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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 […]

money going up

Working in the gig economy offers some great perks. For starters, you get the flexibility of setting your own hours. Plus, you can often find gigs instantly using an app rather than prospecting new work yourself. Nearly one in four Americans have earned money in the gig or “platform economy” over the last year, according to Pew Research Center. […]

When you’re networking it’s easy to fall into a rut, asking each person there the same questions: what do you do? How long have you been in business? Instead of asking routine questions that bore everyone you speak to bring a fresh perspective to the event. Asking engaging and interesting questions will help you stand […]

freelance strategies

When you begin freelancing, it’s exciting to get that very first client. You feel like you’re finally on your way toward building a successful business. While that’s true, as you gain clients you may wonder how many you should take on in total. Obviously you need enough work to make a good income. After all, […]

woman sales agent

Most logical people would argue that two people doing the same job should earn equal pay, but we know that is not always the case. In many roles at many companies, women are paid less than men for doing the exact same thing, which is known as the gender pay gap. While we know this […]

negotiation

Every business revolves around its customer’s needs and wants. After all, they have the power to continue doing business with you or go elsewhere if they’re unhappy. Of course, at times dealing with them can be rather frustrating. Nevertheless, your clients are your bread and butter, so to speak. Without them, your business ceases to […]

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