Freelancers: Here’s How to Rock a Client Recap

“So, how was everything?”

This question is an easy one to answer after a meal at a restaurant or a stay at a hotel but takes on a far deeper meaning when summarizing our work on a freelance project. The time spent immersed in a project is hard to encapsulate in a “Good!” or “Fine!” response, and if there were issues or challenges along the way, such a response may not even be appropriate.

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7 Ways to Effectively Work from Home

More time.

More money.

More creative freedom.

The secret to achieving the above?

Working from home.

Not to mention, you can also opt for sweatpants daily when you’re office is your living room.

But that’s not to say that the good life of working from home doesn’t have it’s challenges. How do you keep from getting distracted with household duties? How do you get anything done if you have kids around? How do you stay motivated and focused?

We know working from home takes some serious commitment! With this in mind, here are 7 tips to help make working from home work for you:

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How to Define Your Career Headline

You’ve created dozens of presentation decks, written an encyclopedia worth of articles for clients, but still, crafting your career headline is a task you haven’t conquered yet.

Freelancers are often troubled with explaining the most diverse experience through the smallest window. Your career headline has to be all-encompassing in the least amount of characters. It’s a difficult ask, but once solid, it can lead to an array of opportunities that grow your network.

When you work for yourself, being able to showcase your skill set is half the battle and it starts with your career headline. A few key factors can make for a captivating social profile and the world of difference when it’s time to find new opportunities. Let’s explore some examples of quality career headlines and what you can learn from each.

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3 Tips for Managing a Side Hustle + Full Time Job

When you think of millennials, do you think of “side hustles?” I sure do.

I find that the majority of my peers are involved in some sort of side gig to bring in extra cash or expand their skill set.

I’m no exception—I’ve worked on side hustles both while in school and while working full-time jobs.

Many people think that side hustles can do damage to your school or work performance due to their time requirements; however, if you manage your time effectively, only benefits result. While side hustling in college, I still managed to get on the dean’s list and, while building a business alongside my full-time job, I was recognized for multiple quarterly achievements.

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How to become a thought leader: insight from a tech evangelist

Tamara Dull is a geek and she owns it.

While she may be full-time Director of Emerging Technology at the SAS Institute, where she can geek out all day long, Tamara has also built an engaged following for the writing she does on the side.

How has she found a way to blend her passion with her profession, you ask? Read on to find out.

Don’t forget to check out her page and attend her upcoming event with a click on her Spotlight.

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Lessons in handling errors with Node.js and Express

A few years ago, our engineers began migrating our site from Python to Node.js. The process is almost complete now and it’s been a good move for us.

Nigel Kibodeaux, one of our backend engineers, is here to share some of the lessons we’ve learned in the process.

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5 ways about.me can help you grow your side hustle

Today, a side hustle isn’t just limited to bartending on the weekends like your best friend used to do in college.

Sure, a side hustle can mean bringing in some extra cash. But it’s really so, so much more.

So, what is a side hustle?

A side hustle refers to a project you pursue in addition to your 9-to-5 job. A side hustle allows you to push the boundaries in terms of what you can do.

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