How Not to Sell-Out

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Photo by makelessnoise Here’s the most inspiring blog post I’ve read in a really long time: Merlin Mann reflecting on 4 years of 43folders. It really is worth reading all of it, but if you’re too busy now, the general gist is that the productivity niche has largely sold-out, and so have bloggers in many […]

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How to Start (or Start-over) Building Your Personal Brand

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Photo by paintMonkey A ‘personal brand’ is in many ways synonymous with your reputation. It refers to the way other people see you. Are you a genius? An expert? Are you trustworthy? What do you represent? What do you stand for? What ideas and notions pop up as soon as someone hears your name? If […]

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Find Your ‘Flow’ and the Money Will Follow

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Photo by muha. The well-worn phrase “Do what you love and the money will follow” leaves a lot to be desired. Even if you could get paid to watch episodes of LOST (you can’t), you’d probably yearn for more rewarding work. There is a marked difference between things you love that could make money and […]

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30 Days to Become a Freelancer

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Photo by Sidi Guariach If you’ve ever thought about freelancing part-time but never done it, this post may help you. Most people never follow through on those thoughts because they are overwhelmed and confused by the process of starting a freelance business. The aim of this post is to provide a step-by-step guide to launching […]

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What Popular Bloggers Got Wrong – And How You Can Get it Right

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Photo by 416style I am always the first person to advocate studying blogs you admire to learn their techniques. I’ve dedicated a lot of time to spreading the word about blogs that are doing things right, and how you can emulate them. But in this post, I want to talk about how we can learn […]

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