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Get Rich Slowly

By J.D. Roth

Freelance Bootcamp: Finding Clients

For those of you who are following along with Freelance Bootcamp over on Tuts+ Premium, you’ll be into the second chapter of content: Running Your Business. The first couple videos in this chapter, “How to Get Your First Client” and “How to Find Your Ideal Client” deal all with the all important clients of your new freelance business.

Share the Thought Process Behind Your Purchases (80/365)

One of the best experiences I’ve had lately has been shopping with my oldest child. He’s six going on seven, so he’s starting to take a significant interest in what adults do – and, perhaps more importantly, why adults do the things they do.

Designed legs for IKEA Sofas & Beds

Materials: Karlstad sofa Description: Finally :) Colourful, designed legs for IKEA Sofas & Beds. ~ Mikael, Stockholm, Sweden Click to read the rest of the post >>

Overwhelmed? 9 Quick Tips for Keeping Your Home Feeling Serene and Organized.

Every Wednesday is Tip Day. Feeling overwhelmed? Nine tips for keeping your home feeling serene and organized. Because of the subject of my next book, Happier at Home, I've been spending a lot of time thinking about—you guessed it!—how to be happier at home. Here are a few very simple suggestions.

Stacked Lack for kitchen storage

Materials: Two Lack coffee tables Description: I have been using a Lack coffee table at home but replaced it with a solid wood table. I saw an opportunity to get some more storage in my kitchen and add a little style. I had the Lacks just sitting one on top of the other with no covers so I decided to secure the two lacks and add a little style.

Unitasker Wednesday: Peel-a-Meal

All Unitasker Wednesday posts are jokes — we don’t want you to buy these items, we want you to laugh at their ridiculousness. Enjoy! First things first, go and read this wonderful article from yesterday’s New York Times about professional chefs and the unitaskers that languish in their home kitchens, “Must-Have Gadgets for the Kitchen?

A year ago on Unclutterer

2010 Ask Unclutterer: Simple baby-proofing solutions What is a good computer set-up that can also be locked away to keep little fingers away from the keyboard, mouse, and tower? We’re looking for something relatively inexpensive, but we haven’t found a good solution that would also fit in a living room, since our computer/monitor also functions as our TV/DVD player.

The Benefits of Creating Value for Your Clients

Pomegranate is a mentoring emagazine for creative entrepreneurs—that’s you! Their March 2012 issue is all about creating value for your customers. Creating value is the easiest way to differentiate you from your competitors. To be honest, when I choose vendors to work with, the lowest price doesn’t always win out.

The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: March Madness Edition

I’m not talking about basketball. I’m talking about the weather. We’ve had six days in a row where the temperature peaked above 80 F in central Iowa in March. The grass is rapidly turning green and everything is blooming. All of this is happening a month or so earlier than normal.

The Secret Source of Never-Ending Customers for Freelancers

Nine out of ten freelancers will tell you that their biggest challenge is finding new customers. And not just any customers – we’re talking about the good customers, the ones that really want to work with you, trust you to do a good job, listen to you, accept your guidance, and have a budget to pay for it all! But finding customers like this isn’t easy, and that’s why so many freelan

Buy a Coke — or the Company

This is a post from staff writer Robert Brokamp of The Motley Fool. Robert is a Certified Financial Planner and the adviser for The Motley Fool’s Rule Your Retirement service.

Boring Besta to skinny, floating kitchen cabinet

Materials: 2 x standard Besta open shelves, Faktum doors, wood panel Description: I needed a thin cabinet for one side of my very small kitchen. The 20cm wide Besta open shelves were exactly the right width. However, the wall would not support the weight of the shelves so I couldn't mount them on it and I loathe and despise visible feet on furniture.

7 Easy Ways to Improve a Bad Day

Some days, just don’t seem to go right. Maybe you get into an argument with your partner, or end up yelling at the kids. Or perhaps work goes badly — you make a silly mistake, or accidentally delete the file you were working on.

The Alva Emerging Fellowships, Empowering the Next Generation of Inventors

Our new Alva Emerging Fellowships, presented with GE, will give three young inventors a cash grant to put their ideas into action.

A Man’s Guide to Wearing Jewelry

I wear my wedding ring on my right hand. The reason? I married my wife in a Ukrainian Orthodox church and have never felt the need to move it even though we live in a country where 99.99% of people wear it on the left hand. My ring is a small silver metal band that maybe cost $20.  Nothing to brag about.