Monday, November 30, 2009

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N.C. Creative Industry $41 Billion, Employs Nearly 300,000

N.C. Department of Cultural Resources Secretary Linda A. Carlisle unveiled the findings of new research which shows that the Creative Industry in North Carolina accounts for nearly 300,000 jobs, just over 5 1/2 percent of the state's workforce, and contributes $41.4 billion to North Carolina's economy.

The new study, "Creativity Means Business: Economic Contributions of North Carolina's Creative Industry," was prepared by the Policy, Research, and Strategic Planning Division of the N.C. Department of Commerce. The analysis follows Creative Economy research commissioned in 2007 by the North Carolina Arts Council.

"People with creative ideas, innovators, and entrepreneurs bring investment and jobs to our communities," said Gov. Bev Perdue. "This report highlights the creative spark in North Carolina, and will be a big help in economic development."

Other findings in the report include:

  • Overall, North Carolina's creative economy is 5.86 percent of the state's gross domestic product.
  • The Creative Industry accounts for more than $10 billion dollars in employee compensation annually.
  • Nearly 5 percent of the state's total wages and benefits comes from the Creative Industry.

"Our creative industry is robust, and this important study underscores its role in North Carolina's future," said Carlisle. "Creativity in the workforce stimulates new products and services, and helps make North Carolina the most competitive it can be in the global economy."

The Creative Industry is comprised of a wide range of occupations, 109 in all for the purposes of the study. The list includes not only painters, potters, and musicians, but architects, designers, writers for new and traditional media, art teachers, software engineers, and the workers in the film industry.

Creativity at Work
The report states that the products and services of more than 100 creative industries related to Arts, Libraries and History contribute significantly to North Carolina's vitality, and goes on to say:

  • The presence of creative professionals in a given county is the single most important factor associated with the amount that visitors will spend.
  • Counties with higher proportions of workers in arts-related occupations are more likely to retain current residents and attract new ones.
  • The creative workforce provides a competitive edge to North Carolina products and services.
  • Creative workers are found not only in cultural industries but also contribute to the success of other businesses.
  • The over $1 billion historic preservation industry relies on essential occupations such as artisans, skilled trades people, researchers, archaeologists, architects, and designers.
  • Photographers, musicians, writers, actors, dancers, publishers, and producers are some of the occupations included in the arts industry alone; in 2006 they infused more than $3.9 billion into North Carolina's economy.
  • Librarians, archivists, educators, service professionals, and administrators facilitate the development of the creative economy.
  • The people and companies who produce creative products and use creativity in their work include micro-enterprises, freelancers, and entrepreneurs, so the reported jobs are vastly underestimated.
  • The creative industry is a network of nearly 50,000 inter-related employers and over 100 national industry classification codes. Unlike newer industries, creative industries for the most part have been sustaining communities for generations. The creation, production, dissemination, inputs and support activities are broad and diverse.

Creative workers are also key to cultural tourism in North Carolina. Their presence is the single most important factor associated with the amount visitors will spend in an area. In North Carolina, previous studies show that cultural travelers spend nearly twice as much person, per day, as general travelers.

Earlier studies have also identified that the presence of creative workers in a community is strongly associated with rising household incomes, and that the creative workforce provides a competitive edge to North Carolina products and services.

"In the coming year, I look forward to working with economic development professionals, small business owners, educators, and partners in and out of state government as we move forward," Carlisle said. "We will continue to work to position North Carolina to capitalize on creative industries to retain workers and attract new entrepreneurial opportunities."

For more information, go to The site also has Creative Workforce profiles from across North Carolina.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Freelancing - It's All About Relationships

Being a freelance writer is all about relationships--relationships with editors, agents, clients, designers, photographers, printers, computer experts, interview sources, and other writers. It's an understatement to say that such a career requires well-honed people skills and that developing and sustaining relationships are essential to success.

