Amanda Abella is a full-time writer who specializes in online business and finance. She's also an online business coach and the Amazon best-selling author of Make Money Your Honey.

Fortunately, having a deadbeat client who owes me money doesn’t happen very often because I’ve put systems and processes in place. To this day, I still have never been totally stiffed on a payment because I eventually get my money. However, there are a few occasions in which yes, I am owed a significant amount […]

One of the most common questions I get asked from aspiring freelancers is how to build a writing portfolio from scratch. Many of them are just starting out and feel at a loss when it comes to creating a collection of writing clips. I get it because I’ve been there. We all have. All the freelancers […]

One thing I never expected to learn as a full-time blogger was project management. Fast forward a few years and I’ve actually become just slightly obsessed with different project management systems. The reality is that as my freelance business grows, and as I continue building my own brand, I’ve had to learn how to work […]

During my time as a full-time freelancer, I’ve come to realize that there are certain questions I need to ask prospective clients before agreeing to work with them. Pulling from my questions to ask prospective clients has become a part of my process in determining whether or not I’ve got a bad apple on my […]

During my time in Mexico last week my web designer and I had a mini-mastermind meeting going on. One of the things we talked about was the need for online business owners to spend time brainstorming content ideas. This is true regardless of whether you’re a writer, coach, web designer or consultant. It also includes […]

When I started my blog back in 2010 I had no idea I would someday turn into a full-time blogger that makes a living off of her writing. I also had no idea I would end up learning a variety of unexpected skills that, at first glance, seem like they have nothing to do with actual […]

I recently took a trip to Mexico where I stayed with my long time web designer and friend, and we had a little mastermind about all the logistics of client onboarding and creating good experiences. We were able to help each other, but most importantly I learned a thing or two from her about how […]

After they’ve been freelancing for a long time, some freelancers decide to build an agency. In other words, they move from doing the actual writing to hiring other people to do it for them. In that way, it’s almost like they start moving toward a full-blown marketing firm a la Mad Men. While deciding to […]

There has been a major shift in the American (and global) economy over the last few years. People are forgoing the traditional employment model and creating the freelance economy. As it stands, over 53 million people are self-employed and studies project the number will continue increasing. This brings into question how a totally new economy, […]

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