristen Fischer offers powerful strategies and practical stories from some of today's most prominent creative leaders to help you thrive. The result: an easy-to-read guide that covers all aspects of launching and managing a successful business for any creative entrepreneur or solo practitioner. When Talent Isn't Enough offers savvy and easy-to-apply business advice for writers, designers, and artists who want to: Run a profitable, fulfilling business Market themselves alongside seasoned pros, in-house talent and established agencies Understand the legalities of doing business Spearhead hassle-free accounting and bookkeeping practices Overcome challenging situations with clients Embrace self-promotion as a solo professional Cultivate lasting client partnerships
Want to work at home from the comfort of your sofa or bed? Well, Upwork is the right place for anyone with a passion for offering services online and making money in the comfort of their home or even at the beach. This can be liberating and profitable. This book has been written to guide you on how to start and develop an online freelancing business on Upwork. When you work at home you can forget about rush hours and the never ending traffic; you cease to worry about the expenses that come with the job; the not-so-delicious lunch, no need to buy corporate clothes, etc., etc. The information in this book is valuable for anyone who wants to start a freelancing career and be successful on Upwork. It shouldn't be a surprise that many of the basic principles required to succeed at traditional business are nearly always also effective within the traditional and online freelancer marketplace. The guide contains detailed information about how Upwork operates; this includes how to get your first Job, how to bid, tips to beat the competition, how to respond to interviews, how to prepare for an interview so that you succeed at making a positive connection with the potential client and also how to avoid negative feedback. Grab this copy today and begin your journey to success on Upwork!!!
“An essential read for freelance writers.” —The Writer magazine Starting Your Career as a Freelance Writer, Third Edition, offers a step-by-step guide to launching a successful freelance career. For beginners and experts, full time or part time, Moira Allen explains everything freelancer writers need to know, including how to set up a home office, develop and pitch marketable ideas, approach editors and other clients, and prepare and submit material. In addition, readers will learn the business side of freelancing, such as how to deal with rights and contracts as well as how to manage income, expenses, and taxes. Starting Your Career as a Freelance Writer also discusses the ways in which freelancer writers can expand and enhance their writing career. Allen gives essential advice on the use of photos and reprints and discusses how to take advantage of other writing opportunities, such as columns, business and technical writing, and even nonfiction books. Fully updated, this new edition includes: A fresh look at the top writing tools to get started in today’s Internet environment The best social media venues for writers and how to use them Tips on how to expand a copywriting portfolio and clientele with social media writing services Why a website is still the most important online marketing tool—and how to maximize its effectiveness How a writer's blog can help your freelancing career Starting Your Career as a Freelance Writer offers freelancers the tools and information they need to understand this business from the inside out and to become successful freelance writers.
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Start a successful online business—and be your own boss! Being an online entrepreneur means more than just building a website—and this book breaks down everything you need to know to be successful. Inside, you'll get plain-English explanations and easy-to-follow instruction on online business basics, legal and accounting issues, website design, Internet security, boosting sales, e-commerce, and so much more. While the ideas and concepts behind starting an online business are tried and true, the tools available to entrepreneurs change and evolve quickly—and often. Starting an Online Business All-in-One For Dummies gets you up to speed on the best new tools, resources, and communities, and shows you how to best leverage them to up your chances of success. Discover your niche and create a business plan Design your website and storefront Increase your reach and market with social media Choose the best web host for your needs If you're a budding entrepreneur with dreams of running your own online business, this book has everything you need to get started and grow your company to extraordinary heights!
Are you ready to free yourself from commuter traffic, office hours and boring writing projects? Then it’s time to take your writing career into your own hands—and start your professional freelance writing business! One of the fastest and least expensive homebased businesses to start, the business of freelance writing lets you turn your writing talent into professional independence—set your own hours, choose your own projects and take charge of your income! This complete guide arms you with all you need to know to not only start your freelance writing business but to make sure it’s a success. Learn how to: • Start your business instantly and for little money • Operate your business using freelance business basics and rules • Choose your writing niche • Use your writing expertise to advertise and find clients • Increase your income by improving your writing skills and expanding your client base Start your freelance writing business today—and begin earning income tomorrow!