Clients or editors who fall into the too-good-to-be-true category are the ones who return phone calls, respond to query or marketing letters, respect your work, pay you what you're worth (on time), and try not to make unreasonable demands.

At the other extreme are those who are rude, arrogant, disrespectful, demanding, unrealistic, over-controlling, and penny pinching. Working for them is stress squared because they leave you feeling diminished and drained. On the bright side, as a freelancer, you do not have to do business with people like that. You can turn down the job at the outset; address the problems when they surface; and, if you choose to, resign from the project.

When I was a full-time employee, I can't even count the number of times I bit my tongue, compromised a principle, or tolerated unacceptable behavior from a boss because, I told myself, I didn't want to risk my livelihood. Being fired was the worst possible thing I could imagine, and then, one day, the worst possible thing happened.

Amazingly, it turned out to be the best possible thing. I knew I would never again remain in an abusive situation and that there would always be another assignment, another client, or another job, just around the corner. In the last 20 years, I have had to test my resolve on more than one occasion--though, fortunately, not many.

In between the best and worst possible extremes are the people you are more likely to work with or for. They are neither saints nor villains; they are just regular folks. They run the gamut of quirks and personalities, good days and bad, consistency and professionalism. For the most part, you won't love them or hate them. You may develop relationships with them, or you may never get past being seen as a "vendor." You may admire some things about them and dislike others. And you may even put up with less-than-optimum working conditions from time to time.

As someone once reminded me when I was having a very bad day, "That's why they call it work and not sandbox."

Bobbi Linkemer is a ghostwriter, book-writing coach, and editor. She is also the author of 14 books. Bobbi has been a professional writer for 40 years, a magazine editor and journalist, and a book-writing teacher. Her clients range from Fortune 100 companies to entrepreneurs who want to enhance their credibility and build their businesses. Her articles on writing regularly appear on and other top online article sites. Visit her Website at:

Can I Build a Work-at-Home Career If I'm Unemployed?

We've all seen the figures. Right now in our country we're facing a 10.2% unemployment rate. That number speaks volumes. What happens when income that you had coming in every week suddenly stops? Sure, we all know we should have saved for such an event, but many Americans are barely getting by. And experts say that the 10.2% is really just the icing on the cake. Many more have faced having their hours cut, having to take more days off, etc. So, what are your options? Can working from home somehow help?

First, consider if this is the time to start a home-based business. Perhaps you have been thinking about this for a while and just never had the opportunity. God might just be opening the door for you and telling you the time is right. Explore the options available to you. Remember the key to success: Match your skills, experience and passion with a business that allows you to use these. Do something that you enjoy doing and feel that you can be good at.

Second, think through what can you do to earn a second income. Take into consideration the things that you already have work experience or skills in. What hobbies do you enjoy? Can one of them be turned into a business? For example, look into virtual assisting. If you excel at administrative tasks, web design, bookkeeping, publicity, social networking, etc., this could be a fabulous business for you or a great second income.

Third, honestly evaluate your situation. Make a plan that allows you to work during the time you have available. If you still need to be searching for full-time employment, build that into your schedule. Think through the hours that you will have available each day. If you have small children at home you will need to decide if you will work around their schedule or try to find someone to help care for them. If your children are school-age try to make the most of the hours they are away from home.

Fourth, make task lists for each day or week and work through them to help keep you on track. Distractions abound when you work from home. You will need to be self-motivated and a self-starter. With no boss to keep you accountable and no one to assign tasks, it will all be up to you. For many this spells freedom, but for others it's a struggle. It may help to find some way to reward yourself at the end of the day for a job well done.

All of these options can be useful when trying to build an income from home or begin a home-based businesses. Consider ideas that you have quickly discounted in the past. How about direct sales? Especially with the holidays approaching consider contacting some companies and seeing what they offer. How about an online shop? Remember, this can just be a temporary thing. Yes, you might have to work harder now, but the peace of mind of paying the bills will far outweigh having to put in those extra hours.

