Author: Ben Shanbrom

You Can Do It! Get Freelance Writing Jobs For Beginners In Just Weeks

The writing profession isn’t just for writers anymore. While writers have long been drawn to the diverse opportunities of gig economy, word lovers of many backgrounds are now beginning to see their potential in this area as well, and with good reason. The ability to write intelligently about one’s unique area of interest has become an X-factor in the independent work realm, allowing solos across industries to establish greater credibility in their niches, grow their influence and capture new leads. Whether you’re a budding wordsmith looking to find some good freelance writing jobs for beginners or simply a curious developer, designer or consultant eager to grow your...

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Brand Communication For Freelancers – A Cut-Throat Copywriter Shares Her Insights

In marketing a freelance business, brand communication is your edge — your x-factor. In a world where actions and results now mean a lot more than the color of one’s hair or style, freelancers are beginning to rethink the way they approach their business identities and brand communication. As it turns out, being a little different isn’t just okay — it can be a big advantage. Jorden Roper, a.k.a. The CutThroat Copywriter, has thrown the “professional” facade to the wall and is thriving because of her decision. She’s worked with publications and names as notable as Problogger and Neil Patel, and holds quite a few...

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The Email List Builder: A Lead Capture Strategy That Works!

It’s pretty unusual to stumble upon a blog or consulting website that doesn’t offer some kind of resource to its readers. Productized services show no signs of losing popularity and they can be extremely helpful to the long-term success of a freelance career — often opening multiple passive revenue sources to the solopreneur. However, you need an audience before you can sell something. And you also need a lead capture strategy to grow the brand behind your services. This is where the list builder, or lead magnet, comes in. A list builder is a productized value item that you don’t sell — you give it away in exchange for precious email...

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Communication Breakdown? Nail Working with a Remote Team!

3.3 million Americans currently report working from home, which means in 2017 more huddles are happening across oceans and time zones than ever before. It also means that you probably have at least one remote team that you regularly interface with. And these flexible work arrangements mean quite a few benefits for many of us. According to a recent study by Baseline: • 82%  of telecommuters report that their remote work arrangement reduced their stress levels • 80% said it improved their morale • 70% said it increased their productivity These statistics may not come as much of a surprise...

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Why You Need to Find a Mastermind Group (And How to Do It)

Struggling to kick some bad habits in your solo career or take things to the next level? A mastermind could be the answer you’ve been looking for! In addition to the many benefits associated with the practice, we’ll explore below how to find a mastermind group, tips for creating and organizing one and how to run a mastermind group your own. As solopreneurs, we put such a burden on ourselves to succeed that we often feel paralyzed and stifled without the support and council of the peers we might have had in other more traditional realms of employment. You are not alone in braving...

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