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Yesterday, I spent $80 on a pair of pajama bottoms. (Or, as the company calls them, Alaskan guide lounge bottoms.) On the one hand, this feels like an insane amount to spend on sleepwear. On the other hand, my last two pairs of pajamas — both $20 specials from Costco — have lasted no longer […]


The post Quality versus crap: Why I bought $80 pajamas appeared first on Get Rich Slowly.

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Think you aren't old enough to bring your business idea to life? Brennan Agranoff was 13 when he founded his first company out of his parent’s garage, a custom athletic sock company called HoopSwagg that has more than $1 million in annual sales. He recently spoke with Upwork about his inspiration and the path that’s taken him to such early success.



The post You’re Never Too Young to Dream Big: Meet Brennan, an 18-year-old with $1M in Sales appeared first on Upwork Blog.

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Do you have a network of freelancers you can turn to if a project needs extra support? Here's a look at how Julie Gates, a voice over artist from Raleigh, NC, built a powerful referral network by getting involved in her local freelance community.



The post Upwork Huddles: Create a Powerful Network to Support Your Next Big Client Project appeared first on Upwork Blog.

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Usama Riaz started doing freelance mobile application development projects on Upwork before he started applying to colleges. He credits that freelance experience with helping to land a highly coveted internship—but he hadn’t been there long when he decided it wasn’t his “dream job” after all.



The post Why One Developer Ditched the Silicon Valley Dream to Keep Freelancing appeared first on Upwork Blog.

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Knowing the tactics that work for other freelancers can be the confidence boost you need to quickly and consistently crank out amazing, winning proposals. In this guest post, six-figure freelancer Danny Margulies takes a deep dive into the “invisible questions” your proposal should address, tips to give your pitch and your presence a more polished look, and common mistakes that even experienced freelancers can make.



The post How to Write Proposals: Proven Advice From Freelancers on Upwork appeared first on Upwork Blog.

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It takes some doing to really get a self-sustaining business up and running, but thousands of people use this site to make a living each day. Illustrator Lorraine Yow is one of them. Here are her top tips for finding and keeping great clients.



The post Upwork Tips From a Freelance Illustrator Who’s Making Her Mark appeared first on Upwork Blog.

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Julie Ewald was hoping to augment her income when she first started freelancing. Today, she's a digital marketing strategist on Upwork and the sole owner of Impressa Solutions, a marketing agency. Here's a look at how she's created and grown her business—from a great profile to an agile distributed team.



The post How Freelancer Julie Ewald Turned Being Broke into a Business Opportunity appeared first on Upwork Blog.

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The return of volatility to the U.S. stock market in October serves as a timely reminder that bull markets don't last forever. Every investor must rebalance occasionally to shield portfolios from downside risk. But rather than just shifting your allocations in U.S. stocks and bonds, investors may want to go outside the box ... and into some high-yield alternative strategies.



However, American investors face a stock market that's already richly valued, and a bond market that produces only modest yields and returns.



Fortunately, other options are available for invest

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ors who want to capture big dividends and hold risk to a minimum. For instance, preferred stocks generally provide lower volatility than common stocks and yield close to 6% right now. Real estate investment trusts (REITs) provide diversification and yields often between 3% and 5%. Still other pockets of the market are specifically designed to counter market volatility.



If you're looking to hide out somewhere other than traditional American stock and bond strategies, here are 12 alternatives that tend to deliver higher yields, extra-stable performance or both.





SEE ALSO: 53 Best Dividend Stocks for 2018 and Beyond
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How to Buy & Sell Websites Like Some Kind of Mogulby Perrin Carrell You probably know this by now, especially if you’re in our Pro community, but on the off chance you've been living under an internet marketing rock… ...I sold my site. HerePup, the site I’ve blogged about for the last few years and the asset that […]



Check out the full post here : How to Buy & Sell Websites Like You’re Warren Buffet

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What happens when a half dozen money nerds spend 48 hours together in Clearwater, Florida? Do they romp on the beach? Swim in the ocean? Cook dinner together? Drink copious quantities of alcohol? Stay up until three in the morning, laughing and telling stories? Yes. Yes, they do all of these things. But they also […]


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