It’s really hard to find decent productivity advice these days. Most of the productivity ‘gurus’ are self-proclaimed and offer techniques that aren’t backed up with any evidence.
I actually struggled with those people for the past two years. I was trying to find a way to be more productive (work less and accomplish more) but and was trying out these ‘techniques.’ Nothing worked, however.
Until finally, I found something that did work. I’ll share what I found with you in this post.
Posted October 7, 2010 in Inspiration
Throughout my career, I’ve noticed how the things I learned in karate class apply to my business life–especially my time as a freelancer.
In this post, I’ll share how some of the life lessons I learned in Karate apply to freelancing. I think you’ll come to see that freelancing and karate aren’t so different after all.
Posted October 6, 2010 in Tools/Resources
Is there a question about freelancing that you can’t quite figure out, but are afraid to ask? Maybe you’re considering starting a freelance business, but you’re not quite sure that you know enough to get started.
You need some help finding your answers. Fortunately, we’re going to help you find those answers to your questions.
Of course, at Freelance Folder we’ve already created a few really great resources to help you start freelancing and to help you learn more about freelancing. But, as we’ve pointed out before on this blog, there are also a lot of other resources available to help freelancers that don’t cost a thing.
In this post, I’ll list ten free eBooks (plus a few bonus eBooks) that can help you succeed as a freelancer. These eBooks range in length from a few dozen pages to a few hundred pages, but all of them contain useful information that I think you’ll like.
Posted October 5, 2010 in Marketing
At the recent International Freelancers Day virtual conference, one theme that struck me was the importance of creating and publishing content. Many of the experts discussed, in various angles, why getting published would be good for freelancers.
Anne Handley’s presentation, Content Rules, was in fact all about content and how to create it well. Day Poynter talked about writing a book and getting published. Other speakers such as Michael Martine and David Garland spoke about other forms of content that can do well for freelancers, such as blogs and web TV. Almost all the other speakers mentioned, in one way or another, the benefits of having your own content.
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