How to stay in the zone when you’re working from home

By guest contributor, Georgette Eva

When you’re your own boss, number one employee, and right-hand-person, it’s sometimes hard to stay motivated.

It happens. It’s hard to self-motivate constantly, and as freeing as freelancing can be, keeping yourself on task (along with all of the other things you’re doing to run your own business) can be difficult in itself.

Happily, freelancing today is made much easier with apps to keep you on task, strengthen your focus, and keep you accountable. Here are a few apps that will keep that laser-like focus— okay, productive, human focused— while working on your own.

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The starter kit every Freelancer should have

By guest expert, Zac Choi

Taking the leap and working for yourself can be a daunting experience.

Where do you begin? What tools do you need (or not need) to get things going?

While my expertise as a business consultant is revenue growth and workflow science (basically how to increase income and decrease cost), my passion is to build tools for and to share best practices with those who want to work for themselves.

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New to freelancing? 3 Helpful Resources to get you started

Did anyone ever tell you that becoming a freelancer also means becoming a marketer?

Sure, freelancing gives you the freedom, flexibility, and ownership to focus on the services you want to provide. But one unexpected challenge is that you have to know how to promote yourself and your work effectively to secure the clients you want.

If you’re just starting out, here are a few resources that’ll help you get up to speed quickly.

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5 things you need to get better clients

“Help! I need better clients.

The ones I have never have enough of a budget. They don’t value my creative services, they constantly haggle with me and they ask for more work than they can pay for.”

Sound familiar? Read on.

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5 ways to create effective to-do lists

about.me has teamed up with moo.com – an ecommerce print company that combines great design with tech to help businesses of all sizes look their best. Get more done and be more productive with MOO’s tips and tricks for creating effective to-do lists – sometimes you just can’t beat a good old-fashioned pen and paper.

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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 starting a side hustle 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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