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Work-at-home parent? 6 ways to better manage interruptions

So, this happened the other day, going viral and making folks chuckle: Toddler interrupts BBC interview As a self-employed, work-at-home parent, I can relate. I can’t tell you the…


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WeWork announces the Creator Awards

WeWork is launching the Creator Awards—a new, global initiative to recognize and reward the creators of the world. Debuting on March 28 in Washington, D.C., the Creator Awards…


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Special invite: The Freelance Business Success Summit

Summits aren’t just for corporate bigwigs. Master class conventions where industry professionals mingle have made their way to the freelance workforce – and now you can even access one from…


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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…


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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…


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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…


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Grit, Grind, Grow: Freelancing in Memphis

From FedEx and AutoZone to Elvis and Justin Timberlake, Memphis isn’t a stranger to business and creativity. But the freelance scene is only just beginning to boom in the…


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What freelancers can learn from the protests at Standing Rock

Water is life. It is a simple, yet powerful phrase that led to one of the most visible displays of collective activism in recent memory. #IStandWithStandingRock and #NoDAPL became trending…


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3 concrete ways freelancers can give back

Today is Giving Tuesday, a day designed to beat back the displays of rampant consumerism on Black Friday and Cyber Monday – and remind us what the holiday season is really…


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Chicago freelancers tell their story through improv

Chicago has been named a current business hotspot, with diverse communities in a wide range of fields (ranging from tech startups to digital marketing) making a positive impact. As a…


Creativity Community

How to turn mistakes into stepping stones to success

I have nothing personal against bees; I’ve heard that their lives can get quite busy and that’s fine by me. But this year, the bees in my yard…


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Cash flow hack: Get a library card

“I have found the most valuable thing in my wallet is my library card.” -- former First Lady Laura Bush I’ve had a library card since first grade (first…


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Sir Free-Lancelot: How to be a hero for your children and your clients

Today dads as primary caregivers are still a rare breed, and it’s not due to their unwillingness to spend more time with their kids. In fact, about 50% of…


Money & Taxes Community

Estimated Taxes on autopilot or not even airborne? Take control before September 15

The next estimated tax deadline is coming up in short order on September 15. If you’re one of the many freelancers who tend to put estimated tax payments on…


Creativity Community

Confessions of a former procrastinator: 10 tips for becoming a Time Management Master

Ever agonized over how successful people just seem to get more done in a day? How to they do it all!? Here's the secret: It’s not just about getting…


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Freelancing in Birmingham, AL

Birmingham is literally lighting up innovation-- their LED installation Birmingham Lights is taking requests from nonprofits and institutions to change the light colors in historic downtown train stations to bring…


Creativity Community

Note to writers: Don't read the comments

I will admit that the first time that I was asked to blog for a national outlet, I was afraid. I wasn’t afraid because I doubted my writing skills…


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Are you ready to quit your day job? 10 questions to ask yourself

Thinking about quitting your day job and working from home full-time? Here are 10 questions you should ask yourself first (and then grab the cheat sheet for the top 5…


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Deal with good people, use a contract anyway

In the midst of working with a friend on a contract, he sent me an e-mail with the quote “You can’t have a good contract with a bad person.…