31 Jan 2017

20 Freelancing Quotes For Motivating You To Become Successful

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do, so throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, Dream, Discover. “

This inspirational saying (or I would say one of the amazing freelancing quotes) by Mark Twain is something like a mind opener, particularly for the ones who are freelancing or about to begin their freelance careers.

Freelancing is another name of entrepreneurship or self-employment. It is the name of acquiring life that you dream to live. Quitting a regular 9 to 5 routine, you open the doors to exploration, discoveries and money.

A recent study conducted by PeoplePerHour predicted that freelance market will continually grow at the annual rates of 3.5% and 3.2% in the UK and US respectively, in the next five years. And this statistic is explicit enough to show the growing trend of freelancing that is transforming recruitment and employment into a new shape.

[A great competition can be witnessed particularly in the areas of freelance digital marketing, copywriting, academic writing, web designing & development, mobile application development.]

There is no doubt in it, freelancing leverages on the way you want to work, it may give you a seven-figure earning, the comfort zone to work from anywhere and bla bla.

Buy you will agree with the fact!

Freelancers go through a painstaking and exhausting phase to get over the hurdles in their path. It is not an overnight process to build your business empire. There is no magic trick to acquire potential clients or dream projects.

It is all about dedication, patience, consistence and faith in your skills. There are so many moments a freelancer has to fight with the pains, rejections and failures. And such moments usually let him go astray of his path.

So, this write up is crafted to have an inspiring collection of the freelancing quotes that will inspire and motivate a freelancer to lead his/her way. These quotes will strengthen you, give you a new determination and will to combat and work consistently.
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25 Jan 2017

How to organize Stunning Freelance Portfolio In 2017

Freelance portfolio

So, the amusements, celebrations and parties to welcome the year 2017 are over. And besides this thrill and fun, everyone of us has got some New Year Resolutions.

And the sole resolution of a Freelancer for the new year would be to attract potential clients to his work with a compelling freelance portfolio.

It sounds joyous being a freelancer. But there are tons of hassles a freelancer has to go through in order to keep things in shape. Keep getting higher-paying clients, having a consistent workflow and grabbing new business are the major worries.

Freelance Portfolio? Yes, this is a critical tool for freelancers (whether new or old).

You have got the skills, enthusiasm, and creativity to help a client achieving his/her goal. But nobody is going to know about your expertise unless it is portrayed in a right manner.

Why to Go for A Freelance Portfolio?

You have to showcase your capabilities in front of the world to demonstrate how you can be an asset for them. That is the reason why one needs to invest time, creativity and money in building a brilliant freelance portfolio that may stand you out in this crowded sphere.

Whether you are a freelance writer, copywriter, web developer, content marketer and so on; a portfolio is a must. It helps you to have a powerful online presence, builds your credibility and paves a way to attract bigger clients.

But how to design an attention-grabbing portfolio?

Here are the actionable tactics to design an outstanding freelance portfolio that will set you a part from the competition.
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14 Nov 2016

12 Super Handy Lessons From Your Competitors For Improved SEO

SEO competitors

When I was in high school, I still remember my Mom used to say:

“Your competitors (in class) will always keep you alive for securing higher position.”

I really gotta perplexed at this statement (or phrase). But I came to know about its practicality after entering into the thriving industry of SEO. This dynamic industry taught me the lessons that why competitors will keep my morale high in acquiring the top ranks. And I must “Have a closer watch on top competitors.”

[Do you want to learn the basics of SEO? Check out this comprehensive guide What is SEO.]

How competitors can help you out?

Albeit you have your own views to run an SEO campaign. But a thorough competitive analysis helps you build a cohesive and workable SEO strategy.

What a competitive research yields for you?

i- The keywords your competitors are ranked for

ii- The metrics they are considering

iii- Their weaknesses and so on.

Determining these elements will aid you in gaining an edge over your competitors and top ranks by the leading search engines.

By this, I am nowhere saying the strategies which are working for your competitors will work on your website 100% the same way.

What works for your competitors in SEO may not work for you 100%.

SEO is all about playing with ideas and tactics. So, you have to follow the mantra of ‘Testing experiments and building new strategies dynamically to dominate the SERP’. And keeping an eye on competitors is a way that every digital marketer must drill his SEO strategy with.

