Weekly Newsletter for The Freelancers: Here is the latest newsletter of the week starting on 30th September 2019.
Bill Gates, the brain behind the modern computer we are using now. We know him as the founder of the Microsoft Corporation. He was born on 28th of October, 1955.
He has become a billionaire by copyrighting the software and his first success came by developing the MS-DOS operating system for the IBM. He licensed the operating system to them for fifty thousand dollars retaining the copyright.
Then he never looked back. In 1987 he becomes the youngest billionaire in the world and in 1995 the richest person in the world.
It's a good idea to take some lessons from the working life of Bill Gates. He always advises entrepreneurs to take a calculated risk rather than an uncertain one. For the learners, his most precious advice is to read more and more.
I have found an article where Lara. J listed 9 powerful lessons from the working life of Bill Gates that are really helpful for the freelancers and for the entrepreneurs. You can read the article here.
"Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome."– Booker T. Washington
There might be some obstacles in the way of your freelance success. Identifying and overcoming them is the best way to make for success. These obstacles may vary from person to person but, there are some common obstacles that most of the people face.
Thinking much about something without going to the cause is a common problem among the freelancers. They worry about what if their effort goes in vain.
Here is an article where the writer, Terri Rodriguez-Hong, has written How to overcome the obstacles and achieve your career goals for www.careerfoundry.com. You can read Terri's article here.
Check for the obstacles within yourself and try to overcome them by following the guidelines of the writer. Forgetting to stay positive is the most common issue.
Today's marketers now face more challenges than ever. One of the big and most important challenges is capturing the attention of your audiences as well as customers.
There may be a number of reasons for not getting targeted audiences for your brand. Maybe the strategy you've followed are not working anymore, or you've made mistakes by yourself.
Chris Odogwu has written Is no one paying attention to your brand for the www.dumblittleman.com blog. Chris discusses some simple matters that marketers often get wrong. You can read Chris's article here.
People's view to freelancing differs from person to person. There are full-time, part-time, even occasional freelancers too. Some part-time freelancers convert into full-time.
A full-time freelancer is usually professional at his job and takes a decision after thinking twice. But part-time or occasional freelancers often makes some mistakes which ruin their chance of being a full-time freelance professional.
It is important for every freelancer to know about the mistakes to avoid. By doing this you will have a better chance of having an enjoyable work-life balance.
There is an article by Sarah DeGeorge entitled 7 freelance mistakes to avoid that appears in the blog.freelancersunion.org covering some common mistakes and how to avoid them. You can read Sarah's article by clicking here.
Freelancers have a big advantage over employees in that they can manage the risk of running out of money in retirement by retiring part-time.
However, this does not mean that they should not be making provision for their retirement or can take unnecessary investment risks. There is an important article that appears on the Australian Securities and Investment Commission's Money Smart Website.
The article is entitled Learn to invest with your head, not your heart. You can read the article by clicking here.
We are constantly searching for news articles and videos on skills development and inspiration for freelancers.
Each week we have decided to bring you the links to what we consider are the top three articles or videos. Here they are for this week:
There are now 5,000 skills in 90 categories that the digital economy can offer, according to Upwork's 1st. Quarter 2019 Skills Index which you can read here.
Number two on the list is Google Cloud Platform. If you are like me, you will probably want to know more about Google Cloud Platform. I looked it up on Wikipedia of course and this is a very brief overview here.
Articles now on our website that are relevant to the outcome of new skills training are listed here:
The latest one is here:
The weekly AWS news video link to acloud.guru is here. They are the leading trainers globally for Amazon Web Services freelancers.
As discussed in previous newsletters we are focussing on the niche website in the future because it is producing better results i.e. sales.
There has been an interesting development in our Amazon niche website. We have found Google penalizes websites reviewing products based on features and benefits without actual product experience.
We have therefore changed our strategy to include guest posts and this is the first by Eli Owen: Eco-Friendly Interior Decor Ideas To Make Your Home Beautiful. We will let you know when another is posted. The goal is to increase traffic and diversify product promotion.
There have been 38 Amazon product sales (across all our websites) in the past month due to the keyword research and skills of Mamun, my virtual assistant.
We have decided to expand our search for appropriate articles for freelancers about cybersecurity and online scams.
The latest Australian Government's eSafety Commissioner's article Empowering women to take control online which can be read here.
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