A Good Foundation Boosting Self Confidence

If there’s one trait that can empower you to achieve what you desire, it’s confidence. Self-confidence is a feeling of trust in your own abilities and the belief that you have everything it takes to face any challenge that might come your way. When you are self-confident you trust and have faith in yourself and the future.

Confidence is the powerhouse behind everything you do. If you have strong confidence you’ll be unstoppable. Your belief, your confidence that you can achieve something will power you through.

But if you lack confidence you’ll second guess yourself.

An enabling New Year’s resolution is to build, develop and enhance your confidence.

Strong confidence allows you to build other resolutions in the certain knowledge that you can achieve them.

Take a look at some of the tips and techniques for building your confidence:

New Year Resolutions

One of the best things about the New Year is the chance to re-evaluate yourself and your life. For example, if you find that you’re constantly beating yourself up for some nagging reason, now is the perfect time to clear some clutter from your brain and focus your energy on what really matters.

In addition, you should consider taking a year long self-confidence building sabbatical. Not only will you get a fresh perspective, but you’ll also get to see your strengths and weaknesses in a new light. The result is a more balanced and confident you. You might even come up with a few goals for the coming year that you never dreamed possible.

It’s no secret that being confident can make you happier and more productive at work, but it doesn’t have to be an all or nothing proposition. You can achieve your full potential while minimizing the stress of your day-to-day life. Fortunately, there are plenty of nifty tips and tricks to help you reach your goals. Here are some of them.

Choosing the right type of goal can be tricky. For example, you need to pick an objective that is relevant to your career and life goals, and that you can realistically attain. Similarly, you need to ensure that your motivation is consistent. If you have no idea how to do this, you should consult with a professional. Aside from that, you should take note of any advice given to you.

It’s a good idea to do a few comparative analyses of the various goals you have in mind. Specifically, you should determine what your priorities are, and what you need to do to achieve them. Doing this will provide you with a road map to success. Taking a look at your past successes and failures will allow you to gauge the best course of action to take in the future.

Boosting Self Confidence

Recognize The Positives

One of the most effective ways to boost your confidence is to give yourself a pat on the back for the right things. There are many ways to achieve this, from volunteering to joining a gym, but the most straightforward approach is to acknowledge your accomplishments, and . Lastly, try not to beat yourself up for having a bad day. This might be a hard thing to do, but if you can reclaim some of the energy you expended, you’ll be well on your way to achieving your objectives.

Build A Support Network

Appreciate the people in your life that support you. If there are some people who constantly criticize and put you down, consider whether you want these negative people in your life. This kind of constant toxic feedback can really hit your self confidence. One New Year’s Resolution could be to distance yourself from toxic company. If this is not possible, look for any positives you can in the negative conversations. Some negative people may believe they are trying to help you and looking out for your best interests. If this is so, then you MAY be able to find a positive comment or you may be able to turn around a negative comment to extract the positive from it. This however, may take considerable self belief, which you may not YET possess. Build positive relationships. Those who are negative and try to bring you down can often drain your confidence.

Be Kind To Yourself

Be your best cheerleader and even when things don’t go as well as you would like, don’t “beat yourself up”. We all know people who call themselves “stupid” or “worthless” when they make a mistake. This is not true. Everyone makes mistakes. Tell yourself that your next try at this will be better. Practise self-care. Self-confidence and self-care are often closely linked. Think of things you can do to practise self care, these can be as simple as a long hot bath or shower or taking a long walk.

Practise Affirmations

Affirmations are stories you tell yourself about how you want to be. They are always positive and formed in the present tense, eg “I am” (NOT Future, not “I will”). You say these to yourself several times a day and put as much belief into them as possible. Here is one affirmation: I am confident and value myself. You can find many similar affirmations online and you will be able to find one that resonates with you. You can write several of these down on a small card that you carry with you and read several times a day.

Set Yourself A Challenge

Find something you would like to try or improve on, whether it’s playing a musical instrument, running a marathon, volunteering, building a website, travelling, blogging, improving your education or whatever you would like to do, find something that you would enjoy and that would be a challenge for you. It should not be really, really difficult but neither should it be easy. It should be something at which you can feel true satisfaction for completing.

Having a solid list of goals can be a daunting task, but it’s a fun challenge. When deciding what to do, you can go with a list that contains everything from activities you enjoy to those that will advance your career. Also, don’t forget to think about the best way to spend your free time. Whether you prefer to play golf, ride a bike, or simply spend your time at the office, be sure to take advantage of your free time by using it to build your self-confidence.

