Archive for March, 2009

Staying inside the lines

Friday, March 27th, 2009

There’s a popular rule of thumb that separates creative types from their more pedantic brethren. “Did you color inside the lines or outside the lines?” If you color inside the lines, you’re a structured, follow-the-rules thinker. But, if you color outside the lines, you’re more creative, a free thinker, someone who doesn’t like to be [...]

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Recommended reading

Monday, March 23rd, 2009

After reading my “Don’t wanna go to school” post, a friend suggested I write about how working freelance is like being home schooled. She’s right. It is. Working solo is about doing something that interests you, learning from it and using it to create even more new experiences, ones you can hopefully make money from. [...]

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7 reasons this is the worst blog ever

Tuesday, March 17th, 2009

I’ve been researching blogging for over a year now. Many use it as a way to make some side cash and, in some cases, as their main source of income. So, I’m blogging. But everything I’ve read tells me I’m doing it all wrong. Here’s what I mean. 1. No specific target audience. The gurus [...]

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Breaking free of the 9 to 5

Thursday, March 12th, 2009

There are many ways to strike off on your own, to shed the mantle of corporate servitude. But many of them won’t work for most people. Why? Money. While it’s not impossible to raise enough money to open a store, start a restaurant or begin manufacturing left-handed thingamajigs, it’s not easy. It also can be [...]

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Don’t wanna go to school!

Tuesday, March 10th, 2009

“I don’t wanna go to school.” That’s what my wife and I say when we’re dreading going to work. You know what I mean. Drag yourself out of bed. Groggily clean up and put your clothes on. Have something to eat, if you have time. If you have kids, you have to help them get [...]

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