Advocacy

Protect your work with our new contract builder

A contract is the foundation of a good working relationship. However, too often freelancers work without one. Without a clear agreement can lead to issues down the road including nonpayment,…


Money & Taxes

7 freelance mistakes that will cost you

Making money from freelancing can mean something different to each person. Maybe your goal is to work as a freelancer on the side for extra cash while you still work…


Money & Taxes

Struggling to pay your taxes? Take these three steps now

Tax season is here and you may be stressing a little, especially if you haven’t been making regular estimated tax payments on your business profits. If this is the…


Creativity

The benefits of taking an unexpected technology break

Can you imagine a day without the tools that you need for your craft? Neither could I until it happened to me earlier this week. The day started off like…


Creativity

4 ways minimalism can improve your writing skills

For those unfamiliar with the concept of minimalism, it’s basically thought of as owning less stuff. The rising tide of consumerism that has taken over the past couple of…


Clients & Gigs

1 marketing strategy; $9400 in freelance contracts – how one freelancer pulls it off

So you’re a freelancer. And you want more clients. Now what? You might scroll through listings on Upwork, Freelancer, or – dare I say it? – the Content Mills . Surely there’…


Clients & Gigs

Tired of Hustling? 4 tactics for getting most mileage out of your clientele

As freelancers, we all know that high-quality clients are a rare species and it is a back-breaking job to reel them in. But seldom do we pay attention to the…


Health

How your smile impacts your relationships and career

Fact: Your smile is the first thing people notice about you! Over 96% of adults believe that a nice smile makes someone more appealing – and over 36% believe they would…


Clients & Gigs

How being like everyone else keeps your rates low

There’s a new ice cream store here in town. Well, okay, it’s not exactly a store, it’s more like a grain silo-ish thing attached to a market,…


Money & Taxes

3 legal issues freelancers need to know

Have you been thinking about calling it quits on your nine-to-five job and setting yourself up as a freelancer? Having the ability to work where, when, and how you want…


Community

3 lessons for freelancers over 40

I did not start freelancing until I was in my late 30s. The beauty of this is that I made enough mistakes in my past careers that I did not…


Advocacy

Wolf in sheep's clothing: National Right to Work legislation threatens unions

“Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves." - Matthew, 7:15 Do you live in a “Right to Work” state?…


Community

How one freelancer transformed his career in under seven years

I have been in the construction field for mostly my whole working career, about 27 years. I started as a yard worker in a mason material company when I was…


Creativity

Discover your biorhythm type and use it to work smarter!

A freelance job gives you plenty of opportunities to set flexible work hour, but it also brings an illusion you have a good deal of free time. Find yourself surfing…


Community

Affordable housing in NYC? It does exist

It’s no secret: Living in New York City is expensive. But there is a secret to finding safe, affordable, and comfortable housing: the City’s Affordable Housing Initiatives offers…


Clients & Gigs

Upwork releases report on fastest-growing freelance skills in the U.S.

Upwork's quarterly skills index for 2016 Q4 is out – and tech-savvy freelancers have reason to rejoice! User experience design has made the list three quarters straight, and the demand for…


Creativity

Why working together is the simple solution we need right now

Writing is a solitary act. Even if you are a member of a writing community or a writing group, you probably write by yourself. It is not an easy task…


Clients & Gigs

Start a successful freelance business – even when you’re on a time budget

When you’re starting your new freelance business, perhaps the trickiest challenges you’ll face include how to find the time to work on your business… and how to avoid…


Money & Taxes

Watch a replay of our retirement webinar with Honest Dollar

The folks at Honest Dollar really know what they're talking about when it comes to saving for retirement. As freelancers, prioritizing retirement saving is often difficult, but it's imperative that…