Tag Archives Freelancer

At this point it’s no scret that freelancing is on the rise. According to a report done last year by MSN, from 2012 to 2013 the rate of self-employed Americans went up 1.2 percent. It’s risen 24 percent since 2003. Likewise, everywhere I turn lately there’s some new person who quit their job to freelance […]

As a freelancer, you’re probably doubly aware of how important it is to save for emergencies. When you have variable income and don’t know how much you’re making from one month to the next, it really puts emergency savings at the forefront of your financial choices. The difficult part becomes the excuses. Excuses like “I […]

If I’m not within my blogging circles, I often get asked how bloggers make money. If you’re not in the circle it’s hard to conceptualize how publishing stuff on your own website can actually generate income. This compelled me to publish a couple of income reports on my own site where I really detailed how […]

Most freelancers are used to doing work for other people, but what they might not realize is that in the process, they are building their own personal brands. When you have your own personal brand, you become a sought after expert in your niche, you can command higher rates, and you can drive web traffic […]

As with many subject matter experts and writers these days, my freelance career started with a blog. At first, random projects would come to me or I’d look through endless job boards. This was before I really understood the power of online marketing and blogging when landing clients. Over time, my blog hasn’t just gotten […]

I often times have blog readers sending me emails expressing their concerns over quitting their jobs to go into freelancing full-time. Although they are making money in their side hustle, and although the know they can turn it into a viable a business, they have a very strong fear of failing as a freelancer. I, […]

I’m currently in the process of securing a column with a major media outlet and happened to see an email from a blog reader that asked me how they could get their work featured in major media outlets. Freelancers are very concerned with getting their work in major media outlets because it helps them build […]

In January I reached freelancer bliss – I was a month ahead on all of my bills. For an entire month, I wouldn’t have to wait until client payments came in to pay the credit card. I could hustle knowing that everything was taken care of. Quite frankly, it’s the financial stability all freelancers hope […]

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