Monthly Archives: January 2014


DO YOU WANT TO BE ON TOP? – Defining The Purpose Of Portfolio Websites & SEO

It’s undeniable that freelancing is a fast-rising career on the Internet. What with several freelance job markets and ad boards around catering to a staggering number of independent contractors, there is no doubt that there should be a project for almost everybody – from writers to web developers, designers, and countless others. I came across a question, just today, in a freelancing discussion board while I was going through my daily routine and I found it to make a lot of sense. Given that as freelancers we want to find the best prospects and work with them on a rather […]

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HACK YOUR PATH TO SUCCESS – The 10 Rules To Make Freelancing A Simple, Successful & Sustainable Career

There is no shock factor to the news that a lot of freelance contractors have been making things complicated, whether they intended to or not, as they embark on the journey to becoming their own bosses. While a lot of freelancers find it a bit of a challenge to put everything into place, others hacked ways to make it simple and profitable. They manage to smile while being very productive at the same time. If you have been banging to get yourself out of that mess and repetitive drill, here are ten basic things you can put to use to […]


NEVER MISS OUT ON THE SOCIAL BUZZ – The Five Things You Must Do To Understand What They’re Talking About On Social Media 1

It is quite disappointing that a lot of individuals and companies are complacent that they’ll be able to build and maintain their online reputation by merely joining the Social Media bandwagon. The thought that they have already assigned a Social Media marketer to take care of their web character is enough for them, without knowing that they really need to do more. Especially when almost everyone’s decision is influenced by what they hear on Facebook, Twitter, and other Social Media channels. What makes it more interesting is that when they realise this opportunity to get themselves involved in the Social […]

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HIRING FREELANCERS: 6 Things You Need To Know

Considering the number of things you need to accomplish to get your business going, hiring an independent contractor for specific or a group of tasks can save you a lot of time, money and give you an opportunity to the build a strong and trusted partnership with an extremely talented specialist to get the job done. However, with so many freelance marketplaces around, you might find hiring decisions a bit challenging, especially when there are literally tens of thousands of plausible candidates ready to bid on your job advert. Not to mentions your own challenges in hiring compared to the […]


PUTTING THE SPOTLIGHT ON READERS – Getting To Know Your Audience

Of course we have seen how Internet technology has dynamically changed and advanced through the years, and along with it came the conclusion that writing for the World Wide Web will be the biggest trend in authorship. A staggering amount of surveys and statistics have been conducted showing that Internet traffic massively grows year after year. Though print media is still very much around, millions of readers have turned on to the Internet for almost everything that they wish to read about. Add the development of smart gadgets like phones and tablets, and we can be sure that this industry […]

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WORKING INDEPENDENTLY: Your Friend’s Impression Of Freelancing Is Not True

Have you more than once come across a friend skeptical about the way you work independently when you decided to quit the office and set up a productivity-conducive workstation at home? Has it bothered you and made you think that perhaps freelancing is not a very plausible option for career growth? Well, you and every second person in the world must have gone through that. And sometimes you couldn’t help but either cringe or be indignant about deciding to be your own boss. For many of you freelancers, here are the six most common false impressions that people make about […]


R.I.P. SEO? – We Do Not Think SEO Died. It’s Evolving. 1

Opinions have been going on about Search Engine Optimisation having died a long time since Internet Technology has evolved. We reckon it has caused panic amongst SEO professionals and that businesses began to worry as well how to get their websites to become fairly visible on the World Wide Web. There was even an article published on the Forbes Online Magazine “Is SEO Dead?”, which we deem was informative enough to let us know of a lot of things about SEO and how changes are about to happen. Someone must have been fancying those hoax celebrity death issues that they […]

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2014 PERSPECTIVES – A Fresh Insight On Today’s Freelance Marketplace

The thing that keeps most people from having a go at freelancing is their apprehension of going broke. Given that freelancing gives them the liberty to choose when to work and what to work on puts them in an “eat-what-you-kill” situation – getting paid only when the job is completed. Sometimes, they even have to wait for cheques to start clearing and coming in. Even if economic growth is slowly thriving together with improvements in job opportunities across the world, freelancing has been a significant part of the employment landscape, and is seen to prevail more in 2014 and the […]


GET GOOGLE TO FIND YOU – How You Can Make Your Articles Search Engine Friendly 1

Before anything else, I’d like to start by saying that this post is not a comprehensive guide to Search Engine Optimisation, which is a rather complex matter to talk about in a single article. But no worries, we will eventually discuss SEO bit by bit in other articles. This, however, is your freelancer’s guide to how you can make your online content way friendlier to Search Engines. If you’re looking to have Google, Yahoo, and Bing find your articles and index them in their search results – and have them remain there consistently, take the organic approach, which everyone still […]


Celebrities, Businesses and Government Departments Buying ‘BOGUS’ Facebook Likes from ‘CLICK FARMS’ | Mail Online

READ THE FULL DAILY MAIL ONLINE STORY HERE  Celebrities, businesses and even the U.S. State Department have bought bogus Facebook likes, Twitter followers or YouTube viewers from offshore ‘click farms,’ where workers tap, tap, tap the thumbs up button, view videos or retweet comments to inflate social media numbers. Since Facebook launched almost 10 years ago, users have sought to expand their social networks for financial gain, winning friends, bragging rights and professional clout. And social media companies cite the levels of engagement to tout their value. But an Associated Press examination has found a growing global marketplace for fake […]