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.

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 […]

obtaining money from lenders

High-quality evergreen content is a huge asset to any business. Evergreen content is content that is always relevant to an audience. No matter when they encounter the content, they can still use it.  You create it once but it continues to earn income. For example, evergreen blog posts, videos, or podcasts with ads or affiliate links […]

competitive edge

Rejection in business is something you simply can’t avoid. Even the most renowned business owners have experienced rejection and failure on the way to dominating within their industry. Being tenacious in the face of rejection instead of throwing in the towel can lead to your business thriving instead of crumbling. Here are a few ways […]

Losing My Biggest Freelance Writing Client

Work productivity can grind to a halt when you experience personal or family emergencies. Taking “vacation” time to cope isn’t always possible for freelancers who get paid by their work output. Ultimately, your best bet is preparing for the unexpected in advance. While work is important, taking time to deal with what’s going on in your […]

team bonding strategies

When freelancers decide to get a part-time job people assume they’re experiencing a dry spell. But getting a part-time job can actually benefit you in more ways than simply being another income source. Here are some reasons having a part-time job can be a calculated move: 1. Interview Practice Freelancing is something that you may […]

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