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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."

The Freelancer's 3-Step Guide to Finding the Perfect Workplace

Danielle Wolffe | Posted 05.22.2015 | Small Business
Danielle Wolffe

Know yourself. Ninety percent of artist retreats are offered in rural locations. If country based solitude is the key to your artistic soul, wonderful, congratulations. You have so many great options. If you are part city mouse -- consider alternatives.

Jackson Connor

The Web Has Opened Up Opportunities For Freelancers, But It's Still As Hard A Life As Ever

HuffingtonPost.com | Jackson Connor | Posted 05.26.2015 | Media

For Richard Morgan, freelance writing is a lot like dating. There’s the cat-and-mouse game of pitching editors and waiting anxiously for their repli...

Why You Shouldn't Take a Client's Money

Paul Jarvis | Posted 05.04.2015 | Business
Paul Jarvis

I burst a lot of bubbles. Not because I'm a jerk, not because of my ego -- but because I'm relentless in determining fit and value with every client I work with in my business. I only take on projects where it's likely going to be a win-win.

5 (Absolutely Common) Thoughts Which May Distract a Female Freelance Writer Working In a Café

Eva Barros Campelli | Posted 05.04.2015 | Women
Eva Barros Campelli

I leave the house with the computer in my backpack and move to a café, thinking that after all -- despite the difficulties and fears and insecurities -- my life as a 20-something is not too bad. The problem is, things don't usually go the way we hope. And to work in a café, at least for me, means that I can never find the concentration I need to write good enough.

10 Ways Freelance Life Is Different Than A Day Job

Lindsey Kesel | Posted 06.07.2015 | Business
Lindsey Kesel

Wouldn't it be grand if you could trade in the tedious predictability of the 9-to-5 grind for 100 percent control of your efforts and the resulting profits, plus the authority to give yourself as much vacation time as you need?

Young and Entrepreneurial: 25-Year-Old Tip'd Off CEO Akshay Oberai -- Building a Social Network for Wall Street

David Ongchoco | Posted 06.01.2015 | Small Business
David Ongchoco

Entrepreneurship runs in the blood of Akshay. His father was a Silicon Valley tech veteran who encouraged Akshay to intern in startups early on starting at 14 years old.

Hacking Elance: How To Make $23,700 In 4 Weeks Freelancing Online

Daniel DiPiazza | Posted 05.26.2015 | Money
Daniel DiPiazza

When people ask me what the best ways to make money are, sometimes I laugh. Not because the question is stupid -- but because, well, there really is no "right" answer.

The Single Biggest Reason Why the U.S. Economy Is Still Bad Despite a 5.5% Unemployment Rate!

Ebong Eka | Posted 05.16.2015 | Small Business
Ebong Eka

Is the economy really getting better for most Americans? It depends who you ask - the unemployed and underpaid would obviously disagree with that question.

Escape From L.A.: Cambria

Gina Hall | Posted 05.18.2015 | Los Angeles
Gina Hall

As many in L.A. are becoming a part of the freelance economy, I thought I'd share some of my favorite travel spots for when you just want to get out of the house to write, code or catch up on invoices.

Stop Doing Shit You Don't Like

Paul Jarvis | Posted 05.17.2015 | Small Business
Paul Jarvis

If you hate doing something, but do it anyway just because you think it'll help in the long run, you might want to think again and think hard about it. You'll start to cultivate some self-knowledge and direction to move you toward doing your own shit, on your own terms.

Young and Entrepreneurial: From Action Figures Collector to Lenda Cofounder & CTO - Elijah Murray

David Ongchoco | Posted 05.15.2015 | Business
David Ongchoco

Elijah Murray's entrepreneurial journey is one that was filled with its fair share of ups and downs, along with spontaneous moments that have altered the course of Murray's career. As I asked him to talk about how he got to where he is today, Murray was able to clearly articulate every step.

The Dark Side of Freelancing

Aaron Hurst | Posted 05.12.2015 | Small Business
Aaron Hurst

Sometimes we just don't like some of the tasks in our jobs, somewhat like an artist having to not just create, but also sell their work. We at times find ourselves doing work we aren't sure we believe in.

3 Steps to Setting Client Expectations

Paul Jarvis | Posted 05.10.2015 | Business
Paul Jarvis

Many years ago, a woman emailed to ask if I could build her new website. She had heard about my work through a friend, saw my name listed on other websites, and gushed about my portfolio.

How Do You Grow An Audience?

Paul Jarvis | Posted 04.30.2015 | Business
Paul Jarvis

I recently gave a talk on audience growth, and while I don't have all the answers, I do know a few things. I've learned both from my own experience and that of the people I work with (some of whom have much larger audiences than mine).

How to Stay Focused While Working in a Remote Job

Alex Ivanovs | Posted 04.28.2015 | Business
Alex Ivanovs

Discipline and focus are the two main things when it comes to being your own boss of a work schedule, because distraction and temptation is all around you, even if you think that you're being loyal and honest with yourself.

If you Had to Make $500 by the End of the Week, How Would you do it?

Tyler Tervooren | Posted 04.26.2015 | Business
Tyler Tervooren

A few weeks ago, I tried a new method of making money. I built a simple, 21-day course containing quick, daily actions anyone can take to build stronger connections and then put it up for sale.