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Author: Glenn

Top 17 tips for uber drivers

Uber is one of the most viral, controversial, amazing, innovative, and terrible companies of our generation. Well, it depends on who you speak to. We like to believe Uber is at the sharp end of the spear of a tectonic shift that is happening in modern day economics, and here at the Casual Capitalist, we have always argued that the sharing economy is here to stay. The amount of overwhelming evidence keeps piling on with companies like Uber, Lyft, but also Airbnb, or DogVacay, bringing more money into the pockets of me and you, away from giant conglomerates. Those who...

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Online Tutoring Jobs: Your Guide To Wyzant, Udemy, and More

“A self-taught man usually has a poor teacher and a worse student.” – Henny Youngman Henry “Henny” Youngman was an American comedian famous for his one-liners. But, as a master violinist, Henny also understood the value of good instruction. And so do we. Although, things have changed a bit since the 1930’s when Henny released his hit single “Take my wife, please.” I don’t know about you, but I’ve never had the best experience with my teachers. I think the feeling was mutual. I remember asking Mr. Mack, my geography teacher, if you could see the names of continents...

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Top 10 Finance Education Books to Transform your Finances in 2018

Money and finance education books are a dime a dozen (pun intended). Everyone has an opinion about your money. Including me! But there are finance education books whose principles have stood the test of time and changed people’s fortunes. The average millionaire reads an average of one non-fiction book per month. In fact, a study of 1200 wealthy people found that they have one pastime in common, reading! The ultra-rich take it a notch higher: Buffett estimates that he spends 80% of his working day reading and thinking Bill gates reads about 50 books per year Mark Cuban reads...

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Raising Your Freelance Rates and Managing Tough Clients

Not having a boss – especially an incompetent one – breathing down your neck all the time is definitely one of the top perks of being a freelancer. But this doesn’t mean life as an independent worker doesn’t have its difficulties. On the contrary.   Less like this…     Sometimes feels like this…     Our goal today, is to make your life more like the top picture. Ready to get started?   As opposed to having a traditional job, freelancing entails collaborating with different clients on several projects. Usually at the same time.   And this is not...

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How to Manage and Keep Freelance Clients

Communication, communication, communication. In fact, if I had just 5 seconds to live and I was to reveal to you the secret to managing clients as a freelancer, it would simply be: Learn how to communicate properly.    …OK, I’m still here, so let’s unpack this a little more.   If you have good communication skills – and your clients have them too – you will have little to no trouble in your career as a freelancer.   This includes being straightforward when deciding the terms and pricing of a contract. What exactly do your rates include? What don’t they include?...

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