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#SocialCafe: Freelancing and Keeping it Positive

#SocialCafe: Freelancing and Keeping it Positive

Q&A Discussing the challenges and joys of Freelancing. Host: @SocialwebCafe

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  3. --------------- The Chat: ---------------
  4. Welcome to the #SocialCafe Chat (new hashtag for #B2CTweet) at our normal 3pm EDT slot every Wednesday.
  5. @socialwebcafe My pleasure thanks for the opportunity to spread my positive messages with some new folks. #SocialCafe
  6. During our 3p EDT Chat hour we will discussing Freelancing, sharing ways we can succeed & drawing for prizes! #SocialCafe
  7. Welcome @VickensMoscova ! We are glad to have you here! I love the emphasis on "positive messages" Please share about YOU ;) #socialcafe
  8. If you are following along on the #SocialCafe questions, you can find them here:  http://sw.bcafe.co/PfWoHY fWoHY
  9. For anyone following the #B2CTweet hashtag, pop over to follow #SocialCafe (new hashtag)  http://sw.bcafe.co/socialcafechat ocialcafechat
  10. I facilitate networking opportunities for both existing talent and upcoming artists. I have developed a network of over... #SocialCafe
  11. @VickensMoscova So you are an #expert in the area of helping "freelancers" and you are one yourself, correct? #socialcafe
  12. Q1 What are some of joys of being a freelancer? What are the challenges? #SocialCafe
  13. ... 70K+ fans that get reg. #socialmedia messages, & I e-mail a tailored following of 100K industry-savvy trendsetters monthly #SocialCafe
  14. @tonygreene113 Cool Tony. Thanks :) Oh, and got your message on the share buttons - always appreciate #feedback :) #socialcafe
  15. MT @socialwebcafe: During our 3p EDT Chat hr we will discuss Freelancing, sharing ways we can succeed & prizes! #SocialCafe
  16. RT @socialwebcafe: Welcome to the #SocialCafe Chat (new hashtag for #B2CTweet) at our normal 3pm EDT slot every Wednesday.
  17. @socialwebcafe Yes I am an expert in home based businesses and starting "something from nothing". Its epic to experience. #SocialCafe
  18. RT @socialwebcafe: Q1 What are some of joys of being a freelancer? What are the challenges? #SocialCafe
  19. Thanks for joining us Scherrie! @thirtymommy No such thing as "late" :) #socialcafe
  20. @socialwebcafe #FreeLancing has to be one of the most rewarding yet scary experiences 1 can choose yet I recommend 1ce in life! #SocialCafe
  21. A1 One of the "joys" is managing your own time, including time with family. Do you find that, too, @thirtymommy ? #socialcafe
  22. A1. I like being able to work at my own pace but it can also be a setback @socialwebcafe #socialcafe
  23. @VickensMoscova Well put! rewarding/scary. I love the reference to "something from nothing." #LuvDenzelWashington #socialcafe
  24. @thirtymommy I find that I need "checklists" to keep me on track. My husband says I'm ADD... So easy to get distracted by stuff #socialcafe
  25. So, @VickensMoscova ... on the topic of pace, how do you structure your day? Do you have a system or go with the flow? #socialcafe
  26. A1: I like working at my own pace, but it is imperative I set tasks and deadlines for myself for everything. #SocialCafe
  27. The page Social Media and Technology News ...got an overall PageSpeed Score of 92(out of 100). - woohoo! #socialcafe
  28. Q2 How can you, as a freelancer, promote yourself online? #SocialCafe
  29. @socialwebcafe I try to use checklists on post-it's daily to keep me on track but things still get backed up @socialwebcafe #socialcafe
  30. @socialwebcafe In #FreeLance mode 1 realizes that @ times work get out of there control like if a company 1 works 4 downsizes #SocialCafe
  31. @socialwebcafe #SocialMedia #FreeLancing has allowed me 2 not only speed up flow but go with better 1s by network targetting #SocialCafe
  32. @dragonblogger Hey Justin. You are like one of the most organized bloggers I know, with all you balance. Ah, deadlines, yes. #socialcafe
  33. @tonygreene113 Excellent Tony! You are like doing the same thing I was doing this morning! same wave-length! #socialcafe
