Looking for a new client? The FreelanceSwitch job board is a great resource of freelance gigs and opportunities. These opportunities are in various fields, from development to writing to design, and come from a wide range of potential clients. The job board is hand-moderated by dedicated staff and volunteers from the freelance community.
Each week, we’ll feature a selection of the best job opportunities posted for the week. This week, we’re featuring jobs in Front End Design and Development, Ecommerce Development, PHP Development and more!
Your business, services and products – or those of your clients – need to get noticed on the web: and keywords are the way that happens. Whether it be the exact terms people use when searching for something in Google, the hashtag trends they look out for in social media, or the subject words they use to find an ebook in the Kindle store, it’s the keywords you use that help your potential customers find you.
Nowadays, keyword research is a part of a data-driven approach to your content marketing efforts. Only several years ago, keywords were stuffed into whatever webpage was being created as part of an internet real estate scramble. Now, fortunately, the landscape has narrowed. There are, however, strategic keyword tools that work well to bring more eyeballs your way when coupled with a foundation of great content.
Let’s look at how to plan your keyword research and format it into a CSV file you can put to use. Continue Reading
If you’re a freelancer or entrepreneur that is active on social media, and would like to know exactly where you stand, check out your Klout score. It’s a quality ranking tool that will display your place in the world of social media.
Are you reaching your audience, having conversations, and sharing information that pushes them to action? How influential is your business across your various social media accounts? With Klout you can analyze how well you are reaching your audience on social media and use it to improve your results.
Picking a price for an e-book can be a real headache.
There are e-books out there that cost as little as 0.50$, and there are also e-books out there that cost as much as 6,232$.
How are you supposed to decide what you should charge for your ebook when the range of possible prices are so large? Let’s look at what has worked for successful ebook writers and consider what is the best approach for your ebook. Continue Reading
Ebooks are a fantastic way for freelancers and business owners to demonstrate their expertise. They are excellent lead generators and with a bit of promotion you can generate a good profit. If you’re planning to write an ebook, then this Session — written by ebook author David Masters — is for you.
Knowing how to write an ebook and making it successful can be intimidating. We’ll help you out with each step of the process, such as: writing your ebook, formatting your ebook, listing on Amazon, writing killer ebook descriptions, promoting on social media, and even how to expand into ebook series. If you’re serious about writing a successful ebook, get started today.
Formatting an ebook for the Amazon Kindle is simple – when you know how. In my previous Kindle formatting tutorial I showed you the basics of formatting an ebook, including headings, fonts, paragraph indents and line spacing.
In this tutorial, I’ll cover some more advanced formatting options, including adding a Table of Contents and inserting images. Continue Reading
Planning your own networking event can be a great way to make sure that you have the opportunity to meet exactly the sort of people who you want to connect with, as well as to establish your company as an important part of your local industry.
Yet, holding a networking event is pointless if no one else shows up. You’ve got to make sure that prospective attendees are just as excited about the idea of your networking event as you are.
Writing and publishing an eBook on Amazon feels great, especially when you pick up your first five star review. But even if you’ve written an enticing description and chosen killer keywords, sales can still be slow.
What’s the best way to boost your sales figures?
Write another book. In fact, write a whole series. In this article, I’ll show you how to plan out a book series. Continue Reading
If you’re a business owner, engaged in freelancing or running your own online business, you’re on the look out for opportunities to advance your goals: grow your reputation, make connections, and bring in more income. Public speaking is a viable business path to pursue.
Are you interested in excelling at public speaking gigs to promote your business and bring in a new channel of direct income? If so, jump into the following material written by freelance entrepreneur Thursday Bram. This Session will set you on a profitable and rewarding public speaking path.
Last time in our series Setting Up Your Business Online Without Coding, I showed you how to set up a hosted email service with Google Apps, providing you with a custom Gmail service that uses your own domain name.
Google isn't the only player in the hosted email game and another software giant looking to provide you with a hosted solution is none other than Microsoft. In this part of our series, I'll show you how to set up Microsoft's Office 365 service that provides a hosted email solution that proves an excellent alternative to Google Apps.