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Emotional Intelligence & Solopreneurs

Solopreneurs are usually intelligent people. Many have above average IQs. Creating a successful business requires intelligence, creativity, insight, and copious amounts of logic. However, a high IQ alone is not necessarily a marker for success. The most successful solopreneurs have something else – a high emotional intelligence (EQ). Emotional intelligence is the ability to manage […]
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How Solopreneurs Can Fail

Being a successful solopreneur is a career path many people dream about but few ultimately succeed in achieving. Most solopreneurs fail in their first year of business and many of these people are forced to return to ‘normal’ work. Creating a thriving self-made business is a lot harder than most people imagine. Even when purely […]
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NINJA BOOK REVIEW #4: PREDICTABLE REVENUE

Short & Sweet reviews of our favorite books for entrepreneurs. This weeks review: Predictable Revenue: Turn your business into a sales machine with the $100 Million Best Practices Of Salesforce.com by Aaron Ross & Marylou Tyler 4 out of 5 NINJA STARS Entrepreneurs often struggle with stability because revenue is often not predictable. This book gets […]
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NINJA BOOK REVIEW #3

Short & Sweet reviews of our favorite books for entrepreneurs. This weeks review: The Partnership Charter: How to Start Out Right With Your New Business Partnership (or Fix the One You’re In) by David Cage 4 out of 5 NINJA STARS We’ve read several books about how to make a successful partnership and think this one […]
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Show Confidence to Clients (Even if it’s Missing)

If there’s one thing that’s vital for a successful freelancer or solopreneur, it’s confidence. To succeed in business, you need to portray self-confidence and power, whether you work alone or you’re in charge of a team. Clients feel comfortable when around self-confident service providers. They assume, because of your self-assuredness, that the level of your […]
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Thinking Habits to Transform Your Business

Mindset is everything when it comes to growing a successful business. The way you think and the mental habits you cultivate can help your business thrive or struggle. While there are many different outside factors that come into play when running a business, ultimately, it’s your thinking habits that most influence the trajectory of your […]
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NINJA BOOKS REVIEW #2

Short & Sweet reviews of our favorite books for entrepreneurs. This weeks review: Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook by Gary Vaynerchuk 5 out of 5 NINJA STARS Best for solopreneurs ready to put in the work to tackle social media on their own. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Gary Vaynerchuck’s family immigrated to the United States from […]
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7 Powerful Copywriting Tactics For Success

You can be excellent at what you do but if you can’t properly market and sell your products or services, then no one will buy. You’ll be a solopreneur without customers. A huge component of great marketing is powerful copywriting. This is the content people read when visiting your website, picking up a leaflet, flicking […]
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Lessons from the World’s Most Successful People

Great business lessons provide freelancers and solopreneurs with both inspiration and guidance. Yet there are so many tips and tricks to be found online and in hundreds of different books. With so much information at our fingertips, some of which is conflicting, it’s difficult to know what to believe and who to follow. As with […]
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Negotiating tips to maneuver & earn more

When it comes to earning more as a freelancer, the ability to negotiate well can offer you a huge advantage. The idea of negotiation can be a frightening prospect for many freelancers, yet to earn the money you need it’s vital to hone your negotiating skills. In this sense, you need the ninja qualities of […]
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7 Expenses Your Clients Really Should Pay

As a freelance professional, it’s important you get paid for every second you spend working on a client project. These billable seconds include not only the actual work itself but also all the little bits and pieces which go into supporting the work effort, and things like client relations and payment processes. There are expenses […]
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The History and Future of Online Invoicing

We take online invoicing for granted nowadays. Every week we send or receive electronic invoices from clients and businesses worldwide. Yet behind these smooth, fast, and often automated billing processes is a fascinating invoicing history of technological innovation. Invoices in themselves are nearly as old as human civilization. We’ve been writing invoice documents to customers […]
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