The internet has been a blessing for professionals in numerous industries. One group of professionals it has benefited a great deal is freelancers. From writers and photographers to editors and designers, it has opened up opportunities that were traditionally very difficult to grasp. For today’s freelancer, the sky is virtually the limit, and the internet and its seemingly endless resources make this possible.
Thanks to the internet, the opportunities for freelancers are more abundant than ever. However, succeeding is not as easy as this introduction may suggest. Whether it’s programming software or building website, freelancing is fiercely competitive and this factor alone often makes for a rather challenging journey.
Consider these five steps the key ingredients to building a strong and successful freelance brand.
How today’s young entrepreneurs approach business a bit differently
By Chris Wallace
Not that long ago, it was accepted practice for CEOs and top executives of highly successful companies to wear finely tailored suits and top dollar outfits to important meetings. And those meetings were typically held in meticulously designed boardrooms that either subtly or blatantly flaunted the business’ success. But ever since the dawn of social media success stories and the explosion of 20-something multi-millionaire entrepreneurs, those traditions have been turned on their ears.
Remember the old saying “Good Salesmen are Born”. Well, anyone can become a good salesperson if they can learn and master the basic sales skills. Sales techniques have dramatically changed over the years. Gone are the old school selling methods of talking incessantly and pushing a customer into a sale.
Selling now involves listening to a customer, making a connection and giving the customer what they need. Today’s skilled salespeople are self-confident, persuasive, attentive and able to build relationships of trust and respect with the customer.
There are many closing techniques that can be used to make the sale but watch out for the ten sales blunders listed below:
Earning an income as an affiliate marketer is more than people may know about. For one thing, it is a good way to earn an extra income, and for another, you don’t require a lot of income to start. That is a sure way to make money working from home on a small budget or none at all.
So what is affiliate marketing all about?
Online businesses have a decisive advantage over offline ones, provided they have the skills, knowledge, and patience to leverage them. One fairly obvious advantage is the likely absence of a lot of normal expenses that an offline business must pay – such as rent for an office or storefront, and the associated utilities. You will likely need to find and train employees online, however. And this brings with it a whole new set of problems. How do you find reliable, hard-working employees online? Furthermore, how do you train them without having them physically present at a training seminar or session?
There are a lot of misconceptions about finding employees online, and a great deal of tactics that, from personal experience, simply don’t work. If you want to find the employees you need to make your business successful, start with the place where these employees learn the skills necessary to be successful.
When you get to the office in the morning, you may grab a cup of coffee and head straight to your inbox.
From there you move over to Twitter and then drop some messages on Facebook. What comes to mind next, the latest Justin Bieber’s video on YouTube. Before you can realize what you are doing the day will be long gone. The funny thing is that when somebody calls, you go like: “Dude, I am so busy I can’t even talk”
There are many other habits that many of us have formed that do nothing but sabotage our productivity. Among these habits are: