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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.

Everyone is always talking about how social media is a must when running any sort of business. Your online branding matters; as does your ability to connect with clients and customers. In fact, as much as we like to complain about it, there is an increasing need for freelancers to start using social media effectively. […]

Part of the beauty of freelancing is location independence. As long as you have a laptop and a wifi connection, you can work from home, the coffee shop or anywhere in the world. However, as anyone who primarily works from home can tell you, sometimes working from home comes with some significant challenges. As a […]

Building systems in a business are a common pain point for many business owners. It can seem very overwhelming to start creating business systems and processes when you’re starting from the ground up. Often times beginning business owners look at the systems of people who have been in business for a while and wonder how […]

I quit my job in 2013 to focus on my freelance writing and coaching business full-time. Two years down the road and I’m proud to say that I’ve nearly doubled my freelance income for two consecutive years. This was a testament to me that we truly are in a new economy for the digital age. […]

With the holiday season in full-swing lots of people are making plans for time off. Read: lots of regularly employed people are making plans for time off. Unfortunately, business owners aren’t as good at the whole vacation thing. Just recently I was conducting a session with a new business coaching client and I said, “Let’s […]

In the Western world we tend to wear busy-ness as a badge of honor. Work usually comes before play and in more extreme cases our health. It’s something many business owners (myself included) struggle with because we’re not accustomed to prioritizing self-care. The problem is compromising our self-care for more business leads to  problems in […]

I often times joke around and say that learning how to run a business is a lot like learning how to drive a car, you’re not going to learn by reading the manual. There are lots of things we learn the hard way, but the key to avoiding this in the future is to learn […]

You probably know first hand how frustrating it can be to deal with a client that drives you nuts. Unfortunately, we’ve all had an experience or two with bad clients. The key to avoiding this kind of stress is to learn how to spot a bad client from a mile away. Unfortunately, at least in […]

One of the best things about running a freelance business is the ability to fire a client if they aren’t working out. When you run your own business you can pick and choose who to work with, and sometimes that means firing clients that are more trouble than they are worth. Admittedly, this is not […]

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