How To Meet Deadlines And Boost Performance

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 … [Read more...]

Improve Your Professional Productivity – Get Rid Of Distractions

Do you often feel that you are doing everything under the sun but the actual work? You know, the activity that gets you money? Distractions can be a big problem when you work on your own: although you have deadlines and commitments there is nobody breathing down your neck to see what you are actually doing. You never realize when you stop your work and start playing an online game, chatting with someone you … [Read more...]

Entrepreneurs, Get Over It! Let Go and Prosper!

Hello folks, today we have a article by Chad from MarketingCT. Chad says he's an addicted entrepreneur, I believe him! :) - Jon A List of Do-Not's: Do not be a specialist, do not be a generalist, do not be an everything-in-the-whole-world-needs-to-be-done-this-way-ist. Just be the entrepreneur that everyone flocks to, the leader that people want to follow, and then let everyone who does something good, do … [Read more...]

Ideas And Tools For A Paperless Office

Is it possible to freelance, run a business, be productive, and not use paper at all? Or at least reduce your paper consumption to a minimum? I think it's possible, but it won't happen just like that, you have to be organized and actually want to have a paperless office (some people don't). The Paperless Office Concept The paperless office is now considered to be a philosophy to work with minimal paper and … [Read more...]

Top 100 List Of Make Money at Home Blogs

I recently found a list of Top 100 money-making blogs online and the list is somewhat interesting. You've likely heard of some of these blogs. If you are a freelancer working from home then some of them are essential reading. I highly recommend that you subscribe to their news feeds. Take a look at the Top 10 on the list: ProBlogger (essential reading, especially if you blog) John Chow (good to read for … [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...]

Where We Go, Distractions Follow

The other day here at Freelance Folder, Jon posted some of his ideas about working from home in The Perils Of Working At Night - Should You Rent A Space? Jon's vote is to rent a space; for him, the results of the distractions at home make renting appealing. Sure, there certainly are drawbacks to working at home. For one thing, we sometimes need to work the night away to meet a deadline. But every night … [Read more...]

The Perils Of Working At Night – Should You Rent A Space?

You're a freelancer and you work from home, or have your own business, you work odd hours, probably long hours, and if you're just getting started, you can expect it will be like this at least for the next couple of months. It takes time to build a profitable business, have everything up and running, find contracts, gigs, and actually make ends meet. Chances are you'll have to work at night, after the kids … [Read more...]

A Recipe For Quitting The Day Job And Working At Home

Work at home doesn't mean what it used to. Back in the olden days (yep, even older than me) there was this thing called the cottage industry. I won't bore you with definitions, but suffice it to say that it has nothing to do with cottage cheese - unless, of course, you be making the cottage cheese in your back yard. The Cottage Industry You see, the cottage industry has a long and rich history. It's all about … [Read more...]