Rates are always a big topic of discussion in freelancer communities. I was in a Facebook group recently where some seasoned writers got into a discussion as to whether it’s ever okay to write for lower rates. Some people were adamantly against it, stating that you are undervaluing yourself and need to pay your bills. […]

“Banks do not create money for the public good. They are businesses owned by private shareholders. Their purpose is to make a profit.” – John Rogers If you really want to make some good money, don’t just create a product, create a corporate infrastructure. Create a concept. Put yourself into the everyday lives of your […]

Whether you are a content writer, designer, or developer, if you have joined the freelance economy and are enjoying the flexibility and steady work low, there are some other differences between freelancing and that 9-to-5 job that need your careful attention. The biggest area to ensure you get right involves taxes. After all, you don’t […]

As a business owner, one of your responsibilities is to make sure that you pay your taxes, including your end of payroll taxes. Not only that, but you also need to make sure that you pass on your employees’ portion of the payroll taxes to the government. If you aren’t careful, you could end up […]

“How can a world be good in which Money is the moving power, and Self-interest the guiding star?” – H. Rider Haggard   We live in perilous times. Headlines in respected newspapers warn against apocalyptic decline due to climate change, wealth inequality now finds that the bottom 80% of the country account for 7% of […]

In a recent post, I mentioned how bloggers and freelancers make money by working with big brands. They do this by partnering with big brands for sponsored content, affiliate relationships and brand ambassador work. This can be an extremely lucrative venture – especially when the large corporate brands start getting wind of your potential and […]

No matter what type of work you do, you’ll have to deal with responding to multiple requests via email. Even if you have an assistant, on some level you still have to make the decision about whether or not to accept or turn down certain opportunities. Saying yes seems to flow easily while saying no can […]

A business partnership can be an incredible success or an unfortunate failure. What starts out as hopeful excitement can quickly turn into stress and resentment when one partner feels like they are doing the bulk of the work or reaping most of the benefits. That said, there are many business partnerships that are successful and […]

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