The “single income” family is sadly becoming something recognized only on classic television programs. Most households are forced to generate at least two streams of income just to make ends meet. This may mean that a single person needs to work two jobs. Or, in a marital relationship, both spouses must remain gainfully employed. A growing number of call centers have recognized that allowing employees to work-at-home widens their pool of potential employees. (more…)
Designers and copywriters love website homepages and as such, they will spend countless hours adding to and tweaking them. But most of the world isn’t so smitten by the homepage. The following are a few reasons why your homepage isn’t that big of a deal anymore. (more…)
“Tomorrow is often the busiest day of the week.” - Unknown
When you are a freelancer working from home, the lines between work and home life can begin to blur. It is all too easy to give into distractions such as television or having to sort out family matter, and this could have a detrimental effect on your productivity.
Research from accountancy firm Boox (The Boox Report provides an insight into the UK’s self-employed workforce) has indicated some freelancers can’t even escape work when they are on holiday, with 24% taking no leave at all over a year. Whilst your work/life balance as a freelancer may not be quite this extreme, these tips might help you separate work and play a little better.
Customers can be your best advocates — or the worst detractors for your business. But what do our customers really want from customer service personnel at retail stores? A huge part of customer service is saying and doing the right things to make a customer feel heard, appreciated, and comfortable in your store, yet many people in customer service positions are oblivious to how a customer is feeling or what they’re thinking during the interaction. Focusing on the customer’s point of view during a retail experience can lead to much better service, more positive experiences by your customers and increased sales. Read on to learn what your customers really want. (more…)
Consider even small jobs – it all adds up! – Freelance Weekly newsletter
These days freelance workers undoubtedly share the need to wear many different hats during the course of the working day. Having a smart phone such as one of the many Android devices help many freelancers manage their day. Whether adopting the role of a salesperson, an accountant, or a marketing manager, it’s generally safe to assume we can say “There’s an app for that.”
Freelance writers have seen a growing trend as the Internet has become the norm in business and personal lives. SEO (search engine optimization) has become a necessity for sites you want to be competitive or at least attract visitors to their site. For many years, SEOs could get away with tactics that were primarily spam and had no need for qualified writers produced content. However, Google has been making it more difficult for these “black hat” SEOs and many are finding that they need to change-up their game in order to get their clients to rank. Content is once again king as you can read here, and freelance writers are finding themselves working for SEO companies more often than ever before. (more…)
How would you like to be your own boss, make your own hours, and travel around the nation or globe? The idea sounds exciting to a number of practitioners, those who freelance. An acquired skill of traveling freelancers is to balance work and travel. When the balance is found, these freelancers enjoy a number of benefits.
However, challenges do arise making some wish they knew better before embarking on respective journeys. What are traveling freelancers better off knowing about before taking their next trip? (more…)