Pedro Miguel Martins

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What it’s like to freelance in 2018

Ever wondered what it’s really like to freelance in 2018, or just in this day and age? Of course, it’s impossible to answer that question since no …

Employment

Build the Perfect Home Office Starting With These 7 Things

There are plenty of upsides to working from home: setting your own hours, no commute, and the extremely relaxed dress code, to name a few. And now …

Home Offices

Being a Freelancer Can Really Suck

A conversation with the editor-in-chief of FREE, VICE's new personal finance site.<p>Nearly half of the young people in the US freelance—either as a side hustle or main source of income. Freelancing and working in the gig economy (think Uber, Airbnb, Taskrabbit) has become increasingly important as …

Gig Economy

14 Personal Branding Tips for Aspiring Freelancers

Here are some ways you can set yourself apart in the highly saturated freelance market.<p>This story originally appeared on Personal Branding Blog<p>The gig economy is bigger than ever, and it shows no signs of slowing down. With more professionals in virtually every industry going the freelance route, …

Small Business

Freelancing Tips: Some Crucial Don'ts

I could happily give out freelancing tips all day long.<p>Sadly it wouldn’t pay the bills.<p>However, inspired by some recent emails and conversations, …

Employment

The freelance survival guide

Freelance survival guide<p>Freelance life can be enormously rewarding, but it's not always easy. You have full freedom to choose everything from your …

Graphic Design

Being a freelancer isn’t easy, but it allows me to follow my dreams

Freelancing can sound like a dream. Working from home, making your own hours and being your own boss sounds like the ideal job for anyone trying to …

Freelancing

How to Build a Website, Go Viral and Develop Your Digital Brand

Here are three steps to establishing your small business's online presence.<p>If you want to turn your small business into a big one, at some point you’re going to need to go digital. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, “U.S. retail ecommerce sales for the fourth quarter of 2017, adjusted for …

Marketing

What Happens When Your Dream Client Drops You?

If you’ve read my posts before, you may already know that I took the leap from part-time to full-time freelancing back in January.<p>And in the …

Freelancing

Interested in freelancing? Better read these tips first

The idea of being your own boss and freeing yourself from the 9 to 5 grind sounds fantastic. After all, if photography is your passion, why not …

Employment

The One Thing That Will Change The Way You Think About Business

“What’s the most important thing in your business?” I asked my Facebook followers recently.<p>People answered with ideas about sales, marketing, operations, HR, company culture, etc. In this article, I am going to explore the answers I collected from this Facebook survey and share with you my own …

Marketing

5 Ways to Take Your Business to the Next Level

thgmueller / PixabayRegardless of how long you’ve been in business, grim statistics from Forbes and the SBA may be echoing somewhere in the back of …

Small Business

How to achieve extreme productivity

7 ways to use “systemized common sense” in your day.<p>By Kara Baskin | January 17, 2018<p>You don't have to do all of this. Here's how to temper your …

Time Management

Being your own boss: How to overcome the financial instability of freelancing

While there are many benefits to being your own boss, including the flexibility of how and when you work, this freedom doesn’t come without a price: missing out on employer benefits and having to deal with an unpredictable income.<p>If you’re not carefully tracking the flow of your money, you could be …

Personal Finance

What Makes a Designer Valuable – Muzli -Design Inspiration

When it comes to design, I think there are two main areas of interest that people, in general, like to mingle with and create heated debates …

Graphic Design

7 things I wish my current self learned when I was younger

I wish I had learned these 7 lessons when I was younger. It would have helped me get on the path to a happier and healthier life:<p>Health is priority #1<p>…

Online

How to Set Up a Small Business Advertising Campaign – A Checklist

Want to know how to set up a small business advertising campaign? In this article, we’ve identified nine essential steps. The 9 steps to set up an …

Marketing

How to Become a Freelance Designer

Lesson 0: Welcome and Introduction – How to Build a Successful Design Business<p>Available anytime after May 09, 2018. Estimated time to complete: 44 …

5 Tips for Today's Freelance Entrepreneur

(BPT) - From millennials who have been grinding away in the workplace for a few years to Gen Xers looking to move out of their cube, many have been …

From Full-Time to Freelance

My first job at 14 was an at OB-GYN’s office. In retrospect, that maybe wasn’t the best first teenager job. I made minimum wage until minimum wage …

Employment

Freelancing Gives You Incredible Freedom—But Has a Big Tradeoff

Planning for the future can get complicated.<p>The standard 9-to-5 job can be a drag. You show up at the office every day, only get to work on projects that your boss okays, and often get just a sliver of the credit—or the profits—that come from a successful initiative or idea.<p>Working as a freelancer …

How Email Marketing can Help Promote Your Freelancing Business

7 Reasons Freelancers Should Be Addicted to Email Marketing<p>April 16, 2018<p>Freelancing is very appealing. You get to be your own boss, work from home …

Freelancing

There are a lot of pluses to being an independent journalist, including working with more than one publication, but with fierce competition from …

3 Reasons To Try Freelancing

How many times have you thought about freelancing, but never pursued it? Perhaps you want a side gig, or you’ve been curious about quitting the corporate world all together to start your own thing…but fear is holding you back from making the switch. You’re not alone.<p>As a career coach to …

Employment

Online Marketing Plan: 7 Steps To Create A Truly Effective One

A well-created online marketing plan explains in detail all the tools, tactics and strategies that will be carried out to achieve the targeted goals<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur India, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>The …

Where Can You Advertise for Free?

You’ve heard the old saying. “There’s no such thing as a free lunch.” And some would argue the same thing goes for small business advertising. But is …

8 Mistakes Small Businesses Make When Building an Online Presence

Having a strong online presence goes beyond building a website and having accounts on all social media platforms.<p>This story originally appeared on Bizness Apps<p>Investing in building an online presence can be one of the wisest decisions for any business in today’s times. With the majority of your …

Marketing

Writing Emails to New Subscribers? Here Are 3 Things Every Marketer Should Include

Establishing an email list is a great way to grow your business from a marketing perspective. Your email list serves as your own built-in list of …

Marketing

How to Collect and Interpret Website Analytics for your Home Business

How to Collect and Interpret Website Analytics for Your Home Business<p>How to Boost Your Profits Through Data<p>Updated March 27, 2018<p>The most recent …

Want More Customers? Get Quality Referrals From Existing Customers.

Not all customers are equal when it comes to referrals.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I've been an entrepreneur since 1999. I worked in three startups earlier in my career. I cherish the extensive network of diverse entrepreneurs I've established. Together, my friends …