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Self-Employed? Make Your Estimated Tax Payment!

Mark Steber | Posted 01.12.2017 | Business
Mark Steber

The first tax deadline of 2017 is rapidly approaching - January 17! Scared you, didn't I? Well, for independent contractors or self-employed folks tha...

10 Steps to Launching a Freelance Business

Melinda Emerson | Posted 01.11.2017 | Business
Melinda Emerson

If launching a freelance business is on your list of goals in 2017, there are a few things that you'll need to get in place to be successful. This pos...

6 Things to do to Reduce Chances of a Tax Audit

John Rampton | Posted 01.04.2017 | Business
John Rampton

For some people, the words "tax audit" can instill fear, if not downright panic. It's understandable. After all, we have all seen headlines where peo...

Goal Setting For Freelance Writers

Rebecca L. Weber | Posted 12.31.2016 | Home
Rebecca L. Weber

Goal setting by the numbers A few years back, for the first time, the bulk of my income came from content marketing--but I didn't realize it until I ...

What Can Americans Dream Now?

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 12.16.2016 | Healthy Living
Greater Good Science Center

By Jenara Nerenberg What does the good life look like in 21st century America? Is it still a single-family home and two cars, as it was for earlier...

Ways to Find the Free in Freelancing

Gabrielle Pfeiffer | Posted 12.11.2016 | Business
Gabrielle Pfeiffer

For most of us, the daily grind begins with an already-lost battle with our smug alarm clock, a grateful inhaling of strong caffeine, and a five-day p...

5 Legal Risks Freelancers Face

John Rampton | Posted 12.02.2016 | Business
John Rampton

Becoming a freelancer who works from home might sound like a dream come true, especially if you are stuck in a 9-to-5 job you hate. Being a freelance...

Why Freelance Field Engineers Are in Demand

Ahmad Raza | Posted 11.23.2016 | Business
Ahmad Raza

According to the World Bank, online outsourcing offers the global economy tons of opportunity. Those countries that can maximize the full capabilities...

These Freelance 5 Jobs Are More Popular Among the Millennials

Toby Nwazor | Posted 11.15.2016 | Business
Toby Nwazor

Image Credit Working as a freelancer has continued to be on an increasing trend over the last decade and millennials seems to be a big part of the ...

The 3 Best Budgeting Apps For Freelancers

PolicyGenius | Posted 09.29.2016 | Technology
PolicyGenius

Being a freelancer makes budgeting at least twice as difficult as being a salaryman: You have to build a personal budget and a business budget, making sure that the books stay clean and the IRS has no reason to audit you.

Why Neil Patel is My Mentor (Even Though He Doesn't Know Me)

Sherry Gray | Posted 09.26.2016 | Business
Sherry Gray

Today I received the single most brilliant marketing email ever. It's from Neil Patel.

25 Fastest Growing Freelance Skills

John Rampton | Posted 09.09.2016 | Business
John Rampton

People are finally waking up to the fact freelancing is a better option that fighting the daily 9-to-5 rat race. The flexibility, independence, and op...

3-Minute Markting Makeover for Freelance Writers

Rebecca L. Weber | Posted 09.06.2016 | Home
Rebecca L. Weber

The humble email signature is one of the overlooked workhorses of your marketing efforts as a freelance writer. You are more likely focusing on the br...

How to Avoid 'Burning Through' Your Personal Network

John Rampton | Posted 09.01.2016 | Business
John Rampton

When you're just getting a business started, it can be tempting to over-rely on your personal network for business leads and financial support. Howeve...

3 Tips for Hiring Help When You're Services Are in Demand

John Rampton | Posted 08.18.2016 | Business
John Rampton

If you are a freelancer or small business person overwhelmed with how to scale your business to accommodate  a growing number of clients, it can be hard to know what to do. Just know that it's a good problem to have especially if they are your ideal client. If you're struggling with finding the time to do it all, here are some tips to figure out the best way to hire help.

Why Thailand Is The Ultimate Digital Nomad Destination

Courtney Lambert | Posted 08.08.2016 | Travel
Courtney Lambert

Thailand tops the charts as a favorite destination for digital nomads, and it's a no-brainer as to why. Not only is it a country of incredible beauty with a fascinating culture and friendly people, but Thailand offers digital nomads affordable living and plentiful work resources.

How To Become A Digital Nomad

Megan Brame-Finkelstein | Posted 08.08.2016 | Travel
Megan Brame-Finkelstein

What if instead of working on someone else's terms, you were able to parlay more money to more freedom and live/work on your own terms?

Using Snapchat Filters to Report On Sexual Abuse Survivors

Rebecca L. Weber | Posted 08.03.2016 | Women
Rebecca L. Weber

In a recent piece on young rape survivors, Omar used Snapchat's digital facial-masking capabilities to hide the identity of the speakers, while still keeping visible the eyes and the nuances of facial expressions. Scroll down to watch the video below to see how this simple, powerful approach works.

3 Ways to Generate More Leads Without Leaving Your Home

John Rampton | Posted 08.01.2016 | Business
John Rampton

Sending emails, getting free publicity on your own and appearing on podcasts can all be a great ways to attract leads to your business. If used effectively, these methods can possibly land you more clients down the road. Here are some tips to that without having to travel far away.

The Freelance Economy Is Gaining Momentum

Rishon Blumberg | Posted 07.22.2016 | Technology
Rishon Blumberg

In this article I'll briefly examine some of the elements required in order for a social movement to truly take hold and I'll relate these factors back to the current freelance movement that is accelerating at a rapid pace.

A Response To Seth Godin's The Freelancer And The Entrepreneur

Michael S Solomon | Posted 07.21.2016 | Business
Michael S Solomon

Coauthored by Rishon Blumberg, 10x Management Co-Founder Seth Godin recently re-published a blog post about the fundamental difference between a free...

The Contingent Economy: More than a "Gig"

Mike Ettling | Posted 07.21.2016 | Business
Mike Ettling

The latest overused buzzword may be the "gig economy." I can feel the eyes rolling, but the truth is it's a part of our new reality. And while you mig...

4 Ways to Attract New Clients

John Rampton | Posted 07.20.2016 | Business
John Rampton

It is very important to not only keep close relationships with your current clients, but also find ways to attract new ones. Having too many clients is a good problem to have, you can always find ways to serve each in a timely manner without hindering any relationships. However, if you are struggling to stay busy and need to attract more clients there are plenty of tricks and tips to get you started on the right path. Here are four simple ways to attract new clients.

How To Juggle Multiple Jobs (And How To Enjoy It!)

John Rampton | Posted 07.14.2016 | Business
John Rampton

Whether out of necessity or out of desire, people are working more jobs than ever. Millennials are leading this trend but older generations are doing this as well.

How Freelancers Can Command Higher Rates for Their Work

John Rampton | Posted 07.13.2016 | Business
John Rampton

The good news is there are plenty of ways for you to put yourself in a position where you can command higher rates for your work. Some of it may require a little courage and sweat equity on your part, but it is well worth it.