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Business Acumen: The Secret To Successful Freelancing

Hold on! I thought we were going to discuss freelancing. Where the heck did 'business' come from? Is that what you are thinking? Well, let me explain.

Business and Freelancing, despite being worlds apart, have a lot in common. The only difference being, when you operate as a business you operate as a company while when you operate as a freelancer you operate as an individual. Freelancing can be categorized as one type of business but not the other way round. In a way, Freelancing is a subset of Business. Business is the superset of Freelancing.

Now that it's clear why I am talking about 'business', let me explain what is acumen. For those who don't know, it is the ability to make good judgments and take quick decisions. A business acumen, hence, means a good understanding and quick decision making ability in business.

Most people believe that business acumen is inborn. It is believed that business talent is usually passed on over generations and one can be a g…
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Successful Freelancing With Fiverr | The First Sale/Inquiry - 104

Considering my last three blog posts, I sincerely hope by now you'd have landed your first client on Fiverr. If yes, hearty congratulations to you. If not, I am always here to help you out. In today's blog, we'll talk about your final move to land your first client. Irrespective of whether you have or have not made a client yet, this post is relevant. Unlike the previous ones, this one is going to be short. Read on.
Be Active Here's a simple yet very important tip that no one will tell you. Be active on Fiverr. The more you are active the more are your chances of making clients. When I say 'active', I mean log onto the website spend some time. Check out gigs from other people, popular gigs, how people write their gig descriptions, how Fiverr works etc. Doing this will serve two purposes; you will get the hang of the layout as well as become an active member of Fiverr. 


Now, since you are an active member, Fiverr will eventually reward you by increasing your gig i…

Successful Freelancing With Fiverr | Overcoming the 'No Sale' conundrum - 103

If you are reading this, I'll assume that you are yet to land your first client on Fiverr. If that's the case, not to worry at all. This blog will address the next course of action and if possible by the end of this week, you'll have your first client. When you want to achieve something, you can wait for the opportunity to come your way or do something about it. I for one believe in the latter. So today, instead of just waiting around for clients, lets take our efforts to the next level. Here are some more suggestions for you. But before reading further, I suggest you to go through my previous blog posts.
Brand yourself When you are starting Fiverr, you must realize that there hundreds of other people like you. Amongst all the clutter, it becomes crucial that you stand out from the crowd. One way to do that is to brand yourself. Like every company needs branding, like every celebrity needs branding, every seller on Fiverr also needs branding. How do you brand yourself?
You…

Successful Freelancing With Fiverr | Landing your first client - 102

Been more than a week and haven't been able to land a client on Fiverr? Don't worry! The answers to all your questions are in this blog post. This is a continuation to the previous blog which can be read here.
Fiverr works in mysterious ways. Buyers will order from you if you have great reviews and ratings. On the other hand, you will have great reviews and ratings if buyers order your services. A brutal vicious circle. To get people ordering from you, you have to have at least one good review. To have at least one good review, you must land your first client. Which is the hard part really. Once you get it, it triggers a domino effect - a series of events that leads to more and more sales. Provided, you are doing everything right. So, that's what we are going to do today. Land your first client.


Make sure your services are in demand First and foremost, it is absolutely necessary that you sell services that are in demand. A content writer for example is very much in demand t…

Successful Freelancing With Fiverr | Getting Started - 101

Getting Started
Saying that Fiverris a great place to make some money on the side would be an understatement. Before getting started with the basics, let me assure you that Fiverr is not just for making money on the side. If properly worked on, Fiverr can be a full time job making you more than enough money for a living. It could be the dream career for you; sitting at home and making money. I personally know people who make thousands of dollars every month just from Fiverr. Heck, there are people who call themselves Fiverr millionaires. I think it's obvious why.




Having said that, freelancing with Fiverr will be successful only if you have the zeal to deep dive into it. You must possess the passion for your skill and a child-like enthusiasm to deliver quality service to your clients. If you can keep these things in mind, it is only a matter of time till you become a successful freelancer. And by successful I mean making loads of money ideally sitting at home.
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Introduction to Freelancing

Many of you might have heard about Freelancing. In today's blog, let's talk about it. What is Freelancing? Who is a freelancer? How does it work? And many other questions related to freelancing. But let's first start with the basics and understand what it means.




Who is a Freelancer?
A self employed person who works for various clients at a time without necessarily being committed to one single employer is usually called a freelancer. A freelancer is often free to work at his own convenient time, from a place he finds comfortable. Most freelancers, these days usually prefer to work from home. A freelance worker operates as his own boss. He defines his own work based on his skill set, sets his own price and selects his own clientèle. A freelancer operates very similar to his employed counterpart, the only difference being, he can choose his own approach to work as long as he delivers the desired results within deadline.
How much does a freelancer earn?
I get this a lot. People c…

How to earn with DollarUpload | Easy money making technique

Now let me not bore you with a long unnecessary article. Here's the step by step process on how to make money via DollarUpload so you can get started right away. But before I do that, let me give you a small introduction.

DollarUpload, as the name suggests, is an upload-and-earn site that pays you money when people download your content. For every download, they will pay you $1 to be precise. If you have something that you think will be downloaded by a number of people, then I promise you can make a lot of money. So, here's how to do it.


1. Create a DollarUpload account.      a. Go to DollarUpload login page.
     b. Click on 'Login' and navigate to 'Register' tab.
     c. Fill in the required details.
     d. Check the box that says 'I agree to terms of services'.
     e. Click 'Register Now'.

2. Verify your account.
     a. Login to the email you have provided on DollarUpload.
     b. Open the mail from DollarUpload.
     c. Click the link in…