This week, tips on how to be a better writer, figuring out how much to bill clients and taking newborn photos.
Let’s get this out of the way — when I started freelancing a friend sat me down and said ‘there’s only one rule to this job: every morning, before you start work, make sure you put on some damn pants.’
This week, how to take good photos with your phone, the end of old media prestige and how men and women use social media.
There’s no such thing as a free(lance) lunch is a series that asks professional freelancers the questions you want to ask them. Think of it as having coffee with everyone at the same time. This week: Christopher Turner
There’s no such thing as a free(lance) lunch is a series that asks professional freelancers the questions you want to ask them. Think of it as having coffee with everyone at the same time. This week: Karen Geier
Headhunters used to be the source for smart, talented employees who were open to new opportunities. They had a database – or a rolodex – of people at their fingertips and they could quickly present clients with a short list of qualified potential workers.
But how relevant are headhunters in the digital age, when a human resources specialist can search using specific keywords on LinkedIn – the biggest job search engine in the world – and connect to hundreds of potential employees with a click of the mouse? Job seekers can leverage their contacts or apply directly to a hiring manager. All of this can be done without paying a headhunter a dime, so why contract one?
“Freelancing. You spend half your time working and the other half looking for work.” — My neighbour
I’ve always freelanced in some form or another. Sometimes I was paid and sometimes I did it for free (friends, favours, bylines). I’ve always had a job though. There was the protection of a steady paycheque to cushion me against the quirks of freelancing.
Then last August I lost my job. I got a decent severance and I had savings but those never last as long as one would like so I had to do something quickly.
So you’re in the basement one day and you see an unlabelled box sitting quietly in a corner. Curious, you open it and you see stuff that might have been your ex’s, your parents’ or even yours from years ago. Your first instinct is to throw it out. After all, you don’t need it but before you do that, have you thought about selling it and pocketing the cash?
Save Money When Grocery Shopping
Grocery shopping is one of the best ways to practice saving skills. With a little effort, you can shave 10 to 20 per cent off your grocery bill. It just takes a little thinking outside the big box stores to shop and eat well.
The best part is that eating on the cheap doesn’t mean eating poorly. You can find great prices on food.
Buying a house with an income property is one way to get into the property market. However, just buying a house and expecting to find tenants isn’t as easy as it seems. Scott McGillivray, host of HGTV’s Income Property shares his expert advice with Walletpop and potential landlords.
[caption id="attachment_688" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Gap "Black Magic" Premium Pants"][/caption] Gap wants you to think of them when you think of pants. The company recently debuted their Premium Pants collection for men and women. Their goal is to be the staple in everyone's closet. The new line, featuring seven...Read More
TOPSHOP is one of those stores that's on the list of many a fashion-lover. If you're going to Britain or even to New York, it's the store to get trendy, affordable pieces and maybe even a little of that Kate Moss magic. So there was excitement...Read More
I was in one of my favourite consignment stores the other weekend and was trying on some designer label dresses (Dolce and Gabbana! Cynthia Rowley!) when I slipped on a gorgeous maxi-dress. It was beautiful, it would be perfect for the stinking hot summer months;...Read More
Like sushi? Like Star Wars? Then combine the two with Star Wars chopsticks. You can use the Force (or just eat) with a choice between the Darth Vader/Yoda chopsticks or the Luke Skywalker/Yoda pair. Note: Not to be used while wearing your Adidas Star Wars shoes. To add...Read More