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The article’s title How to Change Your Freelance Beat in the Middle of Your Career may sound positive and upbeat. But its contents convey the hard truth: Even these minor career transitions are difficult for freelancers, not to mention the “hard forks” of freelance careers (i.e. switching from one profession to another). The fact is that a good name we may have built as freelancers is often tightly connected with our main expertise.
Something special for the Easter weekend: Warren Buffett sat down for a rare new hour-long interview with Charlie Rose to talk about what makes him happy, his daily routine, and his investments, naturally. At 91, he is in incredible form.
Note: The show’s archive of interviews in the Business category looks like Who’s Who of global business.
All things freelance — that will the topic of an Indian talk-show debate BW Dialogue between Dr. Annurag Batra and his guest Robert Vlach, author of The Freelance Way. Register here to watch live on April 15, 12:30pm GMT (6pm IST).
An article titled A Freelancer’s Guide to Organizing Finances outlines clearly some fundamentals for beginning freelancers:
Our take: Most of it is quite sensible, except perhaps the Pay yourself first rule. You should pay your helpers first unless agreed otherwise. Not paying others (because you paid yourself first) can easily damage your reputation.
U2 has released a song titled Walk On Ukraine, played and sung by Bono and Edge. They have joined an ever-growing number of independent artists in support of Ukrainians suffering under the Russian invasion.
Last week, another legendary band, Pink Floyd, released its first new song in 28 years, Hey Hey Rise Up, to support Ukraine.
Joe Pulizzi, who popularized the term content marketing years ago, suggests a new term for professionals who earn a living by creating content — content entrepreneurs. He describes a content entrepreneur as a person who, quote:
Our take: We would prefer the term contentpreneur as an alternative. But Joe is right that creator economy is a much broader term that also includes people who create content as a hobby, as well as makers who, for example, sell handicrafts on Etsy (i.e., they are involved in creator economy but are not content creators). As he writes: “Terms are important.”
Can we now get a new Harry Potter book from J. K. Rowling, please? 😊
The Problem: Email takes too long to respond to, resulting in continuous inbox overflow for those who receive a lot of it.
The Solution: Treat all email responses like SMS text messages, using a set number of letters per response. Since it’s too hard to count letters, we count sentences instead.
Do you want to learn coding? Stop right here: freeCodeCamp is an amazing free resource with over 40,000 graduates since 2014 and more than 5 million subscribers to their YouTube channel packed with tutorials and technical courses.
Creative Boom has published a list of 20 independent magazines that every creative should have on their coffee table — as a source of inspiration:
“As any creative professional will tell you, the more inspiration we can soak up, the better. But as we can't get out and see the world as much as we'd like, it's nice to have the world come to us.”