Everyone does marketing nowadays, from freelancers to brands, to huge multi-national companies.

It is a critical ingredient that keeps your business up and running. Marketing takes all shapes and we need to revise our strategies every now and then. to make sure we are reaching the right audiences.

This week on Five Tips Tuesday, we focus on how to keep the hustle going.

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Get tips on how to launch your freelancing career by adapting key habits.

Learn the true value of a like, and how it affects your potential customers’ behaviour online.

If you’re a new manager, you’ll love this infographic. Get to know key management terms to keep your project running well.

Grow your email list with these tips from ProBlogger.

And last but not least, see how you can fit reading into your busy schedule.

So here we go…

1. Freelancing Tips

Starting out as a freelancer can be difficult. You would need to get mad hustling skills to be successful. The good news is, all the skills you need to have is already available. What you need to learn is to challenge yourself to learn new skills and adapt new habits.

Daniel Dowling learned three simple habits that helped launch his freelancing career. Check out his story as featured in Fast Company.

2. Social Media

We’ve all received invites to like a post or a page on social media, but what’s the true value of a like? Does it have a direct relationship with generating leads or creating sales? Why do brands spend thousands on getting people to like their pages?

Harvard Business Review investigated how likes affect brand sales. Brad O’Brien of Marketing Land.com shares its results as well as some strategies to add to yours.

3. Infographic

If you are new to managing teams, you know the struggle of keeping the tasks flowing well.

Effective management requires you to cut the clutter. As the manager, you need to learn how to focus on tasks that create the biggest impact for your brand.

To help you identify these tasks, Taskworld created an infographic that helps you do that. Learn the basic project management terms you need to keep your project on schedule.

Check it out here.

4. Email Marketing

Some claim that email marketing is dead. But experts beg to differ.

Some claim that email marketing is dead. But experts beg to differ.

Studies suggest that 66% of consumers made a sale after getting marketing emails. It also helps remind customers of abandoned carts and even creates new leads for brands.

Here are three ways to increase your email list according to ProBlogger.

5. Book reading

As cliche as it is, knowledge is power. And getting new information from books, magazines, and other content boosts your creativity.

But with all the tasks on our to-do list, it can be a challenge to find the time to sit down and read. So much so that reading has become leisure.

Goodreads.com asked around fellow bookworms on Facebook. They shared ways on how they find the time to incorporate reading into their busy schedules. Check out these creative tips here.

Got more tips to add to our list? 

Share your thoughts in the comments section below. 

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Herlene Somook is a creative entrepreneur and freelance writer based in Manila, Philippines. A graduate of AB Psychology, she was a Kumon Reading teacher for five years before jumping ship to the Business Process Outsourcing Industry, where she gained experience in Inbound Sales, Technical Support, Outbound Services, Lead Generation and Marketing. Today, she spends her time as the Head Writer and Content Strategist for NextStep Hub. She loves reading bedtime stories to her toddler son.