Taylor K. Gordon is a personal finance writer and founder of Tay Talks Money, a personal finance and productivity blog on hacking your way to a happier savings account. Taylor has contributed to MagnifyMoney, The Huffington Post, GoGirl Finance, Madame Noire, and The Write Life.

how to blog

You’ve probably heard time and time again that starting a blog for your business is necessary. In fact, often when I read marketing advice I hear Oprah Winfrey’s voice saying, “You need a blog. You need a blog. Everyone needs a blog!” Let me start by saying, there’s no doubt that blogging is insanely valuable. […]

Business Finance Numbers

Let’s address the elephant in the room: Attending conferences, seminars, and conventions cost a pretty penny. And if it’s not a local event, adding airfare, accommodations, and more to the mix means you’re probably looking at several thousand dollars spent to attend. However, the experience can be life-changing and well worth the money if you’re intentional […]


Many freelancers get their start on the content mill or freelancer marketplace circuit. While there are people who’ve found some success with this business model, it’s also one that can result in a lot of stress and not a lot of pay.   Why Content Mills and Bid Sites Can be Crippling for Your Career […]

marketing your small business

Freelance writing is a side business (or even full-time business) you may be considering if you have a passion for writing. The great thing about freelance writing is that anyone can do it who has a decent amount of skill and is willing to learn. You can always improve your writing by taking classes and practicing. Here are […]

business negotiation

Receiving feedback is one of the best ways to improve your skills. However, the act of receiving feedback can feel less than pleasant. A critique may come your way because of a creative difference or even a mistake that slips through on your part. Regardless of the type of feedback, being able to take it […]


Finding out too late that you’ve undercharged for work is disheartening. The story often ends with you doing a considerable amount of work for free or less than what your effort is worth. A habit of undercharging will undoubtedly lead to burnout and can even put you out of business. Here are a few ways […]

Photographer Guide

Has this ever happened to you? You’re at a social gathering or networking event, and someone asks what your profession is. After saying you’re a freelancer, you notice a few questioning stares, and then someone quickly changes the conversation. Usually, people either have no idea what freelancing means or assume you’re a starving artist. After […]

signing a check

Payment delays happen even if you have an iron-clad payment agreement. A client may run into financial trouble causing them to pay late. A client may even simply forget to pay you. Regardless of the reason, your goal is to limit late payments to keep your business functional and your personal bills paid. When a […]

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