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Working for yourself comes with a lot of temptations, especially if you work from home. There’s tv, website after website, and even housework to put before your actual freelancing work. Plus, when you need to do all your own marketing, accounting and the actual work, it’s easy for your work day to get derailed. You’re […]


Starting my own business and then making it my full-time job is one of the best and most exhilarating decisions I’ve made so far in life. I usually get asked an array of questions about my journey whenever I tell someone I’m self-employed. Most people share their desire to take a leap of faith during […]

I’ve been telling a little white lie for the past five months. I don’t think it’s time to change my name to Pinocchio, but I do think it’s time to come clean. I tell people that I went full-time freelance in June 2016, but technically that’s not true. I kept a side hustle that I […]

It’s been almost two and a half years since I officially became self-employed, and although there have been high points and low points, I still wouldn’t have it any other way. In fact, I’m not sure I could ever go back to a 9-5 job, and here’s why: I Like Being the Boss I actually […]

Self-employment is a victory for people who value setting their own priorities and schedules. But it’s not without shortcomings. Drawbacks include lack of paid vacation or benefits, tax season nightmares, confusing or fickle clients, inconsistent work and many others. Until we address these setbacks, we’ll tread water and cut profits. This article describes my own […]

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