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Earning money through freelancing does cost money and is taxed differently. You don’t have a full-time employer to figure out your taxes and give you a clear-shot paycheck, after all. And then you hear terms like “1099” and W-2”, which […]

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 It’s been months since Andy started freelancing full-time. Which means he now has time to do a lot more things he cares about outside of work. For starters, he freelances full-time, he’s moving to France, he’s in a local […]

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Ever since I had kids, I’ve found myself saying one of the following way too much: Hurry up I don’t have time I’m too busy Let’s go!!!! Sounds fun, right? Always feeling like you’re running against a clock isn’t fun. Projecting that onto little […]

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With each passing year, working as a digital nomad is becoming a viable career path for more and more people. This growing movement of location-independent digital adventurers is based around the ideal that working and traveling the world are no […]

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How many 18 year-old kids do you know who have several businesses, including a two and a half year old digital agency? My guess is not many. Over the last few years, I have been building my digital agency, Skewed, […]

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Did you make any New Year’s resolutions for your business goals this year? Research has revealed that 80% of resolutions fall by the wayside. Talk about dismal statistics. But, if you’re reading this post, I know you have everything it […]

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You’ve probably seen them around already—the shiny new(ish) .design domains. Maybe you saw one on a fellow designer’s business card or even being used by the departments of industry leaders, like facebook.design. Either way, there’s no denying it: a .design domain name is super sexy. […]

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Imposter syndrome is the buzzword for freelancers and “creative professionals.” Every blogger and graphic designer and social media marketer I know talks about imposter syndrome. Maybe they don’t know what they’re talking about. Maybe they think their audience is going […]

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Starting your own business can be a real adventure, but if you want to be successful you’ll need more than passion. You will also need to know how to manage the money your company spends and earns so that you […]

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Before you run out and hire that new-fangled life coach to set up your funnels and show you how to run Facebook ads and “change your money mindset”, here’s some unbeatable advice — for free. As it turns out, doing […]

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Are you in a place of transition in your business or career?  Me too!  If you’re an entrepreneur or freelancer it comes with the territory. You have a vision for your business and life, and as you grow, so do […]

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While freelancing can be a fantastic way to earn a living in a flexible and free way, it does, like all jobs, have its downsides. For one, it can be tough to build up a consistent revenue stream. Finding quality […]

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Towards the end of last year, I took a workshop for entrepreneurs, on value statements. And….. to tell you the truth, the timing of the workshop was perfect. Yet, when I attended that workshop it wasn’t that I didn’t know […]

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Those having a hard time getting their freelance business off the ground say that finding clients is their biggest hurdle. However, for those who’ve been doing this for years now, looking for new ones is still something they struggle with. […]

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Social Media has transformed the whole marketing concept since the time of its inception. Today no business organization, regardless of their size, operating-sector and preferences, can afford to stay out of social media. The reason is very simple – the […]

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It happens every time. You sign an amazing client contract. You get to do some of your best, coolest work, and the client “gets” what it’s like to be you, and is an absolute pleasure to work with. You LOVE […]

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If you are an introvert, being a freelancer or solopreneur can be an ideal work situation. For a dedicated introvert like myself, having the freedom to set my own schedule, work from my quiet home office, and choose my own […]

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Blogging is required to build a reliable inbound marketing brand that will draw the general population’s consideration through instructive and relevant content. Thus, to support your image through blogging, your digital marketing campaign should focus on these key techniques. Technique […]

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Know that feeling of fear and dread when you open your browser in the morning and check for customer feedback? I bet you do! Stress, increased heartbeat and adrenaline running in your veins. It’s hard to miss that! The sensations […]

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If you’re reading this post, I’m pretty sure it’s because you have a vision. Your vision is what makes you stand out from the crowd, it’s the vehicle through which you make an impact in the world. It’s what made […]

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Social media, when done right, can be incredibly powerful. Social media, when done to look like it’s right, is a lot like throwing really little rocks at bears. Yes, you might hit the bear, but you’re not going to slay […]

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Getting your books tax-ready ensures you’re compliant with the IRS recordkeeping requirements, meaning no late fees, no surprises, and a successful tax return that won’t cost you extra time later on (we know you’re busy). That’s why there are bookkeeping services […]

