While most people are winding down for the holidays, you should be making December an action-packed month to build your business so that you hit the ground running in 2008. Here are 5 great tips that will put you ahead of the competition on January 1 – and beyond.
Tip #1 – Plan Out Your Yearly Goals in December, and Look At Them Every Freakin’ Day.
Here’s a tip: “Do better this year” doesn’t count. If you want to tear into 2008 and take what’s yours, you need to be absolutely clear on what it is. Don’t settle for weak goals like “I want to make more money” (an extra quarter would fulfill that, but I doubt that’s what you really want). Get specific on dollar values. On number of customers. On list size, or RSS subscribers, etc. … in short, anything you can actually measure, rather than get warm fuzzies about. Then look at them every day to keep yourself focused and on track. [Click Here to Read More...]
Posted November 24, 2007 in Uncategorized
Hello folks, I hope you had a productive week and a great Thanksgiving, it’s been an extremely busy week for me but still I took some time to read blogs and found many great posts that I think are worth reading. :)
Take a minute (or two, or three) to visit these blogs, you never know you might learn new things. Take that well deserved break, go grab a coffee (or tea, yeah tea is better).
I hope you will like these posts:
- 100 Resources to Keep You Productive When on the Move
- Like it Or Not, You’re a Marketer
- How C.R.A.P is your site design?
- Are You Using the Right Content Development Strategy for Your Website?
- 7 Lesser Known Ways to Increase Productivity
- bring people with you – a recipe for a small business revolution
- 6.5 Ways To Irritate Your Customers
- 10 Absolute “Nos!” for Freelancers
- Top 100 Social Media Sites
- The Importance of Taking Time For Yourself In Business
Posted November 22, 2007 in News
Hey everyone, I’d like to wish you all a happy Thanksgiving!
I have to say I’m extremely thankful for all the comments on our posts, the thumbs up on social media sites, and I’m most thankful for all the questions you asked, the e-mails you guys sent, the tips you shared with us and fellow freelancers, and of course all the friends I’ve made, people I’ve met, and experience I gained since I started freelancing, especially since I started blogging.
I started blogging exactly 10 months ago, not really knowing what blogging was about, and man do I love it! Needless to say I learned a lot since the day I installed that thing… hum, WordPress I think they call it. :)
All this makes me a really happy freelancer!
Posted November 21, 2007 in Productivity
Although some people think that deadlines kill creativity and hamper productivity, they can really help you streamline your energies and focus on the work at hand, especially when you work as a freelancer and have multiple projects to handle.
If you don’t set deadlines for your individual projects you will soon lose track of time and will never be able to deliver the projects on time to your clients, creating a bad professional reputation in the process.
If you want to be taken seriously by your past, present, and future clients, you have to take your deadlines seriously and respect them; when you respect your deadlines it means you respect your client’s time and also your own time.
But following deadlines can sometimes prove to be a really difficult task and this happens more often when you work on your own and there is nobody to supervise you or nag you in case you delay your work. [Click Here to Read More...]
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