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.

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My freelance writing career started with humble beginnings. I began by pitching for writing spots on various small blogs. After getting published, I would use those writing samples to pitch businesses and major websites for paid work. These days I get pitches for my own blog. Some of the pitches are great, but most of them […]

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Two simple sentences can cause business owners a lot of anxiety: “Your rates are higher than this other person I know.” “You charge too much.” At the beginning of my career, I would always get cold sweats before naming a price. I was always scared of what the prospect would say. Interestingly enough, I agonized […]

The summer is one of the most challenging times to freelance. Having to juggle multiple projects is part of our job description. Juggling various projects with clients who are off on summer vacation or less responsive can be pretty tough. Then there are vacations that you want to take, and you have to make sure […]

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From time to time, we run into people who want to “pick your brain” but don’t want to pay. Disclaimer: This is different from brainstorming chats with friends and business buddies who you already have a relationship with. In my opinion, this is valuable masterminding, and I enjoy it. I’m talking about prospects or sometimes […]

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I’ll be honest — the allure of becoming a digital nomad was one of the reasons I decided to take my freelance writing full-time. I had dreams of hopping from country to country with my laptop and writing my heart out. I’m still a full-time freelance writer, but the logistics of it didn’t happen quite […]

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Whenever someone signs up for my email list they are asked to complete a survey. As a personal finance blogger, my questions are personal finance related. One of the most important questions I ask is: What roadblocks do you have when managing money? A roadblock that I keep seeing over and over in survey results […]

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At some point in your business, you’ll find yourself faced with a little thing called imposter syndrome. Its those moments when you second guess yourself and underestimate your ability to succeed. No matter how much you prepare, train, or perform, you continuously fear you’ll be outed as a fraud or wonder if others think you’re […]

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