I became a full-time freelance writing on Jan. 1, 2017 after less than a year pursuing freelance writing. What I love about freelance writing is the control it offers you, not just in how much you make, but also on your schedule and what you want your life to look like. So the short answer to, “Can you really make a living freelance writing?” is yes you can more than make a living you can make a life.
There are lots of different ways to look at income streams, but the long and short of it is that you want to build up multiple income streams to not only build wealth but also security in what can be a volatile economy.
You have a website; you are regularly publishing to your blog. You are networking on the regular and are active in Facebook groups and social media, but for some reason, your business isn’t growing. You are barely scraping by but feel like you are always working, so why isn’t anything happening?
Running your own business means it all falls on you. Finding the work, doing the work, making sure you get paid for the work, taxes, fees, equipment, everything. Sure you may outsource some things, but it still requires you ensure what is outsourced gets done. It’s a lot to keep track of and handle. These are all the tools I used to help me stay organized, get paid, and manage my business’ money.
Wordpress has been around for a really long time and because of that, it comes with a lot of benefits and functionality. For this reason, tons of websites are run on WordPress, including my personal finance site Less Debt More Wine. However, newbies like Squarespace are disrupting the blogging world by offering all in one solution that addresses many of Wordpress’ pain points.
f you are working for yourself or running your own business, you may hear the term LLC thrown around, like people telling you your business should be an LLC. But what is an LLC and how complicated is it to set one up?
I started blogging in August 2014, at the time I had no idea what a guest post was or how to go about "guest posting." I actually didn't come to understand what a guest post was until after I'd already guest posted.