Many of us dream of the freedom afforded by working freelance, however, the daunting task of organising your own finances can be enough to put most people off. This book explains in an accessible and down-to-earth style what you need to consider before taking the plunge and how to keep on top of your financial situation as a freelancer. It will cover key issues such as: building a budget; choosing your company's structure; costs, income and tax issues; pricing your work; establishing a portfolio and finding new work; and maintaining the freelance lifestyle. The Financial Intelligence series offers down-to-earth, practical guides to personal finance, aimed at anyone who wants to increase their financial IQ. These guides will help readers to feel confident about making the right decisions when it comes to spending, saving and investing their money.
The latest groundbreaking tome from Tim Ferriss, the #1 New York Times best-selling author of The 4-Hour Workweek. From the author: “For the last two years, I’ve interviewed more than 200 world-class performers for my podcast, The Tim Ferriss Show. The guests range from super celebs (Jamie Foxx, Arnold Schwarzenegger, etc.) and athletes (icons of powerlifting, gymnastics, surfing, etc.) to legendary Special Operations commanders and black-market biochemists. For most of my guests, it’s the first time they’ve agreed to a two-to-three-hour interview. This unusual depth has helped make The Tim Ferriss Show the first business/interview podcast to pass 100 million downloads. “This book contains the distilled tools, tactics, and ‘inside baseball’ you won’t find anywhere else. It also includes new tips from past guests, and life lessons from new ‘guests’ you haven’t met. “What makes the show different is a relentless focus on actionable details. This is reflected in the questions. For example: What do these people do in the first sixty minutes of each morning? What do their workout routines look like, and why? What books have they gifted most to other people? What are the biggest wastes of time for novices in their field? What supplements do they take on a daily basis? “I don’t view myself as an interviewer. I view myself as an experimenter. If I can’t test something and replicate results in the messy reality of everyday life, I’m not interested. “Everything within these pages has been vetted, explored, and applied to my own life in some fashion. I’ve used dozens of the tactics and philosophies in high-stakes negotiations, high-risk environments, or large business dealings. The lessons have made me millions of dollars and saved me years of wasted effort and frustration. “I created this book, my ultimate notebook of high-leverage tools, for myself. It’s changed my life, and I hope the same for you.”
Get Paid to Write Become a Freelance Writer Start Your Own Freelance Writing Business Imagine having a rewarding career that lets you get paid to write. Welcome to the world of professional freelance writing! You may have dreamed of "becoming a writer" ever since you were a child, but now you can discover how to turn that vision into reality with the FabJob Guide to Become a Freelance Writer. The guide explains how you can start a freelance writing business and get hired to write for publication or write for clients. Writing for Publication If you are like many freelance writers, you love to see your writing in print. There’s nothing quite like the feeling of picking up a magazine, newspaper, or book and seeing your own words on the page – knowing that thousands of people will read what you have written. And if you write for popular online publications, your words could be read by literally millions of readers. The icing on the cake is that you are paid to do something you love. Writing for Clients If writing for publication is the "sizzle," then writing for clients is the "steak." While it may not offer the same excitement that comes with seeing one of your articles in a popular magazine, writing for clients can offer solid rewards including more stability and higher pay for many freelancers. The type of freelance writing you can do for clients depends on your expertise, and a client’s needs. Some writers specialize in working with particular types of clients. Others work with a wide variety of clients, but specialize in particular types of projects, such as writing newsletters, speeches, or scripts, to mention just a few examples. When you start your freelance writing business, you will determine what types of writing you want to do. You might choose a broad specialization such as "copywriting" or "technical writing" for any type of client that needs your help. Or you might choose a narrow specialization such as writing grant proposals for non-profit arts organizations, "ghostwriting" autobiographies, writing business plans for technology start-ups, "search engine optimization" for retailers, or any other area that interests you and that clients need help with. As long as you have the desire, you can become a freelance writer and start your own freelance writing business. No special education or experience is necessary to break into this career and succeed. You can start your own freelance writing business and become a freelance writer immediately. If you would like to be paid to write, the FabJob Guide to Become a Freelance Writer is for you! In this e-book you will discover how you can get started and succeed in the exciting and creative freelance writing business. The guide's author is Kelly Boyer Sagert, who has written seven books and sold well over 1,000 pieces of her writing to magazines, newspapers, online sites and other publications. An experienced copywriter and grant writer, she also writes for encyclopedias and other anthologies, including publications from Macmillan and Harvard University Press. Since 2000, Kelly has taught writing for the online school