  34. @socialwebcafe Even though I can wake up & do w/e whenever. I choose to work in normal ppls work schedule at pace I want payment #SocialCafe
  35. We want to thank the wonderful @commun_it team. They help us create relationships with #Twitter  http://commun.it ease RT #SociSocialCafe
  36. @socialwebcafe So the more aligned I get with what I want to do the more systematic everything is in flow of workday #SocialCafe
  37. @thirtymommy Oh my! PostIts! Yes, in my role as CTO, I used PostIts all the time! Now, I use notes on iPad. Still luv PostIts #socialcafe
  38. RT @socialwebcafe: Q2 How can you, as a freelancer, promote yourself online? #SocialCafe
  39. A2: Every single service/program/social media outlet you can find. There is no limit to what to add your profile to. #SocialCafe
  40. @VickensMoscova That makes sense. So, you find what works and tweak that and shave off what doesn't, eh? #socialcafe
  41. @socialwebcafe I find that I need a physical reminder...I don't utilize my gadget apps much #socialcafe
  42. @tonygreene113 I use Evernote occasionally for tracking across multiple systems. #SocialCafe
  43. A2 Inspired by what @VickensMoscova said, find what works and work it. But, like @dragonblogger said, add profiles everywhere #socialcafe
  44. @socialwebcafe Find what works too, I tried EmpireAvenue for a while, but didn't see ROI (time wise) so not active there anymore #SocialCafe
  45. @tonygreene113 I just started to use #EverNote with #IFTTT, especially Twitter and #IFTTT doesn't work with Twitter anymore #socialcafe
  46. @socialwebcafe Right w/ no boss directly over 1 in #FreeLance 1 has 2 optimize time 2 max b/c it might not be on bosses clock #SocialCafe
  47. @socialwebcafe b/c I work online mostly it can be especially distracting w/ @facebook @twitter Email TY God for no more pop ups! #SocialCafe
  48. @dragonblogger I was wondering about that: #EmpireAvenue. I think I did it for 2 days or so and didn't see the ROI either #socialcafe
  49. Q3 What kind of information should you publish online to generate more sales? #SocialCafe
  50. @VickensMoscova Oh my goodness! Had to "schedule" FB time! I'd be off looking at something and wonder where time went. #socialcafe
  51. @socialwebcafe While I hear what @dragonblogger says having mass profiles can leave site owners askin u why u on there rarely #SocialCafe
  52. A2. I try to update, tweet, like as much as I can to stay active @socialwebcafe #socialcafe
  53. @dragonblogger I use EmpireAvenue on occasion but have noticed alot of thievery lately and slacked off it #socialcafe
  54. @VickensMoscova Having a profile doesn't mean you have to use the service, look how many business have profiles unused. #SocialCafe
  55. @VickensMoscova You want the profile to "reserve" your brand name, so nobody else can take it, even if you don't plan to use it. #SocialCafe
  56. @VickensMoscova I have dragonblogger everywhere, except somebody else got dragonblogger on myspace first. #SocialCafe
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  58. @dragonblogger how do you stop your blog from "multi-posting" to all the platforms? I'll do a post and my twitter feed explodes #socialcafe
  59. @thirtymommy Do you find you pick your favorite networks and work those? I tend to use FB and Twitter the most. Pinterest? #socialcafe
  60. @tonygreene113 Stop platforms from cross chatter, my facebook posts to Twitter but not vice versa, so I only need to post to FB #SocialCafe
  61. For what they call "evergreen" stuff I'll use Buffer...lately it's been lagging though #socialcafe
  62. Many times I initiate a conversation on Facebook, but get answers and responses on Twitter. I don't have to post same question #SocialCafe
  63. @socialwebcafe Facebook is #1 traffic referrer for me, FB and Twitter are the only major two I use. Google Plus distant third. #SocialCafe
  64. @dragonblogger right which then defeats the purpose of even getting on the site. Which usually is to network. unused=timewaster #SocialCafe
  65. @dragonblogger I hear you on that yet most main sites are allowing Brands to claim page even if a person claimed it yet ur right #SocialCafe
  66. #offtopic I just tried to log in to @Easy_retweet and got a "Twitter Rate Error" Knew it was coming, but hoped not yet #socialcafe
