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Angela Alcorn
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Lives in Agen, France
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My two brief trips to Paris recently have convinced me I need to spend more time there. Much as I am also looking forward to living near London, I will want to duck over to Paris as often as possible, I’m sure. I love the buildings, the streets, the parks…
My two brief trips to Paris recently have convinced me I need to spend more time there. Much as I am also looking forward to living near London, I will want to duck over to Paris as often as possible, I’m sure. I love the buildings, the streets, the parks with chairs under every tree …
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The Freelancer's Guide To The Galaxy #Freelance

You're a freelancer & you've got an enormous amount of things to organise and tools to check out. Where do you start? What can you expect?
You're a freelancer & you've got an enormous amount of things to organise and tools to check out. Where do you start? What can you expect?
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5 Essential Actions To Get More Clients Online #freelance #business #networking

It honestly doesn't matter what your industry is, or if you're a freelancer or entrepreneur. You need clients to bring the money in and pay your bills.
It honestly doesn't matter what your industry is, or if you're a freelancer or entrepreneur. You need clients to bring the money in and pay your bills.
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Les Chants de Noël 20 Décembre - Le Marché à Casseneuil #Noel #Marche #Villeneuve #MarchedeNoel #LotEtGaronne

Le petit marché de Noël à Casseneuil. De 9h jusqu'à minuit. Place Jean Bergonié, 47440 Casseneuil
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Le petit marché de Noël à Casseneuil. De 9h jusqu'à minuit. Place Jean Bergonié, 47440 Casseneuil
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If you're a blogger trying to boost your freelancing in a certain niche, you should read this!
What sorts of blog post topics would a business or service provider write? You want to get new clients and show them how much you know, right?
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Let's Build Durable Shelters For Homeless People #Homelessness #Homeless #DoSomething

So, there’s this American construction worker who has taken to building tiny homes for homeless people. He’s been sourcing the materials from hard rubbish on the side of the roads, so it costs nothing. And these homeless people get a sturdy place to sleep…
So, there's this American construction worker who has taken to building tiny homes for homeless people. He's been sourcing the materials from hard rubbish on the side of the roads, so it costs noth...
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Some good ideas here for writers, even if you've already got great freelancing clients. 
Even if you’re not a numbers whiz, freelance writers still need to be good with money. Here’s a guide to get you started.
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What Do Smart People Do On Sundays? #Productivity #Freelance

It's Sunday already, and the mountain of work looming on Monday's to-do list is starting to drain your energy. What do you do?
It's Sunday already, and the mountain of work looming on Monday's to-do list is starting to drain your energy. What do you do?
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If You're Considering An Online Career, Start Now! #DoWhatYouLove #WorkFromHome

Recently I was asked a question about which of my peers I admired in the blogging world, and I realised I admired the people who worked out the game quickly and started doing everything right at a young age.
Recently I was asked a question about which of my peers I admired in the blogging world, and I realised I admired the people who worked out the game quickly and started doing everything right at a ...
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Mum Showers vs Dad Showers #mums #parents #parenting

In all my time reading forums and Facebook groups, I’ve come to realise that the “mum shower” scenario is not just me: this is normality for a sizeable population of the world. Here’s how it goes down in our house. The Mum Shower Right, the kids have been…
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Anyone else seen Cars a few too many times? Have you ever thought about whether these cars are actual beings or if there are people inside? Think about it. 😏 
Thanks to our petrol-head 18-month-old, I've seen the Cars movies a few times now. As per my recent rant about Andy and Hattie, I've been getting some ideas about how it all came to be. And it's a ...
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How Do You Get New Clients? #Freelance #Entrepreneur #SmallBiz #SideHustle

As freelancers and entrepreneurs, we all need clients. Whether they’re buying a product from you, enrolling in your course, buying your book or booking your services, they still need to know you exist and how you can help them. The trick is knowing how to…
As freelancers and entrepreneurs, we all need clients. Whether they're buying a product from you, enrolling in your course, buying your book or booking your services, they still need to know you ex...
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I write about tech tools with MakeUseOf.com, edit stuff other people write and I sing for weddings and other events.
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I write, I edit, and I sing.
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  • Makeuseof
    Editor & Writer, 2010 - present
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Agen, France
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Adelaide, Australia
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Aussie in France.
Introduction

For work I'm a freelancer writer and editor at MakeUseOf.com and occasional other places, plus I sing in a trio called Lotelles on the side (and the trio also sings with the Monestier Big Band).

I also write lots of my own blogs. The more professional blogs are Net Savoir, Vegemite Croissant, Bootstrap Your Life, Stage Left Events and my portfolio is at AngelaAlcorn.com. Personal blogs and other randomness about me can be found at Alcorn.id.au, Smange, Twitter, Facebook.

I share a lot of stuff I find online. For the best stuff, check out Del.icio.us, Cloud pics, Smange's food lust, my YouTube favourites and Pinterest. Flixter will show you movies I'm watching, Goodreads will show you what I'm reading, while Last.fm will show you what I'm listening to.
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  • Curtin University
    Internet Studies, 2006 - 2009
    Internet Studies degree, focusing on the study of social networks, with a minor in Journalism.
  • TAFE South Australia
    Event Management, 2004 - 2006
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Angela Randall, @ Smange
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Facebook has just made the LGBT community very happy today by announcing multiple gender options and pronoun choices for users. Users may al

Netflix UK vs. LOVEFiLM — Who should you go with?
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Netflix UK vs. LOVEFiLM, find out who comes out on top with a breakdown of each service. It’s the US heavy weight vs. the UK champion!

Where To Study: Navigating The Free Online Education World
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If you are interested in free education online, you've probably heard the big names: Coursera, Khan Academy, MIT, etc. But now that these le

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The Global Ruling Class
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