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4 Reasons Why You Need Life Overhaul

4 Reasons Why You Need Life Overhaul | Daily Clippings | Scoop.it
Everything in our life has an impact on the way our life is, the friends we keep, the books we read, the posters we hang in our bedrooms, the kind of programs we watch, the people we follow every single one of these has an impact on the way our...
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Kids Challenge the Monsters Under Their Bed in Cute Photo Series

Kids Challenge the Monsters Under Their Bed in Cute Photo Series | Daily Clippings | Scoop.it
Most kids face some form of a "monster under the bed," but the best weapon is something every child comes by naturally: creative imagination.
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The Odd Work-Break Ratio That's Great for Productivity

The Odd Work-Break Ratio That's Great for Productivity | Daily Clippings | Scoop.it
Everyone has that person in the office. You know, the one who always seems to get way more done than everybody else, but who never seems stressed or frantically trying to finish an assignment. How does he or she get it done?
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America's coolest indie bookstores and cafés

America's coolest indie bookstores and cafés | Daily Clippings | Scoop.it
Photo by: N i c o l a Three cheers for the independent booksellers and café owners of these United States of America. Hip hip huzzah! In my research, it became apparent that not only are these independently-owned businesses thriving and doing great things for their communities, but everybody loves them. For all of you Quiet Revolutionaries out there, supporting the independent guy is just how you roll. And we like that about you. There are so many great indie bookstores and cafés out there, too many to name in one post (that wasn’t a million words long), so here’s ...
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How to set (and keep) your own deadlines

How to set (and keep) your own deadlines | Daily Clippings | Scoop.it
by Katherine Hamill Clients’ deadlines are a freelancer’s bane – and blessing. They’re stress-inducing, but they can also force you to be productive when you’d otherwise be inclined to put things off. But what happens when you have to set your own deadlines? If you’ve ever tried to write a novel, finish a painting, or put the final tweaks on your personal website, you know that it can be easy to put off doing your own work indefinitely. With that in mind, here are 4 simple ways to set and keep self-imposed deadlines, even when you get busy. 1. Build in ...
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Do only "go-getters" succeed? Freelancing for introverts

Do only "go-getters" succeed? Freelancing for introverts | Daily Clippings | Scoop.it
Photo by Paul Mison Marketing is challenging for everyone, but particularly so for the introverts among us who often can't stand networking and freeze up when calling potential clients. We’re creative. We’ve got our stuff together. Our work is beautiful/smart/useful. But we can’t talk about it! How do we stay in business? The wrong advice Millions of introverts deal with this problem, but the advice is normally just “become more outgoing.” This seems false to me. It’s Women’s History Month, and I’ve been thinking about the women who have inspired me in my creative hustling life. Today I came across ...
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How to make great freelance business cards

How to make great freelance business cards | Daily Clippings | Scoop.it
Your online presence may be incredible. Your portfolio sparkling. You could be a computer programmer who never leaves the house. But yes, you still need business cards. Also, you need to leave your house. So what makes a good business card? Why do we need business cards, and what do they do? (Thanks to freelancer Hilary Potkewitz who emailed us a question about business cards and inspired this post!) What a good business card does: 1. It conveys professionalism and quality. 2. It tells others how to contact you. 3. It communicates a unique attribute of your business, in line ...
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How Did Bob Dylan Get So Weird?

How Did Bob Dylan Get So Weird? | Daily Clippings | Scoop.it
Call his work art, call it crap, but in the end it’s the creation of an artist who defies us to ask for something more.
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Read Email Backwards After Your Vacation

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Overworked by Luis Prado from The Noun Project The first day back from vacation is the hardest: switching from beaches and cocktail umbrellas to an office chair and emails can be a jarring experience, especially if one of your first priorities is...
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What They Don’t Tell You in Film School About the Freelance Hustle

What They Don’t Tell You in Film School About the Freelance Hustle | Daily Clippings | Scoop.it
A creative writing program isn’t going to have a how-to on writing marketing materials; after all, the narrow goal of MFA programs is for graduates to publish books and essays.
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5 terms for lousy writing that don't exist (but should)

5 terms for lousy writing that don't exist (but should) | Daily Clippings | Scoop.it
For today’s Red Line, we’ll forego the Q&A format – and delve into our deepest grammatical fantasies. (… what? You don’t indulge in long, complicated fantasies about grammar? Weirdo.) English has a lot of rules about style and form – but sometimes they don’t seem sufficient. Sometimes, one looks at an errant sentence and thinks, “If only there were a different way to express just how wrong this looks.” With that in mind, I’d like to propose five grammar/writing terms that should exist: 1. Textomission Textomission occurs to almost everyone when texting or composing a quick email on the phone. ...
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5 Things All Small Businesses Must Know About Big Data

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Confused about Big Data? You're not the only one. For most small business owners, Big Data is one big mystery.
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Yuko Shimizu: Make Your Own Path

