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Learning to manage your time effectively as a self-employed professional can be the difference between success and failure. Without any pre-determined structure and at the mercy of others who depend on you to get their work done, managing your time can be a challenge. Regardless of the amount of work you currently have, or the number of clients who seem to always need something … [Read more...] about 3 Time Management Tips for the Self-Employed and Freelancers
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Email newsletter is one of the fastest growing communication/marketing tools today. In addition to being a dynamic, affordable marketing tool, they are also one of the best ways to promote a web site and give you and your clients an excuse to capture valuable data to use for other marketing campaigns. However, email newsletters aren't just printed newsletters delivered … [Read more...] about How to Write a Winning Email Newsletter
QUESTION ON Starting a Freelance Technical Writing Business I graduated with a degree in Technical Writing, and am interested in starting a web-based contract writing business (possibly with a focus on grant writing). I know little about how contractors work, how to find npos and others who need grant writers, and how to protect myself as a freelancer. I plan to work from … [Read more...] about Starting a Freelance Technical Writing Business
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