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

Common Freelance Pricing Mistakes and How to Avoid Them
January 16, 2019

Common Freelance Pricing Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Working as a freelancer is a constant state of making decisions—when and where to work; which clients to accept; how to market your business, what your logo should look like; and more. When it comes to success—and profitability—one of the most important decisions that freelancers can make is how they’re going to approach pricing their[…]

How Our Brains Thwart Saving For Taxes
January 16, 2019

How Our Brains Thwart Saving For Taxes

I’ve been freelancing full time for two years, and I know I won’t make it through my third if I can’t get it together. By “it,” I mostly mean the money parts, like saving for taxes. I’ve made a mess for myself. In the first year of being a freelancer, I was so good about[…]

My Six Freelance Resolutions for 2019
January 9, 2019

My Six Freelance Resolutions for 2019

One thing I haven’t missed since exiting the corporate world for a full-time freelance career four years ago is the annual review process. In retrospect, the process did have some redeeming qualities, including the opportunity to sit down with my boss and set concrete goals for the year to come. The start of a new[…]

Outsourcing tasks as a freelancer
December 17, 2018

Outsourcing tasks as a freelancer

The good news? Your freelance business is booming, and you’re swimming in clients and projects. The bad news? You’re struggling to get it all done on your own, and you may be edging toward freelance burnout. In order to continue building your business sustainably, you may need to start outsourcing tasks. But that doesn’t mean[…]

How to earn more money freelancing
December 17, 2018

How to earn more money freelancing

As an experienced freelancer, you know the ins and outs of your business like the back of your hand. You’ve already tackled the scary stuff, like the leap into full-time freelancing and the learning the basics of taxes for the self-employed. But if you’re ready to earn more money freelancing, there are a few key[…]

The State of Self-Employment in 2019
December 10, 2018

The State of Self-Employment in 2019

As the number of self-employed workers continues to grow—a new report pegs the total number at 57 million–freelance workers are becoming an increasingly integral part of the broader U.S. economy. Self-employed workers and side-hustlers can find work more easily than ever before, thanks to technological advances and a growing acceptance of remote and contract workers[…]

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