5 Creative Ways to Land a Remote Freelance Job

Freelancing has its thrills. It’s a chance to break away from the typical corporate way of life, to work on projects that speak to your unique skills and talent, and all this with a lot of flexibility and work-life balance, too. Many professionals, today, are open to taking up freelance projects when they move out of full-time jobs and are looking to explore their options. Some just like the idea of making a few extra bucks as a remote project resource. And many times, it just so happens that those who start out with just a few projects end up realizing that the amount of work this way is enough to make freelancing and contractual projects a decent full-time thing.

But whether it’s you who has chosen the life of a remote project contributor or a freelancer, or that it’s chosen you, the only way to become successful as a resource-for-hire is to know what you are up against. Continue reading

Marketers Take Note: A Sure-Shot Way to Drive Growth Is by Investing in People

One of the things you most frequently pick up at any marketing meetings these days is the term ‘growth’. And for obvious reasons, too.

The need of the hour across most marketing-driven organizations is to start thinking ‘macro’, to aggregate the best revenue generating and brand building ideas from everywhere they pour in, and to build teams that think beyond campaigns and copies.

In my recent stint at a marketing organization, one of that vital tasks that I and the team were signed up for was to help drive the said company’s sustainable growth agenda. And as a team, we realized early on that playing by the conventional rules of the game would not cut it if we really had to tear through the noise in the market. What we also realized was that this was a great opportunity for the lot of us to help map a new way of work for the entire marketing team. Continue reading

5 Ways Uncooperative Team Members Thwart Your Project (And How to Save It)

You never know when you’ll be working with an uncooperative team member. You can’t beat them, and you can’t afford to join them. You need your marketing project to flow smoothly, and allowing an uncooperative team member to take a toll on the project will ultimately become an astounding waste of time and money. When you’ve found yourself in the clutches of someone who seems to be working against you, you need to make sure you’re a few steps ahead of the game.

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The Only 2 Things That Matter in Any Marketing Calendar

As a content marketing professional, the first thing you are introduced to in the job is the marketing calendar. Typically an excel sheet of tactical plans pertaining to brand building and promotions, a marketing calendar is the heart and soul of all marketing activities – digital and offline. And if you don’t have a solid one to guide you (or your team’s) efforts it might as well all be a wild goose chase.

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