Adventures in the Gig Economy

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Freelancers Need to be Saving for Retirement Too

There are so many incredible benefits to freelancing, among them, working when you want, where you want, (hopefully) on projects you enjoy. But when it comes to certain areas of personal finance, I have to admit that I really do miss my W-2 job. Saving for retirement is one of those areas. Employers Make Saving for Retirement Easy When you …

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Here’s How Much Money I Saved with onlinebookclub.org in 2020

If you’ve read my onlinebookclub.org review, you know there are perks to joining the club, like free books! And I have certainly enjoyed the free books (and getting paid for them). But what I’ve been really curious about finding out is how much money I saved with onlinebookclub.org when I factor in the cost of the books I read. Money Saved …

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Month 9: Turning The Corner

Month 9 Gig Status Overview I decided to title this post “Turning the corner” because it really feels like I’m rounding out this year-long gig economy experiment. With one quarter remaining, I’ve gotten very clear on the aspects of freelance I enjoy and those I would rather do without. A few things have pulled away from the pack as those …

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A Simple Process To Pay Yourself As A Freelancer

After transitioning to freelance work, one of the biggest questions I faced is “How and when do I pay myself?” In the beginning, I was making meager amounts, and it seemed like a waste of time to try and withhold taxes and pay myself with $100 or less in my account.  Not only did it feel like I wasn’t making enough …

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Month 8: Positivity And Optimism All Around!

Month 8 Gig Status Overview Some links may be affiliate links. I may get paid if you buy something or take an action after clicking one of these (at no cost to you). This post continues a series called “A Millennial’s Adventures in the Gig Economy”. You can reference the original post for this series here. Wow, November already! That …

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Why You’re Not Getting Jobs on Upwork and How to Fix it!

When you see a great gig come on the job board, you pounce on it immediately, send off your proposal, and then….crickets.  Not so much as an invite to interview.  This has been happening for weeks. What’s going on?  Why are other freelancers getting hired while you see no movement at all? Why am I not getting jobs on Upwork? …

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