Freelancing

My Experience as a Freelance Writer

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  This post was written by a guest who requested anonymity.   Freelance writing is my passion and companion of days and nights. There was a time when this word (freelancing) was unknown for me, now this is the time when it has become my familiarity among my family, friends and intent community. This is…

The Freelancer’s Guide to the Gig Economy

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  From the Future of Work, Shelly Kramer offers guidance on how to be successful as a freelancer.  Shelly writes: Four Habits of Highly Successful Freelancers (Regardless of Industry) To be successful in any industry, there are a few key considerations for freelancers: Focus on maximizing your earning potential. ALWAYS remember that you deserve to get…

The Ultimate Freelancer’s Guide: Everything You Need to Know About Getting Jobs, Getting Paid, and Getting Ahead

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  the Simple Dollar has put together a guide for freelancers — everything you need to know including: The Ultimate Freelancer’s Guide Part 1: Freelancing Basics Part 2: Setting Up Shop Part 3: Building Your Brand Part 4: Finding Freelance Jobs Part 5: Setting Your Rate Part 6: Getting Paid Part 7: Managing Your Freelance Financials Business…

Why Freelancing Is Perfect for Introverts

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  From Entrepreneur, John Rampton shares his thoughts on why freelancing is a good fit for introverts.  John writes: Social media is empowering introverts. Technology and social media have now given introverts a major edge when promoting and marketing their services since it fits their communication style. Introverts can now select when and where they want to…

Five Steps to Become a Successful Independent Contractor 

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  MBO Partners provides terrific guidance for becoming a successful independent contractor: 1. Make Sure Independent Consulting Really is Right for You Self-employment offers many perks including the ability to be your own boss, control your own schedule, and do what you love. However, successfully managing your own business venture does require dedication, passion, and…

Retirement Options for Self-Employed Professionals: Solo 401(k)

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  MBO Partners offers excellent guidance for self-employed professionals who are looking for retirement options. Fortunately, there are a number of solutions available. The right one for you will depend on a number of factors including your personal goals and income level, which you can discuss with a financial advisor. In this series, we’ll explore the…

How To Become A Top Freelance Consultant

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  From Forbes, Abdullahi Muhammed offers his 5 step approach to becoming a successful freelance consultant.  Abdullahi writes: If you want to start or reboot your career as a freelance consultant, here’s a step-by-step strategy to make sure you’re paid well. 1. Pick your niche There are a lot of people today selling knowledge online on subjects…

25 Tax Deductions You Can Claim as a Freelancer

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From Yahoo Finance, Angela Ruth offers her list of 25 tax deductions that freelancers and independent contractors might be able to make.  She begins with some excellent advice to hire an accountant or trained tax professional to make you take the deductions properly.  Angela writes: Before we jump into this list of 25 tax deductions…

Make the Most of your Transportation Tax Deduction in 2017 

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  MBO Partners offers guidance on how to make the most of transportation costs for independent workers by tracking and taking a deduction: What Qualifies as Business-Related Mileage? As a general rule of thumb, any car expenses you want to deduct must be necessary, appropriate, and common for your industry. For independent consultants, that generally…

PWC Launches a Marketplace for Freelance Workers 

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From Fortune, Claire Zillman discusses PWC’s initiative to connect with independent workers to to fill their positions.  Claire writes: The company said Monday that it has launched a marketplace where freelance workers can upload their resumés and apply to work on projects for PwC clients. If PwC deems them qualified for a specific project, the freelancers will…