Why Should I Hire a Freelancer?

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Why Should I Hire a Freelancer?

There’s never been a better time to hire—or be—a freelancer. Thousands of companies use freelancers for marketing, communication and consulting work—work that was once completed by full-time company employees. The number of freelancers who work in business and creative services is in the millions, and that number is only going to rise with the demand. […]

Best Sites for Royalty-Free Images

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Best free sites for royalty-free stock images

You’ve finished your blog post. Now what? Time to find a photo. Photos snatch the reader’s attention away from distractions and straight to your blog. Without a photo, posts can seem boring. The better the photo, the more it will attract someone. But where can you go if you’re not a photographer, but you still […]

Tips for Trading Services

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Tips for Trading Services

It was finally coming to town. As avid lovers of “Whose Line is it Anyway?” my husband and I immediately wanted to jump on the chance to see the live show, “Whose Live Anyway?” But there was one major problem: We’d recently made some strict budgeting goals, and $100 for a pair of tickets wasn’t […]

Finding Focus as a Freelancer

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Finding Focus as a Freelancer

It started in second grade. I clearly remember explaining to my mother the reason I consistently did poorly on timed tests in mathematics: “The music in my head is too loud. It won’t let me finish.” While I certainly hope I could breeze through those second-grade math tests now, my war with focus and time […]

3 Books Every Freelancer Should Read

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3 Books Every Freelancer Should Read

Before diving into freelancing full time, I bought a dozen books on the subject—books on networking, books on communicating, books on finding more effective ways to live and work. Some of these books were incredibly helpful to me as I became an independent contractor; others, not so much. Along the way, I found three books […]