Get More Subscribers With An Email Subscription Box

Many of us freelancers run blogs, and with good reason. Creating a blog is one of the best ways to prove your expertise, build a strong following, and get more clients. Making it easy for your readers to subscribe is a key factor in building this following and growing your blog, and it is a fact -- not all of your readers know how to use RSS. So are you missing out on potential subscribers without an email … [Read more...]

Freelance Inspiration: 10 Examples of Truly Exceptional Writing

Writing is one of those freelance careers that manifests itself in many places online -- which makes sense, given that most of what we find online is written. There's one place, though, that writing is conspicuously absent. Showcase, Gallery, and Inspiration posts typically ignore writing and focus on design and art (probably because of all the pretty pictures). Despite not having much representation in this … [Read more...]

Patience and Online Business ? A Winning Combination?

When doing business online, is patience something that will help you succeed in the long run or on the other hand, will it just slow you down? Everything is dynamic as far as the Web is concerned, so that it's easy to understand why some people don't exactly see online business and patience as a winning combination. Is that really how things stand, is there no room for patience in this industry? Yes and … [Read more...]

3 Reasons Why Every Freelancer Should Blog

I've done freelance work as a paid blogger, design and usability consultant, static and sales page writer, copywriter, Wordpress theme customizer and logo designer without ever advertising my freelancing services outside my blog. It has been the engine and wheels behind my freelancing business. I want to show you that it's entirely possible to build a lucrative freelance profile on the back of a blog. This … [Read more...]

AnyWired – Skellie Does It Again!

Yes, the very prolific and talented Skellie from SkellieWag just launched a new blog, AnyWired. And with a tagline as cool and simple as 'Work Online. Work Anywhere. Live Free.' it has to be good, and in fact it is. Skellie, to me, is the perfect example of a successful freelance blogger, she's a staff writer at Problogger, FreelanceSwitch, Daily Blog Tips, North X East and many others (and eventually … [Read more...]

Got A FaceBook Profile? You May Find This Interesting

Yesterday I read a post on ZenHabits about a new Facebook app creator from BlogFuse and I thought I'd give it a try. I have never created a Facebook app before, and honestly never really thought about it, till I read the post on ZenHabits. Basically what it does is display your latest blog posts on your profile and your friend's profiles, and it's ridiculously easy to setup (really!), you just sign up on … [Read more...]

2007 – Nine Things Learned This Year

2008 is almost there! Usually at the end of every year I take some time to just make a list of things I did during that year, stuff I'm proud of, accomplishments and goals for the next year. Well in fact I do that on a monthly basis, I write things down and then take all this and compile it into one 'master' list and then make another list with stuff I learned and things I want to learn/study and achieve in the … [Read more...]

Business Finance Posts – Top 100 From Bootstrapper

There are tons of articles on the net about financial planning, invoicing, getting paid, making money, funding, customer relationship, etc... Well, someone had to put together a list of the best articles/posts (that's worthy of a bookmark!), and that someone is Jessica Hupp from Bootstrapper, she compiled a list of the 100 best business finance posts. … [Read more...]

Tomorrow Is Blog Action Day

Tomorrow, October 15, is Blog Action Day. Almost 14,000 blogs will write about the environement (hey, there are a bunch of things freelancers can do to help the environement). The Official Google Blog, the YouTube Blog, and also social media site Reddit will show their support on Monday. How cool is that? … [Read more...]