Take heart. The unemployment rate will get better and soon be a distant memory. But in the meantime, hopefully these tips will help you make extra money for you and your family.

Jill Hart, Founder of Christian Work-at-Home Moms and Diana Ennen, President of Virtual Word Publishing, have teamed up to write So You Want to Be a Work at Home Mom: A Christian’s Guide to Starting a Home-Based Business . Start or expand your business today with their help.

Monday, November 16, 2009

16 Tips to Help Small Businesses Thrive Through the Recession by Francie Dalton

Be Proactive, Be Positive, Be Practical, and Be People-Centric

"Stop being your own worst enemy!" says Francie Dalton, President of Washington D.C. based Dalton Alliances, Inc. "If your thoughts are primarily fear based, if you're envisioning the worst for yourself and your business, if your conversations are focused predominately on bad news, then", she warns, "you're seriously impeding your own success'.

Instead of giving succor to all the negative blathering, Dalton's advice is to buckle down and commit to taking 3 actions every single day to improve revenue. Here are her suggestions.

1. Don't you DARE Pick up that Phone, go into Twitter, FaceBook or LinkedIn Unless it's to Generate Business! Be ruthlessly disciplined about generating business as JOB ONE. Any activity that doesn't secure new business should be delegated, or done during non-business hours. Prioritize everything else around this fundamental principle. During business hours, dedicate yourself exclusively to expanding your client base or deepening business with your current clients.

2. Virtually "Stalk" your Prospects: Describe your ideal client. What types of organizations do they belong to? Join them. What kinds of publications do they read? Read them. What types of events do they attend? Attend them. Differentiate yourself with detective work about your targeted prospects. Research them; research their industry; tap your network to learn more about them. Think about how impressed you would be if someone had clearly extended effort to learn about you, your achievements, and your industry. This tip will help you warm up the cold contacts and will set you apart from most others who won't go to this much effort. The result? You'll be more likely than your competitors to get the business.

3. Work Backwards to Move Forward: If you're tracking important ratios, you know how many qualified prospect meetings it takes to generate one client, and the average sale per client. With only these two pieces of information, you can control how much you sell each month. Determine desired sales volume, then conduct two to three times the number of qualified prospect meetings required to achieve your revenue goal.

4. Invite Scrutiny: Whose business acumen do you admire? Who's already successful in your field? Whose clientele do your products or services complement? Establish an Advisory Board, and invite these folks to be part of it. Meet quarterly to gain their advice on your business challenges. Advisory boards impose a level of scrutiny and accountability that both challenge and comfort, and a level of ideation and innovation that helps you expand your scope and reach. Ensure you get unbiased, unemotional, tough truths by not including friends and loved ones on the board. Alternatively, you could treat selected individuals to a meal now and then to get their advice. Whatever the way in which you access the intellectual capital of others, be sure to thank them, act on at least one of their suggestions, and follow up with them to them know the outcome of having implemented their advice.

5. Your Pipeline is your Lifeline: NEVER stop prospecting. In good times or bad, keep your pipeline full! Even when you're flush with business, don't get cocky. Realize that if you wait to prospect until you need new clients; it'll be too late to achieve immediate results. Sales is, in a large part, a numbers game. If you aren't getting enough business, a major contributing factor is that you're not contacting enough prospects, which means you'll erode or prevent your success. Understand this: whether you like it or not, prospecting is how to keep your business pipeline full of potential clients. If you neglect this critical function, you can hardly complain when business is down.

6. The "Lag Before you Bag": The lag time between your first meeting with a qualified prospect and closing the sale is an essential ratio for managing your productivity. The sales you bag today likely began at least 3 months ago. In achieving your goals, knowing your average lag time is essential. If you're calculating the total lag before you make a deposit, don't forget to add in the time it takes to render the service before you bill it, and the time between the billing and the receipt of funds.

