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By Mark Shead

Linkswitch #82, Reputation Monitoring, Free Fonts, Your Brand

7 Free Tools for Monitoring Your Freelance Reputation Honest freelancers keep their word to get work done on time. They value their reputation and their strong work ethic pays dividends. An enthusiastic customer recommendation about a freelancer’s performance can bring a number of new offers and better income. It’s important to have several positive reviews in your profile.

Turning new tables into vintage farmhouse finds

Materials: MARKOR sofa and side tables Description: To make my Ikea Markor sofa and side tables have a little more character I decided to distress paint them to take them from new to vintage farmhouse. 1. First lightly sand the tables. 2. Next, paint the table tops in Sherwin Williams Creamy and the legs in a very light blue called Tradewind. 3.

Reader Story: Geographic Arbitrage in Real Life

This guest post from Alice 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.

How Healthy Are You? My Vegan Diet Personal Redemption

Recently I wrote about how you can start closing the gap between the life you are living and your best life . . . but I received some reader complaints. Desire to live their Miracle Question life? Check. Ideas and solutions to start closing the gap? Check. Energy to get their plan (and butt) into action? Not so much. And this is a valuable lesson.

Don’t Just Know, Do

No matter how much faculty of idle seeing a man has, the step from knowing to doing is rarely taken. – Ralph Waldo Emerson The Simple Dollar, like any worthwhile internet resource, is about knowledge. The entire purpose of the site is to get your mind thinking about your money, your time, and your career.

Ten Pieces of Inspiration #33

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. Randy Pausch on time management An awful lot of people have seen Randy Pausch’s “Last Lecture,” but I actually found his talk on time management to be at least as compelling. Every moment is a choice.

Strange Business: Corporate Creativity That Doesn’t Suck

View engaging conference lectures, interesting how to discussions, and high quality freelance advice via video here on FreelanceSwitch. This week we look at Strange Business: Corporate Creativity That Doesn’t Suck by Aaron With Editor in Chief Groupon Inc. In this video Aaron discusses the strange uncomfortable social experiments they perform in their marketing.

Music Videos about Money from Kevin McKee, the Thousandaire

It’s been a l-o-n-g time since I shared fun finance videos on a Saturday morning. And I’m way behind on highlighting some of my favorite videos from this year’s Get Rich Slowly video contest.

Compassionate Self Observation: A Key to Overcoming Destructive Habits

I’ve discovered a powerful remedy for self-destructive habits that is so simple I wondered how I missed it over the years.

Haruki Murakami: Talent Is Nothing Without Focus and Endurance

Creativity isn't just an art, it's a sport. Lessons on training your talent from the memoir of renowned Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami.

Three Ways to Bring Meditation into the Chaos of Daily Life

By now, almost everyone is aware of the powerful benefits of meditation.

Dinner With My Family #29: Grilled Fish Fillets with Tomato and Corn Relish

Each week, I’ll present a low-cost meal (or a meal that demonstrates a lot of options for cutting costs) that my family eats for dinner and enjoys.

Tertial Chandelier

Materials: Tertial Work Light Description: - Weld Armature. - Spray paint shades. - Mount armature to ceiling. - Attach work lights. - Solder wires together. - Enjoy! ~ Jay Dokken, designcommissiongallery.com, Seattle, Washington, USA

Expedit-passage, room divider

Materials:  Expedit 5x5 & 2x2 Description: The 4 edges of the 5x5 (horizontal and vertical became the posts and the top and bottom was constructed with the edges of the 2x2. It is the split / gate between 2 of our rooms. Before After! The second photo shows the gate with view on a normal Expedit 5x5, the rest are the hacks. ~ Jan Courtois, België

Ask Unclutterer: Traveling with jewelry

Reader Katie submitted the following to Ask Unclutterer: I can’t seem to find a way to keep my jewelry organized while traveling. A simple solution, of course, would be to only bring one or two pieces when I travel, but for longer trips I don’t really like this option. Any suggestions?