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Startup Tips

5 Signs Your Freelance Business is Ready to Go Full-Time

If you really feel that freelancing is the right choice for you initially, take the leap and just do it.

 When starting my career as a designer, I never dreamed I would end up actually running my own business. Quite content in my full-time job at a web design company, I enjoyed the work, had a great relationship with my colleagues and ...

by Keren Lerner  | October 16, 2018 07:00:00
Run & Grow

Serial Career-Changer Finds Fulfillment Selling Life Insurance and Builds Top-Grossing Agency

Anna Blanco helps train agents, some of whom make a million pesos in commissions in three to six months

Less than 10 hours before she flies for Europe for a well-deserved vacation, Anna Blanco is still busy at work even though it’s a Saturday. In fact, she and the 10 prospective recruits she’s helping train as insurance salespersons were the only ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | May 21, 2018 09:00:00
News and Events

PH Ranks Near Bottom in List of Best Countries For Young Entrepreneurs and Freelancers

Set yourself up for success abroad

Forget debates about whether you should plant roots on one of the U.S. coasts or flock to the middle of the country to forge astartup hub. If you’re thinking about making a move to pursue entrepreneurship, look beyond American borders.Expert Market, a ...

by Lydia Belanger  | March 19, 2018 02:00:00
Startup Tips

How to Stay Motivated While Working From Home

Working from home gives you that cherished freedom, but plenty of distractions, as well

In 1986, I started my first company, Generic Computers, Inc., in a spare bedroom in my house. I worked at my corporate job during the day and on my new business in the evening. With the help of my significant other (and ...

by Mike Kappel  | February 08, 2017 07:00:00
Business Ideas

How to navigate freelancing when you have a day job

It can be tough but digital tools are making it possible and easier

Many people have some experience juggling two jobs at the same time, but unfortunately, it doesn’t always go to plan.The tech industry recently saw an example of this play out in real-time. Tech news site The Verge made an announcement after discovering ...

by Greg Waldorf  | November 14, 2016 05:00:00
Business Ideas

7 ways to make extra income even with a full-time job

Eliminate financial stress by earning on the side

Is your dwindling bank account impacting your health? The American Psychological Association (APA) released a survey showing that money stress impacts Americans' health nationwide. And, as it turns out, the wealthy are also stressed about money – not just those in lower-income households. Furthermore, ...

by Sujan Patel  | September 28, 2016 03:00:00
Startup Tips

5 tips for hiring freelancers who will boost your business

Pursue varying skill sets without the additional costs.

 Finding strong freelance talent can be a game-changer for your company.Ultimately, the biggest benefit is flexibility. Enlisting outside help only when required is a smart move if your business needs and cash flow are inconsistent. And a freelancer capable of ramping up or down with you can be invaluable ...

by Eric Samson  | July 12, 2016 05:00:00
Startup Tips

Entrepreneurs, here's how to make sure you get paid

Client payments are your lifeblood. Don't let yourself be duped.

If you're an entrepreneur-freelancer, client payments are your lifeblood. Should clients neglect to pay, business operations grind to a halt. And, if you're not getting paid, your bills will remain unpaid—which isn't good for anybody.Related: 5 surefire ways to get clients to pay on timeWhile the problem ...

by John Rampton  | February 19, 2016 09:00:00
Startup Tips

3 secrets to finding the best freelancer for your company

There are many good and bad performing freelancers out there. Learn how to find the best one with these tips.

You're inspired, you have an idea for a business and you think you are ready to start on the journey as an entrepreneur. Using freelancers is a great way to get things going and there are platforms out there that can help ...

by Nathan Resnick  | May 02, 2015 06:15:00