The Ideal Status Length Is 100 Characters For Twitter, 40 For Facebook

No one wants to read a social media status that feels like a book. According to Buffer, there might be “ideal” lengths for getting the most responses.


Elevator Pitch: The WOD Life

Elevator Pitch is a regular feature on Lifehacker where we profile startups and new companies and pick their brains for entrepreneurial advice. This week, we’re talking with Andrew Lee from The WOD Life.


Five One-Hour Routines That Will Improve Your Life As A Freelancer

Who is your most valuable client? It’s not the one who brings you the most money. Nor is it the one who is most famous. You are your most important client, and that means you need to spend a little time refining your own process each week. Here are five ways to do just that.


Ask LH: What Should I Look For In A Virtual Office?

Hi Lifehacker, I’m planning to start out a new consulting business, and as it will be a one-man operation initially, I am looking at using a virtual office to field phone calls and to give clients a physical address that isn’t my home office. I’ve looked into several different providers: is there anything I should watch out for or be mindful of when choosing a service?


Elevator Pitch: TripTide

Elevator Pitch is a regular feature on Lifehacker where we profile startups and new companies and pick their brains for entrepreneurial advice. This week, we’re talking with Peter Richards from TripTide.


Three Common Freelancing Roadblocks To Avoid

As an independent contractor, you have no guarantees beyond the commitments you have right now. Your broader sense of freedom — compared to someone who works in an office — means you can dictate where your efforts will be spent each day. But it also means you have an ongoing responsibility to your bottom line and self-preservation. Your challenge is to find ways to plan for the future without knowing what’s around the corner.


Elevator Pitch: Shiny Things

Elevator Pitch is a regular feature on Lifehacker where we profile startups and new companies and pick their brains for entrepreneurial advice. This week, we’re talking with founder Mat Peterson from Shiny Things.


Five Life Lessons You Can Learn From Successful Corporations

When you think of good role models, businesses probably aren’t your first thought but you may be surprised by the wisdom they have to offer. After all, we often learn a lot from their leaders. A select few can teach us quite a bit about how to have fruitful, happy and successful lives.


Elevator Pitch: Bluethumb

Elevator Pitch is a regular feature on Lifehacker where we profile startups and new companies and pick their brains for entrepreneurial advice. This week, we’re talking with director George Hartley from Bluethumb.


Elevator Pitch: Brownie Points

Elevator Pitch is a regular feature on Lifehacker where we profile startups and new companies and pick their brains for entrepreneurial advice. This week, we’re talking with founder Tony Delaney from Brownie Points.