• How to Build a Portfolio from Scratch

    How do you build a portfolio from scratch when you’re just starting your freelance career, and there’s no previous work to be showcased for potential clients? Isn’t that the reason you’re building a portfolio in the first place: to get new clients and land new projects? You’re correct, but there’s no need to panic and no need to be stressed out. Building a good portfolio takes time and a lot of hard work. Still, there are many creative ways that you can showcase your work and your talents without having client testimonials or a website filled with everything that you have accomplished. Here are a few things that you can…

  • Top 3 Things You Have to Learn about Online Writing

    Writing is one of the most important skills that students need to succeed in today. However, new technology such as the Internet has changed the way people write. With the advent of blogging and its present popularity, even the methods of presenting and gathering information have also been altered by the new media. While it is essential for students to learn and practice academic writing, it is also important that they know how to write for online readers and connect with them through blog posts and articles. Through online writing, students need not be adept at the usual requirements of traditional writing such as long paragraphs, indentation, and proper use…

  • Tips on How to Battle Sales Reluctance

    Sales reluctance stems from stereotypes of the past, when salespeople were painted as pushy, unknowledgeable and annoying. The fear of being rejected and not listened to or respected can overwhelm anyone. Initiating contact with someone, especially a stranger, can always be a thumb-rubbing and heart-pounding experience. However, for any sales person, introverted or not, overcoming sales reluctance to commit sales is a must. Here are tips on how to battle sales reluctance and make a sale: Clean Up Your Act Sometimes, sales reluctance comes from inner conflicts such as low self-esteem. Being rejected, probably not just once but a lot of times, can bruise anyone’s ego and lower one’s self-confidence.…

  • Common Mistakes of New Freelancers

    Freelancing can be the best decision you will ever make when it comes to your career. You can work on your own terms, be your own boss, and decide how much you want to earn. However, freelancing success will not happen overnight. It will be challenging at first, but over time, you will begin to experience the many great aspects of being a freelancer. If you want to become a successful freelancer, following are some of the things that you should avoid. Taking the Plunge Without Careful Thought Deciding to be a freelancer just because you hate your boss or your job, or because you’re just fed up with waking…

  • Why is Apple Taking Down Ad-Blockers?

    Are you annoyed by the ads that keep popping up on your phone? Are you using apps to get rid of these pesky ads? Well, you’d better check your phone now to see if they’re still there. Why is Apple Taking Down Ad-Blockers? Recently, Apple removed some apps from the App Store. Apple expressed their concern over these apps because they posed a security risk for the users. The removed apps and that installed their root certificates in the devices, which allowed their developers to monitor users’ encrypted data traffic. Several non-ad-blocking apps were removed as well because they employed the same deep packet inspection techniques. What’s Wrong with These…