How Flaky Freelancers Destroy Golden Opportunities

Getting started as a freelancer online isn’t easy. You start by building a website, and showcasing your work. But you don’t have any traffic, so you make your way over to the online freelance boards like eLance, oDesk and 99Designs. And finding work for decent pay is a lot harder than the online job boards make it out to be. Sure, you’re really good at what you do, but you don’t have much of a portfolio … [Read more...]

Money Here, Money There, Money Everywhere

For the first time, it’s almost as if there’s *too much* opportunity for freelancers. There are lots of ways that you can make money locally, and there are even more ways to make money by connecting with people through the internet. But while some freelancers are getting rich, others are struck by analysis paralysis, and don’t know where they should begin. Let’s clear that up--starting by exploring … [Read more...]

Freelance Strategies for the Karma Economy

Nice guys finish... first? That’s the question that we all wonder when we hear about phenomena like the “Thank You Economy”--does this mean that the best way to rise to the top is to be a nice guy? Sure, we’ve all heard anecdotes about very successful people like Leo Babauta and Brian Clark, who have earned reputations as super-nice people. And there are also examples like Donald Trump and Dan Kennedy, … [Read more...]