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My pleasure thanks for the opportunity to spread my positive messages with some new folks.
During our 3p EDT Chat hour we will discussing Freelancing, sharing ways we can succeed & drawing for prizes!
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I am a working in the area.
I facilitate networking opportunities for both existing talent and upcoming artists. I have developed a network of over...
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So you are an in the area of helping "freelancers" and you are one yourself, correct?
Q1 What are some of joys of being a freelancer? What are the challenges?
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Cool Tony. Thanks :) Oh, and got your message on the share buttons - always appreciate :)
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MT : During our 3p EDT Chat hr we will discuss Freelancing, sharing ways we can succeed & prizes!
RT : Welcome to the Chat (new hashtag for ) at our normal 3pm EDT slot every Wednesday.
Yes I am an expert in home based businesses and starting "something from nothing". Its epic to experience.
RT : Q1 What are some of joys of being a freelancer? What are the challenges?
Thanks for joining us Scherrie! No such thing as "late" :)
has to be one of the most rewarding yet scary experiences 1 can choose yet I recommend 1ce in life!
A1 One of the "joys" is managing your own time, including time with family. Do you find that, too, ?
A1. I like being able to work at my own pace but it can also be a setback
Well put! rewarding/scary. I love the reference to "something from nothing."
I find that I need "checklists" to keep me on track. My husband says I'm ADD... So easy to get distracted by stuff
So, ... on the topic of pace, how do you structure your day? Do you have a system or go with the flow?
A1: I like working at my own pace, but it is imperative I set tasks and deadlines for myself for everything.
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Q2 How can you, as a freelancer, promote yourself online?
I try to use checklists on post-it's daily to keep me on track but things still get backed up
In mode 1 realizes that @ times work get out of there control like if a company 1 works 4 downsizes
has allowed me 2 not only speed up flow but go with better 1s by network targetting
Hey Justin. You are like one of the most organized bloggers I know, with all you balance. Ah, deadlines, yes.
Excellent Tony! You are like doing the same thing I was doing this morning! same wave-length!
Even though I can wake up & do w/e whenever. I choose to work in normal ppls work schedule at pace I want payment
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So the more aligned I get with what I want to do the more systematic everything is in flow of workday
Oh my! PostIts! Yes, in my role as CTO, I used PostIts all the time! Now, I use notes on iPad. Still luv PostIts
RT : Q2 How can you, as a freelancer, promote yourself online?
RT : Q2 How can you, as a freelancer, promote yourself online?
A2: Every single service/program/social media outlet you can find. There is no limit to what to add your profile to.
you ever used Evernote for keeping track of things ?
That makes sense. So, you find what works and tweak that and shave off what doesn't, eh?
I find that I need a physical reminder...I don't utilize my gadget apps much
Shame on me. No. I will need to look it up.
I use Evernote occasionally for tracking across multiple systems.
A2 Inspired by what said, find what works and work it. But, like said, add profiles everywhere
Find what works too, I tried EmpireAvenue for a while, but didn't see ROI (time wise) so not active there anymore
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I just started to use with , especially Twitter and doesn't work with Twitter anymore
Right w/ no boss directly over 1 in 1 has 2 optimize time 2 max b/c it might not be on bosses clock
I might need to pull out those notes again... :)
b/c I work online mostly it can be especially distracting w/ Email TY God for no more pop ups!
I was wondering about that: . I think I did it for 2 days or so and didn't see the ROI either
Q3 What kind of information should you publish online to generate more sales?
Oh my goodness! Had to "schedule" FB time! I'd be off looking at something and wonder where time went.
yea..they cut it off...Pooh
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While I hear what says having mass profiles can leave site owners askin u why u on there rarely
A2. I try to update, tweet, like as much as I can to stay active
I use EmpireAvenue on occasion but have noticed alot of thievery lately and slacked off it
just when I was getting "hooked."
Having a profile doesn't mean you have to use the service, look how many business have profiles unused.
You want the profile to "reserve" your brand name, so nobody else can take it, even if you don't plan to use it.
