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What to do when a freelance project turns out to be harder than expected

Unfortunately, it’s quite common to have this problem. After all, each new client is different from every client we have experienced in the past. Sometimes the differences are slight. Sometimes they turn out to be significant, especially if the assignment

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Freelancing and consulting: Why buy yourself a job when you can create one for free?

Many unemployed or underemployed people—especially those over age 40—are in the market to buy themselves jobs. The alternative is freelancing or consulting in the field of your choice. The best choice is to build upon past work experience.

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The next megatrend in freelancing

I predict the next major trend in freelancing is a return to full-time corporate employment. In many circumstances, the needs of both individual professionals and their companies are better served by the full-time employee / employer relationship.

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Freelancing and consulting: The all-time most difficult marketing decision

The most difficult marketing decision is when to cease marketing efforts that have not worked to date. There is no easy answer, but here are some questions to consider.

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Freelancing and consulting: Three delusions

There are millions of freelancers and consultants in the world, each with a personal take on how to run their practices and how to structure their lives. There are as many approaches to the solopro life as there are stars in the heavens or grains of sand on the beach. While certain guru claims about freelancing and consultants may be true for a few people, for most people who aspire to self-employment, it’s BS. Sorry.

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All those leaders need doers and that’s where freelancers and consultants come in

There must be both leadership and implementation to get the job done well. The two go hand in hand. Either way, freelancers and consultants can benefit.

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Eight reasons you should freelance or consult while you look for a “real job”

Diana Schneidman, author of Real Skills, Real Income: A Proven Marketing System to Land Well-Paid Freelance and Consulting Work in 30 Days or Less, has survived bouts of unemployment and underemployment as well, and knows what you are going through. Finding assignments as a freelance writer and editorial consultant made a real difference in her life, taming her stress and lifting her spirits. Schneidman identifies eight ways that adding in freelancing and consulting work can make your job search more effective!

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Freelance and consulting myth: You’re missing the boat unless you earn $100,000+ per year

The beautiful thing about freelancing and consulting is that you set your own income goals. So why not give yourself permission to decide upon goals that work best for you?

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Making money while you sleep is a dream not come true

The experts tell us that the answer to freelance and consulting success is to supplement your income by producing information products. Create them once and then sell them into eternity. It is commonly referred to as “making money while you sleep.”

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How to deal with the frustrations of freelancing and consulting

Freelancers and consultants need to address two frustrations. The first is when you don’t have enough paying work lined up. The second is when you’re feeling up in the air, like your business needs rethinking and a new orientation.

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