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The Power of B-List Blogging Connections

There is no harm in making A-list connections; rather you should focus on making these connections actively. But do remember that an A-list influencer or a blogger is always busy and their time is limited. You have to work really hard to make these connections and expect very little in return....
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Going Freelance? Project Confidence and Stop Apologizing!

Going Freelance? Project Confidence and Stop Apologizing! | Freelancer's Life | Scoop.it
Going freelance? Your success obviously depends on talent. But your self-confidence matters too.
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Changes at freelance site Upwork are frustrating some contractors - San Francisco Chronicle (subscription)

Changes at freelance site Upwork are frustrating some contractors - San Francisco Chronicle (subscription) | Freelancer's Life | Scoop.it
Some workers angrily denounce the transformation and say it will ruin their ability to make a living. The latest contretemps is at Upwork, a merger of “knowledge worker” sites Elance and oDesk.
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9 Challenges Only Freelancers Understand - TIME

9 Challenges Only Freelancers Understand - TIME | Freelancer's Life | Scoop.it
Dealing with clients who don't pay on time can become quite a headache
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8 Tips For Joining The Freelance Workforce | Bankrate.com - Bankrate.com

8 Tips For Joining The Freelance Workforce | Bankrate.com - Bankrate.com | Freelancer's Life | Scoop.it
Not everybody wants or finds a full-time job. Here are some tips to help you get freelance gigs.
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How I became a work-at-home writer and blogger and how you can, too - Emma Johnson

How I became a work-at-home writer and blogger and how you can, too - Emma Johnson | Freelancer's Life | Scoop.it
      I get tons of emails from readers with notes like this: “Emma, I LOVE your site and admire you career. You’re amazing! [Internal monolog: “Awww… gosh!”]. I have a great idea for a blog, but no idea...
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This is my goal, to be a wide-read blog that people find useful.

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Budgeting 101: What Every Freelancer Needs to Know

Budgeting 101: What Every Freelancer Needs to Know | Freelancer's Life | Scoop.it
Are you a freelancer? What do you need to know about making a budget as a freelance translator or interpreter?

Via Ismini Karantzi
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​Train Your Kids to Follow Specific Protocols When Working from Home

​Train Your Kids to Follow Specific Protocols When Working from Home | Freelancer's Life | Scoop.it
Kids have a knack for demanding attention at the worst moments, especially for the parent who works from home. Practice specific work scenarios, like conference calls, so your children remember how to behave when they really happen.
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Federal Court Enters Order and $25 Million Judgment Against Los Angeles Area Work-at-Home Scheme | OPA | Department of Justice

Federal Court Enters Order and $25 Million Judgment Against Los Angeles Area Work-at-Home Scheme | OPA | Department of Justice | Freelancer's Life | Scoop.it
An order of permanent injunction against The Zaken Corp. of Thousand Oaks, California, and company president Tiran Zaken, of Calabasas, California, was entered today by U.S. District Court Judge Dean D. Pregerson, finding that they made false and misleading statements in marketing work-at-home business opportunities and promising commissions to consumers, the Justice Department announced.  In a written opinion entered Sept. 18, the court found that 110,000 consumers had bought the defendants’ program and “more than 99.8 percent never earned any commission whatsoever.”  The court ordered the defendants to pay $25,406,781 as redress for consumer injury.

“This order reflects the Department of Justice’s commitment to protecting consumers from fraud schemes,” said Acting Assistant Attorney General Joyce R. Branda of the Justice Department’s Civil Division.  “Those who take advantage of Americans searching for an honest day’s work, depriving them of their savings, will be held accountable.”

The Zaken Corp. sold consumers a “Wealth Building Home Business Plan” called QuikSell.  For an initial investment of $148, consumers became Associates of QuikSell Liquidations and received a manual including instructions on how to locate excess inventory.  The defendants represented that once purchasers of the opportunity identified businesses interested in selling excess inventory, The Zaken Corp. would find a buyer for the inventory.  If The Zaken Corp. succeeded in negotiating a sale of the inventory, it promised to give the associate a “commission” equal to half the profit on the sale. 

The Zaken Corp. and Tiran Zaken lured customers with claims that purchasers of their program could expect that “two to four hours a week working this business will earn participants an average of $3,000 to $6,000.”  They further claimed that “the average commission checks associates get … will be approximately $4,280!”  In the court’s written decision, Judge Pregerson of the Central District of California found that “fewer than one percent of consumers ever earned any income at all.” 

