Success isn't just about talent. It's also about resilience, new study finds

Success isn't just about talent. It's also about resilience, new study finds

New studies show that resilience -- “the ability to withstand and quickly overcome adversity” -- is one of the most important factors in predicting the success or failure of a business.

Freelancers who expect that starting their own business will be easy are quickly proved wrong. Even if it goes well in...

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Don’t get mad, get paid: 6 Invoice apps for freelancers

Don’t get mad, get paid: 6 Invoice apps for freelancers

Doing work that you love and working for yourself is one of the greatest perks of being a freelancer. However, that means you are responsible for getting yourself paid for that work that you love. This can be a tedious and often times annoying process as it is frustrating to...

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The Quiet Revolution: Get Healthy

The Quiet Revolution: Get Healthy

As the American workforce continues to hold the title for most overworked developed nation in the world, freelancers are spearheading a Quiet Revolution by taking the most important thing they’ve got into their own hands: their health.

More than any other sector of the workforce, freelancers understand the importance...

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How to take great amateur headshots

How to take great amateur headshots

Freelancers need headshots, too!

As a freelancer, it may be hard to figure out your place amongst the working stiffs. Freelancers have to work harder than most to cultivate connections and potential jobs, which is why it is so important to have a strong presence on various job and social...

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How to find good-paying clients online

How to find good-paying clients online

We know that most of you find gigs through word of mouth. Not only is this the most popular source of gigs, but it’s also the most reliable source of gigs.

But chances are you have at least browsed through gigs on online job boards like Indeed, Monster, or...

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What to do if you can't pay your taxes

What to do if you can't pay your taxes

by Jonathan Medows, CPAforfreelancers.com

The corporate tax filing date of March 17 has already passed, and the April 15 date for individual returns is closing in fast. Have you filed your return – or are you on track to do so?

The Internal Revenue Service does not look kindly on...

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'A very very big art show': 5 museums launch Art Everywhere

'A very very big art show': 5 museums launch Art Everywhere

When was the last time you visited a great work of art? (Not saw it on your computer screen or in a book?)

As creative freelancers, many of us thrive on this kind of visual creative stimulation -- and, as it turns out, our mental and physical health improves from looking...

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The red line: top 7 misused expressions

The red line: top 7 misused expressions

Dear Freelance Editor,

I’m a freelance digital audience development manager; a lot of my work depends on getting people to concur with what I’m posting on social media. Lately, I’ve been seeing some commenters writing “Here, here!” on my posts. This looks wrong, as if they’re...

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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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