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10 of the Best Freelancing Platforms You Can Start Job Hunting From AS PUBLISHED ON:  There’s a freelancing revolution going about. From unemployment to self-employment, people have been finding it quite fancy to either shed their 9-5 look and become their own boss or simply find an extra source of income by finding jobs that they can get sorted from home. Even established firms are a bit cautious about hiring full time staff, preferring instead to outsource a lot of their work to temporary workers or contractors that they don’t have to lure with benefits. As a result, there has […]

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7 Tips for Surviving The Leap From Employee to Entrepreneur

Becoming a successful entrepreneur takes more than a great idea and important connections (although both do help). Making the shift from the steady life of a full-time employee to the unpredictable world of entrepreneurship requires a shift in mindset that many overlook. In fact, some of the work habits you so carefully honed as a good employee don’t necessarily translate well into the world of an entrepreneur. According to the Small Business Administration, only half of new businesses will survive to see their fifth year. Making that mental switch from employee to entrepreneur can help you avoid being one of […]


How to Make Freelancing Work for You | MoneyMaker Magazine

By Hayley Conick , UK Country Manager for the world’s largest online workplace Elance-oDesk According to the PCG, the number of people freelancing in the EU has risen by an impressive 45% in the past two years alone. It is increasingly becoming a chosen career path for many skilled workers in the UK. In fact, according to research we conducted last year, 87% of students with First or 2.1 degrees now see freelancing as a highly attractive and lucrative career option. At the same time more and more businesses are turning to skilled freelancers to enable them to scale up […]

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Improve Your Writing With These Editing Tips 1

Teachers, business people, and just about everyone else it seems complain often and loudly that people today (usually “kids today”) don’t know how to write. I’m convinced, though, that a big part of the problem (perhaps the biggest part of the problem) is that people don’t know how to edit. We labor under the notion that good writing flows easily from the pen or typing fingers, and that editing too much will “kill” our work. The best writers know differently, of course — their memoirs and biographies and writing manuals are filled with stories of books that needed to be […]


Starting a Side Business: How to Make Money Freelancing

You’ll find a lot of ways to make money on The Penny Hoarder, but one of the best ways to make extra money is to jump in with both feet and start a freelance business. Whether you want to become a full-time freelance solopreneur, or you simply want to use your mad skills to earn some extra cash, here’s what you need to know about starting a freelance business. Choose Your Business Carefully You’re going to be spending a lot of time with your freelance business, so choose it carefully. A popular Venn diagram suggests your ideal business should be […]

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DIDN’T SLEEP WELL LAST NIGHT? – Here’s How You Can Still Get Some Work Done

Not getting enough sleep – whether as a result of a sleeping disorder or just because you wanted and needed to stay up all night – can cause a lot of disruption, not just to our bodies but also to our minds. It makes us irritable and unfocused. And then it leads us the inability to get some work done. And if we’re running after a deadline, we might just as well prepare to explain or find a workaround to carry out such tasks. As a freelancer, you will have to battle the challenges of not getting enough sleep. And […]


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The 6 Drastic Changes That Take Place When You Decide To Become A Virtual Entrepreneur There will be a lot of lifestyle and work habit changes that you need to prepare for as you transition from being around colleagues to being your own boss. Sure, it’s quite exciting to think that you’re about to transition from being a salaried employee to a virtual entrepreneur. It gives you thrills in so many ways working for yourself and being your owns boss. Although a lot of us will agree with that idea, some will still insist that you are still an “employee” […]

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Getting Rid Of Your [Freelancing] Isolated Feeling 2

I have heard a lot of people tell me how boring it must be to work alone at home without anyone to talk to. I have told them that it’s not always the case. It isn’t boring when you know you can get to carry out tasks on your own without someone heckling about. If you’re not used to working with no people around, then it takes a lot of getting used to. But if you are, you’ll find that freelancing is quite as great as any other job. However, getting the hang of being on your own can be […]


YOU CAN’T JUST QUIT YOUR JOB – There Are Seven Things You Still Need To Plan Before Shedding Your 9-5 Look

After what you’ve heard from people that a freelancing career can be very lucrative and enticing, you might want to consider a lot of things first. Sure, it is inviting to be your own boss and work at your own time – even sometime without having to come up with reports that are not really being read in meetings. It can be liberating to finally know you make the decisions about where you want to go in your career. However, you must know that as a virtual entrepreneur there are no guaranteed paycheques and you need to work everything you […]

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6 Ways You Can Leave Your Desk And Still Be Productive

Freelancers have been called so many names since they have become rather popular – and showed promise to resolve the employment issues of most people. The Internet has called them digital nomads, independent providers, telecommuters, etc. But whatever name you attach to freelancers, we cannot deny the fact the most of them are living the life that some others can only dream of – working from home, or even at times somewhere else more comfortable and “dreamy”. For a few years of being a freelancer myself, I have enjoyed my fair share of being on the road and still get […]