Once consumers purchased the QuikSell program, they were inundated with advertisements to purchase additional business “tools” costing hundreds or thousands of dollars.  The court found that consumers were encouraged to spend an additional $2,300 if they were “serious about this business and … really wanted to make the kind of money others have made.”  However, after making this additional investment, consumers received only a directory consisting of “largely outdated telephone numbers of companies who were out of business.”
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Abolish The 9-to-5 Work Week: Save Money, The Planet And Your Brain - Ladybud Magazine

Abolish The 9-to-5 Work Week: Save Money, The Planet And Your Brain - Ladybud Magazine | Freelancer's Life | Scoop.it
Ladybud Magazine Abolish The 9-to-5 Work Week: Save Money, The Planet And Your Brain Ladybud Magazine Parents can spend more time with their children when they pick them up from school, and work at home the hours the children are away or when they...
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Weekly Freelance Job Leads

Weekly Freelance Job Leads | Freelancer's Life | Scoop.it
These are jobs that can be done from anywhere in the United States, unless otherwise noted. You'll mostly find freelance writing and editing jobs, but I'll also be posting things like customer service, ad/Internet rating, design, transcription, marketing, social media, and other job types that may b...
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3 must-break freelance habits

3 must-break freelance habits | Freelancer's Life | Scoop.it
Freelancers come in all shapes, sizes, and variations – but there are 3 bad habits that haunt freelancers of almost of every field. These are the top offenders – the nasty inclinations that freelancers struggle to break! 1. All work, no play Stagger over to the nearest mirror. How you lookin’, my friend? Tired? Haggard? Underfed? When was the last time you got a good night’s sleep, or did something really fun? When did you last unplug from work? Listen, most freelancers a
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5 Steps to Successful Full-Time Freelancing

5 Steps to Successful Full-Time Freelancing | Freelancer's Life | Scoop.it
You have this dream of one day being a full-time freelancer. However, the thought of leaving your full-time job and the security it provides makes you break into a sweat. Fear not! There are steps you can take to make the transition less scary and more likely to make your transition a success.
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Ask Yourself These 15 Questions Before Becoming A Full&Time Freelancer - Fast Company

Ask Yourself These 15 Questions Before Becoming A Full&Time Freelancer - Fast Company | Freelancer's Life | Scoop.it
The freedom of freelancing can be tempting, but there are several things you should consider before taking the plunge.
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How Freelancers Can Break Free From Billing by the Hour

How Freelancers Can Break Free From Billing by the Hour | Freelancer's Life | Scoop.it
Three different routes to breaking free from billing by the hour or per project.

Via Skip Boykin
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I'm trying to break away from this myself.

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The Top 25 Companies For Work-From-Home Jobs

The Top 25 Companies For Work-From-Home Jobs | Freelancer's Life | Scoop.it
Want a more flexible schedule? Apply for a job with one of these 25 companies.
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Working at home: For employers, it can’t be “out of sight, out of mind”

Working at home: For employers, it can’t be “out of sight, out of mind” | Freelancer's Life | Scoop.it
Home working has been steadily increasing over the past decade, with the number of people working from home now reaching four million, according to the United Kingdom (UK) Office for National Statistics.
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The 10 Highest-Paying Work From Home Jobs - Business Insider

The 10 Highest-Paying Work From Home Jobs - Business Insider | Freelancer's Life | Scoop.it
Earn six figures without leaving the house.
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As Job Growth Lags, Companies Outsource Work To Freelancers Through The Cloud

As Job Growth Lags, Companies Outsource Work To Freelancers Through The Cloud | Freelancer's Life | Scoop.it
Ladybud Magazine Abolish The 9-to-5 Work Week: Save Money, The Planet And Your Brain Ladybud Magazine Parents can spend more time with their children when they pick them up from school, and work at home the hours the children are away or when they...

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Messy-Deskers Unite: New Study Hints That We're More Creative

Messy-Deskers Unite: New Study Hints That We're More Creative | Freelancer's Life | Scoop.it
You don't have to be a genius to act like one. Pick up some of these habits of people with high IQs.

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Pascal Vedel's curator insight, September 20, 2013 3:20 AM

Bureau encombré = Plus de créativité ...Je me rappelle avoir déjà lu cette conclusion il y a plus de 30 ans et l'avoir cité à mon chef de l'époque, maniaque de l'ordre, qui me faisait une remarque sur l'état de mon bureau......

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