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How to Actually Get Paid on a Past Due Invoice

So you landed the client, you got the contract, you read and understood and then signed the contract. You did everything you’re supposed to do and completed work on time.  You finally, you sent the invoice to the client. But now, the due date for that invoice has come and past. Yet, your bank account remains […]

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8 ways to work smarter not harder | self employed | girlboss | run your own business | small business

8 Ways to Work Smarter Not Harder

Sadly there are only 24 hours in the day. And we has humans need sleep to function. Which means when you’re trying to get more work done you’ve got to find ways to work smarter not harder. Here are 8 ways that you can work smarter not harder.1. Ask an ExpertFirst, do be aware of what […]

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Why it's important for you to choose who you work with, pick your clients | self-employment | girl boss

Why You NEED to Choose Who You Work With

As anyone with freelancing experience or a regular job with a bad boss can tell you, working for someone you don’t get along with or don’t see eye to eye with is the worst. It makes you less motivated to do the work. And because of undue stress, ultimately you resent the work a feeling […]

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self-employed | running your own business | small business owner

How One Ends Up Self-Employed

If you told me just two years ago that I would be self-employed I would’ve thought you were crazy. If you told me four years ago, I would’ve told you to stop smoking crack.  Just so you know, this post may contain affiliate links. Meaning I receive commissions for purchases made through those links, at […]

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launched your business | running a business | small business

What to Do After You Have Officially Launched Your Business

So you’ve officially launched your business, you have a LLC or some other entity. Either way, you’re legit. What is next? To further separate you and your business you will likely want to open a business banking account. To open a business account you’re going to need an Employer Identification Number. Also known as an EIN. […]

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open enrollment ends | sign up for health insurance | how to get health insurance | self-employed | small business health insurance |QSEHRA

Open Enrollment Ends 12/15/17

When you’re self-employed, you are responsible for everything. This includes health insurance, unless you qualify through a family member. For my 30 year old self, I can no longer get health insurance through my parents and since I’m not married, I don’t qualify to be on a spouse’s insurance. I’ll be honest, for most of my […]

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books for entrepreneurs | business books | Reading

4 Business Books to Give to The Budding Entrepreneur in Your Life

Most successful business owners tend to be avid readers. The thing is, there’s a lot out there you can read. So today I thought I would go ahead and share with you the business books I’ve been reading and that are on my “to read” list. I’ll share what I love about each book. As […]

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what you need to know about contract | self employed | small business owner | running a business

What You Need to Know About Contracts as a New Business Owner

First things first, you need to contract for pretty much any business relationship you’re entering into. It could be that you need to provide the contract or it could be that whoever you’re working with will send you a contract. Either way you need one and you need to understand it before you sign anything. […]

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self-employed | freelance writing | make a living freelance writing

Can You Really Make a Living Freelance Writing?

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.

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self-employment | income streams | active Income | passive income

How Many Income Streams Do You Have?

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.

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