My Freelance Tips

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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Working around the flu.

By February 1, 2017 Personal Ramblings

Working around the flu is one potential challenge for freelancers. Depending on your client base, the type of work you do, deadlines and many other facets, you may find working around the flu is necessary. Read More

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Online Freelancing Starts with a Bid

By January 28, 2017 Personal Ramblings


What it takes

Online freelancing has many facets. Regardless of which facet you encounter, the one consistency is the bid. Freelancing starts with a few hundred bids. Eventually your foot manages to hold the door open long enough to squeeze into an opportunity. Now it’s real and where it will take you will depend on your willingness to fight for it.  Read More

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Hello to the blog, and hello to you too!

By January 26, 2017 Personal Ramblings

Hello. I am setting out on a blog journey. I hope you’ll join me and I hope I will serve you well. I originally began with, then realized that I was never going to monetize the blog in that arena. Now don’t get me wrong, I don’t want to just monetize. I love writing.   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


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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