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Thinking of Freelancing? 5 Things to Do First

If you’re not freelancing already, you will be soon.

If freelancers are happier and making more money, what’s holding you back from picking up some work on the side side or going full on solopreneur?

Well, we’re pretty sure there’s an obstacle or two:

Finding clients and having a full pipeline of work.

Before you dive into life as a freelancer, here are five things you should do to help avoid a future dry spell that lasts longer than you’d like.

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Why You Should Publish Your Page

Created a page you love? Share it.

By publishing your page across the web, it will help drive visits to your page and boost your Spotlight clicks.

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  1. Add your page to every email you send with one of our simple and beautiful email signatures. Click here to add yours. You can also add an email signature with our Chrome Extension. 
  2. Wherever you have a bio, add your about.me page, too. You can click here to add your about.me page to your Twitter bio. For other social profiles, simply copy and paste your URL to the site.
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How to Choose Your Spotlight

Choose a Spotlight that points people to what matters most to you. When picking your Spotlight ask yourself: What’s my goal, today?

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Why Go Starter?

Upgrading to Starter makes your page look more professional by letting you use a custom .me domain, such as leeanndalybio.me, or your own domain, like dariotortora.net. Starter accounts will be white labeled, removing the about.me navigation bar for visitors, giving your page a one-of-a-kind feel. As a Starter user, you’ll also be provided with priority support.

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Tips For Writing Your Best Bio

A great bio is unique, adds value, and makes it easy for visitors to relate to you. Here are our three tips for writing an awesome bio.

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How To Master Active Listening in 3 Steps

Today’s post is the last tip in a three part series on active listening written by Patrick Ewers, an executive coach and founder of Mindmaven. Be sure to check out his tip #1 and tip #2.

Tip #3 Fire the second dart.

You can guide the conversation and train yourself to listen at the same time by asking an intelligent follow up questions.

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Tip #2 To Becoming A Powerful Active Listener

Today’s post is part 2 of a three part series on active listening written by Patrick Ewers, an executive coach and founder of Mindmaven. Read up on his tip #1, in case you missed it.

Tip #2: Show them that you’re listening.

If you want to show a person that you’re truly listening to them, you have to keep your mind focused on the responses you’re getting. Be able to make it a game to truly understand what the person is actually saying.

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