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International Freelancing Challenges

In this global era, it’s easy for a freelancer to get client from various places around the world. Country border no longer limit someone to be hired by client from other country. While this open many opportunity, there are also new challenges that arise.

FreelanceFolder just post an article about 7 Challenges of International Freelancing & How to Overcome Them. You should read it so you can know and overcome the challenges.

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Secure Blogging Tips

Security is a mandatory aspect of blogging. TechHamlet have posted 5 Tips for secure blogging. You can easily follow it to make sure that your blog is secure. Check it out now, don’t wait until it’s too late.

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Beginner’s guide to Learn WordPress Plugins

WordPress is one of popular blog platform these day. This blog also use WordPress. One of main features of WordPress is that this platform can be extended by installing 3rd party plugins. You can create your own plugins to do various jobs.

Skyje just post an article: Learn A-Z of WordPress Plugins – Beginner’s Guide. It’s a great article that will introduced you to the basic of WordPress’s Plugins.

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Check out the 40+ non-profit website designs for your inspiration

Designm.ag just posted the list of 40+ non-profit website designs for your inspirational. All site is eye catching, suitable for you who need inspiration for your next web design project.

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Handle Interview via Telephone

As a freelancer with client that resides in other country, a telephone is a way for a client to do interviewing the potential candidate. I had called by some of my client as part of interview.

Today FeelanceSwitch write an article about it. Read it here.

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A collection of 41 jQuery plugins, fresh and useful

jQuery is a great javascript library that allow you to create new codes as plugins. There are many jQuery plugins to do various tasks such as form functionality, validation, security, and customization.

DJDesignerLab just post a new article about 41 Fresh And Useful Jquery Plugins. Go there and you might find the one that you needed.

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Using CSS Sprites as a way to save bandwidth and speed up website

CSS sprites is a technique to use 1 large image for multiple purpose by only show certain area of the image one at a time. There are many advantages of using CSS sprites.  A few advantage of it is to save bandwidth and simultaneously improving site speed.

Read more about it in this article at Six Revisions.

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Techniques to get more work done for less time

As a freelancer, time is very valuable. The more work done in the same or less amount of time meaning the more income earned. The rest of time can be used for other purpose, for relaxing, family, etc.

There are several technique to manage your time. Check out this article from freelancefolder.com: How to get more work done in less time. The article explain about time chunking, the basic of time management called Pomodoro Technique. There are also strategy about how to manage interruptions.

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Learning new creative things every 2 weeks

There are good news for you who want to learn new things. Freelanceswitch.com will be running a two week ‘Session’ on a creative topic. Their first Session, beginning on 15th April, have topic Character Illustration. Next session will be on varied topics like interface design, illustrative typography and creative freelancing.

If you interested, go directly to Sessions.tutsplus.com/creative where you can find all session that have been held, and to kept you updated with the future sessions.

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Custom 404 error page for WordPress

There are many ways the web server encounter 404 error. Maybe you leave old link around, or a single typo will redirect your site visitor to a non-exist page, or the typo is made by the visitor when typing your website URL, and many more reason.

If your site using WordPress, then you can create a custom 404 error page. You can put a more informative text, or maybe auto redirect the user to home page. Check out the latest article in 1st webdesigner that specially talk about how to create a custom error 404 page for wordpress. At the end of the article, there are 10 example of creative 404 page for your inspiration.

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