Advertising on Craigslist is worthwhile for just about any business offering products or services. Whether these products are offered through ecommerce websites or physical stores, the business owners can see financial gains through advertising on Craigslist. Firstly unlike other advertising opportunities there is very little risk involved in posting on Craigslist. With the exception of job postings and housing postings in specific markets, advertising is free on Craigslist. Users are asked to agree to the terms of service of the community and are expected to follow specific guidelines when posting advertisements but there are no financial obligations to those placing advertisements on Craigslist. This means those who post advertisements do not have to be concerned with whether or not the advertisement they place will meet their expectations in terms of sales generated.
The goal of most freelance business owners is to make money. This often results with the selling of a particular product or service. However, to sell that product or service business owners need to alert the general public.
Customers cannot buy a product or a service if they do not know that it exists. That is why, as a business owner, you need to advertise your business.
When it comes to advertising there are many business owners who literally cringe. Are you doing this now? There is a good chance that you are because many advertising methods cost money.
As a freelance business owner you want to make money not spend it, right? Unfortunately, if you believe that all forms of advertising take money, you are sadly mistaken. Although you may have to spend money to make your business what you want it to be, there are ways to promote your business and the products or services that you sell without having to spend any money at all.Read More »
Are you a fan of YouTube? If you enjoy watching free videos online, from a number of different genres, you may be a huge fan of YouTube. Although many internet users only watch videos on YouTube, there are many who also post their own YouTube videos. If you have never done so before, you may be wondering whether or not you really should. To determine whether or not you should make and upload your own videos to the YouTube website, you will want to examine the advantages or the plus sides to doing so. Perhaps, the biggest advantage to making your own YouTube videos is that your videos can be just about whatever you want them to be. Popular videos on YouTube right now include comedy skits, video blogs, how-to videos, and music videos from up and coming artists.Read More »
As a freelancing business owner, or an up and coming freelance business owner - sometimes it's just not in the cards financially to move forward as fast you would like or originally planned. BUT, that doesn't mean you need to slow down to much or even give up.
There are some things you can do and some services that will not cost you an arm and leg to get things moving forward in your freelancing business. All you have to do is know what services and tools are low cost but surprising good quality.Read More »
Blogs, also known as web logs, are the latest thing on the internet and for good reason. As a freelancer, it's only common sense to start a blog of your own to get the word out about your available services. But, with there being so many new blogs out there on the internet, how do you make yours known and get people to read it.
How do you have the most often read blog in the freelancing market? Because there are so many people that are trying to all accomplish the same thing and so many new blogs for freelancers popping up almost everyday, how are you going to stand out and let more people know about your services with your blog?
There are several things that you can do to make your blog marketing a success, and we are going to cover some of them right here. The first thing that you should know is that you should have your blog URL pointing to your market. For example, if you are trying to promote and sell sunglasses from your blog, you want your URL to say www.sunglasses.blogurl.com. Doing so will give you an extra advantage.Read More »
How do most freelancers get paid? You know, how do you think most freelancers find work and make money?
From sites that let people looking for work find people who want to pay for that work, or sites that let people post a job they need done and freelancers bid to get the job.
Some people call these sites "reverse auction" sites, most of the sites are where people who need something done put up a listing, and you as the freelancer would bid against other freelancers for the job.
Most people who freelance full time use these types of sites to get work and get paid. There actually aren't that many freelancers out there that actually have clients coming to them from search engines or where ever - not sense the 'reverse auction' type sites got big anyway.Read More »
I know as a freelancer, sometimes people ask me to mange their social profiles as part of the work they don't want to do. I got sick and tired of dealing with excel sheets, text files and blah, blah. So I went out looking to find an app that would make things a bit easier for me and more organized. Saw lots of apps, lots of promises and all but one failed to deliver on everything.Read More »
One of the things any smart business owner does is try and save money while still providing top quality services and products and this is no different for a Freelance business owner. As a freelancer, you really need to save as money as possible because your income isn't as steady as it would be working a 9 to 5 type job. The more money you save and still provide good services the more money you can have in your pocket at the end of the day. And let's face it - the software programs and apps we use for our projects can and do cost LOADS of cash sometimes. This is where Open Source software comes into play for you and your freelancing business.Read More »
As a freelance provider sometimes I am asked to handle search engine optimization (SEO) projects for people or companies and over the years I've learned through trial and error about a few things. One thing I've picked up on is some critical mistakes that can cause a freelancer to not only lose what would end up being some unhappy SEO customers, but also mistakes that can end up ruining a business pretty quick to. SEO by itself can be be hard, especially when you're working on someone else’s website. So making sure you know what mistakes NOT to make can save your business. While these mistakes may not all address your business now at some point you'll most likely find yourself dealing with them so read them all.Read More »
Owning a business is a wonderful and sometimes very fruitful thing. It's also hard work, time spent and effort that you put into making sure everything is covered. I know when I started my freelancing business, it was a lot harder than I first thought. And it took a LOT of my time, especially in the beginning. After some time though - my hard work started paying off with good clients, consistent payments coming into my accounts and more free time as I built a solid foundation for the business.Read More »
As a freelancer you most likely spend a lot of time doing the same things over and over again. Bidding or jobs, using the same programs over and over again, sending the same emails, etc... Now even though the same things you repeat over and over again are "normal" for you, there may be a few simple to fix little things hidden within that are causing you to lose lots of time and profits. So, here is a list of things I've personally found as a freelancer myselfRead More »
Wouldn't it be great if you had a virtual ATM machine that you could tap into any time you would like and see new cash come magically to your Paypal or bank account? It would be cool as all heck, right. Well, you CAN have a virtual ATM sitting right at your finger tips. All you have to do is make a few quick and easy changes to what you're doing right now with your freelancing business, and you can turn on that virtual ATM for yourself almost overnight! Imagine being able to almost literally pull money out of thin air - when you see how easy this is you'll want to smack yourself for not thinking of it earlier.Read More »
Motivating yourself to excel in your freelancing business or to be an example to your clients, should not be something you do only when the spirit moves you. It's an ongoing process that should include every facet of your business life. This means your mental attitude, physical well-being and appearance, work atmosphere, your interaction with others (clients and employees alike), and you're off-the-job environment.
Motivational experts get paid big bucks to tell professionals, striving for success, that they must constantly examine these factors. How do you do that?Read More »
Flash-based sites have been a craze since the past few years, and as Adobe compiles more and more great features into Flash, we can only predict there will be more and more flash sites around the Internet. However, Flash based sites have been disputed to be bloated and unnecessary. Where exactly do we draw the line? Here's a simple breakdown.
Freelancers Using Flash In Their Designs - The good:
Flash's Actionscript opens up a vast field of possibilities. Programmers and designers have used Flash to create interactve features ranging from very lively feedback forms to attractive Flash-based games. This whole new level of interactivity will always leave visitors coming back for more.Read More »
Have you ever wondered how a search engine works? It must be fascinating figuring out how this search tool could direct you to several websites that are relevant to your keywords. Or, have you experienced instances where the link that supposedly contains your keywords is not exactly what you have in mind? You would probably think that there must be something wrong with the search engine that it generated irrelevant results.Read More »