Posted January 23, 2013 in Getting Started
But all those freelancing perks can distract you from one vital business truth. That truth is this: If you are to succeed as a freelancer, your freelancing business must meet a need. Or at the very least, someone has to want what you have to offer.
Too many times, I read about freelancers who want to work only on a very specific type of project, but have no real clue as to whether that type of specialized work is actually needed (or wanted).
In this post, I’ll explain why it’s important for your freelancing business to meet a need or demand. I’ll also list some ways for you to find out whether there is a need or demand for your specialized services.
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What’s keeping you from really becoming the freelancer that you could be?
For a lot of us, the answer is a lack confidence. Confidence is vital to successful freelancing, but there are a lot of common freelancing experiences that eat away at our self-confidence.
In this post, I’ll identify more than seven common situations freelancers face that cause them to have less confidence. I’ll also explain how you can keep these confidence busters from affecting you.
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Posted January 18, 2013 in Accounting/Bookkeeping
If you’re a freelancer in the United States, it’s time to think about income taxes again.
There are some major differences between filing U.S. income taxes as an employee and filing them as a freelancer. Often, these differences take new freelancers by surprise–but it doesn’t have to be that way.
If you’re a new to freelancing this year, or if you just need a reminder about some of the tax differences–this post is for you. I’ll outline some of the major tax differences for freelancers.
(Note: This post is not specific income tax advice for your situation. Rather, consider it to be a very general overview of some tax issues that many freelancers faced when this post was written.)
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