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Self-Employed Vs Business Owner

Author: tvlpodcast

Description: This episode is about the pros and cons of being self-employed vs being a business owner. Both options have advantages and disadvantages, but mixing the two does not work well.

In the self-employed/freelancer model, you sell your time, cover your own expenses and keep all profit. This works best when you have a valuable skill and lots of industry contacts, as you are able to undercut bigger companies on price but keep your overheads low. If it works, you get the advantage of a lot of flexibility to work or take time off. The disadvantage is that you are dependent on work for income, so there is much less financial freedom in the long term. You don’t build up value in business itself (nobody wants to buy a job) and it can be hard to keep your overheads low for longer (as you may need to start investing in marketing, new equipment etc). So it’s a vulnerable model over the long term.

The business owner model is the idea to create a value generating machine. The focus here is on developing standards and procedures to make yourself (the founder) unnecessary to the running of the business as quickly as possible. The advantage of this model is that you create an income stream and a source of value (the business itself) that you can sell in the future, or live from as passive income. This has the potential for much greater financial freedom as well as the freedom to step away from the work in the longer term. The disadvantage is that you have more risk in the initial period, as businesses take more investment. You also get much less free time in the initial period, as the startup phase of a business is more stressful than freelance work.

Either model can give you a lot of benefits, but be careful not to get stuck between these two models- you can end up with all the stress and none of the benefits. If that happens, it isn’t creating a business, it’s creating a job (and the worst kind of job, because you can’t stop doing it). I hope this podcast will help you be conscious of which model you are adopting and to move more clearly to one or the other if you are currently stuck in-between.

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Earn Extra Income Online to Supplement Your Income

Nowadays a lot of people work two jobs a day in order to pay their monthly bills. For single parents with kids to fetch from school or college students with a heap of term papers to write, working two jobs in a day can be very demanding. The answer to this problem could lie in learning how to earn extra income online from home. But, you need to know how to look for legitimate ways to earn money on the internet first.

You will come across some companies that try to tempt you with offers that are just too good to be true. An example is cash gifting, and this money making scam lures unknowing people with promises to multiply their deposits within a month. The truth of the matter is that you can’t earn real money unless you give real service in exchange. Ignore the hype and remember that the only way to earn extra income online is to work for it.

You should be very wary as well if a company tells you that you need to deposit money first before you can work for them. Firms shouldn’t require “deposits” when they hire you. They should be paying you for your services, not the other way around.

You should make sure that the companies are credible first before applying for an online job. Most of the time legitimate companies do not conceal their actual office address from the public. Look for valid contact numbers on their websites as well. Remember, it’s very easy to erase websites, and if you have nothing to hold on to, anyone can run off on you without making payments. If you can, try to protect yourself with legal contracts for every project that your work on.

To work with the skills that you already possess is the best way to earn extra income online. It may be well worth your while to go into article marketing if you are experienced in writing. Article marketing is a branch of online businesses that deal with providing web content writing services for random websites. If you are a better speaker, on the other hand, you should probably look into the possibilities of online tutoring or video blogging.

Online tutoring or teaching is perfect for the college student who is trying to earn extra cash while studying. You will not have to worry about spending extra hours on travel, and cash on travel expenses as a student. Since you are based in your dorm, you will also save up enough energy to finish writing all those term papers.

Affiliate marketing is another ideal way to earn extra income online as you can sign up as an affiliate for free and start marketing the products without having to outlay any money, as the affiliate program ships the products and provides you with the marketing materials.

If you do not have a lot of time available, an easy way to earn extra money on the internet is by taking online paid surveys. As long as you have access to the internet you will be able to complete a survey in a few minutes.

You also need to look at the available equipment you have at hand when you look for ways to earn extra income online. The equipment requirements are very minimal if it is just a writing job. It is least likely that you will be asked to install special software and messaging programs. All you need to have is your laptop, the right word processing program, and an internet connection.

When you are a home based website designer or online tutor, on the other hand, you may be asked to install certain programs. Ensure that your computer and internet speed fit the system requirements. If it is going to cost you too much to have everything set up, look for other ways to earn extra income online.

Written by Cynthia Minnaar

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What is the ideal number of clients? – (Freelance Translator Tips #50)

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eRezeki Online Freelance Program eRezeki Program Freelancer Atas Talian

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The Use of Drones in Photography

Drones are being extensively used in the field of photography. It started as a hobby, but recently it has taken a professional turn. A drone is an amazing tool that can help capture breathtaking aerial shots that were unimaginable before. You might have seen stunning aerial shots of landscapes like mountains, rivers, deserts and fields in movies. A helicopter is usually used for filming such images in the movie business and a large crew is present to assist the camera person. However, in real life it is almost impossible to arrange for a helicopter. Even if you have the finances available to you to arrange for a helicopter, you would require a pilot to fly the helicopter so that you can take photos. So, if you want to indulge in aerial photography without having to spend a fortune over it, then drones are your best option.

Drones come in various varieties. You can choose the one most suited to your photography needs quite easily. There are some models that can be bought for less than $100 such as the Blade Nano QX. This model is ideal for beginners and budding photographers who have just started using drones for photography purposes. There is always a possibility that the drone will crash while you are learning to fly it, so it is better to buy a cheaper version first.

Photographers who are well-versed in piloting a drone by themselves can opt to buy more advanced drones that have the capability of carrying a larger camera. Some of the most popular models of drones that are currently being used for commercial photography include the DJI Phantom series. If you are confident about your drone flying skills then you can even go for the Iris by 3D Robotics. These drones may cost you around $800, but they are worth the cost. The quality of photos that you get from these drones is amazing.

