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Do you know the reasons why every small business should have a website?
February 02, 2017

Weekly Newsletter for Freelancers


Do you know 6 reasons why every small business should have a website?

Are you a small entrepreneur and don’t realize the necessity of having a website for your business?

If so, it’s time to rethink about it. Having your own business website has a number of benefits. A website enables you to keep your shop open for 24 hours. In today's digital economy that can be essential.

Moreover, it is the easiest way to come closer to your customers when they are online. You’ll find a new horizon of marketing. It’ll lead you to more sales and more revenue.

Customer data collection and analysis are important for any type of businesses. A business website enables you to do so at less contest.

There are more reasons why your small business should have its own website. The reasons are discussed in this article.


Motivate Yourself!
“Don't be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth.” — Jalaluddin Rumi

Did you know, a driver’s license can be revoked for the elderly, but artistic license? Never.

The benefits and importance of being creative are many. People can gain immortality through their creative work. According to science they usually lead a longer life than non creative people. Creative people have less negative emotions, less stress and anxiety. In a word, creativity, improves the quality of your health and life. [source]

Creative people are generally are better problem solvers. Creative people aren’t to fail. So, they have a higher level of confidence in doing any task, which is very important for freelancers.

There are many creative people in the world ages 65-100 plus, and they are still working. They’re becoming younger day by day through their work. They’re happy with what they’re doing.

I’ve recently read an article on 99u.com titled “A Driver’s License Can be Revoked for the Elderly, but Artistic License? Never.”, where some aged people were featured for their creative work life. I have found their speeches were full of inspiration.

I highly recommend that freelancers read the article from start to finish. It is in here. Are you creative too?


Productivity Tip Of The Week

Here are 5 online courses to equip you with knowledge you’d normally only get after years at work.
The world is running faster. It’s all about overtaking each other with skills and knowledge. But, a skill often comes only after doing a specific task again and again, which requires time.

There are some skills which are always important for any type of freelance work. You should achieve them to defeat your competitors and make a strong position in your industry. These skills and knowledge can be achieved through a long time of working experience.

What if there is any way to achieve those skills without expending a long time growing skill from expensive experience? The online course is a great solution.

Today I’m sharing with you a great article where there are 5 online courses for freelancers which you can help build your skills for free. I hope these courses will help advance your skills years ahead from your current position. Check this article from LifeHack. What skills would help you best?


Work-Life Balance Tip Of The Week

Do you know these 8 things entrepreneurs need to do daily to care for themselves?
Freelancers should have their own lifestyle. Some routines work to support freelancers better and help with their work-life-balance.

I have found an article by Neil Patel, where he has emphasized 8 things you need to do daily for the sake of a healthy lifestyle.

These 8 things are easy to maintain as you can incorporate them in your daily routine easily. Check this link for the article, I hope you’ll find it fruitful. I think number six is particularly important.


Financial Tip Of The Week

Have any idea about how you can be benefited from contributing to open source?
As a freelancer, I think you’re familiar with open source. There are lots of people and organizations who contribute to open source.

But, there are no reason to think that a profit-driven company, freelancer or a small firm can’t be benefited from contributing to open source. There are actually a number of benefits you’ll enjoy from this.

First of all, you’ll have a free publicity. The community will know about you and the service you offer. Maybe you’re creating some potential customers through this! You’ll get free support from the community too.

Here is an article from SitePoint, where you’ll come to know about how you as a freelancer or your company can benefit from contributing to open source. Check it by clicking here. I think number four is particularly important.


Freelancers And Cyber Security

We have gained approval from Robert Siciliano to bring you extracts from his books related to cyber security for freelancers. Robert Siciliano is an identity theft expert and consultant. He also gives self defense and personal safety seminars. Robert provides safety and identity theft fraud prevention tips and advice on multimedia channels in the United States. We have his approval to bring you weekly extracts from his books:

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