Category Archives: Your Back Office

A High-Powered Attorney’s Guide to Building a Lucrative Freelance Business

Even if it’s passion for your craft that propels you forward day after day as a freelancer, it’s important to recognize that beyond being a talented writer, web designer or architect, you’re business owner, too. While you may not enjoy … Continue reading

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The Mistake Freelancers Discover–After It’s Too Late

As a long-time freelancer, I have a pretty good handle on the mistakes that tend to bedevil independent scribes. Taking too many refrigerator breaks. Procrastinating by vacuuming the living room rug, doing the laundry, or polishing your son’s dress shoes … Continue reading

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3 Easy Time Savers for Freelancers

One simple way to enjoy life as a freelancer more is to plan your time in a way that works for you–instead of letting your schedule “happen” to you. If you want to have afternoons off to go for a … Continue reading

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An Easy Way to Go Paperless

We all know that using less office paper is good for the earth, but if you’ve tried eliminating it altogether, you know that it’s not as simple to do as it sounds. One challenge for me has been signing contracts. … Continue reading

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Four Winning Tax Tips For Freelancers

As painful as taxes are for most people, they are worse for freelancers. Let’s be right up front about that. Not only is the record-keeping worse, but as a self-employed person you are responsible for paying the employer and employee … Continue reading

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Create A Pop-Up Freelance Office

It’s fun to set up a brand new office as a freelancer, but if you want to turn a profit your first year, it’s best to keep your digs simple. You can always treat yourself to extras like an iPad … Continue reading

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