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Seminars are a great way not only to learn new things, but to network with others and build connections that might otherwise never happen.

Good to "Google" and be cautious. Sometimes folks with an axe to grind will label something a "scam" and other times there are legitimate faults found with services.

Be careful out there, but keep mining for gold! :-)

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10/16/11 12:40 P

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Yesterday I attended a seminar on how to become a freelance editor and it was neat to meet someone who supplemented her household income by working from home as a freelancer. She walked us through the basics of it. To be honest it sounded like the biggest headache for me would be trying to market oneself and get clients. She also promoted an online networking site that I'm now reading has mixed reviews. "Scam" pops up quickly on the Google search window after its name. Still I've met other freelancers and I know it's possible, just requires a lot of business savvy.



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10/16/11 7:43 A

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Keep us posted on your efforts! You never know who might learn from your experiences!

Spark ON! :-)

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10/16/11 5:52 A

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Thanks for this link. I'm not in that category quite yet but working freelance sounds very appealing, even as a side gig.



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