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The Only Way Out From Your Corporate Job - Entrepreneurship

image An entrepreneur organizes, operates, and handles the risk for business ventures; also referred to as ‘impresario’, or owner of any kind of business. Normally, when we cogitate about the word “ Entrepreneurship”, it gives us images of a convoluted and busy life-schedule flustered with meetings, incessantly running to and fro, factory management and all sorts of rigmaroles. But, in modern era, entrepreneurship can also mean managing a business completely through the digital world of information technology, you can take off with minimal of expenses, and if conducted with zeal and intelligence, the revenue can be overwhelming, in fact the trend is soaring day by day and people are getting increasingly affixed with an impressive success rate.

Normally, if you are a corporate person, it will surely be a stringent task for you to carry out your businesses that are not done via online. That is, you must sacrifice your corporate job in order to push your own business up all the way to the class of established businesses. And if in any case your effort turns out abortive, then you will be entrapped in a stymie; which then can become pretty onerous to break out. One of the great benefits of this class of business is that, you can run your business WITHOUT giving up your corporate duties. That is you stay safe in your duties and carefree in running the online business. Both ends are catered for.

This article illustrates some points from Brazen Careerrist. It helps you to draw a balancing margin between these two responsibility and experiencing success in both the halves, and will be able to use one of these options to the betterment of other. Thus enjoying a kind of financial freedom that we all aspire after.

Take Entrepreneurship as the Fuel of Churning Out More Laurels in Corporate Duty

Try to get maximum advantage from your corporate duties, because you do not have to sacrifice your privation for cheap renumeration as if you do not feel satisfied, you can ditch the job off to initiate your online entrepreneurship venture. Actually it is only then when you truly know your capacities.

Enrich your Entrepreneurship Skills by Rolling Into a Rotational Program

You can choose to enroll yourself into some kind of Management Training programs in a reputed company, where you get to learn a lot of skills which every entrepreneur assimilates as they gradually go on with their business. These skills will not only aid you to start up a business of your own, but also will assist in the progress of your business, both online and offline.

Everyone Functions in an Entrepreneurship Diction

World of Online Entrepreneurship is different, mostly here you are your own boss, you are the employee, you are the master of skills that needs to be inputted in the business, and basically, your are the product as well, cause this business will primarily flourish in digital world and your skills and hidden talents are the soul driver. Besides these, job stability now days mostly gone into oblivion as people changes their job more often than before and thus constantly developing new skills and approach, just as an entrepreneur. So, people are getting more and more entrepreneur in heart automatically.

Use the Corporate Paycheck to Fund Entrepreneurship

To launch a traditional business, people must have huge amount of capital, and for a regular corporate, there is hardly any way to garner this capital without loaning from somewhere, meaning he is entrapping himself in a complex kind of debt. But in case of your online entrepreneurship, it entails only smaller capital which can largely be substantiated through the money you earn from your corporate job, thus freeing you from a great pain in the neck.

Look for Same-Minded people

Besides you, there are other people sharing the same dream as you do, that is to be an Entrepreneur. So utilize your corporate contacts to eye out these people and find out what innovative idea they have that may excite you and vice versa. Most of these people are hellbent at starting a new kind of business and are resolved enough to go on with it.
Thus by following these steps, you can make the most out of the two separate world of corporate job and online entrepreneurship, freeing you from the clutch of your regular corporate responsibilities.

5 Essential Tips for a Successful Freelance Writer

freelance writer Freelance writer is a person who pursues a writing profession without a long-term engagement to any one employer. One of the great advantages of being a freelance writer is that they enjoy a diverse flavour of assignments and can manuevor their work routine at will, which itself allures a great amenity that is not seen in regular professions. Once established, it can provide incomes greater than that of a regular profession.

Freelance writing can indeed be an exciting and challenging profession, One of many advantages of this kind of work is that you do not have to restrict your work in a regular time frame, you can continue the way you want. It also offers a great variety of writing assignments to be tackled.

Ways Towards Success

To be a successful freelance writer, you must go through some prerequisites, and this article illustrates some of these preconditions:

  • LOVE OF WRITING: This is the most important aspect as you must be able to enjoy your work, otherwise for you it will be difficult to continue.
  • BEING ORGANIZED AND MOTIVATED: You must be self-motivated as no other “boss” will be around to insist you to work, so you need to be careful about how to manage your personal life without sacrificing your work pressure. It is very important to keep your personal life synchronized with your freelance writing hours.
  • DO NOT TRY TOO HARD: Do not try too hard, initiate with a pleasant feeling and slowly build up the momentum. And once you are in rhythm, do not let yourself be distracted so easily.
  • TAKE BREAK WHEN NEEDED: Do not go overboard, try to take break whenever you feel too much out of concentration, it’ll refresh your mind and you’ll soon be recharged to write better than before.
  • MANAGING CLIENT: No business can be successful without keeping the client happy, so try to give 100% for the client and try to expand your contact list by virtue of developing soft skills and enhancing quality of writing gradually.