New Year’s Day Celebrations Around the World

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A New Year’s celebration has been a major religious and cultural event for many centuries. The New Year is traditionally a time for introspection and new beginnings. During this festival, people often ring in the new year with fireworks and parades. It’s also a time to think about the previous year and for some people, time to set resolutions to make it a better year to come, from a personal development point of view. Of course, it’s important to choose good resolutions.

A number of cultures celebrate the New Year on different days throughout the year. Some cultures begin the new year on the vernal equinox, whereas others choose the autumnal equinox. Others may choose the winter solstice as the start of their new year.

Several civilizations, such as the Phoenicians and the Persians, chose the autumnal equinox as their new year’s start. Others, such as the Greeks and the Romans, began their new years on the first day of the month of March, following the lunar cycle.


While the calendars used by some of these cultures differed, most of them used the Gregorian calendar, which is based on a solar year. In fact, the Gregorian calendar is the most commonly used calendar system in the world. However, the Gregorian calendar was not always used by Christians. Before it was introduced by Pope Gregory XIII in 1582, most Western European countries adopted January 1 as the official new year’s day.

Many Asian nations celebrate the New Year on the Lunar calendar. These calendars are based on the new moon after the Winter Solstice. Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese new years are generally celebrated in late January.


The celebration of the new year is also common in many Latin American countries, such as Peru, Colombia, and Mexico. People in these countries often run around with suitcases to ensure they can travel during the upcoming year. They also typically eat 12 grapes at midnight to symbolize the new year.

In the United States, the New Year’s Day celebration is a combination of family, feasting, and sports. Traditional meals are served, along with concerts and fireworks. As the new year starts, the Times Square Ball is lowered from its flagpole. This ball weighs about 11,875 pounds and is twelve feet in diameter. After a countdown, the ball drops from the tower. When it does, a song called “Auld Lang Syne” hits the airwaves. At the same time, the Times Tower lights up with “1908” numbers to signal the arrival of the new year.

Although many of these celebrations date back to the Egyptians and the Romans, many of the traditions and superstitions have evolved over the centuries. For example, some neo-pagans still interpret the Samhain festival as the “first” of the new year. Other cultures use superstitions, such as bringing good luck by eating food or wearing jewelry.

In Scotland, in the UK, the New Year is called Hogmanay and is a great celebration. One custom associated with Hogmanay is first footing, that is the first person to enter the house after midnight. The first person to enter a home in the new year is seen as a bringer of good luck for the coming 12 months. Traditionally the first-foot should be a tall dark-haired male who is not already in the house when midnight strikes and should bring gifts such as whisky, a log or coal.

A few of the most popular New Year’s Day festivities include parades, fireworks, concerts, and parties. The famous Rose Parade in Pasadena, California, is one of the most recognizable New Year’s Day parades. Hundreds of local imitations also occur in the United States.

Choosing Good Resolutions


There’s no shortage of information online about choosing a good New Year’s Resolution. On one website we saw there were 75 ideas! Can you imagine making 75 resolutions? Can you imagine keeping them?? Neither can we!

That’s why on this page we’ll keep it simple. We’ll focus on the big resolutions that almost everyone can benefit from.

Of course, though resolutions are often made at New Year – you do not have to stick to that – nor feel you HAVE to make resolutions just because it’s New Year. You can resolve not to make any New Year’s Resolutions if you want!

What A Resolution Is

  1. A resolution is something YOU DECIDE to do.
  2. It has to be achievable.

Just two rules, so simple, yet many people make it very complicated.

You Decide

You cannot allow someone else to make a resolution for you, whether friend, parent, sibling or even an online article. If you yourself have not decided to make a resolution, someone else making it for you will not work, you will not be invested in it (not committed to achieving it). If you do not WANT to make a New Year Resolution, then do not be forced, or guilt tripped into making one. Some toxic relations or friends may feel they know what is best for you (they may actually feel they have your best interests at heart) but if you do not WANT to achieve this FOR YOURSELF, it will not work, you will find ways to “forget”, or “make it impossible” to achieve.

On the other hand if you find a resolution you really want to achieve, you will find a way of making it happen. Your passion for it will help you overcome any obstacles.


