Since I got fired from my last corporate job, I have been a freelance marketing consultant full-time. Today, marks the 50th month from that terrible experience—not the firing part, but the circumstances around it.So, I sat down, looked back at the past few years, and started writing the lessons I’ve learned over the years.If you’re new to … [Read more...] about 50 Lessons from 50 Months of Freelancing
Business Resources to Help You Create More Value
Most business owners (and individual consultants or freelancers) go into business without knowing or learning the purpose of business and how it fits into society. Below are a collection of resources to help you grow your business.
I’ve shared a bit about some business basics no one talks about.In this post, I’d like to share another free activity business owners and managers can do to increase the company’s profitability without spending anything extra.The single, most effective (and free) way to increase profitability is through delegation.Yes. It’s something … [Read more...] about Delegation—The Single, Most Effective (and Free) Way to Increase Profitability
The world is slowly opening. Countries that implemented stay-at-home or quarantine orders are now being lifted.In the past 2 months, I personally knew people who were on both ends of the spectrum—those who were laid off and asked to work from home.I noticed a couple of themes among them. Here are my observations.4 Different Types of … [Read more...] about Lessons from the Coronavirus Pandemic: 4 Types of People Who Emerged
Have you ever worked with a client (or worked for someone) who doesn’t value what you bring to the table?Most of the time, these people give great lip service in trying to sell the work/company, but when you get onboard, that’s when all hell breaks loose.I did.BackgroundAs what some of you might know, I got fired from my last … [Read more...] about Fire Clients Who Don’t Value Your Skills and Expertise
Marathons and sprints are often used as analogies to differentiate how you look at things — primarily as short- or long-term perspective.In digital marketing, you’d often hear gurus tell you that SEO is a marathon because it takes months to years before you start seeing substantial results.That’s why you’d also hear this phrase applied to … [Read more...] about 3 Reasons Why Sprints Are Better Than Marathons
Today marks the last day of the 30-day challenge I took for myself. My goal was to publish an article a day—a simple yet very challenging task.As I reviewed my bullet journal, I complained at least 3x in the first two weeks.I was running out of stuff to write about. I also find that it was taking me quite a while to finish the final … [Read more...] about Results of My 30-Day Challenge: Publishing One Article A Day