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3 Bad Client Types to Avoid

By March 2, 2017 Fun Tips and Tricks, Personal Ramblings

 

Everything in life comes with the good and the bad. Freelancing is no different. I can attest to having had my share of bad clients. In this game, you will probably come across a few of your own regretful experiences. Read More

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Overseas Outsourcing, the Silent American Dream Killer

By March 1, 2017 Fun Tips and Tricks

When you begin freelancing, you will soon discover that foreign outsourcing and competition is a big deal in the online world. Overseas outsourcing, the silent American dream killer, has been in full force for a while. Read More

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Blogger Outreach Could Be Your Next Gig

By February 7, 2017 Fun Tips and Tricks, Personal Ramblings

What is Blog Outreach and Why? Blog outreach is PR work. It is reaching out to bloggers, who already have an influence on your target audience, to promote your business and products.   Read More

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Fake it Until You Make it – Writing Your Pitch

By February 7, 2017 Fun Tips and Tricks, Personal Ramblings

 

Today, I was pitching new projects on Upwork.com and it occurred to me that those “Fake it Until You Make it” tout-ers might be onto something.  Read More

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5 Data Mining Tools You Can Buy or Rent

By February 2, 2017 Fun Tips and Tricks, Reviews

My favorite paid mining tools are those that offer nuggets of data where Google has failed. While Google will often land an email address, business phone numbers and street addresses; Google data mining will not always turn up relevant data.

As a data miner, you should have at least one paid tool at your disposal. Today I’m going to share with you 5 Data Mining Tools You Can Buy or Rent.  Read More

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Google Mining For Emails Part 2

By January 22, 2017 Fun Tips and Tricks

My previous post, Google Mining For Emails Part 1, involved using Google’s search engine. For this post, we will focus on mining emails via gmail, and how to confirm the quality of an email address that you’ve unearthed. As a bonus, I am going to share the LinkedIn connection to these techniques. If you’re ready, let’s get right to the point. Read More

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Google Mining For Emails Part 1

By January 11, 2017 Fun Tips and Tricks

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If you are a newbie just trying to break into freelancing, mining for emails in Google Search can be a great first-time gig. If you are a freelance pro it certainly can’t hurt to learn the ropes of Google mining emails.

Data mining has the potential to pay between ten and twenty dollars per hour, depending on the scope of the project and your experience.I should warn you up front. In this gig, there are plenty of clientele ready to low ball your rate.

After all, the two dollar an hour line from underpaid countries goes on for miles. Your goal is to find those who have realized that cheap labor is usually more trouble than it is worth. Give clients a good reason to pay better. Read More

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