Open Thread: Do You Take All the Work You Are Offered?

Last week we got a huge response when we asked our Facebook followers this question, so this week I want to ask the same thing to everyone who reads our blog: Do you take all the work that you are offered, or do you turn some of it down? As freelancers, we sometimes face a feast or famine environment. When work comes, any work, it can be tempting to accept that work even if it's not really a good fit for … [Read more...]

Ten “Little” Things That Can Keep You from Getting Your Dream Gig

You know that you're qualified for this project. You excel at every single requirement that the prospective client has listed in their job posting. In fact, this is your dream project. You apply for the project and you fully expect that it's just a matter of time before you start work. After all, this gig was practically made for you. Sadly, days, and then weeks, pass without any word from the client. … [Read more...]

How To Build The Ultimate Job Finding Dashboard with iGoogle

Picture this: You wake up in the morning, grab your cup of coffee, and meander over to your computer. After checking your morning email and twitter accounts, you get started looking for some new work. You check a number of different job boards, look for keywords on a bunch of job-finding sites, and complete several twitter searches. After about hour or so of looking, you've got 5 or so potential leads. Not a bad … [Read more...]

Is It Stupid (Or Crazy) Enough To Work?

I used to work in sales and marketing for a big telecom company here in Montreal before I decided to go solo. It was a big building, 14 floors I think. On each floor you had a different department (or many). I remember the 9th floor where all the creative people used to spend their days; designing the next version of the website, the colorful posters, writing kick-ass sales letters, thinking of a new logo and … [Read more...]

The Next Generation of Job Descriptions

I'm a firm believer that the web is setting some serious standards for the way business operates and the way it is going to progress in the coming years. As I'm experiencing the management and ownership of my own business (Aspiring Indie), I can't help but wonder about what the next generation's work environment is going to be like. For one thing, I don't believe we're going to have many high ranking … [Read more...]

Blogging Opportunity For Bling Princess

Here's a freelance work opportunity for work-at-home bloggers: SEO Service Provider offers blogging services for commercial clients and is seeking a blogger for a long-term assignment. Pay is $100/month. Present the proper qualifications and start immediately. The ideal candidate should Be female, 18-30 years old, or able to relate to this target market Love bling bling Enjoy keeping up with the … [Read more...]

Find Work, Avoid Scams, and Get Paid (on time is even better)

Paisley from Why Paisley sent me an e-mail yesterday, and asked me a couple of questions regarding freelancing and working from home, and I thought it would be a good idea to answer on here, as I think it'll be interesting and useful to you freelancers. :) Being a freelancer and working from home is cool, and you can definitely make a (more than decent) living freelancing. Of course, you want to do business … [Read more...]

Get Ready for Your Next Interview

Sometimes getting a job can be harder than doing the actual job itself. How many times have you said, “I’d be perfect for that position” only to miss the opportunity? There are a lot of keys to getting the job you want – networking, a strong resume and cover letter, etc. The final step and the one you have the most control over is the interview. Interviewing is a skill unto itself and being good at it can be the … [Read more...]