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Never Forget That Becoming a Freelancer Is Starting a Business

If I had to name only one piece of advice, it would be, “Your technical skills are a small percentage of what it takes to be a successful freelancer.” In my case, I was providing web development services, but it’s just as applicable for content writing, digital marketing, design, accounting - you name it. Not only did I jump into freelancing too early, but I had limited exposure to everything else it takes to be a successful career freelancer. Full-time freelance or consulting is simply running a business. It doesn’t matter whether you open a booth selling lemonade or you’re selling websites.
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How the Most Successful Leaders Build Unshakeable Mental Strength

How do CEOs stay calm? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world. German philosopher named Friedrich Nietzsche once said, "That which does not kill us makes us stronger." In other words - CEOs grow a thick skin over time. When a major problem happens, you have to options - suck it up and find a solution of the problem, or give up.
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The Definitive Sales Process For a WordPress Development Company

We’ve sold several 6-figure projects over the past few years remotely. I have never met some of our customers, and others we’ve met later on (8–12 months after we’ve already started the business relationship). Selling expensive software remotely is a challenging endeavor. It requires a good amount of reputability in the industry, a terrific track record of successful projects, a portfolio of respectable companies, good reviews and testimonials, great folks running the project, and ongoing...
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The Strategic Role of Digital Consultants for Startups and Small Businesses

Starting a business is a challenging endeavor that requires a lot of industry knowledge combined with know-how in marketing, web design and development, sales, accounting, legal activities (to name a few). As a solopreneur or a small team, covering the most out of all areas is expensive, if not impossible to focus on in the early days. The role of a digital consultant is underappreciated by business owners trying to reverse-engineer the strategies incorporated by competitors and large enterprises.
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What to Do if Your Boss Is a Bad Communicator

What's the best way to deal with a boss who won't communicate with you? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world. The best way to deal with a boss who you feel doesn't communicate with you depends on various factors, such as: Some people are simply more introverted and don't engage in regular conversations. That may be okay as long as it's not a direct manager of yours who is supposed to coach...
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Help! My Boss Won't Talk to Me

Some people are simply more introverted and don't engage in regular conversations. That may be okay as long as it's not a direct manager of yours who is supposed to coach and inspire you and ensure that the heartbeat of the team is in tact. Larger companies may have management coordinating work between other managers who distribute assignments between clients and team leaders who work closely with the team. Depending on how "high" you want to go (especially in terms of C-level executives in larger organizations), that communication may be less frequent or simply not possible.
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Practical Tips for Selling a WordPress Website to SMBs

Selling a WordPress website to small or medium-sized businesses (SMB) is a major challenge for freelancers and small businesses. During my last research, there are over 2 million freelancers offering WordPress development services on major freelancer portals. That doesn’t include tens of thousands of agencies selling through different channels. First off, building a WordPress website or redesigning an existing solution is all about solving a business problem.
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The Best Ways for Remote Employees to Manage Their Work Environments

What are some tips for constructing your environment as a remote employee to help eliminate distractions? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world. Over the past 9 years I've realized that there is no ideal setup that is equally useful for thousands of people working remotely. It varies a lot based on personality, personal preferences, comfort at the working environment, proclivity for social ...
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How to Be an Effective Boss When Your Employees Are Thousands of Miles Away

Here are some of the main challenges or considerations that we've gone over many, many times while building and growing a global distributed team. Communication Communication is, by far, the most challenging aspect for us. A percentage of our staff is local and discussing project requirements and goals is much easier as compared to documenting everything and discussing that separately with various members of the team around the world.
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Do I Really Need A Mentor To Be A Good Programmer?

I’ve spent over ten thousand hours of my life in training, coaching, consulting, and mentoring. Some of my trainees and mentees could have easily handled the scope of their work by themselves since they were self-driven, incredibly organized, and had a great work ethic and some background in computer science. Others were a lost cause even if I had spent a full year with them because they had different goals, weren’t putting the time in, or were looking at programming from a completely different perspective.
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Do I Really Need a Mentor to Become a Good Programmer?

Do I really need a mentor to be good in programming? If you can find an expert developer with training skills who is willing to mentor you, it would be ideal. In order to be good at programming, having a mentor is not a requirement, but working with someone who can adequately answer your specific questions in detail is beneficial. I’ve spent over ten thousand hours of my life in training, coaching, consulting and mentoring. Some of my trainees and mentees could have easily handled the scope of...
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7 Workspace Strategies for Remote Workers

What are some tips for constructing your environment as a remote employee to help eliminate distractions? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world. Over the past 9 years I've realized that there is no ideal setup that is equally useful for thousands of people working remotely. It varies a lot based on personality, personal preferences, comfort at the working environment, proclivity for social interactions, and other aspects related to a company's policy and its workflow. Which is one of the reasons why coffee shops and co-working spaces are so popular nowadays.
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