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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The ultimate tax guide for freelancers (roundup)

The ultimate tax guide for freelancers (roundup)

You may have noticed that there are a few tax pros lurking around this blog, and we like to talk about taxes a lot. 

Why? Because freelancers (rightfully) stress out about taxes a lot, and we're here to make freelancers lives less stressful. *Puts on superhero capes*

This is...

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Recharge your creativity: tips from The Artist's Way

Recharge your creativity: tips from The Artist's Way

by Leigh Goldsmith, Health Coach at Freelancers Medical

Why have you chosen freelancing? Artistic and creative freedom? Living life on your own terms? Being in control of your own destiny and joy? 

If that’s why you’ve pursued this path, why can it sometimes feel so...stifling?

Despite being...

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What all freelancers should know about small claims court

What all freelancers should know about small claims court

It’s every freelancer’s worst nightmare…

You start a project for a new client. They seem fine. They contact you often (sometimes TOO often), and they’re clear with you about what they want. Finally, after weeks or months of work, you finish the project, wait for your payment...

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How to make great freelance business cards

How to make great freelance business cards

Your online presence may be incredible. Your portfolio sparkling. You could be a computer programmer who never leaves the house.

But yes, you still need business cards. Also, you need to leave your house.

So what makes a good business card? Why do we need business cards, and what do...

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Literally the most important post about the word literally

Literally the most important post about the word literally

Dear Freelance Editor,

My roommate and I are both freelancers, and we spend a lot of time working from home. Co-working has been fine, until recently.

She is literally driving me nuts, because she keeps insisting that I am misusing the word literally. If I get one more passive-aggressive comment...

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95% of grandfathers got job by walking right up and just asking -- The Onion

95% of grandfathers got job by walking right up and just asking -- The Onion

Have we forgotten the value of gumption? 

Even though this "news" spot on The Onion is satire, what resonated with me is that "William Chambers" seems to know things more recent generations have half-forgotten (and I include myself!). The video made me think about these questions:

  • Have I allowed my...

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