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Posts Tagged ‘small business’

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 […]

What’s Up Wednesdays: Cuppa Joe

June 18th, 2014

Every Wednesday, I share some fun blog posts that I find from around the web. Let’s get down with this week’s collection. Several years ago, I had the opportunity to review the Tassimo brewbot and I commented on these single-cup brewing systems. Now, Ed Lau has taken the time to review the updated Keurig Rivo […]

5 Reasons You DON’T Need a Freelance Writer

May 19th, 2014

Perhaps you run your own small business or maybe you’re a part of a larger organization. Whatever the case may be, there’s a good chance that you have writing needs. You need someone to rework the content on your company website so customers have a better idea of what to expect. You need someone to […]

What’s Up Wednesdays: Freelance Life

May 7th, 2014

After writing about my experience with self-publishing a book yesterday, I thought I’d dedicate this week’s speedlink to the world of freelance writing and running your own small business. In our ongoing efforts to become more productive, we’ve turned to all sorts of tools and strategies. Maybe you should have a better to-do list. Maybe […]