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  1. A framework for setting goals

    Many of us have an allergic reaction to goal setting. We’ve set goals before and not stuck to them, so why bother this time? If a person doesn’t have a goal, they can’t fail. That’s…

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  2. Mastermind groups for freelancers: what and why?

    You’ve probably already heard about mastermind groups and how great they are. I know I kept hearing about them. So, last year, I started a mastermind group to find out what it was all about. And…

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  3. 3 simple ideas

    There’s 1.4 million freelancers in Britain, up 14% in the past decade. There’s 53 million freelancers in the US, 34% of the national workforce. In Europe, freelancers are the fastest growing group in the labour market1. There’s…

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  4. Your internal compass

    I wrote an 18 page business plan before starting my business. Guess how many times I’ve referred to it? Not once. The problem with writing a business plan is that it’s all guess work. As…

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  5. You’re not unique

    I’ve spent this week working on the new 16by9 website. Most of my attention has been on the content. I’ve been trying to figure out what I want to say and how I want to…

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  6. Thoughts on freelancing as an introvert

    Self-employment was something I had dreamed about for years. It took me a long time to find the courage to quit my job. I was scared. What if I don’t earn enough to pay the…

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  7. How many hours should you work?

    “How’re you getting on running your own business?” a friend of mine recently asked. “Things are going well, thanks. Still finding my feet but enjoying it so far.” “Ah great. So how many hours a…

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  8. Must avoid at all costs

    Warren Buffett is one of the most noteworthy investors of our time. He knows a thing or two about focusing. One of his employees asked him how to get ahead in life. He suggested that…

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  9. Freelancing: 2 month review

    I’ve been freelancing full-time for 2 months now and since it’s the end of the year, I’ve been evaluating where I am and what I can do to improve over the coming year. A prerequisite:…

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  10. How I quit my job

    I wanted to quit my job. But I didn’t know how. I get emails from people who are in the same situation. They want to quit their jobs and go freelance but the time doesn’t…

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  11. You don’t have to be an expert to teach

    I’ll let you into a little secret. This is the first newsletter I’ve ever written. I’m a little nervous, you know, taking up space in your inbox. Today I wanted to talk about sharing and…

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  12. I’m going freelance

    As of next month, I will be a full-time freelance1 frontend web developer and owner of 16by9. I’m super excited. Motivated. But mostly—terrified. I’ve always dreamed of being self-employed. At school, my answer to the…

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  13. Working with clients

    With a new year brings as good a time as any to reflect. I’ve been thinking about how I go about working with clients and realised I had quite a few thoughts on the matter.…

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