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How Franck Made An Easy $720 From 8 Emails

By Norio De Sousa

Franck is a happy customer. Because in January he hired me to build him a complicated web app. And, after hitting a few hurdles, I knocked it out the park. (Naturally.) So a week or 2 back, Franck contacts me again. He has a friend who also needs a web app. Can I help?

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The 3 Best Tools for Leading Your Team – Easily

By Norio De Sousa

Here are my favourite tools for managing my brand-spanking new team. Maybe this will help you and your team, too! Slack – “Chat” for work. This sounds like the stupidest thing but I tried it recently and was instantly converted. There’s no “personal” distractions like you get on Facebook, Hangouts, Skype and all that crap. […]

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Fear: All Right! We Did Not Die Today…

By Norio De Sousa

Have you seen the movie “Inside Out”? It’s a really cute but also very deep kid’s movie. Its characters are the emotions inside the mind of a little girl. There’s Joy, Fear, Sadness and Anger. And it’s really cute how the movie shows how these emotions play out in a baby, a toddler and eventually […]

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How To Free Up An Extra 1-2 Hours In Each Day

By Norio De Sousa

When I first started sending daily emails, I’d write the email, then write a subject and then take that subject line into Photoshop and make a “Blog Title” picture to post to my blog. Designing those images was kinda fun at first. An interesting challenge. But it looked kinda shitty. And one day I noticed […]

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The Best Way To Launch Faster (And Profit Sooner)

By Norio De Sousa

Howie emailed me asking for a quote on a simple survey. Thing is, he had no idea what he wanted his survey to look like, the fields he needed, how the PDF should look or anything like that. This happens all the time. People go to a techie asking for a quote without even knowing […]

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3 Ways a Mangy Dog is Like Your Website

By Norio De Sousa

If you’ve got a dog with a long fur coat, you know you need to wash and brush that dog regularly. Because if you don’t, then their coat becomes a mangled mess and it’ll be impossible and painful (for you and the dog) to brush out all those knots. Here are 3 ways your website […]

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7 Simple Tips for Hiring The Best PHP Coders

By Norio De Sousa

The secret to hiring senior PHP developers on freelancer websites like UpWork, is: Pay more. It usually means less micro-management needed from you. Go for coders with at least 1,000 hours under their belt. Go for coders with a really high ratings average. Prioritise people who speak fluent English. Interview in Skype or ask for […]

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How to Make a Strong Productivity Comeback

By Norio De Sousa

If you’ve read The Four Hour Work Week by Tim Ferriss, then you know that you need to be working on your strengths, NOT your weaknesses. Because if you work on your weaknesses, you’ll improve a smidge. But if you work on your strengths, you could easily multiply your results 2x – 10x. Tim’s not […]