There is no point in making a resolution that is impossible to achieve, for instance, no human is going to sprout feathers to fly like a bird! Maybe that’s an absurd example but for some people, a resolution that may seem easy to others is one they do not feel up to working towards at the moment. If it is not currently achievable for some reason you know of, yet you still would LIKE to achieve it, then choose a resolution that would be easier to achieve and that will move you towards the bigger goal. For instance, if you want to lose a LOT of weight or run a marathon, when you seldom walk, then choose something easier, such as lose one stone or 7 kilograms by (choose your date) or walk 3 miles or 5 kilometres daily by (choose your date). Either of those will move you towards your ultimate goal, while still being achievable. Impossible goals make you lose heart, easy goals provide no challenge. Choose a goal somewhere between impossible and too easy, one that is challenging for YOU, yet still achievable and for which you feel real passion to achieve.


New Year Resolutions

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The start of a new year is a great time to make resolutions. It is also a good time to look at ways to improve your life and get more organized. According to a recent study, the most common New Year’s resolutions are to exercise more, eat healthier, and save money. But there are some other ways to stick to your goals. In the rest of this article, we are going to go over some of the common New Year Resolutions people make, and how to achieve them.

Losing Weight

A common New Year’s resolution is to lose weight. However, 80% of people fail to achieve their goals within the first year of making a resolution. Regardless of the reason for failing, it’s important to make the time to get back on track.

The most effective way to make the change is to create a plan for your health. Choosing a sustainable eating pattern that is appropriate to your lifestyle is a great place to start. By focusing on your body, your mind, and your relationship with food, you will be able to keep your weight down. For some people, their relationship with food is one of comfort eating, that is, eating when they feel upset or unhappy. It is possible to find other ways of dealing with sadness or upset and this may be a way to help with losing weight. A New Year resolution in this area might involve keeping a food and emotions journal, to see what triggers comfort eating. Alternatively, it might involve working on relationships, improving some and maybe even cutting out others, if they are toxic. For yet others, it might involve cutting out junk food or drink: and resolutions in this area might be to drink water in place of soda (pop) or take healthy lunches to work in place of visiting the vending machines.

Getting Out, Exercise and Socializing to Overcome Stress

The holiday season can be a stressful time of year, but one of the easiest ways to de-stress is to get out and socialize. Getting out and about in the community is a great way to meet new people and make new friends. Also, a little exercise goes a long way. If you can’t get out there, just spend a few minutes a day sitting in a straight position or stretching. Of course, for some people socializing is stressful and they may prefer to take long solitary walks.

As a side note, getting out and socializing can improve your overall health and wellness. Studies show that more mental activity is good for your brain. This is especially true if you are an introvert.

In fact, you could probably make a whole year’s worth of friends by just taking a walk around your neighborhood. You can also make friends on Bumble or MeetUp, which are two sites that help you find social groups in your area. If this is not for you, try puzzles to keep your brain active.

Getting Organized

Getting organized as a New Year’s resolution has become a common goal for many people. Unfortunately, many people fail to keep their resolutions. Fortunately, getting organized as a resolution doesn’t have to be a massive undertaking. In fact, it can be as easy as developing a few simple habits. Making a general resolution like “get organized”, is difficult to measure in terms of achievement, how do you know whether you have become more organized? Would it be because you now use a diary or appointments planner? Perhaps it would be because you have dejunked one drawer or one room in your home? Maybe it’s because you now attend every school function, instead of missing any?

Using the correct tools is the first step to success. For instance, an organizing binder can be a great way to keep paperwork together and in order. Additionally, consider using a journal or to-do list or an appointments planner or diary. This will help you organize the tasks you have to accomplish throughout the year.

A calendar can also help you organize. Use it to keep track of your progress, and then take periodic reviews of your efforts.

If you find yourself feeling overwhelmed, start small. Try taking on a few small projects each month. Doing so will give you the confidence to tackle bigger tasks.


You may decide that your best way to become organized is to declutter your office, your home, your mind, your relationships! Here is a declutter record sheet for January. You can download and print this out, FOR PERSONAL USE ONLY (You may NOT sell it). Did you know that if you declutter between 5 and 6 items daily, every day for a year, you could get rid of 2023 items for the year 2023! There is actually a full, 15 page booklet available for print out, which I will make available shortly for free. There is more information available on decluttering here.

Controlling your emotions

If you are looking to improve your physical and mental health in the new year, it is a good idea to make some New Year’s resolutions. You may find that it will take time to feel comfortable and to control your emotions. However, the benefits of taking steps to achieve your goals are worth the wait.

