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In this day and age, it’s not enough to say you are a freelance writer if you want some clients. The reality is if you want to make money you also need to spend time building your brand. Think about it. How much more attractive do you think you look to a potential client if you’ve […]

Working from home definitely has its perks. You can work in your pajamas, enjoy coffee in your own kitchen and set your own schedule just to name a few. Unfortunately, working from home also comes with some struggles.  At the top of the list is the need to set boundaries with family members who don’t […]

When I was first starting my freelancing career a few years ago the online advice at the time was to join professional associations for freelancers. This included editorial associations and perhaps even unions. The idea here is that professional associations for freelancers give you access to things you may not be able to get otherwise […]

When you ask most people why they go into business for themselves, they usually cite flexibility as one of the main reasons. People like having control over their work and time and a flexible work like allows them to do that. However, a flexible work life still needs some structure in order for things to […]

Part of the beauty of freelancing is location independence. As long as you have a laptop and a wifi connection, you can work from home, the coffee shop or anywhere in the world. However, as anyone who primarily works from home can tell you, sometimes working from home comes with some significant challenges. As a […]

Building systems in a business are a common pain point for many business owners. It can seem very overwhelming to start creating business systems and processes when you’re starting from the ground up. Often times beginning business owners look at the systems of people who have been in business for a while and wonder how […]

I quit my job in 2013 to focus on my freelance writing and coaching business full-time. Two years down the road and I’m proud to say that I’ve nearly doubled my freelance income for two consecutive years. This was a testament to me that we truly are in a new economy for the digital age. […]

With the holiday season in full-swing lots of people are making plans for time off. Read: lots of regularly employed people are making plans for time off. Unfortunately, business owners aren’t as good at the whole vacation thing. Just recently I was conducting a session with a new business coaching client and I said, “Let’s […]

As we reach the end of another year, you’re probably already focused on the resolutions that you’re going to be making for the new year. One of the most common resolutions getting, and staying, fit and healthy. While your personal health is vital for the success of your business, you also should be concerned about […]

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