Hmmm.. comes to mind. I think it has been months since I logged in. cc:
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how do you stop your blog from "multi-posting" to all the platforms? I'll do a post and my twitter feed explodes
Do you find you pick your favorite networks and work those? I tend to use FB and Twitter the most. Pinterest?
Stop platforms from cross chatter, my facebook posts to Twitter but not vice versa, so I only need to post to FB
For what they call "evergreen" stuff I'll use Buffer...lately it's been lagging though
Many times I initiate a conversation on Facebook, but get answers and responses on Twitter. I don't have to post same question
I prefer Twitter & pinterest
Facebook is #1 traffic referrer for me, FB and Twitter are the only major two I use. Google Plus distant third.
right which then defeats the purpose of even getting on the site. Which usually is to network. unused=timewaster
I hear you on that yet most main sites are allowing Brands to claim page even if a person claimed it yet ur right
I just tried to log in to and got a "Twitter Rate Error" Knew it was coming, but hoped not yet
when people answer on Twitter, I have to reply on Twitter can't reply from FB to someone who responds on Twitter
Is it trademarked copyrighted n protected by u
This is why I use Hootsuite, I manage all social media accounts via streams/tabs from 1 console.
I have to get better with using my Facebook
No, which is why it is first come first serve, until I turn it into an LLC and copyright it.
RT : Q3 What kind of information should you publish online to generate more sales?
Right yet one has to ask themselves where r the most ppl b/c thats where one might want 2 focus efforts resources
It didn't take long for FB to explode more traffic than Twitter, at 1/2 the following FB has better time ROI
Right, but with beta items, it is good to try to be ahead of the curve before programs explode.
Great point... Nice I am using hootesuite now myself.
I saw how you made a desktop console out of Hootsuite..thanks for the tip
Jugnoo and SocialInbox look different
Q4 How does the freelancer keep on 'keepin on?'
Right about the beta yet these days 100 betas come out everyday. Have to be selective or info is in matrix
how has the "auto-scheduling" worked for you on hootsuite?
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has become essential to tracking what is where. I also like for handling the relationship end
Yep, I use it exclusively that way all the time for a long time now.
A4 One the "keeping on" end, efficiency is good, but so is attitude. Keep the positive self-talk going and turn off negative :)
I would think, with all that you balance, that the scheduling in is very
A: I never approach anything negatively and always have professionalism, you need thick skin and don't let things get you down.
I do most of my scheduling with Gremln and BufferApp, only my poetry calls are with Hootsuite scheduling.
A4. Be positive & challenge ourselves!
I like the "challenge" ;) RT : A4. Be positive & challenge ourselves!
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RT : Q4 How does the freelancer keep on 'keepin on?'
Yeah, hard to know which will be the next foursquare, tumblr...etc have to kind of have your finger on the pulse
Right even online attract attracts like so BE positive and get that back
Ah. Haven't checked out Gremln yet. Thnx.
RT : A4. Be positive & challenge ourselves!
&, if skin isn't thick, keep it away from professional output. Husband, wife, bestie, significant other helps.
RT : Right even online attract attracts like so BE positive and get that back
Hi. Deborah: Can you send me the link to the chat room please?
Yes look at some of the sites Ive joined here that I may use at times http://ht.ly/ensru
Great. Just found it now. Thanks.
I didn't get notice of the chat. Where are the alerts posted?
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On that note... I'm curious how people like to be alerted. email, twitter, FB, Google? cc:
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Great chat! Thanks for all the great tips!
Great. Thanks, will bookmark the calendar.
Ok, getting ready to announce our winners today!
:) RT : Great. Thanks, will bookmark the calendar.
RT : Great chat! Thanks for all the great tips!
ok...gotta run too..bus is coming @ 4:25
RT : Next week, on we will talk to DaVinci about the exciting workshop! Wed 3p EDT
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Correction... the 'winners' in the Raffle were not able to make this chat. We'll put the prizes back in for another chat. :)
So sorry I did not make the chat today (was driving). Looks like it was fascinating! Cool tweeps on the chat : )
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