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Our blog features news, tips, and true stories from our team and from the front lines of self-employment.

7 places to work remotely in Boston
March 20, 2019

7 places to work remotely in Boston

Even if you have the most beautiful and optimally designed home office, there’s only so long you can stare at those same walls. At some point, you’re going to want to venture out. But what type of environment is right for you? While a chain coffee shop might seem like the easiest place to park[…]

3 Types of Professional Certifications That Will Boost Your Resume
March 20, 2019

3 Types of Professional Certifications That Will Boost Your Resume

If you want to make a long-term commitment to the freelance way of life, you’ll need to take your professional development into your own hands. Luckily, with the emergence of online education, free courses and specialized offerings, building your freelance skill set has become easier than ever. You can now earn professional certifications — in[…]

Don’t Panic — Here’s What You Can Do When Business Is Slow
March 20, 2019

Don’t Panic — Here’s What You Can Do When Business Is Slow

Last quarter, my numbers dropped unexpectedly. While I’ve built up a steady base of clients over the past three years, the departures of two of my favorite editors from their organizations took away 30 percent of my business. Cue the panic, anxiety and worry. As stressful as an overwhelming workload is, the eerie quiet of[…]

Freelance Income 101: How to Calculate Your Take-Home Pay
March 13, 2019

Freelance Income 101: How to Calculate Your Take-Home Pay

How much money do you want to make? No, really. As a freelancer, your income isn’t at the mercy of a corporate pay scale. For me, two of the most liberating parts of starting my own business were the uncapped earning potential and the ability to forecast my income in a realistic way. You can[…]

How I Gamify Ways to Save Money
March 13, 2019

How I Gamify Ways to Save Money

Not too long ago, I was barely hitting my financial goals. I was just making it, crawling across each finish line. It wasn’t pretty. If I wanted to achieve my business goals, I definitely had some changes to make. I needed ways to save money that would energize me to look at the next challenge.[…]

Your Client Gave You A Bounced Check, Now What?
March 6, 2019

Your Client Gave You A Bounced Check, Now What?

After working hard to complete a project, a bounced check isn’t just a disappointment—it can throw your finances into a complete tailspin. You hustled to sell a project, worked hard to nail it, but now the long-anticipated payoff is turning into a headache. According to CNN Money, data from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau shows[…]