“The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public’s money” -Alexis De Tocqueville Author of Democracy in America, Alexis De Tocqueville journeyed to the U.S. in 1931 to examine the way American penitentiaries and prisons were being run. However, during that time, Tocqueville became fascinated […]

One of the questions that I’m constantly asked is this: What are the best ways to find freelance gigs? Everyone has their own ways of finding freelance gigs, including high-paying jobs, and I have my own favorite strategies. Find Freelance Gigs Through Word of Mouth My favorite way to find freelance gigs is through word […]

One of the stickiest situations for any business owner or freelancer comes when a client doesn’t pay. It’s a difficult situation because you want the money you’re owed, but at the same time you don’t want to alienate a client — especially if that client has paid on-time in the past. When a client doesn’t […]

“A little thought and a little kindness are often worth more than a great deal of money.”  -John Ruskin It’s amazing how much a small act of kindness can affect one’s day, it would seem that money is of little value when taken into the grand scheme of things. Money does make the world go […]

One of the more interesting concepts I’ve been introduced to recently is the idea of essentialism. I read Greg McKeown’s book Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less and it provided a great deal of food for thought. I’ve always been interested in making sure I take care of my most important priorities, but the idea […]

Do you have what it takes to be an freelancer? Psychologists may be able to answer that question for you, as they have identified four key traits that are commonly found in successful freelancers. Here is what several psychologists reveal as the top personality traits of great freelancers. In a 2013 study that included Swiss […]

According to ChildCare Aware of America, with more dual-income families and the rise in single parent families, there are now close to 11 million children under the age of five in some type of child care for at least 35 hours a week. “Perhaps the most critical decision parents make in balancing their work and […]

“Greed is not a financial issue, greed is in the heart.” -Andy Stanley In order not to be trapped in many of life’s pitfalls, your heart has to be in the right place. Being greedy not only makes for a lonely existence but it also puts you on a straight track to pretty much nowhere. […]

When running a business, one of the best things you can do is to surround yourself with good people. Building a good team is an important part of creating success as an entrepreneur. Surrounding yourself with competent and inspiring people can keep you motivated and ensure that your business remains on the right track. Delegate […]

One of the best ways to raise your visibility as a business is to run promotions. Offering freebies or enlisting bloggers to write about your brand or review free product you send to them can help you get your name “out there.” Before you get too excited about the prospect of paying bloggers to mention […]

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