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  • 6 Secrets for Your Survival in the Gig Economy

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    1. A reality check to kick this list off: Unless you have already accumulated all the wealth you and your family will need for the rest of your lives, there is no such thing as true independence.
    2. With that bitter pill out of the way, the amount of independence that comes with being self-employed really can be pretty great. However, a best practice that many people overlook is keeping your enviable situation to yourself as much as possible.
    3. Work like you’re on vacation. This is something we should all practice that I’ve written about at length here. In an nutshell, vacation work mode requires minimizing distractions, getting your priorities straight, compartmentalizing and being ready for anything.
    4. It’s going to take longer than you think. By now you’ve probably noticed that you tend to overestimate the amount you can get done in a day, or you underestimate how long most things will take.
    5. … Under Promise and Over Deliver. That’s UPOD, for short. It’s a business cliche, but it’s doubly important for independents, because it will allow you to achieve another important secret to gigging success, namely…
    6. Nailing down steady work and repeat clients. Yes, yes, I know. This is starting to sound a lot like the rat race kind of work you were trying to escape via freelancing.
    People who should listen to this show are entrepreneurs, career coaches
     
     

  • HRTech Weekly with Stacey Harris and John Sumser: #229 - Aug 8, 2019 - 8 AM PT

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    Hosts Stacey Harris and John Sumser discuss important news and topics in recruiting and HR technology. Listen live every Thursday at 8AM Pacific – 11AM Eastern, or catch up on full episodes with show transcripts here.

  • Things You Need To Know Before Planning Your Social Media Strategy

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    What Is A Social Media Strategy?
    A social media strategy is a summary of what you plan to do and achieve on your business’s social media accounts. Your strategy outlines how your business will use social media to reach marketing goals.
    1. Who Is Your Audience?
    Before you can begin to plan your social media strategy, you need to know who your audience is.
    2. What Kinds Of Channels Will You Use?
    Determine which channels your audience uses and find out which work best for your small business.
    3. What Type Of Content Will You Post?
    According to one source, tweets with images receive 18% more clicks than tweets without them.
    4. What Works For Your Competition?
    You and your competition are likely chasing after the same audience.
    5. How Much Manpower Do You Need?
    After determining your audience, the types of channels you plan to use, and your content, you need to determine how many people you need to crank out the content.
    Poeople who should listen to this show are entrepreneurs, career coaches, online marketers
     

  • HRTech Weekly with Stacey Harris and John Sumser: #230 - Aug 15, 2019 - 8 AM PT

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    Hosts Stacey Harris and John Sumser discuss important news and topics in recruiting and HR technology. Listen live every Thursday at 8AM Pacific – 11AM Eastern, or catch up on full episodes with show transcripts here.

  • How to Come Up With Startup Business Ideas in the Digital Era

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    Coming up with an idea for your startup business should be approached with the same dedication as every other job-related task.
     
    Where the best startup business ideas come from.
    One of the strengths of technology in the digital era is focused on simplifying your life. The Internet takes center stage at helping customers meet their needs, whether big or small.
    The best ideas come from identifying problems: For Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak, the problem was an expensive computer.
    Focus on trends in the areas you are interested in: As a potential startup business owner, you have likely developed a niche based on prior experience, future potential, or both.
     
    How to ask yourself the right questions.
    Sometimes, launching a startup business idea involves taking a risk.
    What is your skill set? Are you good at sales and marketing? Do you have strong writing skills? If so, you may consider starting a side hustle by consulting with other startups on their marketing efforts.

  • HRTech Weekly with Stacey Harris and John Sumser: #231 - Aug 22, 2019 - 8 AM PT

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    Hosts Stacey Harris and John Sumser discuss important news and topics in recruiting and HR technology. Listen live every Thursday at 8AM Pacific – 11AM Eastern, or catch up on full episodes with show transcripts here.

  • How to Come Up With a Business Idea

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    Here’s the Secret
    You’re putting way, way too much pressure on yourself with this whole idea thing.
     
     
    1. Brainstorm it all out on a piece of paper.
    To begin, jot out your thoughts and ideas. Even if you think an idea sounds silly, it doesn’t matter. Write out anything that you might think is relevant.
     
     
    2. Look at what businesses are doing.
    Finished writing down your ideas? Good.
     
    Strengths: people tend to ask me to look over essays and writing work for feedback, so I might put “writing/editing skills” as a strength. Interests: I bake snacks and am on a quest to finding ways to improve their taste. I’ll write down “making baked goods, especially oatmeal-based snacks”. Feel free to write both general and specifics down, since we’re putting down whatever comes to mind. Problems: I notice that people around me commonly complain about work-related health issues, such as stress and fatigue. I can put these down too. People should listen to this show are entepreneurs, career coaches

  • CAF Canada makes Tax-Receipted Cross-Border Giving Easy for All Canadians

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    Canadians are a very generous group and often support their local communities with their time, talent, and treasure. What they might not know, however, is that their generosity can extend globally in a safe, secure, and efficient manner.
    Join Ted Hart, President of CAF Canada, and Jessie Krafft, Vice President of Donor and Program Services, to learn about how Canadians can support charitable causes in a tax-effective, safe, and easy way across the globe.
     

  • HRTech Weekly with Stacey Harris and John Sumser: #232 - Aug 29, 2019-8AM PT

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    Hosts Stacey Harris and John Sumser discuss important news and topics in recruiting and HR technology. Listen live every Thursday at 8AM Pacific – 11AM Eastern, or catch up on full episodes with show transcripts here.

  • 7 Online Business Ideas To Try

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    Digital Traffic Manager
    Digital marketing is a lot bigger than just social media. Brands are looking for quality traffic, awareness and exposure. While that includes social media, it also includes guest blogging, press, content creation and the like. This takes a lot of skill and organization to manage it all and that’s why companies are looking for help. If you are savvy, you can create a strategic plan to drive traffic to someone’s website beyond just SEO.
    Website Creation
    With platforms like WordPress, SquareSpace, Shopify, etc., creating a website is easier than ever if you have a little tech savvy.
    Ghostwriter
    Content marketing is really important to most online businesses and the creation of that content can be daunting. If you have some background in SEO and are able to write smart, compelling articles - companies will pay. Most content writers charge 10 cents per word, so a 3000 word article would garner you $300.
    eBook Author
    Do you like to write? Self publishing can be a very successful venture if you are disciplined to pump out a lot of content. James Scott Bell writes a ton of fiction books, but also a ton of books about how to write fiction books. Not only is he making a living on writing books, but also how to write books.
    Online Workshops/Classes 
    Online courses are fabulous, but online workshops are getting really popular. Access to you for a block of time is really valuable to a workshop attendee.
    People who should listen to this show are entrepreneurs, digital marketing
     

  • HRTech Weekly with Stacey Harris and John Sumser: #233 - Sept 5, 2019-8AM PT

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    Hosts Stacey Harris and John Sumser discuss important news and topics in recruiting and HR technology. Listen live every Thursday at 8AM Pacific – 11AM Eastern, or catch up on full episodes with show transcripts here.

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