• More Time Management Tips for Self-Employed Workers






    Time is a precious commodity when you’re self-employed. Good time management skills can make the difference between success and failure when you operate a freelance, entrepreneurial or home-based business on Zoondy. As Robert Half International staffing experts noted on MSN.CareerBuilder.com (see our previous post), adopting a practical approach to time management can make you a more productive worker. Use these additional time management tips to maximize your productivity: Triage interruptions. While a major drain on productivity, interruptions are part of the normal workday. The trick is to differentiate between interruptions that require immediate attention and those that can be addressed at

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  • Practical Time Management Tips Boost Productivity






    Effective time management is one of the biggest challenges when operating your own business, especially if you are a freelancer or are a home-based entrepreneur on Zoondy. Learning to manage your time wisely in the real world isn’t about shaving seconds off your schedule but about learning to create a workable balance of discipline and flexibility. The global staffing gurus at Robert Half International recently posted “time-management tips for the real world” on MSN.CareerBuilder.com. If you’re starting a freelance, contract or entrepreneurial business on Zoondy, we think you’ll find their tips and a few nuggets gleaned from our own entrepreneurial experiences

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  • Job Auction? Yes, Sell What You Know






    Would you believe … a job auction? Zoondy, a free online service, puts your talent where it belongs – in front of people who need it. It’s your engaging, effective alternative to the traditional job hunt. Marketplace of the mind If you’ve ever shopped or sold on eBay, you have the gist of Zoondy. This service lets you auction or sell your talents and skills to the highest bidder. Think of it as a marketplace of the mind, a place where you can advertise what you have to offer – from accounting to weaving – directly to the public. Set

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  • Social Media Do’s and Don’ts for Job Seekers






    A  smart, professional social media presence can enhance your job hunting prospects. In some of our last posts, we’ve been talking about the importance of social media in the job search process and how to maximize your use of social media to get the job you want. Today, we offer additional tips on creating a professional social media presence that will get you noticed by potential employers.  Here are the Social Media Do’s and Don’ts for Job Seekers Become a resource. When you become a resource for other professionals in your business, you enhance your status as an expert in your

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  • No Job? Make Money as Self-Employed Zoondy Entrepreneur






    As noted in our previous post, most of the new jobs being created are either low-paying jobs or part-time jobs. So how do you make the money you need to pay your rent and put food on the table if you’re unemployed or underemployed? Becoming a self-employed entrepreneur on Zoondy offers people flexible options. On Zoondy you can use your work or personal skills to earn money while you keep hunting for a job or a better job. But Zoondy also offers you the opportunity to become your own boss by opening a home-based business on our new employment marketplace.

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  • Beware of Questionable Career Advice






    Nobody would argue that the job search paradigm has changed. Before the internet became an integral part of life, face-to-face interviews with your potential employer were the norm. The man or woman on the other side of the desk probably took a look at your resume, but the rapport you created during the interview is what got you the job. Times have changed. Very few job hunters even get to the interview stage these days. Today, resumes play a primary role in the hiring process. If you don’t send in a great one, you’ll never get the chance to wow them

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  • Best Communication Tools for Selling Your Services on Zoondy






    If you have a talent to share or a skill to teach, communication and mobile technology now allow you to connect with eager learners across the country. The success of telecommuting in the workplace and online coursework in the educational community has demonstrated the power of virtual communication. With the right communication tools, you can harness that power and use Zoondy’s digital marketplace to earn money selling your skills and talents on Zoondy. If you’re contemplating joining Zoondy’s virtual marketplace, you need to be aware of virtual communication tools (videos, digital slide shows, video conferencing, video chat, online Q&A sessions,

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  • Where to Look for Business Mentors






    Going into business for yourself is like building a house. Even when you think you know what you’re doing, unexpected surprises can pop up and throw you for a loop. When you’re trying to get a business off the ground, enlisting the aid of a business mentor can help ensure that instead of being surprised, you’re prepared to meet potential problems. Typically, a business mentor is someone who has successfully launched and operated a business similar to yours and is willing to share his or her knowledge and experience to help you succeed in launching your business. When you’re looking for a

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  • Establish Routines to Boost Productivity






    It seems as though the pace of life moves a little faster every year and our to-do lists grow a little longer. Juggling home and work, spouse and kids, and finances and debt make life challenging enough. If you are also starting a home-grown business on Zoondy, trying to keep all the balls in the air can feel like a herculean task. Falling behind is not an option if you are counting on the extra income your Zoondy business is bringing in. But when everything is on you — marketing, sales, product creation and delivery, bookkeeping, customer service, etc., etc. — it

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  • Growing Your Business? Where to Find Help






    Some people use Zoondy as a stopgap to earn money while they are either looking for a job or hunting for full-time employment. Other people use Zoondy to launch a small business. They may be underemployed and need more cash to make ends meet or be bored with retirement or want to earn extra money for their children’s college fund or their own retirement fund. What often happens is that people who expect to use Zoondy as a short-term income solution discover that they enjoy being their own boss and decide to turn their Zoondy business into a full-time job.

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