Being a freelancer is often seen as an easy job, where you can pick and choose when and where you do your work. This is almost always not the case, and the job itself can be very stressful and intense. Living as a freelancer opens the door for a number of issues to arise, including […]
There is a good reason behind the recent trend of quitting regular jobs to go freelance. People started to realize that nobody is forcing them to choose jobs that dictate the tempo of their lives in a way that makes them feel stressed or even depressed. Millions of people have already decided to become freelancers […]
Before I check out on the OfficeMax website, I check to make sure I have applied all of the coupon codes they have sent me. I have discounts on paper, toner, and even a new office chair. What’s not in my online cart is a well-written blog post about freelancers and taxes. For that, I […]
It scares some people that in many parts of the writing industry, artists and writers work without contracts: essentially with no safety net: you have paid someone to perform a service (or they have paid you) with no legal contract in place. However, this is not always as bad as it seems. However, for major […]
Some professional freelance writers earn a whopping $10,000 a month, while others earn that much in an entire year. Regardless of earnings, saving money as a freelancer may seem impossible, especially when you don’t know how much your paycheck is going to be from month to month. There are ways to build a nest egg […]
The number one issue with being a freelancer is discoverability. Of course, you are already treating your writing career like a business, but how do you market your work and get your name into the hands of the right recruiters? Truth be told businesses are looking for freelancers with your particular skills and areas of […]
Becoming a freelance writing consultant is a great way to supplement your existing income and hone your skills. For those just starting out, your professional expertise can be valuable…and lucrative.
I’m not an accountant, but I have seen the movie and written about a few in my books. Not that any of those things make me an expert, but I have filed my own taxes as a freelancer and author for the last 10 years or so, and for five of those I had no […]