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13 Effective Time Management Tips For Web Workers

I’m sure the phrase time management isn’t new to you. Managing time is certainly one of the biggest challenges for web workers and freelancers and it’s something we think of all the time. If we don’t do it effectively, we find it hard to meet deadlines and accomplish tasks. The concept is quite simple. It’s about finding ways to do the same task in less time while maintaining and/or increasing, the quality standards. It also implies getting things done without stressing yourself, being more productive, taking time out for yourself and enjoying life. And if you are web worker, I’m sure you know how important it is to be more productive and enjoy life. Here are some good tips to help you manage your time […]

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20 Places to Find a Top Notch Virtual Assistant

The phone has been ringing off the hook, you have a paper that needs to be edited, and you don’t remember when you had an inbox contained fewer than 100 emails. The to do list is just out of control and it’s to the point that you can’t tell where to start. Although you have aspirations of a tremendously successful year, perhaps it’s time to admit that you can’t do it all alone. Whether it’s a blog, a business, or both, how can you seek out opportunities for growth and expansion if you are chained to a desk all day? The answer my friend, is finding someone that can seemingly appear, get you caught up, and then disappear until you need them again. The answer […]

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3 Legitimate Ways To Get Paid Online

Written on 9/16/2008 by Monika Mundell. Monika Mundell is a passionate freelance writer and pro-blogger. Her blog Freelance Writing helps new freelance writers to get started in this exciting industry. If you like to work with Monika, feel free to visit her Portfolio site. Photo Credit: Odalaigh This is called “analysis to paralysis“. Perhaps you might have heard this saying before. Believe me, I’ve been guilty of doing this myself many times in the past. We tend to find excuses for all sorts of reasons. Don’t worry though, it is human and we all do it at some stages in life. Once you know where you tend to be more hesitant and why, it will be easier for you to overcome those hurdles. Often procrastination […]

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4 Shortcuts for Becoming a Business Pro (No Matter How Amateur You Feel Right Now).

I remember back in college when a friend of mine told me that she was joining the “Entrepreneurship Club”. What a wack job, I thought (though probably in more vulgar terms). Only nut bags start their own businesses. Back in 2007, in the prehistoric (and pre iPhone) era, wanting to run your own business sounded like career suicide…especially to 20 year-olds. Way too much work. Not enough profit. Much too much legal risk. And then a funny thing happened. The year that I graduated from college with a degree in “French Language & Literature” (hire me!), THE WORLD ENDED. OK, obviously that’s not 100% true, but the economy did decide to flip me and the rest of my generation the middle finger . It was […]

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4 Ways Entrepreneurs Are Just Like Toddlers

When you have a house of rambunctious kids running all over, it doesn’t leave room for you to get any peace. If you can ask a stay at home mom what her biggest wish was, she would no doubt say having a moment to rest. The fact is, kids are a handful. I’m speaking as one who has gotten three kids ready for countless daycare visits, school drop offs and church. So I know all too well the responsibility. I even got so bold as to take a position as an enrollment director for a start up day care. There I was exposed to an army of toddlers every single day. Sometimes I loved it and other days I feared for my life. Toddlers are […]

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5 Ways To Find, Hire, and Use a Virtual Assistant

Consider giving yourself a special treat this season; you deserve it. I’m not talking about a new gadget from Best Buy or your latest must-have find while you were out window shopping. I’m talking about giving yourself the gift of time. As much as we try to conquer the world on our own, we often wish we had a clone to do the rest while we do what we do best. This time of the year is especially easy to become overworked and overwhelmed managing our daily grind. Don’t get lost in the hustle and bustle, invest in a virtual assistant to help you tackle your to-do list one task at a time. If you never worked with a VA (virtual assistant), if you are […]

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7 Free or Cheap Ways to Effectively Promote Your Business Online

As a business owner, sales person, or marketer, you should always be trying to find ways to drum up more business – especially with the current economic climate. Each dollar that you spend on marketing and advertising should show a return on your investment and produce results that can help increase your bottom line. Easy enough right? While recent times have made many businesses tighten their belts on their spending, it’s extremely important to the success of your company to keep marketing your business in order to gain new customers and continue to generate revenue. Luckily for marketers and business owners, there are several ways you can very affordably advertise your services and products online (many of which are free). Let’s go through a handful […]

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7 Great VoIP Alternatives To Skype

Skype is one of the most widely used VoIP service providers for computer based communication in the world. The success of VoIP has taken the world by storm and most likely given many telephone providers a run for their money due to their great pricing structures. To me, Skype has long been a useful business tool which I use to stay in touch with clients worldwide. It certainly beats using the land line which costs me a fortune for international calls, especially for countries such as Switzerland (where my family and some of my best friends live). You can imagine that a weekly phone call on a land line would cost me about $60 and this is with a reduced plan already. With success comes […]

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7 Incredibly Simple Tips for Inspired and Meaningful Writing

As a writer, you know how hard it can be to get inspired and write something you’re happy with. You’re constantly running into mental blocks, and things keep popping up that break your flow. It’s hard, yes, but it can be made a lot easier with a few tweaks. Ever since I was 7 years old, I’ve loved writing. I started with short stories and worked my way to longer ones. I even won a few t-shirts in children’s writing contests. I thought it was awesome. As I grew up, I realized that perhaps writing isn’t the best way to make a living, so I gave it up during my teen years. Luckily, I picked it back up a few years ago, and I am […]

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8 Ways to Get Organized in 5 Minutes

Here’s the problem, though: not being organized actually makes us slower, which is something we certainly don’t have time for. If we don’t know what we’ve got, where it is, and how to find it, we run into serious problems, lowered productivity and raised stress levels. I’ve frequently found that taking just a few minutes to get organized will actually save a ton of time; and these things really only take a few minutes. Here are eight ways to get organized in only five minutes. Some are only for your computer, others can be applied anywhere in your life. Digitize We’ve all got lots of notes lying around – notes to yourself, things to remember, reasons why we’re fantastic (that one might just be me, […]

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