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4 Ways Webmaster Freelancers Can Get More, Better Gigs

It takes a certain kind of person to succeed as a freelancer, and if you’re a webmaster you know the competition is fierce. Not only do you have to keep up with deadlines and client requests, you also have to make time to search for new gigs and keep your skills updated. The most successful freelancers work well over 40 hours a week but will tell you it’s worth it. They can cherry pick their projects, work whenever and wherever they want, and have freedoms the nine to fivers can only dream about. That being said, it’s not all roses as a freelance webmaster. Sometimes you’ll get stuck with a gig that’s not worth the trouble or get frustrated when you’re working on Thanksgiving because your highest paying client isn’t in the US. However, there are some tactics you can use to improve both the quality and quantity of your work. Here’s how to get started. 1. Take the lower paying gigs There are many ways you can get compensated and “experience” really does count at times, but be careful with this. If you want to learn more about search engine optimization because you know that’s where the money’s at, you...
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Penny Wise – Pound Foolish: Outsourcing Advice for Internet Marketers

If you are new to the Internet marketing scene, you may be having second thoughts about your ability - perhaps you were surprised by all the skills needed and the more you learn the more intimidated you become. You need answers and you need help! Relax, you are not alone. Every successful marketer has been there, and survived. The trick is to conquer the beast without losing yourself. Remember, why you wanted this business to begin with was to work from home, have control over your life, more free time, and more family time with income sufficient to maintain a carefree lifestyle. You have some of the skills needed and the ones you don’t have can be outsourced giving you time to grow your business without stealing time from your family. You’ll learn as you go but for now the most important quality necessary for you is persistence. As an aspiring marketer, I’m assuming you have already found a product to sell, and you have affiliated yourself with a mentor or are an affiliate marketer, which makes everything easier. Alternatively, if you are going it alone, you will have arranged for dependable personnel in the storage and shipment department. This is...
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