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.

There’s a common problem that affects freelancers and self-employed individuals of all kinds – they tend to neglect their personal finances in order to build their business. This is especially true if you are bootstrapping your business from the ground up. I’m, unfortunately, never surprised when I hear stories about freelancers neglecting personal finances. I made […]

While running a freelance business gives you time, money and several other forms of freedom, there’s one major downside: self-employed individuals often times deal with freelancer isolation. I must admit that I actually miss hanging out with my co-workers at my old job. I was fortunate enough that we all got a long, but even […]

Freelance job boards tend to get a really bad rap for being full of terrible writing gigs offering peanuts, or worse, exposure. I remember at the very beginning of my freelancing career when I thought $4 for 500-word articles on the mating habits of spiders was a pretty good deal. I was naive and didn’t […]

Part of running a profitable business is having the right tools at your disposal. The right freelancing tools can help you automate your business, create systems, scale and make sure you get paid. Fortunately, the internet has made it easy and cost effective to use freelancing tools in an effort to make sure that things […]

One thing many seasoned freelancers credit for their financial success is the idea of a client audit. The notion is simple: you periodically look at your freelance client roster to decide who stays and who goes. Yes, you read that correctly. A client audit helps you determine which clients to let go of. You may […]

A few years ago, back when I was planning my exit from my day job to run my own business, my coach at the time inspired me to read a book called Book Yourself Solid by Michael Port. I did exactly as she said, even going the extra mile and doing all the exercises in […]

As a business coach, I often have freelancers coming to me completely frustrated that they just can’t seem to make more money. Sometimes they even tell me “We see how much money you made in your last income report and we just can’t seem to do it ourselves!” Upon further investigation, I realize there are […]

As a freelancer, your income depends on how much you work. This is especially true in the beginning when you’re just starting out and haven’t yet found ways to scale your business. As a result, it’s important that freelancers find ways to be more productive so they can get more work down. I’ve tried many […]

As a business owner, you’re probably always on the lookout for ways you can get free publicity. This kind of visibility can boost sales and launch you into expert status, two things every business owner dreams of in order to continue making a profit. While there are multiple ways to get media mentions for your […]

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