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October 29, 2009

Getting Paid in a Recession

When times get tough, getting paid for your work can too. There’s a good article by Polly Traylor about how to keep your customers’ cash flow problems from becoming your own on American Express Open today. (full disclosure: she quotes yours truly) Choose customers carefully Establish credit limits Be flexible / get creative Have systems [...]

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August 6, 2009

Freelancing Advice at HarvardBusiness.com

Ariana Green wrote a great article about freelancing in the Harvard Business Review today. Of course, we may be a bit biased given that she included some of our words of wisdom, but really, it’s well worth reading. For the novice freelancer, starting with online job boards makes sense, says Kate Lister author of Undress [...]

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July 14, 2009

Freelance Success Factors

The folks at oDesk are once again doing their excellent job of sharing. Last month they compiled and published a list of the top 100 freelance blogs on the web (yeah, of course we were among them). Now, based on a panel survey of their top programmers, designers, virtual assistants, and other contract providers, they’ve [...]

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September 28, 2008

Home-Based Jobs Not For the Paranoid

I did a radio interview about the growth of telecommuting recently. The host had that revved-up style that’s presumably intended to help commuters stay awake on their trek to and from work and he wasn’t buying the whole work from home thing. “It would never work for radio station employees,” he said. “They’d all be [...]

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