A collection of practical articles concerning the pursuit of income, including valuable job hunting, career and freelancing advice. Check out our solutions section for ideas designed to help you make some extra cash now!
Job Hunting [top]
Boost Your Job Search with the Buddy System
The constant challenges you encounter while seeking out job opportunities and going on interviews make job-seeking a difficult road to travel all alone. You and your buddy can assist each other in reaching your goals by setting up a regular check-in, where each of you reports on progress, announces successes, and describes challenges.
Writing an Effective CV or Resumé; a Brief Guide
Don't underestimate the importance of resume writing in the job-hunting process. Let us help you with the process of writing a professional CV.
Good Reasons Why You Cant Rely on Your Spellchecker
Avoid common spelling errors at all costs! A useful guide whether you are writing a CV or a professional article.
9 Tips on Creating a Professional E-mailed Job Application
If you absolutely must send a job application by e-mail, here's how.
Oh No! Not Another Meeting!
Approch meetings with more confidence.
Working as a Freelancer [top]
Putting Objectives in Check
Is freelancing for you? Answer the questions in this self-evaluation test honestly, and you may find your true calling. These are all points to consider whether you plan to work as a freelancer or want advice starting a small business.
Amway: My Brush with the Great Pyramid
Have you had any experience with Amway or similar schemes? This author wasn't pursuaded. Twice.
An Interview with Nancy Hendrickson, author of "Secrets of a Successful Freelancer"
Nancy Hendrickson has published more than one thousand features, shorts and newsletter columns in national and regional magazines and on the Internet.
So... You Think You Want to Be a Freelance Proofreader
How are your proofreading skills? Here are some useful pointers about finding freelance work in this area.
FAQ: The Reality of Working at Home
Various ways to make money at home, written by someone who does just that.
Managing the Time You Haven't Got
Four strategies for managing your time
Your World Your Way - Trusting Yourself In Business
You cannot have peace of mind or have a healthy business if you don't trust yourself.
Changing Career [top]
The Great American Dream Challenge
Without dreams and vision, companies and countries fail, and without our personal dreams, hopes and aspirations, life can become meaningless.
An Irreverent Critique of Career Testing
The true value of career testing examined. Who is it actually good for?
Is it Time for a Job Change?
Before you make a career-changing decision, make you haven't overlooked other courses of action.
My Career is in The Doldrums. Do I need a Coach or a Therapist?
If you have had enough of your job, first decide what kind of help you need before you act.
Searching For Your Calling. Quest or Curse?
If your job is not satisfying you, don't be afraid to ask yourself some searching questions about what to do next and what you want out of life.
What Do You Prize Most in Mid-life?
It's finding the perfect alignment of interests and abilities that make going to work seem like it isn't work at all. People who find the magic balance tend to be healthier and more energetic. In turn, they find more satisfaction in other areas of their lives.
Portrait of a Portfolio Career: An Answer to the Perfect Job?
A new career design model that braids together multiple strands - different projects, different employers, different interests - into work that fits women's lives.
Five Steps to Vocational Passion: A Disciplined Plan for Major Mid-life Changes
If you don't act to pursue your vocational passion, then every seven seconds someone else will come along and ask themselves: "Is that all there is?" Many of them will answer, "No," and will do something about it. You can be one of the doers.
Happiness and Work: Your Life Depends On It.
A poignant point, well made.
The Mid-Life Challenge: Make a Plan to Re-ignite Vocational Passion
Take responsibility for change, and change will happen.
Helping Mid-Life Employees Find Meaning
An excellent article from the Vocational Coach
Work that Works for Sensitive Souls: Six Steps to Transforming Your Career
You are here to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, and with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world." - Woodrow Wilson
Website Design & Marketing, Making Money Online [top]
How to Successfully Network Online
Tried and tested methods of getting your business name out there via the World Wide Web.
Sell Your Services to Businesses That Don't Have a Web Site
Excellent advice about landing clients, from first contact to job-winning presentations.
It's Not What You Say But How You Say It
An insight into the art of selling both on and off the page, including interesting observations about interpreting body language and considered copy editing.
What's Your Visitor's UPA?
A look at the way in which visitors react to a website, and ways to keep them there.
Simple Steps to Success
Marketing's three basic principles: focus, target and multiply. Here's how to apply them.
I Was An eBay Virgin!
A simple tale of discovery, enlightenment and an old leather jacket. Start to learn how to make money off eBay UK.
Winning Competitions [top]
Beginner To Winner - Part 1
"Be in it to win it!" The fewer the entrants, the better your chances.
Beginner To Winner - Part 2
The harder to enter, the easier to win.
Beginner To Winner - Part 3
Some answers to slogan-writing success!
How I Raised My Family In 10 Words Or Less!
Someone has to win - why not you?
Budgeting and Saving Money [top]
Benefits Of Making A Budget
A straightforward article demonstrating the basic techniques behind planning a budget strategy.
Saving Money Games: Save Money
Numerous simple routines which can be adopted to help you save money. Readers outside the US substitute"$" with your own currency!
With billions in unclaimed funds worldwide, how do you find out if any is rightfully yours?
Making Money From eBooks [top]
The HOTTEST Way to Make Money Online Right Now
How did this book come about? Why is it such a valuable resource? Read on.
"How to Write and Publish your own eBook... in as little as 7 Days"
eBooks can mean high profit lines and zero delivery costs.
"The Lazy Man's Guide to Online Business"
Secrets to making more money... working fewer hours... and having a lot more fun with your online business.
Submit an Article [top] [Click here to SUBMIT AN ARTICLE]
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Writing Effectively: A Two-Part Guide to the Well-Written Text (Part 1)
Part one of this excellent guide concentrates on the structure and content of your article.
Writing Effectively: A Two-Part Guide to the Well-Written Text (Part 2)
Part two covers the post-production stage. Always check your work!
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