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Once you quit your job and begin freelancing, you realize that there were some things that were very convenient about working for someone else. Most of the items are related to the benefits that you receive when you work for an employer. Think about it: you receive subsidized health insurance, access to a retirement account […]

I recently took a trip to Mexico where I stayed with my long time web designer and friend, and we had a little mastermind about all the logistics of client onboarding and creating good experiences. We were able to help each other, but most importantly I learned a thing or two from her about how […]

After they’ve been freelancing for a long time, some freelancers decide to build an agency. In other words, they move from doing the actual writing to hiring other people to do it for them. In that way, it’s almost like they start moving toward a full-blown marketing firm a la Mad Men. While deciding to […]

There has been a major shift in the American (and global) economy over the last few years. People are forgoing the traditional employment model and creating the freelance economy. As it stands, over 53 million people are self-employed and studies project the number will continue increasing. This brings into question how a totally new economy, […]

One of the biggest issues that a freelance writer faces is writer’s block. Sometimes it’s hard to focus, or we just can’t think of anything to write. We all have different ways to overcome writer’s block. If you have been experiencing writer’s block, it’s important to figure out your own process to overcoming it, and do […]

At this point it’s no scret that freelancing is on the rise. According to a report done last year by MSN, from 2012 to 2013 the rate of self-employed Americans went up 1.2 percent. It’s risen 24 percent since 2003. Likewise, everywhere I turn lately there’s some new person who quit their job to freelance […]

As a freelancer, you’re probably doubly aware of how important it is to save for emergencies. When you have variable income and don’t know how much you’re making from one month to the next, it really puts emergency savings at the forefront of your financial choices. The difficult part becomes the excuses. Excuses like “I […]

If I’m not within my blogging circles, I often get asked how bloggers make money. If you’re not in the circle it’s hard to conceptualize how publishing stuff on your own website can actually generate income. This compelled me to publish a couple of income reports on my own site where I really detailed how […]

Most freelancers are used to doing work for other people, but what they might not realize is that in the process, they are building their own personal brands. When you have your own personal brand, you become a sought after expert in your niche, you can command higher rates, and you can drive web traffic […]

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