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.

At this point it’s no scret that freelancing is on the rise. According to a report done last year by MSN, from 2012 to 2013 the rate of self-employed Americans went up 1.2 percent. It’s risen 24 percent since 2003. Likewise, everywhere I turn lately there’s some new person who quit their job to freelance […]

There’s a Catch-22 to entrepreneurship. Entrepreneurship gives you more freedom than you can imagine, but some of the current systems in society make it a real pain. One of those systems is housing. If you’ve ever tried looking for an apartment as a freelancer (as I have recently) you may have noticed it’s not that […]

Rates are always a big topic of discussion in freelancer communities. I was in a Facebook group recently where some seasoned writers got into a discussion as to whether it’s ever okay to write for lower rates. Some people were adamantly against it, stating that you are undervaluing yourself and need to pay your bills. […]

In a recent post, I mentioned how bloggers and freelancers make money by working with big brands. They do this by partnering with big brands for sponsored content, affiliate relationships and brand ambassador work. This can be an extremely lucrative venture – especially when the large corporate brands start getting wind of your potential and […]

As a freelancer, you’re probably doubly aware of how important it is to save for emergencies. When you have variable income and don’t know how much you’re making from one month to the next, it really puts emergency savings at the forefront of your financial choices. The difficult part becomes the excuses. Excuses like “I […]

If I’m not within my blogging circles, I often get asked how bloggers make money. If you’re not in the circle it’s hard to conceptualize how publishing stuff on your own website can actually generate income. This compelled me to publish a couple of income reports on my own site where I really detailed how […]

As with many subject matter experts and writers these days, my freelance career started with a blog. At first, random projects would come to me or I’d look through endless job boards. This was before I really understood the power of online marketing and blogging when landing clients. Over time, my blog hasn’t just gotten […]

I often times have blog readers sending me emails expressing their concerns over quitting their jobs to go into freelancing full-time. Although they are making money in their side hustle, and although the know they can turn it into a viable a business, they have a very strong fear of failing as a freelancer. I, […]

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