Self-publishing tips for freelancers

Self-publishing tips for freelancers

by Cat Agonis, author of Chicken on the Hudson

It’s no wonder self-publishing is appealing to the boss-free, independent workforce: you have total control over how your book is marketed and designed, you don’t have to share profits with an agent, and you have creative liberty on the...

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7 Ways to get repeat freelance clients

7 Ways to get repeat freelance clients

What’s better than a new client inquiry in your inbox? An old client who wants to work with you again.

Repeat clients are great because there's less of a client “onboarding” process, you both know each others’ expectations, and you spent $0 marketing to them.

Here are 7...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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