Many people assume that being a freelancer is the same as being an employee, just with more flexibility. However, it is more akin to being a small business owner. To be successful, you need to not just take care of the basic tasks of your chosen field, but also engage in administrative and marketing activities to maintain the financial health of your one-person company.
How to Negotiate And Win a Pay Raise as a Freelancer
The world has changed a lot over the last year, not least in the worlds of business and work. Some people have been forced to change how they work, with remote working becoming the norm for people across America and beyond. [Read more…]
3 Financial Tax Breaks to Help During COVID-19 in 2021
2021 has been a struggle. It’s difficult to make ends meet during an ongoing pandemic where the world and how it operates as we know it has changed. Fortunately, there are many options for tax relief for people who qualify in 2021.
7 Tips to Creating an Effective Freelancer Landing Page
Technology has opened up numerous job opportunities. Now that there are more flexible ways to make a living, many people choose to freelance as a long-term career path. But with such a huge pool of talent vying for the same job, how can a freelancer like you gain the upper hand? [Read more…]
Improve Freelance Writing Gigs by Securing Files in the Cloud
Working as a freelance writer usually gives you more freedom than being an employee, but your level of personal responsibility greatly increases. For instance, when you’re an employee, your company will typically consult with the IT department to implement a cybersecurity plan and you would follow company policies and directives. [Read more…]
How Do I Bring Up the Topic of Maternity With My Clients?
When you are employed on a contract basis and go to the workplace each day, there is no obvious confusion about informing your boss. You wait until the second trimester, to be sure, and then you negotiate your maternity leave. The only complexity comes with timing before and after birth, and how much leave you can afford to take. [Read more…]
3 Ways to Promote Your Freelance Writing Services in 2021
If you have decided that the year 2021 is the year where your freelance writing business takes off, I have good news for you. You can use dozens of tactics to promote your writing business, from the simple and cheap ones to the complex and expensive ones. [Read more…]
Don’t Forget About Getting Paid
At times, the freelancing lifestyle can feel a bit like the Wild West. You have to use unconventional methods to remain employed, you don’t generate income unless you put in the work, and even then, you won’t get paid unless you take the unpaid time to bill your clients. [Read more…]
5 E-commerce Business Ideas That Work Well For Writers
If you’re a writer, you’ll know that it’s an awesome job. You’re getting to do something you love — something most people aren’t able to do — and you’re getting paid for it.
Unfortunately, the pay as a writer isn’t always as high as we’d like it to be. Whether you’re a freelancer, part-time or novelist, it’s always a good idea to diversify your income and get cash flowing in more freely. The best way to do this? E-commerce. [Read more…]
From Freelancer to Business Owner: How to Start Your Online Course Business
The built-in complexities of transitioning from being a freelancer into an online course business owner can be quite overwhelming. So much so that others don’t even attempt to transition just because of the sheer amount of work that goes into it.
There are those who are daring enough to face the challenges head on.
Despite the shaky grounds that they’d have to traverse and the strong winds of the unknown that they’d have to weather, they painstakingly wrestle with all the obstacles in front of them to be able to succeed in their endeavor.
Are you one of the brave few attempting to transition from being a freelancer into an online course business owner?
If you answered affirmatively, then you’re in the right place. [Read more…]