Category Archives: Business Tips

Gaining a Foothold on Success

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Starting out your business can be a difficult task if you do not have experience both in your field and in building a business.  It is easy to make mistakes, particularly if you are trying to do it all on … Continue reading

Prepare for the Worst

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It happens to us all, even us computer geeks…a computer has broken down!  Are you ready for the event that your computer systems may be down for a period of time?  Do you have the resources to get it back … Continue reading

Writing a Successful Proposal

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I am on Elance or oDesk a few times a week writing proposals for projects, looking for work, or meeting with local businesses to talk about web design projects.  Typically as I am working on Elance in particular, I get … Continue reading

Five Steps to Manage Your Business

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As I was reading over blogs in preparation for this article, I found a great article at Freelance Switch on The Top Myths About Working from Home.  What I liked the most about this article is that it highlighted some … Continue reading

Pricing Services to Meet Your Clients Needs

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A good business strategy will be sufficient enough to keep you eating and keep your bills paid, but it will also meet your clients needs.  A plan that gives you everything and leaves your client out to dry is one … Continue reading

Picking Your Clients

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When you start out in your freelance business, it can be difficult to image a day when you can not actually take on all of the jobs that come your way.  You will be faced with the decision of either … Continue reading

Five Tips to Actually Work While Working At Home

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Working at home is a wonderful mixture of great opportunity and difficult achievement.  Many people that I meet talk about wanting to work from home, but few of those people realize that it is not for them.  They say, after … Continue reading

Five Reasons to Hire a Professional Web Designer

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I first delivered this message at our local networking group as an apologetic to hiring a professional designer instead of either trying to build your own website or worse, hiring your high school neighbor who knows computers.  The reality remains … Continue reading

Four Steps to Setting a Fixed Price Bid

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As I work on my various projects throughout the day, I frequently find myself doing more work on a project than I initially estimated.  This causes problems in my time management, income projections, and free time.  In an effort to … Continue reading

Five Ways to get Paid for Your Work

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Getting paid is the greatest part of being self-employed.  As I field offers, communicate about projects, and get started on new deals, the greatest part is the income.  But we all can attest to having a client that would not … Continue reading