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Living Self-Employed Online: The Manual They Forgot to Give You

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February 1st, 2009, was a very memorable day for me. It was the day I arrived back at my family home in Newcastle, England, to start working for myself full-time.

 

I had just left a job which for the previous two years saw me working with companies like Nissan, Hewlett Packard and Land Rover as their social media manager. My position in the rat race was actually an awesome one, but it was nothing compared to being my own boss.

 

As some people here don't care about making their living from the internet, I understand that this post will not be for everybody. However, if you've just made the leap to working for yourself, currently run your own business, or you're looking to make your money online in the future, this article may be just what you need.

 

13 Lessons from 18 Months of Self-Employment...

 

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7 Income Streams of a Social Media Manager & Consultant | Social Media Today

7 Income Streams of a Social Media Manager & Consultant | Social Media Today | AtDotCom Social media | Scoop.it

Not 1 . . .Not 2 . . . but 7! There's even more than that available but I just thought I would tell you about 7 possible income streams you can benefit from as a Social Media Manager & Consultant. Jobs in Social Media have never been so abundant. Right now with the world economy the way it is businesses are increasingly turning their backs on high cost traditional marketing techniques like print which are down by almost 15% from 2 years ago.

 

Companies in 2011 and 2012 are actively looking toward cost effective ways of increasing awareness and driving custom into their businesses i.e.Social Media. Social Media Managers and Consultants are in such high demand that 69% of UK businesses ALONE intend to take on a Social Media Community Manager in the next 12 months...


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Manage Your Time to Reap Bigger Profits – A Freelancers’ Guide

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The difficulty when you're a freelancer, may be the organization of your time. here is an excellent article on the subject which gives many ways to stay on track. [note mg]

 

Freelancers are those who work from their own comfort zone: be it home or a public café, they can work from any space of their choice. Freelancing, therefore, comes with many advantages, such as flexibility of working space and environment, flexibility of time, and so on. However, many responsibilities come with your decision to freelance.

 

When you work in an office, everything is arranged for you, including your system and timelines, but when it comes to freelancing you need to handle all these responsibilities. Being a freelancer sounds easy and is tempting along with its striking benefits; but it is not as flowery as it seems.

 

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How Much Should I Charge for My Freelance Services?

How Much Should I Charge for My Freelance Services? | AtDotCom Social media | Scoop.it

Congratulations and welcome to the exciting world of working for yourself. Putting a price on your services is one of the biggest challenges freelancers face. You don't want to set your rate so low that your business won't thrive, and it'll be hard to raise rates later when your business becomes more established, but you also don't want to set them so high you scare off clients. Here's some advice on establishing what to charge. Whip out a pencil and paper, because we're going to be doing some math.


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