If you are feeling overwhelmed or haven’t been making progress toward your resolutions, it’s a good idea to check in with yourself. Ask yourself, “What’s the biggest thing I need to work on?” and “What’s the simplest way to do this?”

The best way to determine what you need to work on is to set concrete goals. For example, you might want to learn how to control your temper. Another example is to stop worrying so much. Keep a record in a journal and look for triggers and ways to avoid them or to find a different way to react.


Volunteering as one of your New Year resolutions can help you reduce your stress levels, develop new skills and make you more employable. In addition, it can give you a sense of meaning and purpose. If you are not sure where to start, there are organizations that will match you with a cause in your community. Before you choose a cause, though, you need to decide how much time you can commit to volunteering. Several nonprofits offer volunteer training, which can be a helpful way to kick-start your resolution.

Another benefit of volunteering is that it can increase your social network. You will meet people with similar interests. This can help you make new connections, build your social circle, and reduce your loneliness. For people who are introverts, volunteering can be an ideal way to meet others and develop new relationships. It can also boost your self-esteem.

New Year’s Resolutions

If you want to make New Year’s Resolutions, remember, they need to be your own decision and the target you aim for should be achievable, as well as challenging.

Learning to Play Golf: Here’s Why It Can Help You In Your Self-Development

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Looking for something to help you in your self-development? We recommend learning to play golf rather than reading self-help books. 

Self-development may sound like a yawn. If you subscribe to the old-school way of thinking, you might be thinking of therapy, hours of lying on a sofa talking about your insecurities. Or maybe a bookshelf of self-help books, all of which say contrasting things. 

But the truth is, every day, every situation is a chance for self-development. Work, recreation, interactions with others… The opportunities are endless. 

But one of the things that supercharge your self-development is learning something new. A language. A skill. Or a sport. We’re a huge fan of learning sports as self-development because it incorporates both physical and mental improvement. 

If you’re wondering which sport specifically, learning to play golf is one of the best sports to help you in your self-development. Here’s why! 


It Includes Physical, Mental, and Emotional Development 

One of the greatest things about golf is that it helps you to develop multiple skills at the same time. Physical, mental, and emotional skills are all at play on the golf course, so that makes it a wonderful opportunity for self-development in many areas… All at the same time. 

If you’re looking for physical development, golf is a great place to start, no matter your fitness level. It’s an excellent way to get in moderate cardio, because a round of golf contains close to 10,000 steps! You’ll also get a decent upper body workout when you swing. 

Physical self-development aside, you’ll have the chance to work on mental and emotional skills as well. Learning how to stay calm under pressure, thinking strategically, handling unexpected situations (like a rogue wind), and focusing on the task at hand are all important self-development skills you can work on while you’re on the golf course. 

It Requires Consistency & Practice 

You can’t improve your golf game without consistent practice. In the same way, you can work on your self-development without consistency and patience. Just like you can’t develop a precise putt by watching YouTube videos, you can’t work on self-development skills by reading self-help books. 

You need to actually practice. Often. Want to improve your handicap? You need to spend enough time on the course for improved skills to become muscle memory. Want to become more patient? You need to spend enough time working on it for it to become your default. 

The beauty of golf is that you can do both at the same time. Working on your handicap means you’re automatically working on your patience, your focus, your strategy, and a number of other things at the same time. 

You Can Learn No Matter Your Skill Level 

Golf is a great sport for anybody, regardless of skill level. If you’re totally new to the game, you can easily begin with mini golf or adventure golf to get a good feel for the clubs in your hand and the nuance of putting. 

From there, you can move to the driving range, where you can learn how to swing and work on your aim before you get to the course. You can also play around with training aids on the putting and chipping greens, getting comfortable before you play a full round. 

That means that whether you’ve played golf before or you’re a complete newbie, you can still have fun learning both the game and self-development skills! 

It Gets You Close to Nature 

There’s something to be said about playing sports surrounded by nature. Playing on a sports field may be outdoors, but there’s nothing quite like playing your way through trees, over water, out of the sand, and with lovely 360-degree views of nature. 

Research suggests that being close to nature is great for mental health. Not only do you get sunshine on your skin and fresh air in your lungs, but nature is calming. This is the best place to be when you’re trying to work on self-improvement! 

You Can Work On It Alone or With Others 

Self-development may begin with “self”, but that doesn’t mean you only have to do it when you’re alone. The support of others is important when it comes to both sports and self-improvement. 

Golf is unique in that it can be an individual sport, but you can also do it with friends. If you’re working on both your game and your self-development, taking a supportive friend along for a round can be motivating both for your game and your self-development skills. 

