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    What’s Your Time Really Worth?

    Everyone wants to make more money, right?

    The reasons why people want to make more money are as varied as the number of people on the planet.

    The challenge is… How do you insure you are getting what you are worth?

    And, the sub-question is… How do you value your time properly so that you …

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    What All Freelancers Should Know About Branding

    What’s a personal branding tip that’s great for freelancers, regardless of their industry?

    The following answers are provided by members of Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs. In partnership with Citi, YEC recently launched BusinessCollective, a free virtual mentorship program that helps millions of entrepreneurs start …

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    Is Freelancing the Right Career for You?

    Freelancing and being your own boss might be the dream come true for many. However, being a freelancer requires some personal traits and sacrifices and unfortunately, it is not for everyone. Some people notice, after they start freelancing, that they are not as productive as their 9 to 5 jobs. Therefore, you should think twice …

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    Posted in Career Development, Personal Branding, Skill Development, Success Strategies

    The Risks You Take Define You

    Do you only make sure bets? Do you ever take any risks?

    I’d guess the answer to these questions are no and yes. Life is a series of calculated risks. Everyone has to take risks every day. Whether they are as seemingly simple as whether to get out of bed or what to eat for …

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    If You Are Not Billing, Be Skilling

    No matter what stage you are at within your career – whether you are a student, a first time employee or a seasoned executive. No matter what business you are in or want to be in. There is a stage for which you should always be considering, evaluating and preparing. Just like with sports there …

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    4 Ways to Tell If Your Personal Brand is in Danger

    Your personal brand is similar to that of a bonsai tree — you must regularly maintain and care for it, lest it will die.

    Many people care greatly for their personal brands, but even the greatest influencers have experienced problems with their brand at multiple points in their careers. But if you know how to …

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    Turn Your Spare Time into Extra Income

    Do you want to have an additional income source other than your full-time job? Or maybe you are only employed part-time and you need more work. If you want to find out how to earn some extra money, keep on reading.

    Nowadays companies are trying to cut their costs and unfortunately, the easiest way of …

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    Posted in Career Development, Job Search, Personal Branding, Success Strategies

    10 Ways to Combine Your Personal and Product Brand

    How can solopreneurs combine a personal brand with their company brand or product?

    The following answers are provided by the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only nonprofit organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs. The YEC recently published #FixYoungAmerica: How to Rebuild Our Economy and Put Young Americans Back to Work (for Good), …

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    Posted in Corporate Branding, entrepreneurship, Me 2.0, Personal Branding

    Two Important Things to Do While You’re Unemployed

    I hope you’re not one of those people who said, “I’m making my job search a full-time job.” I’ve known people who do that. They spend — or at least intend to spend — 40 hours per week, poring over the job boards, applying for any and all jobs they can find.

    It’s an awful, …

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    Personal Branding For Freelancers: When You Are Your Brand

    I cannot think of a single group of people for whom personal branding is more crucial than freelancers. It is in fact the ‘make or break’ ingredient that will determine whether their career adventure (and trust me, being a freelancer is an adventure!) takes off or sinks into obscurity. A strong, sensibly-managed and attractive personal …

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