Greetings from Bhutan!
Well, at the moment I'm writing this in Kyoto, Japan. But later today I'm hopping over to Bangkok to meet up with friends, where we'll jet over to the Kingdom of Bhutan for some hiking in the Himalayas.
That means it's the beginning of the work week, instead of the end. I figured that the resources we share in the newsletter might be better to kick off your week, so we've moved to Monday.
Speaking of those resources, we've got great stuff down below. The two main ingredients for creative success (plus a third from Jerry Seinfeld), what colors you should use in your marketing, how to write like Hemingway, and more.
Have a great week!
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unemployable: curated by kat
A new study shows optimism and self-efficacy are the two key ingredients most likely to be a recipe for successfully navigating the ups and downs of a self-managed career. Great advice for freelancers and solopreneurs on how to gain more of both.
Take the IRS “Get Ready” campaign's advice and start your 2019 tax prep | Freelancers Union Blog
It’s never too early to talk about freelance taxes. Whether you’re new to freelancing or have been on the scene for a while now, it’s always good to double-check that all your ducks are in a row before it’s too late.
A Beginner’s Guide to Understanding Color for Branding | A Better Lemonade Stand
“If you use color psychology correctly, you can influence your target audience’s decision-making process by helping them feel the way you want them to feel which can increase overall conversions.”
How to Invoice for Freelance Writers | And.Co Blog
New to freelance writing? Well, the first thing is first: you have to learn how to properly invoice clients. Sorry, Excel sheets don’t count.
Whether you’re a Seinfeld fan or not, there’s something to be said for the almost billionaire’s advice on success.
11 Important Legal Documents for Small Business Owners | FreshBooks Blog
Chances are, you didn’t go out to work for yourself because you were excited about dealing with all the paperwork that comes with running your own business. Maybe you did—and you know what? More power to you. But for the rest of us that cringe at the words legal documents, this one is good to bookmark (and read!).
Keep Yourself on Task by Checking In With Maesure | Lifehacker
Kind of like Netflix’s, “Are you still watching?” but for when you’re trying to be productive. Every ten minutes, Maesure asks what you’ve been doing, and you tell it.
Ernest Hemingway’s Top 5 Tips for Writing Well | Copyblogger
Many business people faced with the task of writing for marketing purposes are quick to say: “Hey, I’m no Hemingway!” But really, who better than Hemingway to emulate?
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