The Coronavirus (Covid 19) Unexpected Affect on Freelancers and Work from Home Entrepreneurs

There’s an old saying that it’s an “ill wind that blows no one any good” and the current Coronavirus is nothing if not an ill wind of proportions few of us could have anticipated. To try and contain the pandemic, many office workers, usually subject to the daily commute, are being forced to pre-emptively self-isolate and work from home. Over and above this, schools are being forced to become more creative in an effort to ensure our kids’ education continues despite the Coronavirus. There’s a growing realization (probably long overdue) that education doesn’t necessarily consist of a teacher stood up in front of 20 or 30 learners and we do have the technology to make remote learning a reality for a growing number of our kids. Both my children (16 and 19) did formal schooling up to age 14 and went on to study the GED remotely from home. It doesn’t seem…

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Is Upwork a legit opportunity for freelancers?

Upwork is a legit and established online freelancing platform that offers freelancers, of all skill levels, the opportunity to make money working remotely for clients who are willing to pay for their services. Let’s get that one out of the way right up front. You’ll likely hear all kinds of different opinions about Upwork and I’m going to take the time in this post to set the record on Upwork straight. You might hear things you don’t want to hear, you might get a healthy dose of reality, but the opinion you get will be from someone who has worked on Upwork since 2015 and has earned tens of thousands of dollars in that time. So, yes Upwork is legit. Three questions you probably want an answer to Is it easy? Sometimes and sometimes not. Like anything, you have good runs and bad runs. Is it frustrating trying to land gigs there?…

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Work at home opportunity scams to avoid

Whether you're looking to make a little extra on the side or you want to create a full-time, job replacing income, finding the right work at home opportunity can open up the doors to financial stability, money security and peace of mind. However, it's difficult sifting through the vast array of opportunities online to find something that actually works, let alone provides you with a decent amount of income for your efforts. Over the course of years working online, I've tried and tested just about every work at home opportunity you can think of. I've been fortunate enough to work for myself, at home, since 2000 so you might say I have some experience of this. During this time, I've noticed certain similarities that keep repeating themselves over and over. I've come to realize that there are certain money-making schemes you should avoid completely because they take up huge amounts of time…

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How to be successful online – 3 top tips

My 3 top tips for online success If you were to ask me (short and sweet) the three most valuable things I've learned through my Freelancing and Affiliate Marketing businesses, they would be: #1 Never lose focus Losing focus is the big mistake that everyone working online (including myself) makes. It's understandable. There's so much information out there that it can be tempting to jump from one idea to another without making real progress in any of them. I hate the term "shiny object syndrome" but it does sum up the problem nicely. Don't be all over the place, remember FOCUS - Follow One Course Until Successful I've achieved my best results and built my businesses most successfully by being laser-focused on one thing at a time and concentrating on it unill it's working. In practical terms this means Decide on your business model - freelancing or affiliate marketing Decide on your product or…

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Freelance writing jobs for beginners – My Freelance Paycheck Review

In this post I'll take a deep dive into freelance writing jobs for beginners and reveal the truth about making money online as a freelance writer. I'll cut through the BS because, as you know, that's what I do here at FYF. You'll discover what to do next if you're serious and want to kick start your own freelance writing career. IMPORTANT: What I'm about to reveal in this post IS NOT the same old rehashed nonsense from someone who has never been a Freelance Writer or made a single penny writing for money online. I know this stuff inside out, I've been doing it for years and make $1,000s every month from my writing. I'm not saying that to impress you, just to assure you that you can take what I say seriously and, even more important, you can act on it with confidence. Read this post to the end. If…

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Google SEO basics: how to win every time

There's a ton of information available online that covers a whole host of Google SEO basics and it can be conflicting and confusing. However you approach getting better Google rankings, there's one essential, basic principle you need to understand and apply and that's: Give Google search users the best experience possible. This is critical, absolutely critical. Google states it, a lot of people have heard it, but not everyone puts it into practice. If you take nothing else away from this post, get this principle firmly fixed in your mind, let me explain why. Google SEO basics - user experience aka getting the right result SEO is changing and it's changing for the better from the user's perspective. Put yourself in the shoes of someone doing a Google search for a moment. Say you type something into Google like "am I having a heart attack" - that phrase actually has 54 searches…

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Top 20 free stock images website recommendations

Are you serious about marketing your affiliate business, your website, and your brand? If so, it's highly likely you'll be following a content marketing strategy to draw prospects (visitors) onto your website via your blog where you can provide value up front to show your expertise and gain trust. This is what separates you from the thousands of would-be marketers out to make a quick buck. This is how you build a long term, sustainable business. BUT, what is a blog post without a picture or two to make it really shine? In this countdown of my top 20 free stock images website recommendations, I'll show you where to get your hands on stunning images for free, gratis, nada. Now you have no excuse not to make your blog posts the best they can be. EXPERT TIP - when you upload your images to your blog post, don't forget to use your…

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Will Google find duplicate content your website shares on Medium.com?

Are you worried Google will slap you with a hefty penalty should it find duplicate content your website shares with other authority sites such as Medium.com? Let's face it, you work hard enough to produce valuable content, so you definitely want to get the maximum bang per buck for your efforts. The more places you can share it around the better, and Medium is a great example of the kind of site that could expose your work to a whole new audience. The problem comes when Google finds your content on Medium and also on your own website - surely you're just asking for a Google slap for not having totally unique content on your own site, right? Don't panic I have some very good news for you, but first, let's look at Medium and why it can do your affiliate marketing business a whole lotta good! What is Medium.com and how…

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Make money internet marketing or freelancing

You probably know by now there are many different ways to create a life-changing income online; you can make money internet marketing, try your hand at freelancing, open an online store selling physical products, podcasting, blogging - the list goes on. With so many choices, it's easy to get confused, frustrated and overwhelmed with all the conflicting information and options available to you. That's why in today's post I want to zero in on just two methods of making money online that have been successful for me. In this post I'll explain: - Which one of the two you should choose to get started. - Why (depending on your current situation) you should choose one over the other. - The pros and cons of each method. - What to look out for if you want to avoid wasted effort and failure. - What "delayed gratification" is and why you need to get…

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Make money online fast – in just 48 hours!

Do you want to make money online fast? If you answered yes, you're not on your own. When you get started out trying to make money online, making that first few dollars can be all you need to inspire you and convince you that earning cash at home, from your computer, is real and doable. And, I promise you this - you'll never forget the first dollar you make online, it's a great feeling. So, how do you make money online fast, well I'll come to that in a moment, I'll even let you have a free copy of an eBook I wrote that shows you how to do it, but first... Making consistent, job replacing money online requires work I'm not going to BS you (you know me better than that by now). Sure, I can show you how to make some quick cash to get you started. But your endgame…

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