We get asked all the time about how to become a digital marketing/content creator/market research consultant/freelancer. Here’s some great (and granular) advice from Planable. Become a badass digital now and sign up with The Maris Group.
“Create a mind map for more freedom”. And isn’t freedom a BIG reason why freelancers freelance in Colorado? Thanks @milloteam give them a follow.
Love LifeHacker! Quick, concise, impactful. This recent LifeHacker tweet caught my eye. Couldn’t agree more that fidgeting might cost you the gig. And the key to not fidgeting? Be prepared! At Maris we not only give you the gig requirements (both hard/soft skills) but also prep you with intimate client insights as to creative philosophies, company cultural norms and work flow. Plus you have been pre-sold to the client in our submission pitch. All this pre-interview counsel and advice helps you be the chosen one. Confident, prepared resource + great gig = satisfied client. Easy. So relax, no need to fidget. Read on here . . .
People call us all the time and ask about the lifestyle of a freelancer or consultant (better known by the IRS as a 1099 independent contractor), “How long till my first job?” and “When do I get my first paycheck?” Well, first, who knows! And second, it’s not a “job” or a “paycheck” in the traditional sense. If the very first thought someone has when considering becoming an independent contractor is when their paycheck will come, then perhaps they simply aren’t ready to be that independent. For a marketing, communications or digital professional, this is a way of life, not a career. Some are ready and others are not. Are you?
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