7. You Gotta Network to Get Work: Whether you enjoy it or not is irrelevant; networking is an imperative. Learn how to do it well. If you want to survive the lean times, you have to network regularly. Go to appropriate events with the objective of helping others rather than seeking those who can help you. Doing so will make others want to help you in return. Remember – nothing "comes out of the blue". The seeding you do today will produce unexpected business in the future. Suggested reading: Make Your Contacts Count by Lynne Waymon.

8. Don't Pander; Ponder! Showcasing your wisdom too early, without taking time to probe causal factors, can be insulting. Instead, if what you sell is intellectual capital, honor the complexity of client issues by asking probing questions. Be inquisitive about their goals, frustrations, hopes, and struggles. Then construct a matrix of options, and augment this with the advantages and disadvantages of each. Use the matrix as a discussion tool, inviting edits, improvements, and further details.

9. Prepare to Bend by Predicting the Trends: Be vigilant about monitoring relevant trends, since they're always in flux. Just as important are tangential trends - forces that could affect the trends you're already monitoring. Doing so enables you to foresee and adapt to emerging trends before your competitors do. Set up Google alerts at to ease the monitoring process.

10. Don't Defer Getting Referrals: If you're not comfortable asking your satisfied clients to provide referrals, do it anyway! Once you've delighted them, conduct a brief interview to learn what they valued most about working with you. Using this information, draft a brief testimonial for them to edit and print onto their letterhead. Suggested reading: Referral Prospecting by Bill Cates.

11. Publicize to Optimize: Both credibility and sales increase as a result of publishing articles or books, and speaking on your area of expertise. It's not that hard. Every time you solve a problem for a client, produce an outline of the process from start to finish. Then fill in the outline, and voila, you have an article or a speech. Multiple articles can comprise a book. Writing a book is less daunting if you write only one chapter at a time without thinking of it as a book. Suggested reading: POP by Sam Horn.

12. Link Value for Free to Service for Fee: Consider providing an educational session to prospective clients at no charge, but structure the delivery so that they want more. For example, deliver the information promised, but make reference to additional, high value information that you can provide and how it has helped your clients. Consider making complimentary presentations at conventions whose attendees are great prospects for you. Or select a few organizations locally that would be great clients for you, and invite their top 3 executives to breakfast, or offer a no-fee brown bag session to their employees.

13. Don't Attend Conventions without Clear Intentions and Quotas: Recoup the opportunity cost of attending conventions. Get an attendee list in advance of the meeting, then identify and research your targets before you even leave town. Then make it your mission at the meeting to establish contact and engage these targets. Remember: attendance is not an outcome. Make your attendance result in new business by preparing in advance.

14. Break it Down to Build it Up: Identify key result areas of your business, such as prospecting, delivery, writing, marketing, speaking, new product development, etc. For each, assign yourself measurable goals for each month or each quarter. Break these down into component parts, and include them in your calendaring tool.

15. Diversify to Amplify: Particularly important in tough economic times is that you have established multiple lines of business. Ensure your repertoire includes as many of the following as possible; business consulting, facilitation, an ever expanding menu of workshops on as many topics as you're fluent in (both virtual and on site), surveys of as many types as you can do well, coaching (both in person and virtually), speeches, retreats, and more. You might also consider partnering with others whose offerings are complementary, and/or subcontracting to others who have skills that you don't have.

16. Essential Certifications: If you're a consultant, or if consultants are your target market, get your CMC from the IMC. The Institute of Management Consultants is an extremely prestigious group of professional consultants, from which you can earn the highly coveted "Certified Management Consultant" designation. The CMC certification confers competitive distinction globally, making it much more likely that you will gain the attention of decision makers. Find the chapter nearest you, and learn more at

Every bit as prestigious and essential is the IOM from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Earning the "Institute of Organizational Management" certification requires a total of four weeks of classroom attendance, which can be completed in a variety of time frames to suit your schedule. The learning process puts you in close contact with decision makers from both for profit and nonprofit business sectors, all of whom are potential clients. The scope, depth, and quality of instruction is top notch, and the relationships you'll develop are of a caliber you'll want to retain throughout your life.

