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SEO for Freelancers

Posted February 11, 2013 in News

Jeriann Watkins is a writer living in Boise, Idaho. She enjoys writing about many subjects, including white-hat SEO and new advances in internet technology. She currently works for Page One Power, a relevancy first link building focused company .
The internet is full of articles offering advice to freelancers. Most of these contain information about tactics that freelancers “absolutely must implement in order to be successful”. But the road to success is different for everyone, and those who actually make money freelancing know that you don’t have time to practice every trick in the book.
Websites are becoming more and more important in the freelance client acquisition process. It is important to make sure your website can be found, but if your talents do not lie in web design, it can take a lot of time and money to figure out how to “optimize” your website.
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How To Become a Successful Web Designer

Posted February 8, 2013 in Business

As a reader of this blog, I’m sure you’ve thought about becoming a successful web designer for some time now. You know you could have a great income, set your own hours, let your creative mind run wild, and be your own boss… But, you’ve probably heard there’s risk in going out on your own. And, the fear of risk is probably keeping you from achieving your dreams…

But, what if there were no risk?

What if you could make money as a web designer without leaving your current job? What if you could work only in your spare time, build your business, and be able to quit your job simply by following a proven step-by-step plan? A plan created by a successful web designer who has been building websites since 1996 – and who has trained over 30,000 students to do the same….

Then, you could be your own boss… set your own hours… make the rules… and do everything else you’re dreaming about right now.

If you want to become a successful web designer – or take your web design business to the next level, go here. Whether you want to learn new skills, improve your existing skills, stay on top of changes in the web design industry, or find clients who are willing to pay you what you’re worth, it’s all here.
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How Much Time Should I Devote to Freelancing?

Posted February 5, 2013 in Getting Started, Productivity

Probably one of the questions that I get asked most often is “How much time will I need to spend on my freelancing business to succeed?”

The answer is…it depends.

I know freelancers who spend far more time on their freelancing business than any employer would ask of an employee. I also know freelancers who earn a good living working part-time hours.

In this post, we’ll discuss the amount of time that freelancing actually takes. At the end, I’d love to hear your feedback on the topic. Let us know how much time you spend on your freelancing business.

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Freelancing Problems–What Can Go Wrong?

Posted January 30, 2013 in Managing Clients

What can go wrong with freelancing? The answer is that quite a lot can go wrong.

Recently, a family member confessed to me that he was freelancing on a part-time basis in addition to his regular job.

However, it was now over a month since he completed the work and he had not yet received payment. What’s worse is that the client was talking about paying him half of what they originally agreed upon. To cap everything off, the work was done for a friend (as a subcontractor) and my family member is reluctant to press the issue because of the friendship.

Of course, I was really sad that my relative had so many problems with his freelancing. But the more I thought about it, the more convinced I became that many of his problems could have been avoided if he had taken some precautionary measures.

In this post, I’ll take a look at each (very common) problem he experienced and discuss some things that he could have done differently. Since I know that a lot of freelancers make these very same mistakes, you may be able to avoid the very freelancing problems my family member now faces.

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