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Self-employed professionals who've made over $100,000 on Upwork reveal how they built lucrative businesses in just a few years on the freelancing platform

3 days ago   |   By Business Insider

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Three and a half years ago, I quit a job that I'd grown to hate to pursue a career as a full-time freelancer and business owner.
It was my brother-in-law who initially introduced me to freelancer marketplace Upwork. But the road to building a successful and lucrative living on the platform wasn't exactly easy. In fact, when I was just starting out, I read horror stories online from dejected freelancers about how it was impossible to find quality jobs.
Fast forward to today, and I've made over $300,000 as a professional graphic designer on Upwork.
One of the biggest...
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US home prices just had their largest jump in 7 years, their latest in a string of record highs. If you're in the market, be careful out there

US home prices just had their largest jump in 7 years, their latest in a string of record highs. If you're in the market, be careful out there

3 days ago   |   By Business Insider

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The typical US house price jumped 13% year-over-year to $319,178 for the four-week period ending September 6, per Redfin. That was the biggest percent jump in seven years, since 2013.
The report, which looked at 434 metro areas, also revealed that active listings were down 28% from the same time last year, meaning tight supply keeps propping prices higher and higher. With rising prices, low inventory, and high demand, markets are becoming highly competitive across the board, especially those in suburb-like areas.
But this isn't the first time home prices have jumped...
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How to write Instagram captions to generate sales, according to a marketer who built a 7-figure business less than 2 years after quitting her corporate job

How to write Instagram captions to generate sales, according to a marketer who built a 7-figure business less than 2 years after quitting her corporate job

3 days ago   |   By Business Insider

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Instagram is one of the most powerful platforms to market your business , build a loyal customer base , and generate sales .
To make the most impact, your posts need compelling visuals that embody your brand and clever captions to match. But writing good captions isn't everyone's forte, so it helps to start with some basics.
Vanessa Lau is an online marketing strategist, entrepreneur, and content marketing expert. She founded The Bossgram Academy and built a seven-figure business less than two years after quitting her corporate job. She hosts free and membership...
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