Regardless of how many of these tips you implement, Dalton challenges business owners to remember that their own outlook and attitude can diminish their effectiveness. "Those who prevail in difficult times" she notes, "are the ones who steadfastly refuse to allow negativity to form a barrier to their success – who instead deliberately and diligently take multiple constructive actions every single day. Doing so refreshes the spirit, helps sustain a positive attitude, increases resilience, and reinvigorates a commitment to success"

So - which of these tips will YOU implement today?


Francie Dalton, CMC, is founder and president of Dalton Alliances, Inc, a Washington DC consultancy specializing in the communication, management, and behavioral sciences. Her new book, "Versatility", published by ASAE, and more information about her offerings is available at She is available for interview at 410-715-0484.

Monday, November 9, 2009

How to Freelance - Avoid This Critical Mistake If You Want to Do Well With Freelancing by John Purfield

If you are thinking about freelancing, you are going to make mistakes in the beginning. In this business, it's a given. The good thing about mistakes is you can learn from them and get better. The following is a very crucial mistake that is very common among freshman freelancers. Hopefully this will help save you some time.

I'd like to discuss the importance of good communication with your clients.

Some freelancers don't communicate well or at all with their clients. It's an easy trap you can get yourself into. This especially happens right after you get freelance work from the client. The common thought is you have the work anyway, they can't possibly take it away from you. While you may finish the job and get paid buy the client, you're at risk for losing that client and not getting any more work if you don't have good dialog.

There are two ways you can go wrong with miscommunication. One is you don't communicate well at all. The other is you just don't talk to the client at all from the point after you close the deal and start work. Both are bad.

For those that don't communicate well, you'll have your work cut out for you. The best thing you can do in this case is be a good listener. Clients like it when you hear them and answer their questions when they need you too.

If you are starting out with freelancing, you want to hear everything they tell you and try and paraphrase what they are saying. While this sounds very simple, you'd be surprised how many people foul up with this.

If you are the type that doesn't contact your clients at all, then you're in even bigger trouble. You'll need to make some wholesale changes in how you approach your work. With freelancing, it's not about just getting the work. It's mainly about supporting the work and the client. Keeping yourself in the loop with your client's can get you a lot of work.

Freelancing is a great way to be self employed. However, you have to make sure you can handle this crazy business. You'll see a link below in my resource box to a free report on starting your own freelancing business. It's a good read if you're seriously thinking of going into the freelancing business.

Good Luck.

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Career Experts And Bloggers Spotlight Promising Opportunities For Job-seekers

While the economy is showing signs of recovery, indications that the recovery will continue to be "jobless" casts a pall over hopes for a full bounceback. Job Action Day (see, the second annual event spearheaded by Quintessential Careers, addresses the jobless recovery by spotlighting promising areas in which the unemployed and other job-seekers may find opportunities.

"The idea is that job-seekers can take plenty of action steps right now - today - to move forward in their careers, even if they're unemployed and have been for some time," said Quintessential Careers Founder and Publisher Dr. Randall S. Hansen. "We established Job Action Day last year as a day for job-seekers pummeled by the economic meltdown to take control of their careers and initiate action," Hansen said. "Where last year shock, fear, and paralysis may have inhibited action, this year, the gloom of prolonged unemployment may be de-motivating job-seekers."

But Hansen underscores his belief that job-seekers can take action today in his Job Action Day article, 10 Things (Activities) You Can Do Today for Your Job Search (

Quintessential Careers and a cadre of Job Action Day writers and bloggers have targeted several areas as offering bright spots of opportunity:

