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Following Your Values To Build A Successful Freelance Business With Emma Parker

Freelance filmmaker Emma Parker of Chickadee Films shares how being brave about her niche and talking about her values has helped her build a successful business working with her ideal clients. She also offers some tips for easy (& cheap) ways to get started using video in your own business. What is your name & your business name? ...

Building Community, Micro-Blogging, and Getting Through The First Few Years with Fifa Tran

Web Designer Fifa Tran shares how she uses networking, community and micro-blogging to get clients and build her personal brand. Plus, she gives us super honest details about the challenges of being a new freelancer, and what she’s done to deal with it. Read her interview below. What is your name & your business name? What do you do for your...

Creating Designs For Your Freelance Business With Canva Pro

Who doesn’t want to earn more money? Whether you’re a full-time freelancer or just looking for work on the side, you want to fill your wallet with some extra padding.  You’re looking for ways to set yourself apart from the competition – in the online world, that comes down to the design of your website, social media posts, and branding.  ...

How One Freelancer Earns $250+/Hour Writing Blog Posts

I’ve worked as a freelance writer for nearly 7 years now. It took me a long time to figure out how to earn $100+/hour for my services. If only I knew then what I do now, I could have earned great money from the beginning. It’s possible to earn hundreds of dollars an hour as a freelance writer if you just follow the right strategy. Here’s how...

5 Mistakes Freelancers Make When Trying To Get Clients

When I started freelancing, I had no idea what I was doing. I’ll be the first to admit that! I made a lot of mistakes when it came to how I was finding, pitching, and getting new clients. Even though I was a marketer, I didn’t quite know how to market my own freelance business. And now that I’ve been working with other freelancers for several...

Why You Should Be Using Retainers In Your Freelance Business

3 Great Tax Resources For Freelancers

Tax time. Ugh. Whether you’re fully self-employed or have only earned a few hundred dollars from freelancing, you are expected to claim that income on your taxes. Taxes are complicated enough, but once you add the self-employed element it goes to a whole new level. If you’ve never filed your taxes as a freelancer before, it can be hard to know where...

How to Manage Your Money as a Digital Nomad

Money Lessons From Over Five Years as a Nomad People think being a digital nomad is expensive –– all those plane tickets and adventures and short term rentals. And it can be…but it doesn’t have to be. I’m from New York City so most of the world is cheaper to live in than “home.” Even if you’re not from a super expensive city like New York or San...

How To Transition From Day Job To Full-Time Freelancing

If this is the year you finally say goodbye to your 9 to 5, you’re probably feeling a big mix of emotions.  On the one hand, you’re so excited thinking about being your own boss, working from home in your leggings, and taking yoga classes in the middle of the day. The freedom! But on the other… you might be kinda freaking out about how you’re...

How to Start Your Freelance Business Today

The 9 Steps to Starting a Successful Freelance Business Being a freelancer is wonderful. Having control over your time, money, and who you choose to work with is amazing. Being able to pick your projects feels so good because it ensures that what you’re working on is nearly always something you find engaging or challenging in a positive way (sometimes...

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