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What to Do When You Are Not Get Paid for a Freelance Job

you have some issues or misunderstandings with your current client? Want to get some practical pieces of advice on how to keep the relationships and get your payment? Check out these useful tips on how to do it correctly and wisely. How to get a payment for a freelance job? Each freelancer might face it to some extent – the client forgets, delays, or refuses to pay him or her. However, you have a few options: you might either follow...

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Building Your Personal Brand with a Unique Value Proposition

It’s now more important than ever to build your personal brand as a freelancer. 2020 was full of ups and downs, but, on a high note, the year did drive many companies to shift toward a remote-first organizational structure. That alone has created more opportunities for freelancers within many industries, from copywriting to graphic design, all the way through to content marketing and sales.  Despite the surge in demand for...

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Using Your Small Business Loans Like a Boss in 2021

This past summer, I took my kids on a trip to the Utah desert. The heat was oppressive—spoiler alert, deserts are miserable in August—but luckily we found a marvelous oasis amongst the red rock. The thick cottonwood trees formed a shaded glen where the kiddos spent an entire afternoon splashing in the stream that wound its way through the trees and gave them life. As we sat on streamside rocks enjoying our lunch, I noticed a...

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Great Managers Focus on Outcomes Instead of Output

Making the most productive and constructive choices for your colocated or remote teams can be a challenge. As a leader, the major bottlenecks that you’re likely to face are waning productivity and unclear messaging. Especially when it comes to team members struggling with communication or not fully understanding what’s expected of them.  Increasing productivity starts at the management level, ensuring that all team members are on...

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Copywriting: Not Just a Necessity, but Also a Business – 225

There are so many different business models in e-commerce. Most of them revolve around written content. In this episode of the AM/PM Podcast, Tim Jordan speaks with an expert copywriter and content strategist about what it takes to be a good copywriter and why “good” might be all you really need to be.  Jacob McMillen believes that most e-commerce sellers have what it takes to write good content. What’s holding them back? What...

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The 2020 Guide to Nailing Online Sales This Holiday Season

You thought last year’s holiday season was intense? Well, unless you’ve been hiding under a rock for the last 8 months (which doesn’t sound like a bad idea right now), then you know to expect the unexpected in 2020. Regardless of what happens this holiday season, it’s clear we’re not going to see good ol’ mile-long lines, door-busting sales (good riddance), or pre-Black Friday campouts. In fact, many major retailers plan to...

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How Crowdfunding Can Help a Small Business ‘Go Public’

Ever dream of your small business going public on a stock exchange, selling stock to investors, and raising more than a million dollars in capital? That dream could be easier to achieve than you might realize. If you’ve heard of Kickstarter, GoFundMe, or IndieGoGo, you’re familiar with the concept of crowdfunding. Bootstrapped businesses with new creative ideas, or nonprofits, or just regular people with staggering medical bills...

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A Commercial-Free Examination of the World of Commercial Leases

While some small business owners are able to operate out of their homes, many are required by the size or structure of their operations to get a commercial space. This can be accomplished by either buying or leasing the property. With a purchase, you would either pay for the property up front or finance it with a loan. Leases, on the other hand, are less permanent. You rent the space for a certain period of time, often in the range of...

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Buying Versus Renting a Commercial Space

As you develop your business, you need to make countless choices. What will your logo look like? How much will you pay employees? Do you need a website? While all of these choices are important, the real estate decisions you have to make for your brick-and-mortar location are some of the biggest and most significant on the table. You may sign lease agreements that last multiple years or take on a multi-decade mortgage.  You don’t...