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Why Freelancing? 2 Words: Financial Diversity

Posted by Artisan on Dec 21, 2017 11:00:00 AM


You’ve heard the expression “Don’t put all your eggs in one basket.” The cliché goes to the heart of asset diversification, which means spreading out what you have so that if one thing fails you still have something else to fall back on. The diversification of assets is an important concept in finance, agriculture, and employment.

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Do's and Don’ts for Creating Your Own YouTube Video Channel

Posted by Artisan on Dec 14, 2017 9:00:00 AM

YouTube is still the master of all things video. The platform’s longevity is astonishing in the digital era, where apps come and go like we change underwear. Here are some secrets of its success and how you can steal them for your own brand.

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What’s (Still) Cool About Curated Content?

Posted by Artisan on Dec 7, 2017 11:00:00 AM

The phrase “content curation” was new and fresh in 2011, when EContent described it as, “the act of discovering, gathering, and presenting digital content that surrounds specific subject matter.” Fast forward to 2017 when curated content has not only been crowned King, it's taken over the entire kingdom!

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Into the Crystal Ball: What the Next 10 Years Hold for the Job Market Future

Posted by Artisan on Oct 28, 2016 8:00:00 AM

What Do the Next 10 Years Hold for the Job Market?

The future isn't what it used to be. Although we’re likely not to discover the secret to weather control or flying cars in the next 24 months, there are some things we do know are headed our way in the coming decade.

How will the job market evolve over the next 10 years? What do you need to do now to ensure when that time comes, you won’t have trouble competing? Here are three predictions for the job market future.

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5 Things a Web Designer Shouldn't Do

Posted by Artisan on Aug 22, 2016 12:30:00 PM

There are a lot of things that you can do to get work as a Graphic Designer or Web Designer through a creative talent agency as a freelancer or full-time worker. And no matter what type of company you will or won't be working for, there are five things that you should never, ever do.

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What Is a Behavioral Interview?

Posted by Artisan on Apr 27, 2016 7:25:00 AM

Congrats! You got called into an interview...but what's that? It's with a company Glassdoor says loves the behavioral interview? Just what does that mean? Should you even bother going? Don't panic. Read on.

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5 Signs You Need to Hire a Graphic Designer

Posted by Artisan on Apr 23, 2016 6:00:00 AM

While some businesses shy away from the expense of hiring professional graphic designers, ask yourself: can you afford not to bring in a graphic designer? Autodesk's Tom Wujec recently gave a TED Talk about how good graphic design clarifies complex ideas and makes us remember them. It takes training and talent to create designs that do this. If your organization suffers from any of the following, consider hiring a graphic designer.

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4 Essential Skills for Freelance Graphic Designers

Posted by Artisan on Apr 21, 2016 8:00:00 PM

Although the following skills have very little to do with understanding typography, layout, colors, or the graphic design software du jour, they have everything to do with succeeding. Freelance Graphic Designers who add these skills to their palette can expect to attract more opportunities.

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What Questions Should I Ask When Checking Out a Talent Agency?

Posted by Artisan on Apr 18, 2016 8:56:00 PM

If you live or work in an area where freelance work is lucrative, you may find there are multiple talent agencies from which to choose. It's possible that any of them could find work for you, depending how much your skills are in demand. To find the best fit, here are some tips and tricks when it comes to what to look for and what to ask.

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Cold Emailing a Potential Employer: What Works, What Doesn't

Posted by Artisan on Apr 5, 2016 7:00:00 AM

Cold emailing, have you tried it? Cold emailing for a job is annoying. At least, they can be. Done right, a cold email can help land you the job you've been fantasizing about. Done incorrectly, a cold email may be ignored or, worse, damage your chances of landing an interview.

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