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Sometimes you have to let go

Sometimes you have to let go

I wrote the title of this post and saved it as an empty draft at the end of September, 2012. At the time, I was thinking of dropping some of the domain names which I owned but I was not using. I was already thinking of doing that for at least a year, and it took me another one to actually do it, but I already managed to drop a few domains. I’m even about to drop another three in the following days.

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Setting goals, not resolutions

Setting goals, not resolutions

Although last year I wrote my new year’s resolutions, after reading a lot of other people’s resolutions during the last month I was convinced that I used the wrong term. Don’t get me wrong, but it looks like the term “resolution” is mostly used for things that someone wouldn’t normally do and is trying to convince and motivate him/herself to do them, only because a new year is approaching.

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Looking back to this year (2013)

Looking back to this year (2013)

Last year, for the first time, I wrote a new year’s resolution; just a small list of things which I would like to complete in 2013, from a professional point of view. Since I went over it a few times during the past year to check how I was progressing, I thought it would be nice to go through the list in a blog post as well before writing my new year’s resolution for 2014.

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The pros and cons of subcontracting for agencies

The pros and cons of subcontracting for agencies

The most common way of working for most freelancers is to work with end-clients (either individuals, or companies). Another option though, is to become a subcontractor for an agency which provides services similar to what you offer. In my case, that is agencies which create web projects. I was amazed when I discovered that even large and well-established agencies are hiring freelancers for parts of (or even whole) projects. Usually you won’t see those opportunities being advertised, but many agencies do outsource to freelancers.

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