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Posts Tagged ‘small business’

How My Home Office Work Environment Has Changed in 10 Years

February 15th, 2016

And just like that, I’ve been in business for ten years. Freelancing has been a long and challenging journey, one that has been richly rewarding and has come to define a big part of who I am. It was a lifestyle choice just as much as it was a career choice, even if it was […]

What’s Up Wednesdays: The Best Part of Waking Up

July 22nd, 2015

I’ve never been a morning person and perhaps that’s part of the reason why I embarked on this freelance journey nearly a full decade ago. After becoming a father, however, everything changed and I’ve been forced to alter my sleep routine. If you’re like me or you’re otherwise undergoing similar life changes, you may want […]

Freelance Rates: Negotiate or Hold Your Ground?

May 14th, 2015

I don’t do very much active marketing or cold-calling for my freelance writing business. The majority of my clients find me online. Some find me via the content I write on other websites, some come by way of referrals, and some discover my services through social media and search engines. For the most part, they […]

Sunday Snippet: Photographer Tomasz Wagner

March 29th, 2015

“Learn to wear hats, many, many hats that don’t always fit properly—you’re a photographer developing your own style, a business person, maybe also a mother or father—a human. Learn, make those mistakes, and don’t be afraid to ask for help. Burn out can happen easily with all of these hats weighing on you, so if […]

Freelance Business: The Fear Never Goes Away

November 13th, 2014

Striking it out on your own involves taking a monumental leap of faith. It doesn’t matter how much confidence you have in your skills as a graphic designer, freelance writer, business consultant or wedding photographer; you can never really know how successful your small business will be until you take the plunge into the great […]

Charging for PayPal Fees and Other Transaction Costs

October 27th, 2014

There are many factors that go into determining a rate quote for any given freelance writing project. We have to look at the overall scope of the writing project, for example, as well as the amount of research or background work that is needed. If I need to purchase a specific product or subscribe to […]

The Best and Worst Parts of Being a Freelancer

August 12th, 2014

When you choose to strike it out on your own with your own small business, typically operating out of your modest home office, everything changes. It’s not just about your job or career anymore, because that decision impacts just about every aspect of your lifestyle. And what I’ve found over these last few years is […]

What Freelancers Can Learn from “Weird Al” Yankovic

July 17th, 2014

Amish Paradise. Smells Like Nirvana. White and Nerdy. Gump. “Weird Al” Yankovic has become something of a cultural icon through his countless song parodies and he is celebrating the launch of his newest album, Mandatory Fun, by releasing one new music video a day for eight days. And in many ways, musicians and comics like […]