Freelance Business Management

Here’s Why You Probably Won’t Be a Six-Figure Freelancer in Year One (And That’s Okay!)

I have to admit that I didn’t really have an earnings goal when I stepped into freelancing full-time. Yes, of course, I wanted to make enough to get by, but I had a hunch it would be more of a slow burn. But just because I had realistic expectations doesn’t mean I didn’t see the …

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Why Freelancers Need an Emergency Fund More Than the Average Person

In the getting started stage of freelancing (and throughout the first year, if we’re being honest), income is inconsistent. The odds of you deciding to start a career in freelance and bringing in a steady income off the rip are slim. But hey, if you can make it happen, more power to you, and let …

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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 Upwork 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?  How is it that other freelancers are getting hired while you see no movement at …

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5 Powerful Reasons to Start a Side Hustle (Besides Making More Money)

There are approximately 7.5 trillion ways to talk yourself out of something.  For years I talked myself out of starting a side hustle.  In my head I’d say: “I don’t have time.” “I’m not even sure what I would do.” “People won’t like/buy whatever I create.” “I don’t have enough money to get started.” While …

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The Keys to Keeping a Professional Online Presence

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 …

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