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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[…]

5 Misconceptions That Freelancers Have About Quarterly Taxes
November 20, 2018

5 Misconceptions That Freelancers Have About Quarterly Taxes

Successful freelancers know that they need to play many roles to keep the business running smoothly. One day you’re pitching your services to a prospective client, the next you’re working on a marketing plan to build your brand, all while also completing projects on a regular basis. One role you may not relish as much:[…]

The Secret Lives of Freelancers
November 15, 2018

The Secret Lives of Freelancers

With great freedom comes great misunderstanding. So many of the popular myths about freelancing as a career—about our schedules, our occupations, our income, and more—bear little resemblance to our actual daily lives. Here, we’ll bust some of these misconceptions with research. Let’s begin with the very bad idea that freelancing is a euphemism for part-time[…]