Linkswitch #47: Personal Mission Statement, Happiness, Late Payments
Through a group of great writers that I’ve gotten to know, I “met” (virtually) Theo Pauline Nestor. I immediately wanted to read her book, How to Sleep Alone in a King-Size Bed, because it’s a memoir of divorce — and one of my happiness-project resolutions is to Read memoirs of catastrophe.
While millions of people share the dream of working from home, very few understand its difficulties.
From online distractions to technical malfunctions, online entrepreneurs and freelancers face thousands of potential setbacks, each one threatening a decline in income or a pause in cash flow. We’re all familiar with this problem.
Around this time last year a good friend of mine invited me to participate in a 31-day process of developing a personal mission statement for 2010. It sounded like a daunting task at first, but I ended up doing it when the friend who invited me agreed to be my planning buddy — step one of the process.
There is no shortage of options for managing an e-commerce website. There are all kinds of shopping carts and e-commerce content management systems that have a wide variety of strengths and weaknesses. Finding the right option for selling digital downloads, however, can prove to be a challenge.
Here is another post for all concept art lovers. Here we are presenting some examples of concept art which shows the creativity of artists in creating an illustrated design for something which doesn’t exist so far. Many of the artworks presented below are Photoshopped while some are designed using the traditional means such as oil paints or pencils. We hope that you will like this collection and these examples will inspire you and let your imagination go wild!
Even if you have had a successful run with the most appreciative, responsible and compassionate clients in the history of freelancing, you will almost certainly eventually have a client who takes a payment to the point of Past Due. When this happens, it births a situation ripe with potential for all kinds of problems if not handled correctly. In this post, we will look at some ways to get that late payment into your hands without damaging the relationship with your client or short-changing yourself.
It’s no secret that the amount of new bloggers entering the blogosphere has made it both incredibly competitive and difficult to stand out.
Now, this doesn’t mean that blogging isn’t useful and effective, but it does mean that you have to treat your blog a little differently than you did in the past.
When you first start out as a freelancer, your most important skills are those creative abilities that you can directly transform in paid work. Nothing else is as important as landing work and completing it, unless you don’t happen to need food and a place to live. But there is a point for every freelancer where business skills become more important. You’re a freelancer. That means you’re a business owner (at least according to the laws of most countries). That means that you need to keep your books up to date and pay your taxes.
Google always seems to be releasing new apps or app updates but in the last few days they’ve released quite a few goodies, and pretty big ones at that. The long awaited Chrome Web Store is finally here, more details on Chrome OS and Google’s testing laptops were released and google released Cloud Print connecting printers to the cloud.