of F + W Media, the company that publishes Writer’s Digest magazine. In this guide she shares insider tips and expert advice from her own experiences and from a dozen other professional writers to help you achieve success as a freelance writer. The guide covers topics of vital importance to anyone who wants to start a business providing freelance writing services and get hired as a freelance writer, including: Getting Ready to Become a Freelance Writer * How to develop the skills you will need as a freelance writer (including research, writing, and editing) * What you need to know about copyright as a freelance writer, including: o what you can legally use from other sources o how to protect your own writing from being stolen * The top professional associations for freelance writers (including several that beginning writers can join) * How to get writing experience and credentials to help you get hired as a freelance writer, including: o Internships (plus how to get an internship if you are not a student) o Volunteer writing opportunities o Writing for your current employer o How to get a part-time writing job o Educational programs for writers plus ways you can get educational credentials more quickly and less expensively * How to find a mentor who can help you become a successful freelance writer * What to include on your resume and writer's bio (includes samples) * What to include in your freelance writing portfolio Writing for Publication * Types of publications that providing paying opportunities for freelance writers: o Magazines (including popular consumer magazines found on newsstands, trade journals, and specialty magazines) o Newspapers o Online publications (including the top websites that pay for freelance writing) o Books (writing books for a flat rate payment, writing for encyclopedias) * How to find publications that hire freelance writers * How editors want to be contacted by freelance writers * How to write a query to get a freelance writing assignment, including: o How to attract an editor's attention by tailoring your query to their publication o A sample query letter o What you should know about multiple submissions * What happens after you are offered a writing assignment * Plus, advice on choosing a writing specialty so you can get paid more and get editors to approach you Writing for Clients * Choosing a profitable freelance writing specialization * The best opportunities in freelance writing for clients, including: o Copywriting (also known as marketing writing) o Technical writing o Grant writing * Information about types of clients who hire freelance writers, including: o Corporations o Other organizations and individuals o Agencies that can hire you for freelance writing jobs * The best and worst ways to find freelance writing work that pays well * How to market your services to corporate clients, including: o Responding to inquiries from prospective freelance writing clients o Who freelance writers should contact in large corporations o What you need to know about preparing proposals for freelance writing work o What to do during your first meeting to make a positive impression on a prospective client * Determining the client's needs and project specifics including the budget and scope of writing services to be provided * Advice for working with a client to ensure satisfaction and help get repeat business Starting Your Own Freelance Writing Business * How to start a part-time or full-time freelance writing business for little or no money * Information about business matters affecting freelance writers including insurance, licenses, legal structures, etc. * Items to include in your business plan * Choosing a name for your freelance writing business (plus information about using a pseudonym or pen name) * How to set up an office for your freelance writing business * Sources of start-up financing if you want to spend more on your freelance writing business (e.g. leasing an office instead of working from home) * Pricing your freelance writing services, with information on: o How to set your hourly rate o Per word rates o Daily rates o Per project fees o How to invoice clients * What to include in a client contract or agreement (includes samples) * How to hire an assistant for your writing business * How to market your freelance writing services effectively through: o Advertising o Freelance marketplaces o Networking and referrals o Free promotional opportunities * Advice on managing writing projects including how to choose vendors such as designers and printers PLUS, you will discover: * Samples of what you need to become a freelance writer and start own your freelance writing business, including: o Sample query letter to an editor o Sample resume for a freelance writer o Sample writer's bio o Sample scripts of what to say when talking to prospective clients of your freelance writing business o Sample letter to an agency o Sample rates for freelance writing services o Sample writing contracts (sample letter of engagement and sample agreement) o Sample invoice for a freelance writing business o Sample press release for a freelance writing business * Links to templates for creating business stationery and marketing materials * Worksheets and checklists to help you keep track of expenses and writing projects * And more! You can have this expert information for an incredible price. It can cost hundreds of dollars to take courses on starting a business, and chances are they will not include specific information about starting a freelance writing business. The FabJob Guide to Become a Freelance Writer contains some of the best business advice you could get from other sources, plus much more. It can save you many hours of research, help you avoid some costly mistakes, and give you information you need to become a freelance writer and start your own freelance writing business.
