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How to balance work and life as a freelancer

How to balance work and home when you're a freelancerLet’s step away from the technical part of having a successful online or work-at-home business. How about the basics of living as a freelancer?
Freelancing can be harder than we think. Working at home or making money online, being your own boss and regulating your own work hours can make you or break you! Who would think that the best part of freelancing can be the path to your demise?
There are a few things you should keep in mind when maintaining your own business at home. These tips are vital if you want to succeed both in life and in your business. After all, we’re in freelancing to live a better life, right? Take heed, freelancers everywhere! Read more…

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So much to do, so little time

skiesHow would this be a business blog without some rambling from the author?

It’s this time of the year again. Seems everyone is getting crazy in February and October. It’s been a pattern for at least 4 years and now I am sure of its existence. Maybe it’s my niche, maybe it’s the norm. I can’t put my finger on it, but maybe it’s those two times of the year that people get anxious of what to do next to promote their businesses or create a new one.

And that period is the only one I am so overwhelmed with projects, I just say no to new clients. But that’s not my problem. The real problem is friends that need help with an application, with an installation, with their site, you name it! And those are the hardest to say no to. Read more…

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Having a website is not a Hobby!

Having a website is not a hobby!

I got the idea for this post by observing my twitter feed and from watching my friend Vassilis online at 5:30 am.. I am a huge twitter fan, because I can easily see what people that I am interested in, are reading, creating and promoting. Therefore, the second I decided to take Moneytized seriously, I erased all the people that:

  • Had nothing useful to say
  • Reported their nature calls
  • Spammed like crazy every affiliate offer they could get their hands on.
  • And so on and so forth… Read more…
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Vision without planning is pointless

The new year is already here and, like most people, I find myself struggling to correctly organize my various projects. New ones need planning and organizing, half-finished ones that should have been ready months ago need finalizing, prospective ones need reviewing, while some really just need binning.

Knowing your end goal is a rare but special thing, giving you pride in your stride and a sense of purpose every morning. However, like any great venture, it requires vision and a lot of hard work.  Being able to see the big picture of what you’re doing obviously helps, right; but let’s face it: vision without planning is pointless. Read more…

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Start living your dream before it faints

start living your dream before it faintsInternet marketing is getting huge attention and many people every day start learning more and more about it.

The reasoning behind it is very simple and at the same time very powerful.

By living the internet marketing “lifestyle” you are able to:

  1. Work wherever you want
  2. Work the exact time you want
  3. Work for as long as you want
  4. Work with whoever you want

That four points are my mantra and I will always try live by those rules as far as my career is concerned.

Don’t get me wrong, i am not “dreaming” of doing nothing and getting paid. You might think that that’s the case if you combine all the four elements together but:

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Make Things Happen – My story

make things happen

This motto guides my life. Literally! It’s the one thing I’m sure I will never stop believing in. As I go through life, I have come to realize that stressing over things, as opposed to actually doing them, doesn’t help. I’ve noticed that I manage to get the best out of a situation when I stop over-analyzing and re-thinking things and just get them done.

I don’t know why, but it seems that with Internet Marketing I did the exact opposite. I was making good money from the Internet, even though I didn’t know what meta tags were. Once I started learning about Internet Marketing and Search Engine Optimization however, everything stopped. Why? Check out what happened…

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