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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Freelancers are awesome, says science

Freelancers are awesome, says science

Entrepreneurs are rare birds.

According to a recent article in the Small Business Economics journal, although many people consider self-employment, a much smaller percentage of people actually pursue it.

Why are entrepreneurs rare? Here’s what the report found:

  • The number of basic skills required at work is higher for...

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10 Reasons Co-ops Rock

10 Reasons Co-ops Rock

We're are big fans of worker-owned cooperatives

Why are freelancers and co-ops made for each other? Because as freelancers, we know what a big difference ownership makes. We've seen what it's like to have our hard work go to some investor or firm or person we...

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Making a difference: Freelancers volunteer in their local communities

Making a difference: Freelancers volunteer in their local communities

Many freelancers choose to work independently because they want to live more balanced lives. They make time for family and cultural pursuits, but many are also committed to making a difference in their communities by organizing for social change.

Because freelancers often understand the importance of balance, creativity, and worker...

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Leave the 9 to 5 world behind: A playlist for escaping the daily grind

Leave the 9 to 5 world behind: A playlist for escaping the daily grind

It’s a wonderful feeling.

You hear a song for the first time and think to yourself, “I know exactly what they’re talking about. I’ve felt that way before.”  

That’s one of the elements of a great song: It makes you feel understood.

If you’re a...

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