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 […]

fighting to success

Even the most fearless seeming business owners can get a twinge of anxiety when one of their ideas is performing below expectation. What sets them apart is that they keep pushing through the struggle. To succeed in any area of life, you have to first accept that a few failures along the way are inevitable. […]

freelancer office, Reward Yourself today

Freelancing certainly seems like one of the top options to start a home-based business when sites like Upwork claim that freelancing will become the workforce majority within a decade. As a seasoned freelancer myself, I honestly don’t buy it. While freelancing can be great for the right person, I don’t believe everyone is cut out […]

business savings tips

You’ve been side hustling for a while now, and you are ready to quit your job. Congrats! An early welcome to the world of the self-employed. But before you go reenact this guy’s overhead announcement and rub it in a manager’s face like the guy in this video, think about the long-term consequences. Instead of […]

freelance strategies

Starting out as a freelancer is a huge step, and one that shouldn’t be taken lightly. It offers huge benefits, but also comes with its own unique host of challenges. If you think having a boss is hard and dream of being the boss, remember that as a freelancer you could end up with a […]

my virtual assistant

It’s pretty much a given that most people like to take vacations. They give people a break from everyday routines at home as well as needed rest and relaxation from work. What’s more, vacations offer stress relief and improved mental and physical well-being. But there is a downside to vacations for the self-employed. That’s especially […]

freelancer office, Reward Yourself today

Entrepreneurship is a lifestyle, period. The longer I run my own business and hang out with other self-employed individuals, the more I see how true this is. Another way to view this is that entrepreneurship isn’t a job. If it were, most self-employed individuals would be far more miserable. However, I notice my self-employed circle […]

remote work

Freelancing may appear to be the perfect job to many people. After all, freelancers work their own hours, act as their own bosses, and do everything from home in their pajamas if they wish. But there are plenty of ways freelancers also feel job stress. They have deadlines to meet, clients that can be overly […]

working from home

Sometimes leaving your 9-5 and freelancing can feel very similar to working for the man. Yes, freelancing provides more freedom and flexibility but as you get settled into a routine and realize it’s not all about sleeping in and working whenever you want, you can start to feel like you’re working for all your clients […]

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