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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 […]

One of the best things about running a freelance business is the ability to fire a client if they aren’t working out. When you run your own business you can pick and choose who to work with, and sometimes that means firing clients that are more trouble than they are worth. Admittedly, this is not […]

Even though I run my freelance business entirely from my portable devices with online tools, I have to admit there’s nothing better than holding an actual planner in my hand. It may sound very old school, but if something isn’t written down in my planner then it’s not actually happening. I’ve tried several physical planners […]

One of the fastest ways to start making more money in your business is to ask for it. Unfortunately, asking for more money can also be petrifying. We’re afraid of being rejected. We’re afraid of losing clients. We’re afraid of not being able to pay our bills. These are very real fears we have to […]

If you’re looking to discover the latest industry trends or rub elbows with the leading thought leaders in your industry, there’s no better option than attending a conference. The problem with attending a conference as a business owner is that they don’t always benefit your bottom line. And, that can be an issue when you […]

If you’re like most people, you probably have a dream of writing and publishing book someday. Well, if you’re an entrepreneur “someday” is a lot closer than you think thanks to a rise in self-publishing. According to Publishing Weekly, self-published ebooks now account for 31 percent of ebook sales on the Amazon Kindle store. Many […]

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