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Freelance Switch

By The FLS Team

Top Freelance Jobs from Job Board – Week 3, May

Advertise here with BSA Looking for a new client? The FreelanceSwitch job board is a great resource of freelance gigs and opportunities. These opportunities are in various fields, from development to writing to design, and come from a wide range of potential clients.

Ask Unclutterer: Concert tickets

Reader Ali submitted the following to Ask Unclutterer: For the last few years I’ve been saving tickets from concerts, plays, festivals and other performances that I’ve been to — I had no real objective in mind when I started, it just became a habit after a while.

Fun Kura Makeover

Materials: IKEA Kura bed, fabric, Fabri-tac, shower curtain, shower curtain rod Description: We loved the Kura bed, but the blue wasn't a good color fit for our soon-to-be four year old daughter's room. I had seen a couple of Kura hacks before, and knew that it could be done. To cover the panels, I used three yards of a simple fabric in a color that I loved.

Freelance Freedom #207: Clientus Interruptum

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How I Got Suckered into Opening a Store Credit Card

This post is from staff writer April Dykman. Remember, dear readers, when I warned you about store credit cards last year? I told you about a study that found that 35 major New York City stores had an average interest rate of 23.83% on store cards, when the national average APR for a regular credit card was at 14.78%.

Instant Confidence: Just Add Water

You rock.  When was the last time you told yourself that and meant it?  If you can’t remember or (worse!) you don’t agree, then it’s time for a major confidence boost.  A lack of confidence affects everything from your productivity to your relationships to how you look and feel.  So today, don’t go out and buy that fancy moisturizer.

99% Conference 2011: Key Insights on Idea Execution

How failures can be made into heroes, why you don't always need to know what you're doing, and how we can push through the "OK plateau."

Review: Emotional Currency

Every Sunday, The Simple Dollar reviews a personal finance or other book of interest.

Kitchen drawer divider becomes iPhone 4 car clip

Materials: 1 Rationell drawer divider set, 1 T'nB iPhone car kit, Warm glue, disc cutter, model kit paint (anthracite, black, ...), 1 business card, strong rubber bands, small piece of black fabric or felt, an afternoon of time Description: This hack started out as an attempt to create a minimalistic iPhone 4 clip for my car because I was tired of the ugly and fat T'nB holder.

Previously on Ikeahackers: 15 - 21 May 2007

TV unit flanked by really sexy lamps: If this was may TV room, I'll be watching the lights all day. Clothes pins, who would have thought they could look so good. Desktop cable box: Hide wires with this bathroom cabinet, which sadly is no longer brushing its way out of IKEA's assembly line. Vintage wallpaper for Fira boxes: Vintage becomes the utilitarian boxes.

The Random Show, Episode 14/15 – Bourbon, Photography, iPhone Apps, and Start-ups

Random Episode 15 from Glenn McElhose on Vimeo. In this long-overdue episode of Random, Kevin Rose and I discuss everything from start-ups and photography to naming products, iPhone apps, and survivalist training. Fueled by bourbon and pizza — cheat day, of course — we had a blast. Hope you enjoy!

A year ago on Unclutterer

2010 Parting with sentimental clutterWe all struggle with sentimental clutter, not just hoarders, and the authors of the book Stuff explain why on page 45: “We can’t help but imagine that some essence of the person or the event symbolized by the objects will magically rub off and become part of us.” Unitasker Wednesday: Tu-Go Travel Coffee Cup HolderA decade ago, I might have lo

Dressing Table

Materials: 2 Lack shelves, 4 baskets, 1 circular mirror Description: My boyfriend and I moved into our first apartment together - the only problem with the place is that the bathroom is very very tiny - and all of our stuff (mostly mine) just wasn't fitting.

Personal Finance and the End of Days

Over the last month, I’ve received many emails from followers of Harold Camping, a Christian radio host who is claiming that Jesus will return to Earth and the end of the world will occur within the year.

Linkswitch #68, Brave New World, Mobile Branding, Web Designer Happiness

Advertise here with BSA Online Writing: A Brave New World Throughout my career, I’ve had three freelancing phases interspersed between staff positions. The first time, I edited with a red pencil on hard copy, jotted queries on sticky (Post-it) notes attached to the margins, typed out my style sheets and invoices on a typewriter, and mailed them along with the manuscript via the U.S.