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Do What You Love–and Still Make a Living

Many of us have heard the advice, “Do what you love and the money will follow.” It’s not always true. As a freelancer or solo professional, part of your job is figuring out how to make the money follow when … Continue reading

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Time for a Deep Breath

Most of us have learned not to load our plates so full of work that we’re collapsing under the pressure. However, sometimes, Murphy’s Law intervenes. A client asks you to bump up a deadline because he’s got to go on … Continue reading

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A $100 Ticket to Peace of Mind

I started out as a freelancer in October 2007, not long before the global financial collapse. When Lehman Brothers folded, there was a ripple effect in many businesses, and many of my clients delayed paying me. It was pretty scary–my … Continue reading

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The Power of Instinct

One way my husband and I have made the freelance life work for us is using the “divide and conquer” approach to childcare. One of us watches our four kids–or the ones who are at home at the moment–while the … Continue reading

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Love and money

If you’re lucky enough to be really busy these days, you may be thinking about making a giant leap: hiring your mate. It can be a tidy solution to some big problems, like a spouse’s unemployment or underemployment. And in … Continue reading

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Start Your Engines

January is often a big month for freelancers. Clients are at the start of their budget year, so it’s a good time to pitch new projects. It’s also a good time to win new clients and reconnect with old ones. … Continue reading

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Too Late for Flu Shots

In the middle of last week, my daughter told me she wasn’t feeling well. It turned out she had a fever of almost 105–so I rushed her to the doctor’s office. I have a notoriously bad sense of direction, so … Continue reading

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5 ways to build your social media following

Guest post by Clifford Blodgett In the eighties hit movie Can’t Buy Me Love, the outcast Ronald Miller (played by Patrick Dempsey) tries to get popular by paying the queen bee at the school $1,000 to be his girl friend. … 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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