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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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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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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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The Keys to Keeping it Professional Online

When you work for a company where you go to an office, professionalism is a lot of things.  The way you present yourself physically: how you carry yourself and what you wear.  The way you speak: word choice and tone.  How you express emotions in different circumstances: how you react when you get frustrated, or things don’t go your way.  …

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How to Get Your Start as a Freelance Writer

Six months ago, I was the Director of IT Operations at a software company.  My day-to-day workload consisted of managing software deployments and cloud-based infrastructure.  Today, I do freelance writing and proofreading.  Talk about a serious career 180. I don’t have a background in journalism; in fact, my college degree is in Business Administration.  Before I published my blog, I …

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