Freelancing

How to Work for Free

How to Work for Free

Should you ever work for free?

NO!

….Except sometimes for nonprofits. And your friends. And when you’re just starting out. And when you’re building your portfolio. So maybe you should work for free a little, right?

If you…

Why Entrepreneurs Need a Raise

Why Entrepreneurs Need a Raise

The only good thing about working for a boss who doesn’t compensate you fairly is that you can leave. If you’ve made a convincing case for why you should be promoted or given a raise, and…

Work From Home – Virtual Side Jobs

Work From Home – Virtual Side Jobs

Sure, traditional side gigs are a great way to boost your income, but they can still come with restrictions: your availability versus the hours needed; your physical location versus where the jobs are. But if you have a high-speed…

WordPress Most Marketable Skills

WordPress Most Marketable Skills

What if I told you that one new skill could set you up to make an average salary of $80,000, to qualify for more than 250,000 freelance jobs on Elance, and to possess one of the top…

Earn More Freelancing

Earn More Freelancing

On average, freelancers make 45 percent more than their office counterparts. Sounds pretty great, right?

But what if you’re looking to build your business this year, trying to find a way to make more money? I’ve…

Why I Chose a “Slash” Career

Why I Chose a “Slash” Career

Jessica Alba: Entrepreneur/Author/Actress

When I left my job to become a full-time freelance writer in 2001, other freelancers warned me: The business can be “feast or famine,” and it can get a little lonely working…

Get in the (Cash) Flow

Get in the (Cash) Flow

I’ve been self-employed for eight years now and what I love most is being in complete charge of my earning potential. What I really hate, however, is having little control over my earnings’ arrival. Some days…

How to Work From Home-7 Strategies

How to Work From Home-7 Strategies

After returning from vacation, getting back to work in my home office was harder than usual. The pre-vacation “I have so much to get done!” momentum was gone. I had no coworkers to help jump start my…

Money Management for the Creative Class

Money Management for the Creative Class

In 2007, Elaine Grogan Luttrull’s career arc could be summed up in six words: confidence feigned; successes gained; enthusiasm waned. In fact, that’s exactly how the certified public accountant described it in her winning entry for…

Every Woman Can Learn Programming

Every Woman Can Learn Programming

Want to be super-employable and well-paid? Learn how to write Web programming code—it’s not nearly as difficult as you think.
About 250,000 new software developer jobs will be created in the U.S…

Five Ways to Kill It as a Freelancer

Five Ways to Kill It as a Freelancer

It used to be that if you described yourself as “freelance,” people didn’t take you seriously. Not anymore.
A recent survey by the consulting firm MBO partners estimates that by 2020, at least half of…

The Scoop on Home Office Deductions

The Scoop on Home Office Deductions

Ah, that pesky home-office deduction. For those who work from home, it can be a valuable tax break, but it’s also a tricky one—especially if you own your home. Want to check it out? First…

Document Your Agreements

Document Your Agreements

If I can point to the one thing that probably led to over $1,000,000 worth of mistakes that I’ve made in my businesses (and I have the debt to prove it), it was that I spent little…

Saying ‘Yes’ Pays Off

Saying ‘Yes’ Pays Off

When I moved to Philadelphia a year ago, I was broke—25 years of living in New York, the past five of it as the breadwinner for my family, can do that. Don’t focus on making new…

How to Get Paid

How to Get Paid

Think sales is the hardest part of running a services business? Wrong. Cashflow is harder.

You're entitled to a downpayment. Don't wait until the end of a project to send an invoice. As part of your…