It’s Extremely Rewarding 

Working hard on your golf game does yield results if you’re consistent. There’s no feeling quite like hitting your first perfect, powerful drive right down the fairway. Or sinking a long putt on a difficult green. The markers of improvement are easy to see and give you great goals to aim for along the way. 

Self-development is similar. The sense of pride and peace when you realize you’ve crossed a threshold in your self-development is something that you don’t forget. Whatever skills you’re aiming to develop, you don’t forget the rewarding feeling when you realize all your hard work has paid off. 


Sport is a fantastic way to work on your self-development. Whatever you want to improve, you can do it with sports if you just wrap your head around it the right way. 

Golf isn’t the only sport that can boost your self-improvement efforts. But we definitely believe it’s the best one! We may be biased, but between the proximity to nature, the safe level of activity, the accessibility, and the mental, emotional, and physical benefits, we can’t find another sport that even comes close. 

If you already play golf, consider this an excellent excuse to play more often! If you’re only learning to play golf now, enjoy every moment, and remember you’re working on yourself in many ways while learning. 

And if you’ve never played before, now may be the best time to start! It could make the biggest difference to your mental, emotional, and physical health. 

About the Author

Jordan Fuller is a retired golfer who understands first-hand the effect golf can have on one’s mental, emotional, and physical health. When he’s not on the course, he’s researching and writing articles for his website, Golf Influence

Tips on How to Get Back Into School Life If You’re an Adult

Going back to school as an adult may seem like an impossible task, especially if you have a full life as it is. But if you are planning on returning to school again, here are some helpful tips on how to make it look easy.

Try to get as organized as possible

One of the first things you’ll want to do when getting reacquainted with school again, whether online or in person, is to familiarize yourself with your coursework and try to get as organized as possible regarding your course milestones. Reading through your course framework as well as jotting down important information such as your tutor’s details and who to contact when you have a query should help you save time should you encounter hurdles along the way.

Getting your home schedule in sync with your work schedule

If you have other obligations to see to, such as family commitments or even another job to work around, then it might be helpful to get all your schedules in sync with each other so that you don’t run into difficulties down the line. Technology can help with this if you want to make sure everyone is aware of what’s on the agenda daily with apps such as Cozi or Flayk.

Track your goals

Keeping track of your goals is all the more worthwhile if you can achieve them in the timeframe you set out to achieve them. Therefore, it is vital to keep track of your goals on a daily and weekly basis. For example, you may want to diarize important assignment dates as well as set weekly goals for yourself so that you stay on track with your syllabus.

Establishing what your ultimate goal is

Speaking of goal setting, perhaps your goal is to achieve your education so that you can open up your own business one day. If so, it would be helpful to look into the various business structures that are available to ensure you select the right one from the start. For example, an LLC might just work out the best for you if you want a business type with plenty of benefits, including tax benefits such as not having to pay corporate federal income tax; more flexibility when it comes to the management structure of your business should your business scale up one day; limited liability, etc. Furthermore, a formation service can assist you with all the ins and outs of registering your business and are even on top of the different regulations that apply in each state if you decide to move one day.

Branch out

Suppose you already have extensive experience in a certain field, then why not take a professional development course rather than going the longer route of acquiring a new or more advanced degree in your field? For example, if you are in the medical field and are already quite familiar with medical codes, then you can choose from among online medical coding courses to help extend your knowledge even further. You can even take an assessment at the end of the course to verify your skill level in this area to ensure that you know how to assign the correct medical codes and what they mean in terms of medical procedures and service claims.

So, if you plan on studying further, don’t let the passage of time prevent you from achieving your dreams. Also, you can help to reduce your length of study by using professional development courses to help save you time in the end.

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A Senior’s Guide to Downsizing in Retirement

Larger homes have their benefits, especially if you’re doing a lot of entertaining or holiday hosting in retirement. However, there are just as many advantages to downsizing into a smaller home as you age—including fewer bills, chores, and daily responsibilities. And while downsizing isn’t the right move for all seniors, these tips and resources will help you to prepare for the process if you believe you’re ready to downsize your home in retirement.

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Downsize Your Belongings

 As tough as it is, one of the first steps to downsizing your home is donating, tossing, and decluttering your personal belongings. These tips will help you to let go of clutter and cope with the emotional challenges of doing so.

