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

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[…]

Full-time freelancers filing taxes: what to do between now and April 15th
February 11, 2019

Full-time freelancers filing taxes: what to do between now and April 15th

April 15th can be a busy day for the self-employed. Aside from your annual taxes from the previous year, your quarterly estimated taxes for the 1st quarter of this year are due as well. This may seem like cruel and unusual punishment, but since you’re in charge of your schedule, you can plan to take[…]

How to Land Work on Freelance Job Boards
February 11, 2019

How to Land Work on Freelance Job Boards

So many independents look for work on freelance job boards. This makes sense: many companies use these platforms to access global talent so they can find and hire the right people. But because these job boards are easily accessible on a global scale, competition is stiff. Most of the time, it’s a near miracle just[…]