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5 Tips for Dealing With Difficult Clients

Adam Davis | Posted 11.20.2015 | Business
Adam Davis

It really doesn't matter what line of work you are in, at some point, there will be a business relationship in conflict, a difficult client, or some type of negative situation involving a client. If your goal is relationships before revenue, these situations may be an opportunity to develop a strong, long-term, positive business relationship.

4 Ways to Manage Your Money on a Variable Income

GoGirl Finance | Posted 11.20.2015 | Women
GoGirl Finance

There's an undeniable allure behind the idea of being a freelancer or self-employed. You get to be your own boss; you're calling the shots. You control your work, your environment, and your time. And you have more freedom to create a career doing something you love.

The Three Things It Takes to Build a Lasting Freelance Career

Paul Jarvis | Posted 11.18.2015 | Business
Paul Jarvis

Successful seems to imply there are no downs to the ups. Successful seems to imply that you actually figure shit out and it stays figured out. Anyone...

The Tools Needed to Succeed as a Freelancer

Yura Bryant | Posted 10.29.2015 | Business
Yura Bryant

Becoming a freelancer is something that many individuals who are interested in being an entrepreneur venture into because it allows for them to experience being their own boss.

5 Tips for Creating a Stellar Freelance Writing Home Office

Danielle Wolffe | Posted 10.23.2015 | Books
Danielle Wolffe

I stopped going to coffee shops to work on freelance writing projects after my laptop bit the dust, and decided to suspend disbelief and create a real home office. It was time. I'd been freelancing over a decade.

The Bulletproof Guide to Launching a Successful Freelance Writing Career

Sarah Peterson | Posted 10.15.2015 | Business
Sarah Peterson

It would be nice, wouldn't it? Your name on big publications. Waking up to another email from a potential client asking you to write for them. Controlling where and when you work, and the words that you produce.

Best Paying Part-Time Jobs

MoneyTips | Posted 10.06.2015 | Business

Regardless of why you are working part-time, it can be a challenge to find part-time work that pays well enough to make the effort worthwhile. To help you out, compiled the ten best paying jobs that are either part-time by nature or can be done part-time by choice. We have included them below for your review, in alphabetical order.

Own Who You Are and What You Do

Kali Hawlk | Posted 10.01.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Kali Hawlk

Declaring yourself as anything is scary. But if it's who you are, you must own it. Don't avoid it, run away from it, or downplay it.

Don't Lose Your Day Job When Freelancing On the Side

Savvy | Posted 10.01.2015 | Women

Do not use company time or resources to complete your side work. Besides looking unprofessional, you also run the risk of violating any agreements you may have signed that give your company ownership of all work created on its computers. That's a legal traffic jam waiting to happen.

How a Really Dumb Promise Turned Into a Company

The Modern Femme Movement | Posted 09.16.2015 | Business
The Modern Femme Movement

Once upon a time, I was your everyday mommy blogger. I was at home raising my three boys and I'd tried just about everything I could think of to turn stay-at-home-motherhood into a more intellectual endeavor that pandered to my need to work and create.

Freelancing Myths Exposed

Paul Jarvis | Posted 08.26.2015 | Business
Paul Jarvis

Time and time again I hear from folks who are freelance-curious (nothing wrong exploring new lifestyles) that think working for yourself amounts to a walk in the park. Literally, more walks in the park than actual work. Let me break it down for you

8 Ways To Make Money Online To Travel

Alyssa Ramos | Posted 08.18.2015 | Travel
Alyssa Ramos

How do you find this mysterious paid-online-freelance work? It takes some time and patience, but these are all the ways I've found freelance work in the past.

The Difference Between Success and Failure

Paul Jarvis | Posted 07.27.2015 | Business
Paul Jarvis

I make a living on the Internet by being myself and sharing the things I've learned. But I'm also scared shitless to be myself and share the things I've learned.

The Ins and Outs of Project Partnerships

Paul Jarvis | Posted 07.20.2015 | Business
Paul Jarvis

Working for yourself doesn't necessarily mean you always got to work alone. You can collaborate on client work with other freelancers (like writers + web designers or even designers + developers).

We Have to Pay Attention to Our Work, and Not Just Stay Busy Doing It

Paul Jarvis | Posted 07.14.2015 | Business
Paul Jarvis

While making a living online, it's easy to get lured into other people's vision of doing business. You see something work for them, or something they're sharing that netted them great results and you want to try it too.

How Bloggers and Freelancers Can Maintain Integrity

Rachael Yahne | Posted 08.07.2015 | Business
Rachael Yahne

As a freelancer, you have to be your own advocate. That means knowing when to demand compensation, when to work for free to further your cause, and when to stand by your original words. Keep your heart and action toward why you started writing in the first place and you'll be able to find a balance.

Sometimes I Hate My Guts

Paul Jarvis | Posted 06.29.2015 | Business
Paul Jarvis

Maybe trusting gut instincts aren't just for hippies or self-actualized, spiritual realists. Maybe those feelings happen because we're smarter than we think we are. We all come wired to make better decisions if we will just shut up and listen to our guts.

5 Tips To Cultivate Your Intuition

Ebonie Allard | Posted 06.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Ebonie Allard

So how do we turn up the volume on our intuition and how do we know when it's good information, worth trusting and taking a punt on without reason? These are my five top tips on strengthening intuition:

Another War Photographer's Death Is a Reminder of the Importance of First Aid Training for Journalists

Lily Hindy | Posted 06.18.2015 | Media
Lily Hindy

In the summer of 2011, just a few months after photojournalist Tim Hetherington was killed in Libya, Sebastian Junger hired me to help him start a nonprofit medical training program for independent journalists working in war zones.

Three Ways to Weather a Freelancing Dry-Spell

Hilal Isler | Posted 06.10.2015 | Media
Hilal Isler

If you've forgotten temporarily, if you're despondent over a dry spell, wondering why your pitches aren't being favored, why your inbox is bare, here are three simple tips to help you shake up your approach a bit.

New to Freelance Web Design? Read Me.

Kali Kasprzyk | Posted 06.05.2015 | Technology
Kali Kasprzyk

As the owner and primary designer at HostMamas, I have run across many tips, tools, and inspiration through my years of freelancing and networking. Some good, some not so good. Here are some of my favorite if you are just getting your feet wet in this fun world.

What Quitting My Job Taught Me About Business, Blogging, and Pursuing Your Passion

Kevin Kleitches | Posted 06.07.2015 | Business
Kevin Kleitches

With just a part-time paycheck, I was forced to either go back to working full-time, or find another way to make money while I continued to build my online presence. That's when I decided to start doing freelance photography. Now, before I continue, know this: I'm not a "born entrepreneur."

5 Tips For Moms Re-Entering The Work Force

Liane Jackson | Posted 06.02.2015 | Chicago
Liane Jackson

If you need to work full-time, many jobs now offer flex-time or hybrid part-time options. And it doesn't hurt to ask an employer for flexibility after getting an offer.

How to Make a Budget When You Work for Yourself

Paul Jarvis | Posted 06.01.2015 | Business
Paul Jarvis

Let me spoil the whole article for you in the first sentence: if you spend less money than you make, you'll be profitable.

Our Work Ego: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly

Paul Jarvis | Posted 05.27.2015 | Business
Paul Jarvis

Ego's are a funny thing when we're working for ourselves and launching our own products. They can be the catalyst to proceed, as in, "screw this company, I can do this better on my own" or "none of these products on the market are a good fit for their audience, I can make something better."