One of the best ways to make a good living, working for yourself, is through online freelancing. While there are a number of sites that provide job boards for freelancers, helping to connect with suitable work, Elance offers opportunities abound and is far more successful overall. If you want to make the money you deserve and have a great support system along the way, here is how you can do it using Elance. Let's get started!
Learn to avoid the #1 problem that plagues most online businesses—an under-performing website. The rise in online shopping has led countless entrepreneurs to jump on the e-commerce bandwagon—but despite their big dreams and hard work, most fail. This book shows them how to succeed in grabbing their piece of the e-commerce pie. Forgoing get-rich-quick hype for best practices and solid marketing principles, two world-class online marketers offer an unbeatable 12-step system that creates a profitable and sustainable online business. Hundreds of proven strategic and tactics, as well as dozens of time-saving web resources, help you jumpstart the process. The authors reveal the 10 most common e-commerce mistakes and offer fail-safe strategies for avoiding them. Innovative automation strategies save you time and money and help you create new streams of passive income. Featuring current technology—including Web 2.0 innovations, web conferencing, podcasts, blogging and more—this comprehensive manual puts website owners on the road to profitability.
Master the fundamentals, hone your business instincts, and save a fortune in tuition. The consensus is clear: MBA programs are a waste of time and money. Even the elite schools offer outdated assembly-line educations about profit-and-loss statements and PowerPoint presentations. After two years poring over sanitized case studies, students are shuffled off into middle management to find out how business really works. Josh Kaufman has made a business out of distilling the core principles of business and delivering them quickly and concisely to people at all stages of their careers. His blog has introduced hundreds of thousands of readers to the best business books and most powerful business concepts of all time. In The Personal MBA, he shares the essentials of sales, marketing, negotiation, strategy, and much more. True leaders aren't made by business schools-they make themselves, seeking out the knowledge, skills, and experiences they need to succeed. Read this book and in one week you will learn the principles it takes most people a lifetime to master.
A new breed of young Filipino professionals are being hired for top jobs in international destinations. This book guides them in facing crossroads as they move and settle in other countries. "Abroad Me: 22 Success Strategies for Young Overseas Filipinos" is filled with life lessons and tips to help Filipinos make the most out of their overseas experience. The workbook-type guide has 22 chapters each with short, blog-like essays and a series of exercises. The book builds on inspiring and preparing Filipinos for their journeys abroad. "An eye-opener. Useful insights that redefine romantic ideas about overseas life." - Maria Regina P. Arquiza, Commission on Filipinos Overseas-awarded broadcaster.
Write Your Own Check Considering a career in freelance writing? Already a freelancer but seeking practical, solid advice on the basics of the business? Get a Freelance Life is the complete guide to all aspects of a freelance writing career, straight from the creators of mediabistro.com—the nation’s most connected, authoritative source for media professionals. Learn how to: • Write compelling pitch letters • Network with the best in the magazine and newspaper industry • Understand the freelance market and detect its changes • Self-edit and rewrite your work • Manage tight deadlines • Negotiate contracts • Survive the financial ups and downs of the freelance life With plenty of insider advice and tips from the most successful freelance writers and editors in the country, Get a Freelance Life is a must-have resource for turning your freelance gigs into a full-fledged writing career. From the Trade Paperback edition.
From the creators of the hit podcast comes an interactive self-help guide for creative entrepreneurs, where they share their best tools and tactics on "being boss" in both business and life. Kathleen Shannon and Emily Thompson are self-proclaimed "business besties" and hosts of the top-ranked podcast Being Boss, where they talk shop and share their combined expertise with other creative entrepreneurs. Now they take the best of their from-the- trenches advice, giving you targeted guidance on: The Boss Mindset: how to weed out distractions, cultivate confidence, and tackle "fraudy feelings" Boss Habits: including a tested method for visually mapping out goals with magical results Boss Money: how to stop freaking out about finances and sell yourself (without shame) With worksheets, checklists, and other real tools for achieving success, here's a guide that will truly help you "be boss" not only at growing your business, but creating a life you love.
