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marketing your business globally

As a freelance business owner, one of the challenges you face is marketing your business. I know. I have a hard time marketing my own business on a regular basis. However, it’s vital to market yourself and get out there — otherwise you end up watching your business eventually wither and die. If you’re having […]

‘Invisible Payments’ and a Smooth Customer Experience

Every small business owner wants repeat business. Even if you’re all about the hustle, it requires a ton of active work to constantly pitch your products and services to others. Having some repeat business can provide you with a sense of security and stability while you dedicate some time and effort to grow your business […]

money habits

A freelancer’s passion is to help people in some way whether you’re offering writing, design, or another service. Being a little too helpful can cause us to not set proper boundaries with our clients. Beware — unclear boundaries and doing favors don’t help your bottom line. Rush work is a specific area where you need […]

Taxes

I hired a tax preparer the first year I earned extra income on the side. I had never seen a 1099 before, so I figured my return was better left to a professional. Unfortunately, the experience was less than desirable. He filled out all the forms and put together everything beautifully in a nice packet. […]

cloud accounting piggy bank savings

Friends, family, and other aspiring business owners always wonder how I find consistent work for my business. Recurring clients are the lifeblood of my business and many others. Recurring clients keep your income predictable and make it so you don’t have to scout out new customers regularly. It’s also easier to sell new products or […]

Losing My Biggest Freelance Writing Client

Editing and writing are two completely different functions. Writing I love. I don’t love editing as much. Regardless of my preference, I do know that executing work with minimal (if any) editing issues for clients is integral. After all, your work is your reputation. Publishing quality work to my own site is important as well […]

learn from business books

I’ve been writing consistently for the last four years. Blog post after blog post. Article after article. The words don’t always flow through my fingers like butter, but I’ve come up with a few strategies that help me beat writer’s block whenever it happens. Writer’s block is when it feels like you can’t put one […]

Implement systems that result in employees talking with customers, employees talking with each other,

There are many myths about self-employment that people may start to mistake for fact. Working for yourself can be a great thing, but it doesn’t always mean you’ll be 100% in control of your career and the day-to-day operations. Often times, you’ll still have to work with others and may even have to please clients […]

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