“Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.” -Winston Churchill One of the biggest problems for many people is coping with failure. In our society, we are taught that failure is a thing to be avoided. It is embarrassment at its finest and we feel a sense of public humiliation at […]

As a general rule, it’s a good idea to get paid for what you do. Working for free is rarely a good idea. However, there are times when it might make sense to earn a little karma for your work. Here are some valid reasons to work for free: You are Just Starting Out, and […]

When I began freelancing online 10 years ago, many people treated the Internet as a place where they could create any persona. I’ve always been pretty straightforward about who I am, and I’ve used my byline almost from the beginning. That hasn’t always been the case for online writers and others, though. Many bloggers and […]

“The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary.” -Vidal Sassoon I’m sure many of us recognize the self titled hairstyling brand started by Vidal Sassoon, but how many have read of his humble beginnings? His father left their family when Sassoon was very young, leaving an impoverished wife with two children. Not […]

“If plan A fails, remember there are 25 more letters” – Chris Guillebeau I’ve always been that backup plans for my backup plans kind of person, a trait I often get flack for (especially on vacations) but it never hurts to be prepared. But what if the plan fails? It isn’t the end of the world, […]

Success in entrepreneurship isn’t just about your idea or your money. Plenty of people have interesting ideas or a lot of cash to throw around — and they never quite manage to find success in their ventures. If you want to be an entrepreneur, take a step back and evaluate whether or not you have […]

To fuel your small business dreams and grow it into the empire you dream of, you need capital – sometimes just a little but others, well, others need a lot more. For most of us though, that capital requires finding other sources, especially since that money tree you have been watering in the backyard has […]

“As long as you’re going to be thinking anyway, think big.” -Donald Trump Thinking big is a trait that many successful entrepreneurs have in common. They have pushed past the adversity, and not only thought big, but made it big. Donald Trump reminds us that sometimes we make plans, but we might not be seeing […]

One of the biggest challenges that many freelancers face is trying to figure out how to charge their clients. Should you charge an hourly rate? Or set rates based on the project? In many cases, it depends on the type of work you do, as well as what makes sense for your individual situation. The […]

“A real entrepreneur is somebody who has no safety net underneath them.” -Henry Kravis A safety net can be defined, in very literal terms, as a net placed to catch an acrobat or similar performer in case of a fall. But it can also be described as a safeguard against possible hardship or adversity. Unfortunately, entrepreneurs […]

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