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Every hurricane season I find myself saying the same thing, “Gee, I really need to prep my business in case of extreme weather.” As I am writing this, Houston is recovering from Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma may be making her way to my city. Extreme weather is a circumstance beyond our control that can […]

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There’s a survey that’s been circulating around Facebook that states most freelance writers only earn $10,000 a year. They say it’s because there isn’t enough work, but I’m willing to bet it’s because they can’t close freelance clients. Additionally, the same survey states that the top tier earners are only earning around $40,000. Most of […]

Losing My Biggest Freelance Writing Client

Work productivity can grind to a halt when you experience personal or family emergencies. Taking “vacation” time to cope isn’t always possible for freelancers who get paid by their work output. Ultimately, your best bet is preparing for the unexpected in advance. While work is important, taking time to deal with what’s going on in your […]

freelance strategies

There are several people in my life recently who have taken the plunge into being a full-time freelancer. While they love experiencing more freedom, the reality that they are now responsible for everything is starting to set in. The first year as a full-time freelancer can be rough. Even if you saved money and already […]

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In the last few weeks, you may have noticed a lull in business. Client projects likely got stalled while people were traveling and you probably decided to take a break. Well, the kids are back in school and playtime is over. Now you may be wondering how to get your business on track after a few […]

Business Finance Consulting

One trend I see happening lately is freelancers and other types of service providers wanting to get into the digital consulting game. Quite frankly, they tell me they are tired of providing done-for-you services and would rather teach. I hear them. I’ve been moving toward digital consulting in some way for a while now. It […]

Freelancer

Half the internet would have you believe that freelancing full-time is the best thing you can do for your career. I, myself, have been guilty of writing a few of these pieces myself. The other half of the internet, has no problem telling you about the hardships of full-time freelancing. I’ve written a few of […]

Increase Daily Productivity

When you are working for yourself, everything falls on your shoulders. You must get the most out of your time and to make sure you don’t miss anything. To not miss important details you will need to have automation and a system in place. Systems not only save you time and brainpower but they make […]

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Have you ever been in a situation where it takes forever to get a payment from a client? Between emailing back and forth, phone calls and checks in the mail, weeks could go by before you even see a penny. The solution to this is to implement better systems. By implementing better systems into your […]

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