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

How to Stand Out in an Oversaturated Freelance Market
April 17, 2019

How to Stand Out in an Oversaturated Freelance Market

Thanks to modern-day internet, with its easy access to freelance marketplaces, social media and search engines, it can feel like every industry is saturated with indies these days. If you’re in a creative services field like design, marketing, advertising and even programming, it has become a freelancer-eat-freelancer world with one prevailing rule: “May the cheapest[…]

How Presenting at a Conference Helped Me Grow My Business
April 7, 2019

How Presenting at a Conference Helped Me Grow My Business

When you’re a freelancer, finding a way to take control of your own professional development is majorly important. I recently turned butterflies in my stomach into payments in my inbox, and morphed my professional opinions into social media followers. No, I don’t own a magic wand, but presenting at a conference sure put a spell[…]

Putting Self-Employment on a Resume: How I Make Myself the Authority
April 3, 2019

Putting Self-Employment on a Resume: How I Make Myself the Authority

During my last year of college, I went to the career development office over and over again. I wanted to do all I could to “guarantee” myself a job upon graduation. But I never imagined I’d be putting my self-employment on a resume just two years later. Back then, I got help from various career[…]

Resume templates for the self-employed
March 28, 2019

Resume templates for the self-employed

Depending on what independent career you chose, you may not need to maintain an up-to-date resume. But many solopreneurs will need to have a resume and/or portfolio ready to share to with potential clients. You need to make a great impression, as contributor Chelsea Baldwin writes in her post on putting self-employment on your resume, so[…]

4 Business Tools for Freelancers Who Are Their Own Assistants
March 27, 2019

4 Business Tools for Freelancers Who Are Their Own Assistants

A thriving freelance career depends on two things: the quality of your services and your ability to manage a business. As a freelancer, you juggle business development, bookkeeping, project management and contract negotiations, not to mention client work. Choosing the right productivity and business tools for freelancers saves time and creates processes that strengthen compliance[…]

5 Weird Freelance Jobs You Didn’t Know You Could Do
March 27, 2019

5 Weird Freelance Jobs You Didn’t Know You Could Do

Think writers and designers are the only types of freelancers out there? Think again. This common misconception stems from the idea that writers, graphic artists and website designers possess some of the most in-demand skill sets. But the truth is that you can do nearly anything as a freelancer. Need proof? Here are some zany,[…]