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How to Network Globally

Economist Tyler Cowen has argued that Americans are less adventurous than they were just a few decades ago. They move less often, they divide themselves by socioeconomic lines more frequently, and they stay in their jobs longer and don’t take the time to network or attend business events. And, this shift toward complacency hasn’t avoided […]

obtaining money from lenders

Aspiring business owners are usually in awe of what I do. They wonder how I’m able to land jobs and make a full-time living from home. I’ve been there. I’ve seen my friends and other freelancers I admire making way more money than me. For quite some time, I couldn’t figure out how they were […]

Freelancer

At some point, freelancers hit a crossroads. You start getting so many job requests that you can’t handle them all on your own. It’s tough to turn money away, but there are only so many hours in a day. Trading time for money can eventually lead to a dreaded income plateau. You simply don’t have […]

Client Contracts

There are all kinds of people in this world, all with unique personalities and traits. When you work closely with the public there are certain people you instantly connect with. Although you may have just met it feels like you’ve known them for years. Still, it isn’t that way with everyone. There are instances when, […]

working from home

Working for yourself comes with a lot of temptations, especially if you work from home. There’s tv, website after website, and even housework to put before your actual freelancing work. Plus, when you need to do all your own marketing, accounting and the actual work, it’s easy for your work day to get derailed. You’re […]

email tips for freelancers

So you want to freelance? Getting started is one of the hardest parts. You often need to present work samples to establish credibility if you can’t score a one-on-one interview to try to sell your service. If you don’t have samples yet, don’t worry. You can also obtain some starter gigs or do a quick […]

Discover how you spend your days

Most writers have experienced at least one “heavy edit” experience in their career. It’s when an editor goes through your writing and has a million suggestions. Sometimes they’ll even rewrite almost the entire thing. At the end, you hardly recognize the piece. The first time I got a heavy edit, I was utterly mortified. I […]

money management

It’s been a rough start to the year — at least it would have been without income diversity. Since January, I’ve had three different agency clients let me go in favor of hiring in-house. On top of that, two different clients cut their standing monthly orders by half. That’s a lot of income to see […]

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