Category Archives: Making the Break

Million-Dollar Freelancers

Most free agents don’t go into business to make millions. Usually, they’re looking for a better lifestyle, more interesting work and greater control over their lives. But increasingly, new technologies make it possible for solopreneurs to build a seven-figure business … Continue reading

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Your Declaration of Independence

Often when I write articles for business publications about self-employment, someone will post a comment pointing to the failure rate of small businesses, as evidence that people should stick with traditional jobs. It’s always smart to keep your eyes wide … Continue reading

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Avoid Toxic Clients

One of the best parts of freelancing is that you’re free to work with people you enjoy. While corporate friends may have to endure bad bosses to earn a living, you’re free from that slow suffering. If you work hard, … Continue reading

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Write Short: 3 Classic Stories To Remind You Why

One of the best and worst elements of the web is that it’s freed us from worrying about word count when we write. I don’t know about you, but I can be pretty lazy about writing tight — which, as … Continue reading

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Review: The Book Every Freelancer Should Read in 2013

I’m not a big fan of most how-to books on business that cross my desk, but  The Freelancers Bible, by Freelancers Union founder and executive director and MacArthur Foundation “Genius” Fellow Sara Horowitz, with Toni Sciarra Poynter, is the exception. … Continue reading

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7 Questions to Help You Build Your Ideal Freelance Business in 2013

One big benefit of freelancing is the control it gives you over all aspects of your life, from the projects you do every day to how you schedule your personal time. But, as I’ve learned in five years of freelancing, … Continue reading

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Are You Working in Your Dream Job?

Although I love being a freelance writer, it’s not often that I feel like others covet my job, with all of its unpredictability and unsteady paychecks. So I was a little surprised by the results of LinkedIn’s recent survey of … Continue reading

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2 Tips for a Productive Freelancer’s Home Office

Guest post by Gary Lim, founder of Action Pronto, an advisory and coaching firm based in Manlius, N.Y.  If you’re freelancing, you’re likely working out of an office in your home. That’s the beauty and the curse of being a … Continue reading

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Working without a Net

Guest post by Avery Elizabeth Hurt French author Pierre-Jules Renard is supposed to have said, “Writing is the only profession where no one considers you ridiculous if you earn no money.” That may be both true and occasionally a comfort, … Continue reading

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Becoming A Freelancer Led To Life 101

by Ted Jablonski “Life is a shuttle” — William Shakespeare Few of us adhere to an unyielding blueprint for achieving personal happiness and professional success in our lives. In fact, most of our journeys are not straight paths — and I think … Continue reading

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