-- Federal Jobs: The federal government plans to fill 293,000 mission-critical jobs over the next five years, reports Barbara Safani on her CareerSolvers blog, citing a presentation by Barbara Adams, president of CareerPro Global Inc. The Obama administration will expand the number of civilians in the executive branch by 140,000 to reach a total of 2 million, the highest number since President Clinton took office in 1992. The federal government is the only national employer that will continue to fill jobs regardless of economic conditions, and because more than 40 percent of the 1.5 million federal employees will retire in the next five years (totaling 300,000 jobs, writes Nancy F. Smith on CBS MoneyWatch), turnover will create additional opportunities. Job-seekers can learn about the complex federal application process in a Job Action Day article by Diane Hudson Burns, A Crash Course in How to Apply for Federal Employment (

-- Green/Clean Energy Jobs: Adams also reports that the Obama administration is creating 5 million new green jobs through its stimulus plan, Safani writes. Smith notes that the stimulus is pumping $50 billion into “projects as diverse as mass transit, modernizing the electric power grid, and weathering government buildings.” In her Job Action Day article, It's Green at the Top and at the Bottom: A Brief Comparison of Green-related Skills Needs from the Senior-Executive Level to the Entry Level (, Chandlee Bryan looks at in-demand skills that can translate to green jobs, while Nancy Miller's sidebar, Green Jobs and Green Careers Embrace Many Possibilities (, characterizes ways to be green in the workplace.

-- Stimulus Jobs: In addition to the federal government's role in boosting federal and green/clean-energy jobs, stimulus money is targeting jobs in healthcare and the natural sciences. Smith reports that the healthcare industry is adding jobs at a rate of 17,000 monthly, and stimulus money "will flow into science and research projects as well as into support for local Medicaid expenditures, children's health programs, and health-insurance premiums for laid-off workers." In the natural-sciences arena, Smith notes that "research institutions will see more funding than they've had over the past five years combined." In her Job Action Day article, Quintessential Careers regular contributor Maureen Crawford Hentz provides a comprehensive primer on researching and applying for jobs created by stimulus money, Getting a Job in a Down - But Stimulated - Economy (

-- Entrepreneurship and career-reinvention opportunities motivated by unemployment: One of the brightest spots is the ingenuity and innovation that many unemployed workers have applied to solopreneur, small-business, and freelance opportunities. "When we put out a call for folks who had lost their jobs in this recession but found new opportunity," Hansen says, "we received an outpouring of stories from people who successfully turned their unemployment into everything from mystery-novel-writing to puppet-show creation." Hansen reports that Quint Careers heard from inventors, green-business founders, authors, eBay merchants, a food purveyor, a professional organizer, a motivational speaker, a virtual worker, and more - all of whom had lost their jobs in the last year or so. In many cases, job loss turned out to be the best thing that ever happened to these folks, Hansen says, because it enabled them to reinvent themselves and pursue their true passions. Many of these stories appear in Job Action Day entries on the Quintessential Careers family of blogs, including the Quintessential Careers Blog, Career Doctor Blog, Quintessential Resume and Cover Letter Tips Blog, and A Storied Career.

In her Job Action Day article Turn Unemployment into Self-Employment: 5 Tips on How to Start (, author Suzanne Caplan outlines variations on entrepreneurial pursuits, while Teena Rose discusses pockets of entrepreneurial opportunity in her sidebar, Economic Downturn Can Give Birth to Innovation and Entrepreneurship ( Randi Bussin guides prospective career reinventors to discover what kinds of opportunities best suit them in her Job Action Day article, In a Down Economy, Maybe Career Reinvention Is in the Cards (

New Book Helps Christian Work At Home Moms Start Their Own Home-Based Business

Home-based businesses are estimated to be a $427 billion-a-year industry. In recent studies it was found that as many as 105 million people in North America alone were working at home. Considering this information, it is obvious that home-based businesses can be successful -- and authors Jill Hart and Diana Ennen will help you succeed with your own business with their new book, So You Want to Be A Work-At-Home Mom.

So You Want to Be a Work-at-Home Mom details all the basics of starting a business in a spiritual, motivational, and comprehensive manner. From deciding what type of business to start to keeping your family and faith first, this helpful tool details every aspect of establishing a business. With proven success tips utilized by the authors and others who own work-at-home businesses, this inspirational approach will provide you with the resources you need to start your own home-based business.

