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    JOB Scoping

    Just heard about this term on a black hat forum. This is when the hiring contractor extends the gig so they don't have to pay. Wow has this happened to me. While you're doing a job
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    Words have power!

    Dr. Laura has written a lot of books about this. Also the behavioral therapy industry discusses positive thinking and focused imaging reinforcement as a way to break dark negative spiral tendencies. A lot of healthy thinking there. Forgive yourself . Understand and process feelings of anger and...
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    Freelancers Bureau

    I think there should be a Freelancer's Bureau governing independent contractors and content giggers online. How do younpritect an idea? When does pitching a gig turn into you brainstorming for predatory strangers for free? Granted there is no telling how many black hat ways the web has of...
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    Careers in cartoons

    I see a lot of adverts in Craigslist and am thinking of breaking outninto political cartoons or satire style cartoons. I've checked out books showing how to do heads and faces. But all the social media campaigns are based on identy based social meeting accounts. These type cartoons are best...
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    Tips Tips for Saying No to a Client Like a Professional

    I end up sort of resending the original deal email and asking for clarification about additional work. You can't be too prissy about it. Clients tend to be as sensitive as hothouse lilies.
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    Where do you do your best work?

    I research at the library but people act out and bother me with their noises and conversations. If I am too comfortable I drift off to sleep. So the couch is out of the question. The bedside table by the window has the best light and most robust 802.11g rolling. Table by the window it is. P.s...
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    Anchor clients - rates

    The problem with this is that you end up working your fingers to the bone for chump change. You don't have time to market yourself to better paying work. Then when you get it better payibg gigs, you have to back off on the meat and potatoes assignments. IF the new client stiffs or reneges, you...
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    How are you relaxing today?

    Watching Game of Thrones on HBO or watching my recordings of earlier seasons if Game of Thrones. Maybe hiking if it isn't 100 degrees. Playing with my pet rabbit.
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    Abiword for word processing

    While text files saved in Word for Windows is now the industry standard I have used a standalone word processing program called Abiword. (This is not an advert) Abiword has a clean and simplified look that is much less cluttered than Word. Most people dont know this but most laptops and...
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    Using Google docs

    Does anyone here use Google docs as a manner to upload and share deliverables? I want to get opinions on this because I see advantages and disadvantages of using Google Docs for content files delivery.
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    Sample writing scams

    Wiw do I hate getting worked over for a sample scam. I answered an ad on Craig's list to summarize a couple of book chapters. I realize now this was just a way of getting someone to write a better book for him. The quality of the source material was awful. I am pretty sure some guy hanging...
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    I reject content mills because they devalue the work I do. But the biggest problem I have is with domainers who reject building real sites for ad circuses filled with sponsored code. Face it, without webmaster control all content writers are at the mercy of uptight site editors looking to wring...
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    fiverr they suck!!!!

    months. Why so Kong? What was your rating before this transaction? Can you prove that you delivered the goods?
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    99 cent domain at 1&1

    OK so the price of a dotcom.registration being above ten bucks bothered me I did a Google search and found that 1&1 offered 99 cent domains. I got one for a grand total of $1.17 us. Awesome. Next time I want to make a great website instead of pitching to reluctant seo chiefs I van make it...