Does Size (Length) Really Matter?

TL; DR. The acronym means ‘too long; didn’t read’ and gets a bad rap because the user is labelled lazy and rude. But is that true? How many of us are guilty of this without typing it to let the author of a piece know? I know I am. As much as I love reading…

A Beginner’s Freelancing Guide

Originally posted on Freelance JA Connection Network:
If you have been following our social media pages, you’ve noticed that we provide freelancing tips daily. Freelancing is a lot of trial an error, and we need as much help as we can get starting out. We’ve put together a basic beginner’s freelancing guide will help first…

Pros And Cons Of Being a Freelancer.

While it is an attractive endeavor to become a freelancer, many people assume it is easy work. Freelancing is no walk in the park, and requires hours of dedication and an assiduous work ethic to be successful. As with any business venture, and freelancing is essentially starting your own business, there are some pros and…

3 Killer Productivity Tools for Freelancers

Originally posted on Christine Speaks:
Productivity is never an accident. It’s the result of commitment to excellence, intelligent planning and focused effort. ~Paul Meyer Bruno Mars’ hit single,?The Lazy Song, is every freelancer’s cry on those overwhelming days. The temptation to sit at your desk and do anything else except the work you need to…

My Freelance Strategy (Starting)

Since I’ve started promoting my freelancing services and even more after the publishing of Let’s Talk Career: Why I Chose To Freelance Full-Time, I’ve had a few people ask me about information regarding freelancing. They want to know what I do, how I do it, am I making a lot of money, etc. I wish I…

Let’s Talk Career: Why I Chose To Freelance Full-Time

It didn’t occur to me that I could freelance full-time while living in Jamaica until maybe a year ago. The services I offer are not only perfect, they are a needed skill set. I knew that it wouldn’t be easy to get started but the more I thought about it, the more I was sure that…

Jamaican Freelance Market; Untapped

Freelancers are persons who are self-employed to provide services (usually tailored) to clients through short, medium or long-term. As a freelancer, we usually have multiple clients at any given time or successive short-term projects. I’m a freelancer myself. If you nurture your freelancing careers, it can become a viable career option, especially if you are…

Let’s Talk Career: My Freelancing Businesses

 Freelance Business Once I decided that’s what I was going to do, I registered my freelance business, Shandean Williams-Reid Business Services through which I’m a business planning consultant, analyst and writer. I write business plans, do business analysis and planning, change management, and writing online articles, web content, and blogging. I started a business blog The Pocket…

How to Market Yourself Before You Graduate

With all the many responsibilities and distractions of college, few of us think to lay a foundation for post-graduation life. via How to Market Yourself Before You Graduate — COLLEGE MATE

10 Factors Affecting How Much you Can Charge your Clients

Originally posted on Alexis Chateau:
Negotiating with a client about how much to pay you for your services is a lot like negotiating your salary at a corporate job. However, freelancers experience greater freedom in deciding their pay rate, and with that freedom comes great responsibility. In another blog post, I’ll offer tips on how to negotiate with a…