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Bubbles From The Wire Proves the Importance of Authentic Work

It’s not unusual for actors to practice acceptance speeches for awards they haven’t won yet, dreaming of the peer acceptance and industry-wide respect that inevitably comes with an Emmy, BAFTA or Oscar award. Andre Royo, well-known for his portrayal of drug addict Bubbles on The Wire, is one such actor. He felt that Baltimore was...


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Secret ingredients in a winning project proposal

Writing a proposal for a new project can be a huge task, especially if you want to do a good job. Knowing what ingredients are important is a good step towards making the process easier, though. Each of these elements will move your proposal closer to the top of the pile, giving you a better...


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5 ways to make your app download numbers soar

Every app developer wants more users, but with 700,000 apps available in Apple’s App Store and Google Play not far behind with 675,000 at the time of writing, that’s a lot of competition for downloads. Assuming that you’ve created a splendid app that solves a problem and works well, let’s look at some techniques to...


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Web development: how much to charge? (tips, tricks and advice)

As a freelance web developer, setting your rates is one of the hardest things you’ll have to do. It’s confusing to have so many aspects to consider, but it doesn’t need to be a complicated process. The more work you do, the better you’ll get at estimating the effort and time required when taking a...


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Web design: how to get clients (6 powerful methods)

Getting new clients can be one of the hardest aspects of running your own web design business. The way you go about this will depend on the way you work and the type of clients you have, but I’ve collected some tips to get you started. Here it is – 6 powerful methods that explain...


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How to grow your business with a beer in your hand

Business and beer are a perfect match – everyone knows that. You want to sit back and grab a beer. But you know you should be working on your business. So you go for a compromise and do both. If this doesn’t sound like you, you’re missing out. Read on for six ways to get...



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6 authors who gave their best work away for free and why they did it

Giving stuff away for free in return for promotion is nothing new, but giving away your best work? It sounds crazy. It might, in fact, be crazy. Either way, these six authors think it’s worth doing. Here’s why. Jeff Goins On his blog, Jeff Goins openly discusses his journey as a writer, including the ups...


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5 tips to make your product sell like 50 Shades of Grey

You’ve heard about 50 Shades of Grey, right? Even if you haven’t read it, you’ve heard about it from friends or read about it in the newspaper or seen it on TV. You know it’s the biggest thing since Twilight and you’re already planning date-night-at-the-movies for when the film is released. Well, maybe not. But...


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5 people you already know who could become clients

So you’re a freelance web developer or event manager and you need more clients. You’re probably not a fan of cold calling (who is?) and you don’t have a huge advertising budget. So where do you start? How about hitting up those you already know who might need your services? Since you’ve already developed a...