bSoloist

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

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[…]

For the self-employed in California, tax day can be just another day
December 5, 2018

For the self-employed in California, tax day can be just another day

California, here we come. The Golden State represents a major milestone for the bSolo team. As of today, we have the potential to make the lives of 4 to 5 million freelancers and self-employed folks a little easier with our quarterly tax assistant. In addition, the quirkiness of California’s tax rules required our team to[…]

Evaluating Freelance Services: How Kerri Konik Adapts to Client Needs
December 4, 2018

Evaluating Freelance Services: How Kerri Konik Adapts to Client Needs

By Liz Alton, Contributor There comes a time in every freelancer’s career when they need to re-evaluate their services and offerings. Markets change, customer demands shift and the value you bring to the table evolves. Whether you’re seeking to grow your revenue or recapture your passion with a pivot, there are several points in a[…]

A Freelancer’s Guide to Surviving the Holidays
December 4, 2018

A Freelancer’s Guide to Surviving the Holidays

By Beth Braverman, Contributor It may be the most wonderful time of year, but for a freelancer like me, the holidays season can also be one of the most stressful. My flexible schedule means that more of the family tasks–attending the kids’ school holiday parties, making sure we’ve purchased gifts for everyone on our list,[…]

5 Freelance Networking Mistakes (and How to Avoid Them)
November 21, 2018

5 Freelance Networking Mistakes (and How to Avoid Them)

By Ashley Eneriz, Contributor Networking is essential for freelancers to grow and sustain their business. Establishing the right relationship can lead to a myriad of opportunities, but there’s a fine line between making valuable connections and coming across as a spammer, or insincere. Here are five networking mistakes you should avoid both online and in[…]

The Six-Step Beginner’s Guide to Paying Quarterly Estimated Taxes
November 20, 2018

The Six-Step Beginner’s Guide to Paying Quarterly Estimated Taxes

Congratulations! You’ve made it to the other side. You’re your own boss now and you get to call the shots. But you also have to do the other “jobs of the job” that keep your business running, like doing taxes, managing your books, marketing, finding clients, etc. You may find that the time to live[…]

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