14 Arcane words every freelancer should use

14 Arcane words every freelancer should use

Happy Friday, freelancers! Just for fun, we've combed through the archaic section of the dictionary (and this friendly guide) to find words that we feel need to be brought back to your vocabularity based on their tremendous usefulness in describing the situations freelancers find themselves in. 

Enjoy! And feel...

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Women entrepreneurs to contribute 5.5 million new jobs by 2018

Women entrepreneurs to contribute 5.5 million new jobs by 2018

Photo credit: US Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Center for Women in Business

Who runs the world? Well according to a report published by the US Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Center for Women in Business, the number of female entrepreneurs is rapidly expanding -- and women-owned businesses contribute billions...

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The 4 levels of a balanced freelance portfolio

The 4 levels of a balanced freelance portfolio

Let’s say you’ve come into some money and are interested in investing it. Would you put all of your eggs in one basket or would you diversify your investments in the hopes of protecting them from the ups and downs of the marketplace? I’m no financial expert...

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How this freelancer made $80,000 in 24 Hours

How this freelancer made $80,000 in 24 Hours

Freelancer Sean McCabe made $80,000 in 24 hours last week (on March 24, 2014) selling his new online course Learn Lettering.

If you’re interested in supplementing your freelance income with alternate revenue streams or are interested in moving out of 100% client work, then you need to hear...

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Moving from Consumption to Connection

Moving from Consumption to Connection

How can you tell that the ideas of the Quiet Revolution and New Mutualism are taking off? When Maria Shriver's Shriver Report comes asking about it. Here's a transcript of an interview I did with them. 

Independent workers now account for one third of the American workforce. How...

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How to sell physical products online

How to sell physical products online

One of the best ways to grow your income and sustain yourself through hard times is to diversify your revenue streams.

If you’re a designer, illustrator, photographer, or writer, you may want to consider putting existing graphics, photos, or illustrations onto physical products like t-shirts, mugs, posters, etc. and...

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6 Steps for building a loyal following

6 Steps for building a loyal following

Self–promotion is a requirement for freelancers. Whether it's your start-up, clothing line or self-published book, you need to get the word out there! Admittedly, sometimes brazenly promoting yourself can feel a tad uncomfortable. But with so many things fighting for the attention of your audience, tooting your own...

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What to do if you missed the health exchange deadline

What to do if you missed the health exchange deadline

Happy April, freelancers! The deadline for 2014 coverage through the health exchange was March 31, which means…well, if you didn’t sign up, it means you missed it.

But fear not. Even though this year’s open enrollment period is over, you may still be able to get coverage...

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High-powered snacks for freelancers

High-powered snacks for freelancers

Oftentimes the ever-changing schedule of a freelancer doesn’t lend itself well to regularly scheduled eating. Sometimes all we need is a wee pick-me-up to get us through until mealtime and/or to fuel our entrepreneurial endeavors. Next time you are in need of swift kick of energy, why not...

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