Become a Freelance Writer is a complete guide to the business of writing. Freelance editorial consultant, Rachael Oku, sheds light on the skills and attributes needed to become an in-demand freelancer. Offering a realistic outlook on getting ahead, Become a Freelance Writer provides a wealth of useful information and tips on how to build a successful brand while avoiding common pitfalls. Covering everything from budgeting and prioritising to pitching and reputation management, Become a Freelance Writer also explores the benefits of social media, email marketing and analytics software - advising how writers can leverage such tools to build an expansive audience and client base. Become a Freelance Writer is a must-read for any writer serious about taking their potential to the next level. With a no-nonsense approach that gets straight to the point, this book is written with the infamous George Orwell quote in mind: "If it is possible to cut a word out, always cut it out."
Thanks to today’s busy lifestyles, nearly 4,500 institutions of higher learning, and more than 21 million students, the need for college admissions consulting services continues to grow. The experts at Entrepreneur detail how education enthusiasts and/ or those with a passion for counseling others can take advantage of this home-based business opportunity. Coached by our experts, entrepreneurs learn how to identify their specialty or services—from steering high school students towards acceptance to assisting in filing admission and financial applications and other market needs. They also learn business basics such as establishing their company as a legal entity, outfitting a home office, handling the finances, promoting your services and the like. Given contact lists, resource lists, sample documents, and even interviews from practicing entrepreneurs sharing money-saving tips, pitfalls to avoid, and tricks of the trade, entrepreneurs gain all the intel they need to make their business startup and launch a success.
With the app market exploding, app designers will need a solid how-to guide to help them start their home-based business. This book will guide the reader through all the steps from design to marketing.
The Successful freelancing and outsourcing is a series of nonfiction written by Maria Johnsen. The first book is about "A Guide To Make Money Online And Increase Business Profit" which is an introduction of tactics and strategies in freelancing and outsourcing. The outsourcing section contains outsourcing strategies which can be useful for companies around the world. This is the second book "How To Outsource Excessive Workload". It includes tips about how to land more projects and tactics of finding the right experts who would do the job onetime with great quality so that your clients will be happy. This books answers to the most important questions in the realm of freelancing such as: How Does Freelancing Work? How to Make a Decision If you want To Become a Freelancer How to Look for Jobs as a Freelance Carrier How to Focus on Your Freelancing Career Where To Advertise Freelance Business Cost effectively Two Best Ways to Market Your Freelance Business Using Pay Per Click Advertising To Attract A Target Audience Hiring Expert Salesmen How to Outsource Excessive Workload Find the Right Group of Experts for Outsourcing How to Answer Emails from Those who want to Work with You How to Deal with Experts in Outsourcing Realm Put Yourself In Their Shoes, And Believe In Yourself How to Protect Your Money When Outsource Company Does Not Do the Job Right How to Rid Yourself of Greedy People in Outsourcing Finding Investors to Expand Your Freelancing and Outsourcing Business Information is King: Know Your Competitor, Know How to Get Ahead Outsourcing Work Conclusion: Globalization Most Helpful Reader Reviews "I highly recommend this book to everyone that wants to try freelancing, wants to get out of that 9-5 job, stay at home moms or dads, or is just looking to make some extra money on the side!" - Radams "The author Maria Jonhsen is brilliant and she worked hard to compile all of the tips and ideas into a workable, useful book." - Luvs2Read "It's a must read if you are interested in improving your career and reaching your goals." - Anne Stevens
Tired of clocking in and losing out? Want to pursue creative, fulfilling work on your own time and also make a living in the process? My So-Called Freelance Life is a how-to guidebook for women who want to avoid the daily grind and turn their freelance dreams into reality. Michelle Goodman, author of The Anti 9-to-5 Guide and self-proclaimed former “wage slave,” offers tips, advice, how-to’s, and everything else a woman needs to pursue a freelance career. Confused as to whether you should tell your clients that the odd gurgling sound during a conference call is emanating from the infant sleeping on your shoulder? Goodman answers all of the unusual questions that may arise for women exploring the freelance world. Far more than your normal business guidebook, My So-Called Freelance Life blends candid, humorous anecdotes from a wide variety of freelancers with Goodman’s own personal experiences as a creative worker for hire. Whether you’re a freelance first-timer or a seasoned creative professional, copyediting queen or web guru, My So-Called Freelance Life is an invaluable resource for anyone interested in freelancing.
