Despite the growth of online travel booking sites travel agencies are still thriving, with many local travel agencies serving as the go-to place for people who want the personal touch and custom recommendations that only a travel agent can offer. According to the U.S. Travel Association, nearly one-quarter (23%) of domestic leisure travelers relied on […]

business finances seperate

Many entrepreneurs find that the line between business and personal blurs a little bit. It can be especially difficult to maintain the separation between business finances and your personal money management when you own a home business or offer services like freelancing. Why You Should Keep Personal and Business Finances Separate First of all, it’s important to […]

Ralph Waldo Emerson - Forging Your Own Path

“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson Many people quote Robert Frost’s poem of the “Road Not Taken” where two roads diverge, and you take the one less traveled. Taking the road less traveled somehow brings you an independence from […]

The State of Freelance Designers

Of the 53 million people who now refer to themselves as freelancers that contribute $715 billion to the national economy, the majority are writers and developers, but a big portion of this number are also graphic designers. Technology has changed how people can work, and graphic design is one of those industries that can be […]

Understand your priorities

Every day, there are demands on our time. People, projects and distractions compete for our valuable time. If you don’t pay attention to how you use your time, it’s easy to wake up to discover that you’ve been wasting your life. Before you say yes to that next commitment, stop and think about your priorities. […]

Benjamin Franklin - Growth and Progress

“Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning.” -Benjamin Franklin Truth be told, I would say that not only do they have no meaning, but it would also seem they are impossible to achieve without any growth or progress. I think Franklin is talking more to our inner […]

Invoicing Tools for Copywriters

When you tell someone you are a freelance copywriter, you most likely get “oohs and ahhs” with people thinking how glamorous it must be to dash off some clever words and make tons of money while working from the comfort of your home. Others just think you don’t even have a job or they think […]

Winston Churchill - Success & Enthusiasm

“Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.” -Winston Churchill One of the biggest problems for many people is coping with failure. In our society, we are taught that failure is a thing to be avoided. It is embarrassment at its finest and we feel a sense of public humiliation at […]

When to Work for Free

As a general rule, it’s a good idea to get paid for what you do. Working for free is rarely a good idea. However, there are times when it might make sense to earn a little karma for your work. Here are some valid reasons to work for free: You are Just Starting Out, and […]

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