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Leveraging Twitter for Freelance Business
October 05, 2016

Weekly Newsletter for Freelancers

Social media applications such as Twitter can be effectively utilized as a tool for freelancers like yourself to promote your services.

Twitter is a public platform, and potential clients will look at your Twitter account when they're deciding whether to hire you. More importantly, Twitter is about building relationships and networking, which is a form of marketing.

You can use Twitter to discover the needs of potential clients, spark up new ideas for a dusty old project, see what others are saying about you and your work, and train yourself in new skills.

But unless you know where to find what's relevant to you, Twitter can seem like a big waste of time. Check out these 5 ways to use Twitter for your freelance business.

Motivate Yourself!
“Of course motivation is not permanent. But then, neither is bathing; but it is something you should do on a regular basis.” - Zig Ziglar
Staying motivated is one of the biggest challenges faced by freelancers. From television to the kitchen cupboard, the home is full of distractions, with the potential to lead even the most dedicated freelancers astray. Despite the difficulties of working from home, with practice it is possible to stay motivated. 15 freelancers shared in about how they stay motivated when they feel low and can’t function properly. Read here.

Productivity Tip Of The Week

What’s are the biggest interruptions to your workflow? If I had to guess, I’d say email would probably be in the top 3; I know it is for me. Although email is absolutely necessary for freelancers, it always seems to get in the way of productivity. Having your email always open on your desktop can keep you from producing the best work possible. Here are 3 simple strategies to check email that can save you time and increase productivity.

Work-Life Balance Tip Of The Week

Our habits define who we are, as well as how productively we use our time. Depending on how you think and act life can be perceived as difficult. A shift in your attitude and perception can make a huge difference in creating an easier life. Here are 17 habits that are taking away from your growth and success.

Financial Tip Of The Week

It's tempting to simplify our financial planning practice down to "spend less and save more." It’s a practical strategy because it concerns the income we already have. But what about the money we don't have? The Freelancers Union shared some tips to pulling a plan for systematically increasing your income into focus. Check them here.

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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