Freelancer or Solopreneur: What’s The Difference?

If you’re considering a side hustle, you may think of yourself as a freelancer or a solopreneur. Freelancers and solopreneurs are often conflated with one another, or used interchangeably… But aside from the fact that they work mostly by themselves, freelancers and solopreneurs are different. Freelancer or Solopreneur? A freelancer is someone who exchanges his or her time for money. Freelancers work on projects for clients, as the clients come in. Freelancers do the work themselves. They’re the boss of themselves… They own a job that they control. If a…

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WP Courseware eLearning Plugin For WordPress

Even if you aren’t aware of it, there’s a good chance that you have some unique knowledge that others would benefit from… Perhaps it’s related to your professional career as a zombie makeup artist… or your mycology hobby, or your unique style of iPad illustration or cartooning. Whatever your skills are… On the Internet those skills create an opportunity! You have an opportunity not only to solve a problem for someone else who is looking to learn, but also create a business for yourself. How? Create an online course to…

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3 Ways To Be A Happy, Healthy Wantrapreneur

3 ways to be a happy, healthy Wantrapreneur

There are two types of wantrapreneur: Healthy and unhealthy. People mostly know the unhealthy kind. If you constantly dream of building a startup or breaking out on your own to launch your own business… But the timing just isn’t right… You may be a healthy wantrapreneur. However, if you’ve already started your business, but you’re not willing to do the hard work (most often overcoming the fear of sales), or sacrifice anything to make the business work, or you’re trying to raise money for your startup just for the sake…

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Low Tech, Big Check

Low tech big check

It’s easy to over-rely on technology to solve genuine problems… One such problem is the pain associated with prospecting (i.e. cold calling). Cold calling works. The fact is that people have their phones with them everywhere now… You can reach them via phone, or via texting or email for the portion of their communication that they used to do with voice. But when you call someone they may answer the phone, just because it’s with them. If you call a receptionist, or personal assistant, if you are nice to them…

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Jupiter’s Moons… And Long Tail SEO

Jupiter's moons and long tail SEO

Jupiter has 69 moons… 69! What!?! I had no idea. Jupiter has the most moons of any planet in the solar system. The largest of the moons of Jupiter are called the Galilean moons because they were discovered by the father of modern physics, Galileo Galilei. This made me think about Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and the importance of long tail content when starting a blog or an online business. What is Long Tail Content? Everyone knows the largest planet in our solar system… You could probably name all the planets, including…

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What is a Solopreneur?

What is a solopreneur?

While every solopreneur and entrepreneur is unique, solopreneurs differ from entrepreneurs because they bear the pressures and challenges of building a business alone. What is a Solopreneur? The definition of a solopreneur is generally someone who: Works completely alone. Is the sole manager (is in charge of himself or herself on a daily basis). Is working on a solopreneur business to support themselves and maybe their family. Solopreneurs are often people who start a blog or start an online business to sell products or services online. Solopreneurs usually work from home, in…

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Help! My Logo Doesn’t Look Crisp!

If you have a WordPress site and your logo doesn’t look “crisp” and clean it can be fixed by using a “scalable vector graphics” or SVG file. PNG, JPEG and GIF files will get pixelated when reduced or increased in size. However, a scalable vector graphic (aka “SVG” file) will expand or contract exactly to appear perfect and crisp in any size you want. SVG files do not lose their resolution. WordPress SVG Plugin Out of the box, WordPress doesn’t work with SVG files. However, you can use a plugin…

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Parkinson’s Law and Premature Scaling…

Parkinson's Law

When I was approximately eight years old, I started flipping through a book in my father’s study called “Parkingson’s Law”, by C. Northcote Parkinson. If you’ve ever read this book, you’ll know that you only really need to read a few pages of it (I was 8…) to take away the important message of the book: Work will expand to fill the time available for its completion. For as long as I’ve remembered, both as a civilian and entrepreneur, I’ve applied this rule… Either consciously or unconsciously, for ill or…

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Div Class Entry-Content Missing on WordPress Posts?

One of my WordPress websites started acting up today… Specifically my site was missing its content from all the posts. Pages were OK. WooCommerce products were OK. But no content in posts. I didn’t even discover this… So who know how long it was like this.  A customer emailed me to say that she wanted to read an article I had posted, but when she went to the post, the content was missing. Post Content Missing It’s relatively easy to build a WordPress blog… And usually the tech acts bulletproof.…

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How to Create a Free WordPress News Aggregator with Google Alerts

how to create a free wordpress news aggregator

Creating a news aggregator to add to your site can be helpful for you and your readers. For you, it can help your site by improving clickthroughs, and reducing “bounce rate”. For your readers, it can help them find other articles on other sites that are related to what you are writing about. You can add a news aggregator in a widget on your WordPress site, or you can embed it in a post or a page. In terms of embedding it on a single page, you can use a…

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