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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Time Management Tips for First-Time Entrepreneurs

Welcome to the glamourous life of being a founder — a life where you’re the first to be blamed and last to be paid, first in the office and last one out. It’s pretty amazing though isn’t it?

To help you out, here are three time management tips that can help you navigate the life of a first-time entrepreneur. Two of these tips are from hustle-gurus while the third is my own practice. Let’s get started!

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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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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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Turn Your Ideas Into Reality with This Entrepreneur’s Process

Ever get an idea that you want to make a reality, but have no clue where to start? Davida Arnold wants to help you put that idea into motion.

Davida has developed an effective acronym as part of her creative process that’ll help guide you through the process of taking something from a concept to fruition. After launching 3 successful restaurants in New York City, Davida saw that the women around her needed something. They needed a voice and a way to connect with powerful women on and offline. And so Girl Game Changer was born.

Davida is much more than a founder. As a mother, entrepreneur, public speaker and more, Davida is the perfect person to go to for insight when it comes to startups. In this interview, she gives us her model for taking an idea and making it real. If you’re in the area, check out Davida’s event, and don’t forget to check out her page!

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How One Visionary Navigated Through Multiple Careers And Found Fulfillment

What came first, Sellah’s basketball career, his music, his modeling success, or becoming a founder? We’ll let you guess.

Learning incredible discipline from the strict rules and structure of a military family, Sellah had the grit to excel as and NCAA basketball player. However, while living out what felt like someone else’s dream, he decided to change course and give in to his underlying love for fashion and entertainment.

In this interview, we found out what it took for Sellah to become the first black male model to work in Shanghai, China, working with some of America’s most popular brands, including GAP, Nike, and GQ Magazine, and commit wholeheartedly to his passion. Keep reading to gain insight on this creative genius’ outlook on life. Don’t forget to listen to his music from his page.

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