  • Discover the benefits of decluttering and determine which items to keep or donate.
  • Donate unwanted books, vehicles, clothing, electronics, appliances, and furniture.
  • Make sure to manage any challenging emotions you experience when decluttering and downsizing.

List Your Home

Once you’ve decluttered your belongings, you’ll need to start getting your home ready to sell.

Buy a New Home

From buying a senior-friendly home to planning a safe and hassle-free move, these resources are here to help you every step of the way.

  • Learn everything there is to know about buying a home and applying for a mortgage.
  • Think about the age-friendly features you’ll want or need in your new home.
  • Prepare for the move into your new home.
  • Learn how you can prevent falls in your new home.
  • Install a pullout pantry and add slip-resistant flooring in your kitchen to make it senior friendly.
  • Install an under cabinet range hood to vent grease and smoke from your kitchen.

Downsizing isn’t always easy, but it’s oftentimes the right decision for seniors looking to save money on housing expenses and cut back on home and yard maintenance as they age. Before they know it, seniors will be reaping the many benefits of downsizing and living their Golden Years to the fullest!

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Disclaimer: This article provides some useful information and links on downizing your home in retirement. It does not provide any financial, business or health advice. If you need advice on managing your affairs in relation to moving or downsizing, please consult a relevant professional.

Achieve Your Goals by Hiring Professionals Outside Your Company

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Many entrepreneurs choose to hire independent professionals rather than full-time employees because the former provides several unique benefits to the business. This article from Keep The Fire Lit outlines some of these benefits and shares tips on hiring freelance sales and marketing professionals.

Why Hire Freelance Sales and Marketing Professionals?

Freelancers operate independently. They offer specific expertise, such as designing, writing, sales, and marketing. Freelancers take projects from different clients and set their own schedules. If you’re looking for sales and marketing professionals in Toronto, hiring them on a freelance basis offers several pros and cons.

According to Fora Financial, the pros of hiring freelance sales and marketing professionals include:

  • Minimal commitment. Hiring freelancers lets you access sales and marketing expertise without having to commit to the professionals long-term, as you would with full-time staff.
  • Flexible rates. You can agree on rates based on the specific projects or tasks the freelancers take on.
  • Large talent pool. The freelance market provides you with a large pool of highly talented and motivated sales and marketing professionals that you can deploy almost immediately.

The downsides of hiring freelance professionals include:

  • Limited control. Your oversight is limited because freelance professionals operate with significantly more autonomy than full-time employees.
  • Limited scope. Buscom notes that a freelance workforce is relatively difficult to scale because expanding the scope of a freelancer’s work involves renegotiating your contract with them.
  • Training and onboarding costs. Hiring freelance professionals often involves some up-front training and onboarding costs, which can add up if you frequently hire new freelancers.

Investing in certain off-the-shelf services can also help save your business time and money. For example, the right accounting software may offer all the benefits of an in-house accountant while saving you the cost of hiring one. Likewise, you can save money on the fees lawyers charge to incorporate a business by hiring a business formation service at a reduced rate.

Incorporating your business can help you save on taxes, limit your personal liability for business debts, and give you access to better ways of receiving payments from customers.

How to Hire Freelance Sales and Marketing Professionals

Freelancers vary widely in their expertise and rates. You want to hire freelance sales and marketing professionals who match your business’s needs and budget. Of course, you’ll need to be able to pay for your outsourcing needs, so seek out sources of funding. If you need to take out a loan, keep in mind that lenders will examine your finances closely, and if you have a young company, personal finances will be especially scrutinized. Among other criteria, lenders will consider your debt-to-income ratio to determine whether to issue a loan, so it’s good to know what yours is before approaching an institution.

There are different places to find talented freelancers.

  • Search on Google for the websites of smart, organized freelancers.
  • Hire sales and marketing professionals through LinkedIn after reviewing their profiles.
  • Look for sales and marketing professionals on freelance marketplaces such as UpWork.com and Freelancer.com.

When looking for sales and marketing professionals, check for the following:

  • Ability to maintain meaningful relationships with key customers
  • Strong corporate communication skills
  • Experience selling products similar to yours
  • Proficiency in using digital tools for sales or marketing
  • A good culture fit for your company

Additionally, check their stats and client referrals to make sure they have a strong history of excellent performance.

Hire the Best Talent

Freelance sales and marketing professionals can be a great addition to your workforce. With the right hiring strategy, you can find freelancers who meet or even exceed your expectations.


This article does not provide legal, financial or hiring advice. If you need advice, please consult a relevant professional in your jurisdiction.