Working Less to Earn More? Why Freelancing is So Darn Popular

Working Less to Earn More? Why Freelancing is So Darn Popular

Be the Boss of Your Work Hours EMPLOYEES IN GERMANY have the world’s shortest work week, according to SME Magazine. Their work week averages just 26 hours due to strict workplace relations laws that promote a healthy work-life balance. Sweden is also known to have...
Why Freelancers and Contractors are Good for Your Company

Why Freelancers and Contractors are Good for Your Company

The benefits to using people who also work other jobs THERE ARE ESTIMATED to be over 4 million Aussies working as freelancers. Of this, roughly 750,000 people work regular jobs but freelance on the side (which, needless to say, is a great way to break into freelancing...
Why Older People are Saving Startups

Why Older People are Saving Startups

The benefits to business of being over 45 I RECENTLY WROTE A BLOG post about why there’s a growing freelancer economy in Australia, which is being driven by the decreasing number of full time jobs. Freelancing and working as a contractor is popular among many young...
The Risk-Free Way to Become a Freelancer

The Risk-Free Way to Become a Freelancer

Could freelancing be the most full proof way to start your own business? IF YOU’VE EVER DIPPED your foot into starting your own business, while keeping a steady income flowing from elsewhere, all at the same time, then you’re far from alone. During the...
She Shares “Sales Secrets” for Bookkeepers Starting New Business

She Shares “Sales Secrets” for Bookkeepers Starting New Business

Induction: a formalised, systemised way to educate and instruct ONLINE INDUCTIONS ARE WIDELY used for contractors who visit building sites or any other site where they perform work that can be risky, like plumbing, electrical, HVAC, roofing, security etc. Many...
Can You Ask Any Business Person What Their Day Rate Is?

Can You Ask Any Business Person What Their Day Rate Is?

Pricing your products to adapt to change THE TRADITIONAL REAL ESTATE agent model is being challenged by disruptor sites like BuyMyPlace and Purplebricks. These sites are offering homeowners low-cost way to sell their homes and agents are increasingly having to be open...
What’s an Earnings Guarantee?

What’s an Earnings Guarantee?

Will your business be able to stand up without an earnings guarantee? WHEN YOU START A NEW franchise business, you may be offered what’s called an “earnings guarantee” or “income guarantee” for a period of time after you first start the...

How to Reduce Your Fail Rate in Business by 50%

What You Can Do this Christmas DID YOU KNOW research shows that by taking just one short course on small business management, the chance a business will fail is reduced by as much as 50 percent. This is because business mismanagement is the primary reason businesses...
Why Aren’t The Phones Ringing or Leads Coming Through?

Why Aren’t The Phones Ringing or Leads Coming Through?

Researching the Market is a Crucial Part of Every Business Strategy In a previous post, Is Your Charge-Out Rate a Marketing or Business Strategy?, I talked about Mark the painter, who charged a really low day rate that ultimately proved to be unsuccessful, because he...
Is Your Day Rate a Marketing or Business Strategy?

Is Your Day Rate a Marketing or Business Strategy?

I RECENTLY MET A PAINTER during a residential renovation I was involved with in Newcastle (an extremely valuable experience that will help us add to our property investment courses.) We got talking about how he wins new clients and he said: I advertise on social media...
3 Little Mistakes that Cost Thousands

3 Little Mistakes that Cost Thousands

How tapping into your Smartphone can win you work I RECENTLY WROTE about a Tradie Charging Too Little. In this I covered the four tell-tale signs, as told to me by a tradesperson friend of mine, that your prices are too low. But there are other business mistakes that...
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