There are other drones that come with an attached Go Pro camera such as DJI Phantom 2 but the cost is double of what you will pay for the ones mentioned above. Do keep in mind that better the camera you have on your drone, the higher the quality of pictures and videos you will be able to shoot.

The camera is the most important piece of equipment when you are interested in clicking great shots with the help of your drone. A crucial factor in the selection of the camera is its weight. The best camera in the market at the moment is the GoPro Hero3 Black edition which weighs a mere 73 grams and can give you high quality photos and videos. This camera has built-in Wi-Fi and is compatible with OEM and third party accessories. The accessories that you may want to buy include:

· Transmitter to increase the range of your link.

· Receiver to decrease the noise when you receive the video on the ground.

· Goggles to view the video feeds.

· Anti-gravity motors and specialized remote controls are also a few accessories that will improve your experience with your drone.

Written by Victor Holman

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ZipMinis Freelance Writing: Content Management to Rock Your Business

Author: ZipMinis Freelance Writing

Description: At ZipMinis Freelance Writing, we are digital marketers, professional writers, bloggers, and content strategists.

Our mission is: To better the lives of bloggers, writers, readers, and businesses worldwide through our writing. We pledge to exceed the needs of our clients with our writing, designing, publishing, teaching, and speaking.

ZipMinis Freelance Writing produces the highest quality writing, designing, teaching, and speaking. Darin L. Hammond draws upon 20 years of experience in the corporate world, professional writing, and university teaching.

We specialize in blog posts, information pages, copywriting, presentations, custom emails, white papers, and ebooks. Darin:

• Writes and refines all of your content personally and professionally.
• Provides you with a proven track record verifiable across the web.
• Draws on an MA in English and knowledge from his PhD candidacy.
• Applies 11 years of university advanced writing instruction.
• Attracts your target traffic with power writing.
• Earns you money in conversions and time.
• Specializes in researching and writing your SEO content.
• Works from 10 years experience in successful startups.

Darin L. Hammond is also a talented speaker and teacher and delivers speeches, seminars, workshops, and online custom courses. He is versatile and talented, adept with modern technology and media.

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The Best Mortgage Refinance Options

There are many mortgage refinance options available to you when wanting to update or renew your loan. We will discuss a few of those here. The main reason most people refinance is to lower their payments due to lower interest rates. By taking advantage of the lower rates they can lower monthly payments thereby saving money. One other good reason is that despite their credit score has improved and they can qualify for better rates as well.

1. The first place to look is at your current mortgage holder. Unless you have had problems with them, they would normally be more than willing to redo your mortgage for you. Why? Because they will make money once again re-financing your loan. Much of the paper work that you may have done the first time will not necessarily have to be done again. If you remember that first time, anything that can be done to eliminate any of the minutia will be welcome, correct?

2. You can use the broker who worked with you the first time around. Although real estate brokers are not lenders, they work with them all the time. They generally know where to get the best deals as they are wheeling and dealing in the market constantly. They usually have everything right at their fingertips and can get you off to a running start.

3. You can always go to the bank you normally deal with. Most banks today handle mortgages and have all that you will require. This also puts your mortgage right where your finances are already securely stored. If one institution holds all your financial papers, it is very easy for you to keep up with them. They are generally happy to work with their banking customers. It gives them just that much more business from their valued clients.

When looking at your different mortgage refinance options you should take into consideration a few key items. If you have had your mortgage a long time, refinancing may not be a good idea. If your mortgage has a pre-payment penalty, you do not want to refinance. If you are planning on moving in the next few years you may want to rethink a refinance. There are reasons to do a re-finance and there are also reasons not to do so. Your home is the largest expense you will make in your lifetime. Think it through prior to making such an important step. If you are going to refinance, do it now before interest rates can climb again.

Written by Daniel Skilbeck

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5 ways to save money as a Freelance Translator – Take advantage of being a Freelancer

Author: Freelance Translator Tips

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The Secrets to Good Website Home Page Design

Your home page is the most important page of your website. People will decide within 5 seconds whenever they want to stay. The goal of the page is to communicate broadly what you do and to create the right first impression.

But, most of all, it make users want to click something .

Do not try and say everything on the home page. This is the most common mistake I see. You have plenty of opportunity throughout the rest of the site to explain what you do so please do not feel you have to say it all on the front cover.

Look at the best book covers, they entice you to pick up the book and open it. This is quite the role of a home page.

Home page's are slightly more complex than a book cover in that repeat visitors do not needlessly just want to see a 'front cover' every visit. The BBC website for example must have lots of current news and affairs constantly changing on it's home page. Once a user is familiar with a website then the purpose of the home page changes. It becomes more about communicating new information on the site, eg special offers, new products, news etc.

Make the navigation simple . I've seen so many sites with far too many buttons. Try to rationalize all of your products or services into 3 or 4 broad categories. This really helps the user understand what you do and helps them decide where to go on the site.

Have dynamic content to bring the page to life with new content. eg. news or Twitter feeds, special offers, latest videos etc.

Contact Details – display them on the page in case people are just coming to your website to get in touch.

Brand Consistency – make sure the web design reflects your brand identity. So many sites bastardise a company logo to fit into a web design. Also things like typography, color pallettes and tone of voice need to be consistent with your offline marketing.

And finally, do not use templates ! Use an experienced graphic designer (not a 'web developer') to create a bespoke home page that's tailor specifically to your company.

There is a big difference in skill set between a designer and a developer. A designer's job is to create the look and feel and communicate the right messages. A developer's role is to translate this vision into a useable website which functions well across all platforms and devices.

Written by Shaun Uthup

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