Adventures in the Gig Economy

paying yourself as a freelancer

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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How to Set Client Boundaries as a Freelancer

When you work as an employee servicing customers at a traditional company, your boundaries are defined for you. You go to work at a certain time, you have a set number of hours to deliver responses to clients, and clients pay based on a contract that’s already established. But when you make the shift to doing freelance work, you now …

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Month 6: Halfway already??

Month 6 Gig Status Overview Wow.  I honestly cannot believe I’ve been at this gig economy thing for the last six months.  As I’ve said many times in the past few months, this has been an incredibly rewarding yet humbling and challenging experience.  I have developed a whole new level of respect for self-employed people.  Even more respect for those …

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