Category Archives for "Learning"

Skillshare Succeeds by Focusing on Freelancers

How Skillshare boosted growth by helping VBOs learnYou’ve heard of Skillshare, right?  The online learning platform with nearly 30,000 classes in design, tech, business and more.  It’s like Netflix but for learning.  Since its 2010 launch, Skillshare attracted more than five million members who pay a small fee for access to its extensive course library. Last […]

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Turbocharge Retirement With A Solo 401(k)

Piggy bank sitting on wooden table in front of a chalkboard with 401k written on it

Turbocharge Retirement with a Solo 401(k)Don’t worry about retirement. Save for your future with a solo 401(k).With a traditional job, saving for retirement is simple. You enroll in your company’s 401K plan, and that’s it. As a VBO, you don’t have an employer-sponsored plan to rely on. Fortunately, there’s a great option available that caters to […]

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Don’t Just Sell, Tell Your Brand Story

Don’t Just Sell, Tell Your Brand StoryEveryone loves a great story. Storytelling is one of humankind’s longest, most revered pastimes. Stories appeal to us because they intrigue us and they inspire us. They help us relate to one another in a visceral and emotional way. Stories aren’t just for entertainment.  ​They’re also powerful tools in business. Brand […]

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5 Ways to Land Your First Freelance Client

5 Ways to Land Your First Freelance ClientSo, you’ve developed the skills you need to launch your work from home business, and you’re ready to start working.It’s time to land that first freelance client, but you have no idea where to begin. You’ve come to the right place. VBO Nation is the authority on all things VBO, […]

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How to Ensure You Get Paid as a VBO

How to Ensure You Get Paid as a VBOKeep cash flowing in with these helpful tips.You became a virtual business owner to create the life that you wanted.  But the path to your VBO lifestyle can be thwarted if you don't get paid on time. If you’ve got slow-paying clients who are hindering your cash flow, […]

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Hiring Other VBOs: Getting it Right

Hiring Other VBOs: Getting it RightLearn how to build, and retain, your all-star VBO team.As your freelance business grows, the day may come when you’ll need to hire other virtual business owners, or freelancers, to take on larger clients and projects. When you get it right, bringing on other VBOs can create a win, win, win scenario […]

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