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Pulling back the curtain on a freelancer’s shame

Many of us strike out when we offer our articles to Huffington Post for free. We can’t give it away. Here’s why.

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Does social media work?

Lots of people ask, “Does social media work?” Or more specifically, “Will social media bring me clients for my freelance or consulting services? The answer is a definite “maybe.” Based on what I’m reading online, it depends on how well you implement your social media efforts . . . whatever that means.

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LinkedIn’s very best feature for freelancers and consultants

The very best features of LinkedIn for freelancers and consultants are the sections called “Experience” and “Education.” In other words, it’s the sections most resembling the classic resume.

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How Twitter builds relationships . . . IMO (in my opinion)

What I look for most of all is the quality of tweets. Twitter is a representation of someone’s taste. I would never sign up for coaching or purchase info products from someone whose taste I don’t respect.

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How marketers are using social media right now

Michael A. Stelzner of Social Media Examiner has just released the findings from his 2013 Social Media Marketing Industry Report, which reveals how marketers are using social media to grow their businesses.

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Social media: Which gender is the most connected? reports that a larger percentage of women than men use social media, with 70% of women versus 62% of men participating.

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Freelancing and consulting: 5 reasons to postpone intensive social networking

If you need freelance and consulting clients RIGHT NOW, be wary of investing too much time and too much faith in social networking to bring in the business you need.

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How I’d do social media for an attorney

In considering how to use social media effectively, professionals should be more concerned about establishing a professional reputation than with showing how nice they are as people.

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Are women over-complicating their marketing via social media?

Fewer men than women use social media, men are less likely to contribute every day, and men spend a lot less time on social media. So why do women work so hard to get people to know, like and trust us?

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LinkedIn: New stuff I didn’t know about LinkedIn

I’m also studying advice on how LinkedIn functions and how to use it more effectively. For instance, improve your profile to help people find you in their searches.

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