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By The FLS Team

9 Steps to Starting Your Freelance Web Design Business

So, you want to be a freelance web designer? Ah, the glamor of it all.

Reader Mailbag: Unfinished Business

What’s inside? Here are the questions answered in today’s reader mailbag, boiled down to five word summaries. Click on the number to jump straight down to the question. 1. Strange credit card fee 2. Handling sudden income increase 3. Great job, next financial move? 4. Children’s movies 5. Keeping papers 6. Determining ownership percentages 7. Taking control 8.

11 Things You May Not Know About Retirement Accounts

This is a guest post from Robert Brokamp of The Motley Fool. Robert is a Certified Financial Planner and the adviser for The Motley Fool’s Rule Your Retirement service. Robert contributes one new article to Get Rich Slowly every two weeks, and photocopies his face and other body parts.

5 Pros and Cons of Freelance Job Marketplaces

Online job marketplaces are billion dollar businesses today, ducking the recent recession and expanding at a tremendous rate. No wonder then that more and more sites open up every day catering to a small niche of freelancers.

Kid's Bench

Materials: Molger Bench Description: I purchased the Molger Bench thinking it would be perfect for my young boys to use for putting their shoes on, however once I assembled it, I realized that the seat was way too high for them. So instead of returning it, I took the top seat off and attached it to the back. The lower shelf of the bench turned out to be the perfect height for them.

3 Ways to Perfect Your Work-Life Balance

Whether you have just started in the world of work or a seasoned professional, establishing a successful work-life balance can prove difficult challenge. Having a good work life balance is a huge factor in your general happiness and well being. We all feel pressured to work and worry about work and we are all pressured to be out with friends or family every night.

Having Trouble Getting Yourself To Write? 9 Tips.

The most challenging aspect of being a writer? Writing. When I find myself struggling to be productive or creative, I remind myself of these nine tips. 1. Write every day. Staying inside a project keeps me engaged, keeps my mind working, and keeps ideas flowing. Also, I find, perhaps surprisingly, it’s easier to do something every day than to do it some days.

LEKMAN Windows home server

Materials: LEKMAN Box x2 - Normal computer build items Description: I was needing some place to put my windows home server that was out of the way, and just putting the case on the EXPEDIT shelf I had did not look good plus there are very few computer cases, if any that will fit in the space.

Make Your Own Dishwashing Detergent (24/365)

The reason that my photography intern and I decided to use virtually the same exact picture for this entry as entry #18 in this series (outlining powdered laundry detergent) is because the two recipes are very similar. Just simply mix together one cup of borax and one cup of baking soda or washing soda in a tub.

Grundtal Wine Rack

Materials: Grundtal double towel bar Description: Stainless steel wine rack made from Grundtal 80cm double towel racks. Racks are screwed to a welded metal frame made from 1" x 1/8" steel strip.

Robust changing table

Materials: BEKVAM kitchen trolley, wood boards Description: We needed a small changing table for our newborn. Since both of us are students with limited income, we decided IKEA was the place to find a suitable changing table. The only one small enough to fit in our bathroom was SNIGLAR, but I thought it looked weak and rickety.

Unitasker Wednesday: Avocado Cuber (and Avocado Pit Removal Tool and Avo Saver and Avocado Knife)

All Unitasker Wednesday posts are jokes — we don’t want you to buy these items, we want you to laugh at their ridiculousness. Enjoy! I’m fairly certain our Unitasker Wednesday feature could exist entirely on kitchen gadgets that do the same thing as knives.

A year ago on Unclutterer

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Split Level Jerker Desk

Materials: Jerker table, Grundtal lamp Description: How do you make the best desk in the world better? Buy a second hand one from the internet as a parts desk and add it on to yours. I took the top of a Jerker table and made a split level for my 24" monitor and bookshelf speakers. Click to read the rest of the post >>

Make Time for YOU – Part One

Many freelancers are stuck in a rut. We don’t dare pass up work because we aren’t confident it will keep coming in. We forgo weekend plans and even vacations because we are busy. But guess what? All work and no play leads to burnout. It’s important not to forget that you do have a life outside of your office space.