Writing copy that sells without seeming “salesy” can be tough, but is an essential business skill. How To Write Copy That Sells is a step-by-step guide to writing fast, easy-to-read, effective copy. It's for everyone who needs to write copy that brings in cash – including copywriters, freelancers, and entrepreneurs. Inside, you'll find copywriting techniques for email marketing, web sites, social media, sales pages, ads, and direct mail. You'll also discover: The universal hidden structure behind all persuasive copy. How to avoid the most common copywriting mistakes. A simple technique for writing copy that’s easy to read. How to write powerful short copy for social media. Sample headlines, bullet points, and openings – yours to “swipe” and use as your own! Tons of templates, examples, and checklists guaranteed to improve your copy. ...And much, much more! Writing Copy That Sells is your indispensable guide to creating fresh, fast, effective copy that generates sales like magic.
Fully revised and expanded for the first time in a decade, this is Guy Kawasaki's classic, bestselling guide to launching and making your new product, service, or idea a success. Whether you're an aspiring entrepreneur, small-business owner, intrapreneur, or not-for-profit leader, there's no shortage of advice on topics such as innovating, recruiting, fund raising, and branding. In fact, there are so many books, articles, websites, blogs, webinars, and conferences that many startups get paralyzed, or they focus on the wrong priorities and go broke before they succeed. The Art of the Start 2.0 solves that problem by distilling Guy Kawasaki's decades of experience as one of the most hardworking and irreverent strategists in the business world. Guy has totally overhauled this iconic, essential guide for anyone starting anything. It’s 64 percent longer than version 1.0 and features his latest insights and practical advice about social media, crowdfunding, cloud computing, and many other topics. Guy understands the seismic changes in business over the last decade: Once-invulnerable market leaders are struggling. Many of the basics of getting established have become easier, cheaper, and more democratic. Business plans are no longer necessary. Social media has replaced PR and advertising as the key method of promotion. Crowdfunding is now a viable alternative to investors. The cloud makes basic infrastructure affordable for almost any new venture. The Art of the Start 2.0 will show you how to effectively deploy all these new tools. And it will help you master the fundamental challenges that have not changed: building a strong team, creating an awesome product or service, and facing down your competition. As Guy likes to say, “Entrepreneur is a state of mind, not a job title.” His book will help you make your crazy ideas stick, through an adventure that's more art than science – the art of the start.
The biggest trend in business is the microbusiness! Handcrafted jewelry, artisanal eats, life coaching, app development, you name it-entrepreneurial side ventures are everywhere. Weary of pink-slip anxiety and the endless money squeeze, millions of people are taking the leap. They're adding to their incomes and creating safety nets in case the ax falls at work. In the process, they're unlocking their creativity and finding a sense of fulfillment they never dreamed possible. Financial columnist Kimberly Palmer illuminates the everyday faces behind this growing movement, starting with her own journey. Recognizing that journalism offers little job security these days-and with a baby to provide for-she decided to develop a series of financial planners. This supplemental business was soon providing a reliable income stream. The Economy of You recounts story after story of people who-like Kimberly-are liberating themselves from financial strain. A deli employee who makes custom cakes at night. An instrument repairman who sells voice-overs on his website. A videographer who started a profitable publishing house on the side. Interwoven in the profiles are concrete guidelines for readers looking to launch rewarding businesses of their own, including: * Tips for figuring out the ideal side gig * Ideas for keeping start up costs low * Advice on juggling a fledgling enterprise and a full-time job * Strategies for finding your "tribe" and building a social network * Branding and marketing basics that bring results * When and what to offer for free * And much more Companies guarantee nothing but today's wages. It's up to YOU to build stability by becoming a money-making engine. It's empowering, gratifying, and easy to do with The Economy of You.
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