Yuko Shimizu: Make Your Own Path | Daily Clippings | Scoop.it
The former PR worker on her path to becoming one of the most in-demand editorial and advertising illustrators and why she chases respect and flexibility over money.
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The Big Benefit of Keeping Your Day Job While Running a Startup

Twenty-three-year-old founder Dan Shipper managed to juggle two huge responsibilities for three years. And his company was all the better for it.
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The Biggest Sign You're Following the Wrong Career Path

The Biggest Sign You're Following the Wrong Career Path | Daily Clippings | Scoop.it
You study hard in college and it lands you a steady, decent paying job. But when someone asks you what you do for a living, you cringe. If you find yourself constantly dreading that question, it could be time to look for a new profession.
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The Importance of Vacation Time When You are a Solopreneur

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Solopreneurs underestimate the importance of vacation time. Self employment can be all consuming - down time is essential for your relationships and health.
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5 Ways to Show Your Business Some TLC

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If you look past its commercial ickiness, Valentine’s Day is just a nice reminder to devote some extra time to what you love. Since you’re no longer a child, there’s no need to spread the love equally and handwrite a card to every kid in class. You get to choose what’s important to you, whether that’s your significant other, your family, yourself, or (wait for it)...your business! Here are a few ways you can show your freelance biz a little tender loving care this Valentine’s Day. Fix up, look sharp. Put yourself in your customers’ shoes. If you have ...
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6 Tips to Grow Your Small Business

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What do you get when you combine what you’re passionate about with your personal values? A successful business model! Kate Goldwater is a fashion designer and owner of the NYC clothing store, AuH2O Thriftique. She opened AuH2O’s first location in the East Village right out of college, and recently opened a second shop in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Here’s Kate’s insight on starting a small business, building a devoted customer base, and standing up for what you believe in. Read her advice below, then check out AuH2O Thriftique online (and hopefully in person, too!). Follow your personal values to find your path. ...
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5 Ways to juggle freelancing and parenting – without losing your mind

5 Ways to juggle freelancing and parenting – without losing your mind | Daily Clippings | Scoop.it
Freelancing and parenting seem like a natural pair: like peanut butter and jelly, crayons and construction paper, or Play-Doh and a new carpet. It’s also true that – while both pursuits are very rewarding – they can also be challenging and exhausting. We asked a few ‘freelance parents’ how they juggled the demands of freelancing and parenting, and how the freelance lifestyle can benefit both parents and kids. Here are 5 of their top tips to achieve Freelance Parent Success: 1. Take advantage of flexibility One of the best parts of being a freelance parent? The freedom to set your ...
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Leave the 9 to 5 world behind: A playlist for escaping the daily grind

Leave the 9 to 5 world behind: A playlist for escaping the daily grind | Daily Clippings | Scoop.it
It’s a wonderful feeling. You hear a song for the first time and think to yourself, “I know exactly what they’re talking about. I’ve felt that way before.” That’s one of the elements of a great song: It makes you feel understood. If you’re a freelancer, you’ve probably had a job you didn’t like. Bad clients are one thing, but in my experience bad bosses are a different monster entirely. If you’ve ever struggled through a 9-5 job and emerged as a victorious, self-employed individual, these 9 songs are for you: The Beatles - Hard Days’ Night There just ...
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Tips for Tackling Any Big Project

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Weight Lifting designed by Scott Lewis from the Noun Project
Approaching any big project can be a daunting and complex experience.
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Client Red Flags and What You Can Do About Them

Client Red Flags and What You Can Do About Them | Daily Clippings | Scoop.it
We all have problem clients, but some of us have more than others.
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6 Secrets of Successful Profile Writers

6 Secrets of Successful Profile Writers | Daily Clippings | Scoop.it
Many freelance journalists have dreamed of writing in-depth profiles of celebrities. But editors usually assign these stories to staffers or someone familiar already considered a seasoned celeb-wrangler.
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See Game Of Thrones, Kill Bill, Shaun Of The Dead, Godzilla, And More As Children's Books

See Game Of Thrones, Kill Bill, Shaun Of The Dead, Godzilla, And More As Children's Books | Daily Clippings | Scoop.it
The adorable little sword-and-blood-splatter combo wielded by "The Little Bride" should charm even the hardest hearts.
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Client Feedback is essential to freelance business success | Guerrilla Freelancing

Client Feedback is essential to freelance business success | Guerrilla Freelancing | Daily Clippings | Scoop.it
Everybody's been there: you spend hours developing your marketing strategy, implement a really great website, you take pride in your work, and feel like you're
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Are You Living In A Place That Makes Your Life Better?

Are You Living In A Place That Makes Your Life Better? | Daily Clippings | Scoop.it
The Regional Wellbeing Tool reveals that Texas and Scotland apparently have a similar quality of life. See how where you live compares.
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