So You Want to Be a Work-at-Home Mom includes: detailed information on types of businesses to start; ideas for setting up your workspace; assistance in starting and operating your business, definitions and descriptions of work-at-home terminology and processes; help for developing your website, explanations of the business "nuts and bolts," including bookkeeping, taxes, and more "how to" for marketing your business.

The authors have over 30 years of working at home combined. Jill Hart is the founder of Christian Work at Home Moms, She graduated from Grace University with a Bachelor's Degree in Human Development/Family Studies and Bible. Hart has worked from home since 2000 and started her own home-based business to assist other Christians who desire to work from home while maintaining a godly life. Jill and her husband Allen reside in Nebraska with their two children.

Diana Ennen has been a leader and mentor in the work-at-home industry since starting her business in 1985. She is the President of Virtual Word Publishing, and the author of numerous books, including Virtual Assistant the Series: Become a Highly Successful, Sought After VA. She resides in Margate, Florida with her husband Greg and three children.


Monday, November 2, 2009

2ble Media Launches Blog On Freelancing is the latest creation of the well established marketing company 2ble Media. On the new resource blog visitors are now able to find a large amount of resources from the freelance sector, regardless of their job orientation. is meant to become the main source for comprehensive information, advice, and tools for everyone wanting to earn online through freelance jobs. How 2 Freelance is owned and operated by Amod, a well respected and professional freelancer who has a more than impressive track record. His article on freelancing marketplaces was featured on

The information presented on is the result of an extensive and comprehensive research process that was carried out with one objective. And that is to be more precise, presenting information, tips, scam alerts, news and relevant resources on freelancing to the large number of freelancers out there trying to get a grip on the freelance process and learn everything it takes to earn online. Since the creator of is aware of the difficulties encountered by all those trying to get their first freelance job, the blog is presenting a large volume of resource and information meant to help those interested in freelance jobs to take their first steps towards their goal to earn online.

Here is an example of the tips found on that are proven to be very useful to anyone in their incipient stages of freelancing. The first important aspect to anyone interested in becoming an online freelance professional is his work profile. If you are lacking ideas, it is a smart move to check out the competition’s profiles. Don’t just look at couple of them. Instead, in order to draft up an appealing work profile, review a few dozen. Find profiles that match the direction of your work. So, for example, if you are interested in ghost writing look up some professional writers’ profiles, and learn from them. Try to capture the best style of presenting the service, and then incorporate those ideas and ways of presenting the service in your own profile.

For more information about the blog and the available services, please visit:

Free Copywriting Course Launched

Phil Coleman, an experienced Copywriter and Internet Marketer, has just launched, primarily to give away his easy to understand and implement, profitable copywriting course.

Well written sales copy can increase visitor to customer conversions and therefore profits, literally overnight. In fact the big difference between poorly performing sites and successful, cash producing sites is usually the quality of the copy.

In an online interview, Coleman said: “To make your website profitable, you only need 3 things; highly targeted visitors, an offer that converts your visitors into buyers and a way to capture your visitors contact details, to ensure they become repeat buyers. Good copywriting is utterly essential for all 3. The words you use on your website, will literally make it a failure or a raging success. Underestimate this fact at your peril.”

Coleman’s copywriting course called Copywriting Made Easy, is available completely free for subscribers to his newsletter at and outlines the main factors of a highly converting salespage, such as: Exactly how to double, triple or even quadruple the website profits - without increasing the traffic, how to write a killer headline in 10 minutes or less, why bullet points are crucial and how to easily master the art of writing them in 3 steps and how to use ’Power Transitions’ to guarantee prospects read every word of a copy.

Coleman’s free newsletter will continue building on the techniques in his copywriting course, as well as adding a host of other profit increasing tactics. This information has been proven time after time to increase conversions and when applied to a website subscribers will see the benefits immediately.

For more information please visit