  67. @VickensMoscova when people answer on Twitter, I have to reply on Twitter can't reply from FB to someone who responds on Twitter #SocialCafe
  68. @VickensMoscova This is why I use Hootsuite, I manage all social media accounts via streams/tabs from 1 console. #SocialCafe
  69. @VickensMoscova No, which is why it is first come first serve, until I turn it into an LLC and copyright it. #SocialCafe
  70. RT @socialwebcafe: Q3 What kind of information should you publish online to generate more sales? #SocialCafe
  71. @dragonblogger Right yet one has to ask themselves where r the most ppl b/c thats where one might want 2 focus efforts resources #SocialCafe
  72. @thirtymommy It didn't take long for FB to explode more traffic than Twitter, at 1/2 the following FB has better time ROI #SocialCafe
  73. @VickensMoscova Right, but with beta items, it is good to try to be ahead of the curve before programs explode. #SocialCafe
  74. @dragonblogger I saw how you made a desktop console out of Hootsuite..thanks for the tip #socialcafe
  75. @dragonblogger Right about the beta yet these days 100 betas come out everyday. Have to be selective or info is in matrix #SocialCafe
  76. @dragonblogger how has the "auto-scheduling" worked for you on hootsuite? #socialcafe
  77. Join us on a special chat tomorrow 3p EDT talking about @enstine 's CashDonator plugin. #SocialCafe
  78. @hootsuite has become essential to tracking what is where. I also like @commun_it for handling the relationship end #socialcafe
  79. @tonygreene113 Yep, I use it exclusively that way all the time for a long time now. #SocialCafe
  80. A4 One the "keeping on" end, efficiency is good, but so is attitude. Keep the positive self-talk going and turn off negative :) #socialcafe
  81. @dragonblogger I would think, with all that you balance, that the scheduling in @hootsuite is very #essential #socialcafe
  82. A: I never approach anything negatively and always have professionalism, you need thick skin and don't let things get you down. #SocialCafe
  83. @socialwebcafe I do most of my scheduling with Gremln and BufferApp, only my poetry calls are with Hootsuite scheduling. #SocialCafe
  84. I like the "challenge" ;) RT @thirtymommy: A4. Be positive & challenge ourselves! @socialwebcafe #socialcafe
  85. RT @socialwebcafe: Join us on a special chat tomorrow 3p EDT talking about @enstine 's CashDonator plugin. #SocialCafe
  86. @VickensMoscova Yeah, hard to know which will be the next foursquare, tumblr...etc have to kind of have your finger on the pulse #SocialCafe
  87. @socialwebcafe Right even online attract attracts like so BE positive and get that back #SocialCafe
  88. @dragonblogger &, if skin isn't thick, keep it away from professional output. Husband, wife, bestie, significant other helps. #socialcafe
  89. RT @VickensMoscova: @socialwebcafe Right even online attract attracts like so BE positive and get that back #socialcafe
  90. I didn't get notice of the chat. Where are the alerts posted? #socialcafe
  91. Next week, on #SocialCafe we will talk to DaVinci about the exciting #TBW workshop! Wed 3p EDT
  92. @SuperBlogga new calendar here:  http://sw.bcafe.co/T8j48i 8j48i but will make sure u are on the Twitter announcement list, toosocialcafelcafe
  93. On that note... I'm curious how people like to be alerted. email, twitter, FB, Google? cc: @SuperBlogga #socialcafe
  94. Missed the #SocialCafe chat? Stay tuned for Tweets letting your know the #SocialCafe archive/summary is ready.
  95. RT @socialwebcafe: Next week, on #SocialCafe we will talk to DaVinci about the exciting #TBW workshop! Wed 3p EDT
  96. RT @socialwebcafe: Missed the #SocialCafe chat? Stay tuned for Tweets letting your know the #SocialCafe archive/summary is ready.
  97. Correction... the 'winners' in the Raffle were not able to make this chat. We'll put the prizes back in for another chat. :) #socialcafe
  98. @socialwebcafe So sorry I did not make the #socialcafe chat today (was driving). Looks like it was fascinating! Cool tweeps on the chat : )
  99. Thank you for joining us for this week's #SocialCafe Twitter Chat.

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