Workflow Management for the Freelancer

Workflow Management for the Freelancer

Freelancers routinely receive digital information from clients such as communications, content and artwork. This information requires proper organization since referencing an incorrect version or outdated communication disrupts the project workflow and makes you look bad to the client. These requirements illustrate the need for freelancers to implement some form of digital asset management (DAM).

 

Asset Organization  

Real Story Group defines DAM as the storage, retrieval, cataloging
and distribution of digital assets. Media asset management (MAM) is a subcategory of DAM that deals with digital media such as animations, music, photographs and videos. Systems that perform DAM include both hardware and software.

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Business Presentation Tips: Little Changes For Big Success

Business Presentation Tips: Little Changes For Big Success

In business presentations, clients and prospects are listening, watching and sensing everything you say, show and do.

Skilled experts read non-verbal facial expression and body language. Perhaps you’ve seen the Fox television series: “Lie To Me.” In this series, Dr. Cal Lightman is able to decode non-verbal facial expressions and body language. He uses this system to determine if someone is lying. http://www.fox.com/lietome/

This popular show is rooted in serious science.

Researcher Dr. Paul Ekman has studied facial expressions for 50 years. His blog offers a course on ‘micro-expressions,’ the telltale signs of whether someone is telling the truth or not. http://www.paulekman.com/

Ekman was […]

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Developing Business Processes

Developing Business Processes

The relationship between freelancers and their clients is generally less secure than the traditional relationship between employee and employer. A contract is essential for reducing these risks, which primarily include nonpayment and legal action. A solid contract that’s firm but fair can also deal with additional problems that are common in freelancing such as scope creep and misunderstandings about deadlines.

Money Crashers advises that reviewing existing templates online is a good way to prepare for drafting a freelance contract. These templates can be highly effective at illustrating the language and essential points that you should include in your contract. You can […]

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