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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 […]

If you have just made the leap from employee to freelancer, you are now joining the ranks of 53 million other Americans, or 34% of the total U.S. workforce, who have decided to work outside of the 9 to 5 cubicle career. It is exciting and full of opportunity as the last two decades have […]

Every freelancer knows that social media is one of the most effective ways for them to promote their services, as well as grow their professional networks and build their brands. What makes Twitter so appealing for freelancers is that it’s one of the largest social networks, over 320 million users globally to be exact. With […]

Even though I run my freelance business entirely from my portable devices with online tools, I have to admit there’s nothing better than holding an actual planner in my hand. It may sound very old school, but if something isn’t written down in my planner then it’s not actually happening. I’ve tried several physical planners […]

There’s a lot to love about being a freelancer. At the top of the list is the ability to make your own hours, along with firing the clients who are nothing but terrible. The downside about the freelancer lifestyle is that can be difficult to manage your work-life balance. Unlike some 9-5ers, we aren’t necessarily […]

One of the fastest ways to start making more money in your business is to ask for it. Unfortunately, asking for more money can also be petrifying. We’re afraid of being rejected. We’re afraid of losing clients. We’re afraid of not being able to pay our bills. These are very real fears we have to […]

Hiring a freelancer is beneficial to both parties involved: it gives small business owners access to services without having to hire a full-time staff member while allowing creative professionals the flexibility to work for themselves. One of the pitfalls of freelancing, however, is not knowing exactly when you’ll get paid. We’ve found that 58% of all […]

As a cyclical business, the construction industry offers periods of strong growth followed by slow movement or none at all. The current economic cycle shows that construction is beginning to expand again with more commercial and residential projects slated for the near future. New Construction Trends for New Opportunities This positive outlook in the construction […]

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