bSoloist

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

Here’s Why Freelance Financial Planning Is Hard
March 5, 2019

Here’s Why Freelance Financial Planning Is Hard

Give every dollar a job, they say. Set goals. Stick to your budget. Don’t raid your savings. We know this advice; we’ve heard it everywhere. Freelance financial planning seems simple enough at the outset. So why is it so hard to stick to the road map? Is it really that different from financial planning as[…]

Savings Hacks for Freelancers
February 28, 2019

Savings Hacks for Freelancers

Saving can be hard enough, and for those with variable income, the challenge may seem even trickier. When you’re not sure when or how much you will get paid, it can be difficult to plan and budget. The two main ways to save more are are to spend less or make more. Bonus points if[…]

The Ultimate Self-Employed Twitter List: Top 31 Accounts to Follow
February 28, 2019

The Ultimate Self-Employed Twitter List: Top 31 Accounts to Follow

An “Ultimate Self-Employed Twitter List”? What is this, 2015? Okay, but this isn’t a regular Twitter list. This is a [cool] list specifically for people who work for themselves. Why? Because it’s hard enough to figure who is or isn’t self-employed on the internet, without wading through the latest wave of memes and outrage. And[…]

7 Ways to follow up on invoices and get paid
February 28, 2019

7 Ways to follow up on invoices and get paid

Running a business is filled with endless, frustrating and anxiety-provoking tasks. Deciding when to follow up on invoices is one of them. If you work one-on-one with your clients, it can feel uncomfortable to ask when you’ll get paid, but the only way you can run your business is by receiving income for your hard[…]

What’s next for bSolo
February 22, 2019

What’s next for bSolo

The last month has been one of tremendous change for bSolo.   And really, the entire start of 2019 has been fraught with big ups, big downs, and major change across the US.    As we look back on 2018, and look ahead to what’s next for bSolo, we remain inspired and in awe of you,[…]

Freelance Calendar: March 2019-April 2020
February 22, 2019

Freelance Calendar: March 2019-April 2020

As a self-employed professional, you are a business of one—meaning, you have a few extra quarterly dates you’ll need to remember.  These dates are primarily financial and accounting dates, but many businesses use these markers to reflect on their business and set new, informed goals. Below are dates you may find useful to note—quarterly estimated[…]