This write-up scans out the 12 powerful lessons that you can learn from your competitors’ SEO strategies as well as the tools that make this analysis quicker.
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11 Sep 2016

How to Win Potential Clients With Your Upwork Proposal

 

upwork top freelancing website
Freelancing….obviously is a way out to relish on the life you dream of. This paves an opportunity to live your own life, without having to be felt on the pins and needles due to that boring 9 to 5 routine or stringent company’s policies. 
And so Upwork is the place considered by the majority of the freelancers. (That is why an Upwork proposal stands at a higher position in all freelancers’ lives !)

This giant freelancing platform that offers lucrative jobs in around 3,000 different areas, lands you the chance to win higher-paying jobs.

Upwork Proposal

Figure 1Elance-Odesk’s 2014 Global Online Work Report demonstrating the upward tracjectory. This explicity states about the growing trend of freelance or online jobs.

But the question is:

How an Upwork proposal can get you potential clients, to enjoy the work you want to do and a large lucrative income while working from your comfort zone.?

A Common Grievance of Freelancers!

Most of the freelancers have an issue in common – they are not receiving any reply to a ton of Upwork proposals they have sent to various job applications.

What is going wrong?

There are many freelancers who spend ample time in putting together Upwork proposal or cover letters but get weeded out by the clients. On the other hand, their successful competitors are the freelancers who spend pretty least amount of time in writing cover letters.

Why is this so?

A few of the misconceptions among many freelancers regarding Upwork proposals result in this tiring effort that pays off nothing. Some common mistakes that prevent them from getting the response (yet response from potential clients) to their cover letters.

The given tested tips and advice will definitely lead you to an end where you are able to get more clients, higher-paying jobs, and long –term projects.

Here are my tested Upwork proposal tips…..

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08 Aug 2016

What is SEO and Why is it Important for Old or New Websites

The buzzing term of ‘SEO’ is something that even a child would be familiar with these days. So, what is it actually? Let’s dwell into the details without wasting time:

What is Search Engine Optimization?

In a layman language, Search engine optimization (or commonly known as SEO), is used to optimize web pages both for users and search engines bots. The properly optimized web pages have better indexing in search engines and gain more chances to get better search engine rankings which lead their websites to the qualified traffic.

Just wait a minute!

When it comes to SEO there is a misconception that SEO is all about building backlinks, I or nobody never says that building links are not important, it’s still included in 200 primary Google ranking factors.

But what if I say that, drive a car without engine or go on top of the building without using stairs……. Not making sense obviously! These two scenarios are not possible.

Fundamental Phases of Search Engine Optimization:

As I mentioned earlier, link building is still an important part of SEO but what is the other one? Let me tell you, when it comes to search engine optimization there are two important phases:

  • On-Page or Onsite-SEO
  • Off-Page or Off-site SEO

Before diving further into these two phases, I just want to tell you about the hype which was created in the last few years. There has been a gossip on many digital marketing forums and blogs that SEO is dead. Means there is no future of SEO.

Let’s check this out:

On May 9 2016, Jayson Demers shared about SEO industry’s worth on one of the most authority and well-liked blog ‘Searchengineland. According to this post, search engine optimization industry is worth $65 billion.

what is search engine optimizationThe prediction is made that SEO industry will continue to grow to around $72 billion by 2018 and $79 billion by 2020.

What is SEO

Fascinating stats, yes these are!
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18 Jun 2016

Content Marketing Strategy: Top 12 Proven Ways You Must Follow

content marketing strategy

You are a competent brand producing beneficial consumer products or serving customers with efficacious services.

But why to consider your product over others?

And so an impact-driven content comes into action by translating your brand into words.

b2b content marketing statistics

                                   Source: Business2Community

Content Marketing has become an integral part of today’s modern marketing realm. The research shows that 82% of B2B businesses make a difference with content marketing. Whether to boost organic traffic, generate potential leads or attract more customers, it is significant for your content marketing to be effective in various aspects to get the work done.

You will agree with my point:

A powerful Content Marketing strategy has no effect at all when the operations are not streamlined.

And so the efficient content marketing operation becomes vital to be coherent with other business activities. It demands tactics with the right expertise to put into practice so that you may have that kind of thriving content marketing operation that might give you desired results in expected time frame.

In this post, we are showing you those 12 killer ways that will increase the effectiveness of Content Marketing process and you can easily apply these tactics to see the things going in right direction.

 

content marketing stats
                                 Source: Curata

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