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Posted by on Aug 19, 2013 in General Advice, Guest Posts, Productivity, Recommendations | 0 comments

Gadgets for a clutter-free workspace

The following is a guest post by Elizabeth Phillips, a freelance technology writer.

Over the years, we’ve gained some desk space, thanks to technological advances. Computers are less invasive than they once were. Towers are smaller, if you even have one. In an age of flat-screen monitors and laptops, there’s much less bulk, less mechanical hum and fewer wires stretching over, behind and around your workspace.

The trend continues, with a box full (a small box, at that) of gadgets that’ll cut down on your desk load even further. What will you do with the extra space? We’ll guess more photos, an expansive bobblehead collection and bigger sandwiches at lunch time.

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Posted by on Jun 24, 2013 in Finding Clients, Guest Posts, Marketing & Advertising, Recommendations | 0 comments

5 Reasons Why LinkedIn Still Works for Freelancers in 2013

This is a guest post by How2become.

When it comes to landing your next big freelancing role, your online profile can make or break whether a potential client will choose you for your next project. While your Elance or Odesk profile may be chocked full of all the information you need to provide in order to woo a client into signing with you, there are certain aspects of your online presence that you may not be utilizing to its maximum potential.

Originally designed for co-workers and employees to connect with one another on a more professional level than that of Facebook, LinkedIn is quickly growing into a social media resource that freelancers may not be taking advantage of. Since the social media sites are here to stay, here are five of the reasons why you should consider adding LinkedIn to your freelance marketing strategies.

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