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Art of Nonconformity

By Chris Guillebeau

What Do You Have That Others Might Want?

The more answers to this question that you have, the better your opportunities for the future are. No one is going to give you their money or their time or their attention if you’re not giving them something in return for that money, time, or attention. So, what do you have that others might want?

Pac-Man ghost lamp

Materials: MAGNESIUM spotlight system Description: Turn your boring spotlight system into an awesome Pac-Man ghost lamp in just five simple steps! 1. Find plastic bottles in the right shape. That is actually the hardest part! They should be cylindrical with a round top. 2. Cut the bottles.

Linkswitch #87, Use LinkedIn, Difficult Clients, Marketing Mix

5 Reasons for Freelancers to Use LinkedIn Many of the freelancers I know stay active on Facebook, Twitter, and Google +, but they ignore one of the most powerful professional networks out there: LinkedIn. Maybe it’s because they think LinkedIn is for job-seekers.

Reader Story (and Question): Saving Time and Money with Autopay

This guest post from Jason is part of the “reader stories” feature at Get Rich Slowly. Some stories contain general advice; others are examples of how a GRS reader achieved financial success — or failure. These stories feature folks from all levels of financial maturity and with all sorts of incomes.

Manvotional: The Gains of Drudgery

The Gains of Drudgery From The Making of Manhood, 1894 By William James Dawson By drudgery, I mean work that in itself is not pleasant, that has no immediate effect in stimulating our best powers, and that only remotely serves the purpose of our general advancement.

Appreciate What You Have, Don’t Sweat What You Don’t Have

A few days ago, I had a chat with someone in my community who reads The Simple Dollar. During the conversation, he asked me what the one thing I hoped people would take away from The Simple Dollar was.

The iPhone 4 Wall Mount Dock

Materials: Lack shelf, utby leg 110cm, some wiring, Dock insert Description: The shelf shall be used as a docking station for the iPhone 4 with power and audio connection. First I glued the needed wires to the dock insert which you can buy for 9 dollars for three inserts. Cut a hole on top of the Lack shelf for the insert and a smaller one on the bottom for the audio and/ or usb cable.

5 Tips to Find the Perfect Career for You

These days job dissatisfaction is one of the most common problems among people. Many people are either dissatisfied with their jobs, hate the tasks they are assigned or  find it boring. Just ask 10 people on a Sunday night how they feel and you will discover that the majority of them are feeling really bad because they will have to work the next morning. Yes we all love to have fun and to wake

Lyngdal livingroom storage

Materials: Lyngdal sliding doors, creative speakers, home depot wood and joints Description: Found these Lyngdal doors in the AS-IS section in IKEA and decided to change the doors of my Pax wardrobe but when got home found out that they were the wrong height :( Well, decided to do something with it and found that this space in the living room had almost the same dimensions.

A Minor Mistake: Shopping While Hungry

I often write that I still make financial mistakes, but it occurs to me that I don’t share them here as much as I once did. After April’s story earlier this week about the cost of healthy food, now seems like a good time to share a mistake I made on Tuesday. Generally, I work out in the morning. I get up at 5:15 and am at the gym for the 6:30 Crossfit class.

Ten Pieces of Inspiration #38

Each week, I highlight ten things each week that inspired me to greater financial, personal, and professional success. Hopefully, they will inspire you as well. 1.

Video: Steve Jobs on How to live before you die

View engaging conference lectures, interesting how to discussions, and high quality freelance advice via video here on FreelanceSwitch. This week we look at Steve Jobs on How to live before you die by Steve Jobs. In this video the CEO and co-founder of Apple and Pixar, urges us to pursue our dreams and see the opportunities in life’s setbacks — including death itself..

A sign of the times...

Materials: DALOM Pedestal table, Newspaper cuttings, PVA glue, paint brush and clear varnish. Description: I had just discovered decoupage and rather than have a tester go at it, I launched straight in and decoupaged an IKEA table. For those of you who don't know, decoupage is basically covering an object in some type of paper or material.

How to Create a Million-Dollar Business This Weekend (Examples: AppSumo, Mint, Chihuahuas)

Noah Kagan built two multi-million dollar online businesses before turning 28. He also looks great in orange. (Photo: Laughing Squid) I first met Noah Kagan over rain and strong espressos at Red Rock Coffee in Mountain View, CA. It was 2007.

Perpetual Family Photo Calendar

Materials: IKEA Tolsby Photo Frame Description: Repurposed $1 Tolsby picture frame turned into an interactive perpetual calendar made with photos to flip for each day of the month! - Remove inserts that normally 'sandwich' the photo - Trim cardstock and photos so they will swing through the opening once hung.