So if you can follow these steps, properly, then with time you will find this career more rewarding than a 9-5 regular job.

New Logo For New Milestone

image I guess you all noticed our new logo being posted on our Job Board and this blog. After a year of operation, it is time to re-brand and inject some fresh blood into our community. A New logo is the beginning of the re-branding process.

If you notice, both of our new logo and old logo has a clock symbol on it. It is our special request to our partner- Joel from YouthMalaysia(YM) to maintain our "Clock" symbol. We always believe that a clock is a very important element in your life especially working part time.

imageStarting from this month, YM will be our strategic partner for this community. We will join under their flagship to convert this community to be a Truly Job Board for youth. Hence, we designed the new logo in blue colour (Default Blue by YM).

 
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Is "Myfastcash.biz - Online Data Entry" a Scam?

myfastcsh.bizMyfastcash.biz is an online business establishment mainly concentrating on data entry type of online work. It promises an earning of around $1,700- $7000 per week and vows to take only first 200 people that registered with it. 

The name of the establisher is happened to be Joe Kerz. The business offers the same inducements as the other Work From Home type of business. But before anything, we must verify it’s legitimacy as there are an umpteen number of fraudulent cases recorded already. Tips: always check the program with Better Business Bureaus (BBB)

Look and Feel

imageFirst comes the page design. Needless to say, it gives you the same look and feel of a regular scam site promising various kind of eye-catching dreams. It gives you images of some people who have been claimed to be very satisfied,  it will give you pictures of paypal transactions and few system related images such as a mere out of the rack login screen.

No Free Lunch

image No touch of professionalism you can find at all from any aspect of the page. Then the big thing, that is, is it free or not, and you see that you actually have to pay around USD 50, which is natural for any scam sites. After a while, to your utter consternation, you will see that this program, that is the owner actually vows to you that he will instantly fill your account with USD 60, while you are having to pay USD 50 to start, and the could have very easily charge you nothing at all in exchange of crediting your account with USD 60 as a gift only.

High Rewards

This is enough to prove the actual motive of the claimed owner. And obviously, the amount they promise, that is $1,700 – $7,000 is way too high comparing any legitimate work-from-home business. Too good to be true.

Hidden Identity

Also like every other scam site, it has no contact address, you can email them, but you can not know the office address or anything like this.

Further, it has another URL, ‘www.fastdatacash.com’, which it never mentions anywhere, germinating another degree of suspicion in it already suspicious approach towards the data-entry business plan.

Conclusion

Considering their risible gift offer, too high promised payment, the look & feel of the website, lack of proper address and slyly operating one single website under two different URLs, we can safely conclude that it is indeed a scam as many other.

28 Things Your Must Learn to Ask for Your Freelance Job

image The one and only pillar to captivate client interest and intrigue them to such a scale that they continue to keep coming back with new projects, is to entertain all those previous assignments with all your aces. This is a market strategy that will not fail and doesn’t fail. However, you are not a programmed machine, as a soul with flesh and blood, your desires in exchange of your work must commensurate with proper rewards, or in simple declaration.

The client also must reflect generously, so that your inner-self becomes suffonsified, sharpening and streamlining your talent to deal with more and more projects with constant proficiency. Below are a catalogue of 28 (25 from FreelanceSwitch + 3 from AsiaPartTime) genre of repayments you should ask from your client:

Asks from AsiaPartTime

  1. KNOW THE CHAIN: Ask the client how did they came to know you, from where they’ve heard about you and your work, this helps to select more marketing options and fortifying the ones you’ve now.
  2. ARRANGE THE PAPERS PROPERLY: You should write a formal contract paper where it must be stated that if they retreat from payment then what should be done, make it signed and stamped.
  3. EXPORT THE EXPERIENCE WITH YOU: Ask the client to share the experience working with you to his friends and other contacts, they will remember and when they will need, they’ll contact you.

Asks from FreelanceSwitch.com:

  1. ASK FOR A DOWN PAYMENT: No paucity of fraudulent clients in the venture of haunting down freelance figures and their privation. So, be smart, arrange a down payment and refund papers in case you fail to comply. This way, you save yourself from a probable debacle, and in any case, genuine clients will not voice any grievance. Normally, we request 50% of the total project cost as down payment.

