Elevator Pitch: iBackpacker

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 Shane Martz, founder of iBackpacker.


An Experienced Freelancer's Guide To Finding Clients

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When you decide to pursue freelance work, you might not have a clue how to actually find clients. But if you start with research and ask businesses what they look for in freelancers, as well as ask your peers for advice, your network will begin to grow and you’ll already know what clients are looking for.


How To Find A Mentor To Help Your Business Grow

The best business advice comes from someone who has already been there — but how can you find a mentor who will share their knowledge? We round up the best online resources and real-world tactics.


This Infographic Lists Over 200 Resources For Making Money Online

There are lots of ways make money online. From freelancing to flipping sites, this infographic covers the major resources that can help you put more money in your bank account.


Elevator Pitch: Jayride

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 Rod Bishop from Jayride.


Become The People You Want To Collaborate With To Attract More Talent

When you’re trying to put together a project and you need someone with a skill set you don’t have, it’s difficult to find the right person for the job. Entrepreneur Nathan Kontny suggests that the first step is to learn that skill yourself, even if you can’t actually do it.


Master The 'Six U's' To Perfectly Pitch An Idea

Delivering an elevator pitch or even telling your boss about an idea can be nerve-wracking. Entrepreneur James Altucher has crafted “the six U’s of persuasion” to make sure your idea gets heard.


How To Sell Online Without Selling Your Soul

Does selling online strikes fear into your soul? You’ll be branded as smarmy, sleazy and will suffer a fate worse than death, right?


Elevator Pitch: Maestrano

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 CEO Stephane Ibos from Maestrano.


You Don't Need Permission To Start Your Dream Job Or Business

We’ve all been there. You have an idea for a project but you don’t get started on it. You’re timid and worried about failing, and so you seek advice from someone else or wait for the right circumstances. Here’s the truth though: you don’t need anyone’s permission.