Freelancing – A New Way of Making a Living

When we hear the terms “freelancing” or “freelancer” we tend to just think about writers, novelists, journalists, or perhaps even photographers. That is because for a very long time these have been, for the most part, the only known freelancing roles. However, with recent technological advances, and the way our world is so connected now,…

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Manage Your Time

Time management is crucial to running a successful home based business, regardless of what that business may be. It is tremendously easy to get caught up in domestic responsibilities, hobbies, family and friends, or other things that you like to do since you are after all at home. However you need to be well disciplined…

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Professional Conduct

It is extremely important to your success as a business person that you conduct yourself in a professional manner at all times. This includes knowing how to deal with any crises or difficult situations that may arise. While being in business for yourself can be liberating, it also means that you are the person who…

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Go That Extra Mile!

Strive to be more than just the person who takes care of the day to day administrative needs of your client’s business. Show your clients that you are truly invested in their business. Become an integral member of their team. Let them know that you want to build a long term relationship. Offer sound advice…

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Welcome Package

A Welcome Package can be used to introduce your company, your services, and outline your policies and procedures to your new clients.  It is something that is completely optional, but is a great way to “get your foot in the door’ and expand on that great first impression you already made. Some of the items that could be…

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Welcoming New Clients

An introductory telephone call to your new client is very important. It not only allows the sharing of some vital information, but also sets the stage for your future business relationship. Before making that first call take some time to build a checklist of key points that you would like to discuss with your client,…

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Project Management System

Either at start-up or as your business grows you may want to consider using project management software such as Sharepoint or Basecamp to help manage your client base and workload. These systems generally provide ways to electronically accept incoming projects, delegate tasks, document details, track progress, and keep a permanent record of completed jobs.  …

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The Framework of your Business

The framework of your business basically defines the overall operation of your business. Decisions you make here can be translated in to your policies and procedures. Your framework may include information on: Packaging Your Products/Services How are you going to package your services? Will you charge an hourly rate (hours are billed at a standard hourly…

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