Adventures in the Gig Economy

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The Keys to Keeping it Professional Online

When you work for a company where you go to an office, professionalism is a lot of things.  The way you present yourself physically: how you carry yourself and what you wear.  The way you speak: word choice and tone.  How you express emotions in different circumstances: how you react when you get frustrated, or things don’t go your way.  …

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How to Get Your Start as a Freelance Writer

Six months ago, I was the Director of IT Operations at a software company.  My day-to-day workload consisted of managing software deployments and cloud-based infrastructure.  Today, I do freelance writing and proofreading.  Talk about a serious career 180. I don’t have a background in journalism; in fact, my college degree is in Business Administration.  Before I published my blog, I …

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Client Relationship Management as a Freelancer

Finding new clients is a critical component of the puzzle of freelance.  But more so than finding amazing clients is making them happy and converting them from a one-time job to a long-term relationship. Nearly all of my roles in software over the last eight years have had an element of customer service, which means I’ve picked up many tips …

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Month 4: A Month of Gig Economy Miracles

Month 4 Gig Status Overview The past month has been chock full of more fantastic learning experiences in the gig economy space. For the first time, it feels like perhaps freelancing is an option as a long-term career. I had been hopeful before, but this month has given me tangible proof of its possibility. I’m continuing to steadily grow my …

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5 Powerful Reasons to Start a Side Hustle (Besides Making More Money)

There are approximately 7.5 trillion ways to talk yourself out of something.  For years I talked myself out of starting a side hustle.  In my head I’d say: “I don’t have time.” “I’m not even sure what I would do.” “People won’t like/buy whatever I create.” “I don’t have enough money to get started.” While each of these excuses seemed …

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