Posts in Entrepreneurship
7 Ways to Build Credibility as a Young Professional
As a 19-year-old freelancer, I am often worried that potential clients will downplay my work because of my young age and because I'm not going to college. But the fact that I have gained every single one of my clients through referrals gives me confidence that I am a "real professional" who creates valuable work. Below are seven ways I believe I've accomplished my success so far.
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Why You Should Start a LinkedIn Page During High School
LinkedIn is the Facebook of the business world. I started my LinkedIn page back in 2013 when I was 16 years old, and I have used it to connect with 130 mentors, clients, and fellow conspirators in crime. If you are in high school, I would recommend taking an hour to join LinkedIn and set up your profile to get a head start on growing your connections and career. Keep reading to learn how.
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Why, After Much Deliberation, I Decided Not to Lie to my Clients
As a young and usually soft-spoken introvert, it may surprise people that I have strong opinions (what?), ideas about how things should be done (gasp!), and I don't always follow the advice that seasoned adults condescend to give a young fledgling like myself (this is madness!). I have followed this philosophy with the happy result of going against advice to tell my clients lies.
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Why I'm Not Going to College
While scrolling through Facebook this fall, I see many pictures of my friends at their new colleges in their prettily decorated dorm rooms. They look happy, are meeting their roommates and new friends, and are beginning exciting new phases in their lives. Me? I graduated from high school in the spring, but nothing is changing for me this fall.
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