  2. ASK FOR EXTENSION OF DEADLINE IF REQUIRED: Sometimes you can get overboard with the assignments, thus declining your performance. If that happens, then take a break, do something fun, but do not lax too much, least you miss the deadline, but in any case if you do, then do not hesitate to ask for an extension, keeping yourself perked up is as important as dong the work itself.

  3. CLARIFY THE REQUIREMENTS: You must be able to glean the exact expectations from the client. Client may not always be able to express it clearly, but aid him, assist him by asking things that may not seem obvious to him at first the place. This is a vital step of basically any project.

  4. ASK FOR REGULAR EXPECTATION: To client, the product may seem ground-breaking some day and average the other day. But if you believe your work is consistent, then ask your client to have a consistent expectation. But ensure that you have some kind of quality measurement installment installed in place.

  5. ASK FOR RECOGNITION : When the client is really over the moon with your performance, ask for some kind of recommendation letter, this will indeed help you in the future to get more assignments.

  6. SEEK FOR REFERRALS: Ask your clients if they know anyone who could utilize your service, and ask if you are permitted to contact with them and introduce yourself.

  7. SEEK FOR TESTIMONIALS: If you have a black and white proof of your work, from your satisfied client, then it boost your chances of getting more work, some good words written in a mere paper do hold a lot of strength. Please you like our community, please do give us a testimonial as well.

  8. ASK FOR ANY SUGGESION: Develop a friendly relation with the client, feel free to ask for if anything he deems worth changing or enhancing.

  9. CHURN OUT EXCLUSIVE TIME ZONE: If the client is always sticking like glue, then you may feel constrained and thus may not perform optimally, do not lay back, tell your client that you too need some time alone.

  10. UTILIZE CLIENT’S BUSINESS: You can do freelance works in exchange of not only money, but also you can trade your skills with their own business or service they provide.

  11. FEEDBACK IN THE FORM OF SURVEY: One great way to get feedback from client about your work is to prepare a survey and get it completed, and you also preserve it for later comparison. Here is some online survey templates you may try out.

  12. CLEAR PAYMENT ISSUES: Do not keep those important payments for your work pending for too long. The client may have been forgotten, in that case it is your duty to remind him in an amicable manner.

  13. SOCIAL NETWORKING: This is as important as normal life networking, create a profile in few popular social networking sites, and send its link to your clients who already have this kind of profile, then you’ll get to know people in a much quicker rate and vice versa. This is a much cogent way to get and manage contract outside your current country.

  14. ASK FOR BONUS: Ask for a bonus of your work which you think you can do it in a very very professional diction with splendid offshoot. And obviously in a tactical manner.

  15. TRY TO TIE UP A CONCRETE CONTACT: If your work is grand, client is satisfied to the brim, ask if you can also be taken as the permanent choice for that specific skill.

  16. KNOW CLIENT’S EMAIL: Always good to have a way to communicate other than phone, and in modern days, any professional person do hold an email address. I would recommend you to use a CRM tools to keep track all your customer information. One of the best CRM tool are Zoho-CRM. It is a free CRM tool and it is comparable to SalesForce.com.

  17. ASK FOR REFERENCES: Before hitting a deal with client, ask them if they’ve worked with other freelancers before or not. If you see a long list and most of them unhappy ending, then you better think twice before running into any paperwork.

  18. ASK FOR A SHOUT-OUT: If the client already have any kind of blog site or ezine article, then ask them to put a shout-out on behalf of you.

  19. LOOK FOR TIPS: If your client runs a successful business ask for tips from them, try to get more knowledge about how things flow.

  20. ARRANGE A PROPER DEADLINE: Fix the deadline with enough time on hand, do not pressurize yourself, that may hamper work quality.

  21. ASK FOR BUSINESS CARD : Don’t hesitate to ask for their business card, it’ll project what is the actual occupation of the client and will also show professionalism.

  22. GET PHONE NUMBER: It is important that you hold on to client’s both office and personal contact number.

  23. ASK FOR RECONSIDERATION: If the requirements look to gaudy and convoluted and the final objective can be achieved through a much simpler form of design of requirement, then approach the customer with your idea.

  24. CLARIFY THE REQUIREMENTS: How much obfuscate may be the client’s idea seem, clear first.

  25. LOOK FOR COMMENTS: If you run a blog or participate in social networking sites, ask the clients to leave a positive comment about your work if they are satisfied.

Following these steps can bring the best of performances out of you, and out of your client too.

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