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The success of freelancing strongly depends on how well you advertise yourself. This often means openly displaying personal information — name, address, contact number, email ID, work experience etc. — on various websites and social media platforms. Obviously, having all […]

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With over four billion active users every single day, YouTube has emerged as one of the most popular search engines on the internet — second only to Google. The power and reach of this channel is incredible and it certainly […]

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Your design portfolio speaks for you long before an interview with a potential client or employer. And unlike an interview, people can make up their mind and exit out within seconds of landing on your site. I review dozens of […]

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Do you want to be a freelancer? This is not a surprise, since more and more people moving toward this trendy and rewarding career choice. Starting from the ability to work from any place with an internet connection, to the […]

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One of the biggest benefits of freelancing is the freedom to set your own schedule and travel without the constraints of vacation days. While that freedom is something that draws people to freelancing, it also comes with challenges. I recently […]

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Whether you’re a creative designer or an internet marketing consultant, it’s easy to see how going freelance can be a great choice. The number of people looking to freelancing for some supplemental or full-time income keeps on growing, and for […]

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Sometimes, work is just work. As Andy said about the Freelance business, “It’s not always as pretty as it seems.” During this episode, we explore the ups and downs of the Freelance world. Andy’s honesty gives great insight and tips […]

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Freelance jobs are extremely popular today. People, especially those who live in big cities and who don’t want to spend hours on the commute, choose to work from convenient locations like home or a local café or hub. Such flexibility […]

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Justin Jackson was a shy kid growing up. Of course, you might not guess that from his twitter profile where he self-identifies as an internet stuntman. But after taking his first real job as a customer service rep, Justin quickly […]

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When we start out as freelancers, getting paid $300 to do something feels like a big deal. And it is, for a while… until you realize that you’ve got to do a ton of little $300 gigs just to pay […]

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Affiliate marketing, as many of you know, is one of the oldest forms of marketing that allows you to receive a commission (money) when you refer a person to some online product, and he/she buys it on your recommendation. Even […]

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Unless you’ve been living under a rock these past few years, you’re probably familiar with Uber, Lyft, Airbnb, and other similar businesses. These online platforms are part of the so-called “collaborative economy” (also known as sharing economy, peer-to-peer economy, or […]

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For many of us, the word ‘sales’ conjures up images of a sweaty used car salesman. We think of telemarketers pushing products during dinner and retail employees who won’t let us shop in peace. As a freelancer, you have to […]

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After seven years of working in a cubicle, Sarah Morgan realized she had a major problem: she hated her job. Her biggest fear was that she’d wake up one day and realize she had worked her whole life at a […]

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Flexibility isn’t about working from your pajamas every day—it’s about building the kind of life and career that you want. One that allows you to spend more time with people you care about, travel, exercise, or do whatever you’d rather […]

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You’re sick and tired of your office job that seems to be going nowhere and long to have more meaningful work and control over your career. You have skills in writing or design that you can’t use in your current […]

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Running a freelance business is tough. You have to spread the word, complete the work and stay out of the red, all of this with just one employee… you. The budget is tight, and there is no overtime pay, vacation […]

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If you’re thinking about quitting your job to pursue freelancing full-time, consider Andys wise words: “The amount of savings you have is the amount of time you can afford before you have to look for a job again.” In today’s […]

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We’re all familiar with the old clichés. Feast or famine. Paycheck to paycheck. Month to month. When you make your living as a freelancer, it’s often just that—a living. Enough to get by on, but not much beyond that. How […]

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Ask any freelancer out there their least favorite thing about freelancing and chances are pretty high that most answers will have to do with ‘money’ in one way or another. In the world of freelancers, money can be, ‘inconsistent’, as […]

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A highly accomplished freelancer once told me, “If you want to succeed at freelancing, you’d better start thinking like an entrepreneur.” I was speechless, in disbelief at her statement. Me, an entrepreneur? I was a writer, after all, not a […]

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For 5 weeks now, we’ve been checking in with Andy on his journey from full-time desk-jobber to full-time freelancer on our new podcast, My Freelance Life. A big part of the reason Andy wanted to start freelancing full-time was to […]

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