Three Ways to Wow Your Clients This Week

 Like it or not, when you are a freelancer, you are in sales. Only unlike the traditional salesperson that is typically selling a product or service for an organization, the thing you are selling is yourself…and by that I mean your expertise, your professionalism and your customer service....more
Laurend1985  No kidding. I wrote the article and I am guilty of letting these things slip! ...more

TGIF(inally!): Working for the Weekend

Since I (mostly) work from home, you wouldn’t think the weekend means much to me.I (more like, Eric) make myself take weekends from writing (ish) in an effort to keep the last ounce of my sanity intact. And, since Eric works outside of the home, we look forward to all the time together....more

Free(lance) at Last

Today is my first day of self-employment. It is both exhilarating and terrifying. I feel lost and liberated.I never thought this day would come. I assumed I would always love office life. Working in teams, strategic planning, coworker happy hours. Sign me up for overtime! Work was a happy place of refuge and I excelled at being a model employee....more

How I Make Money as a Freelancer

I keep getting a lot of questions about my freelance work that I do. So I thought, why not write a post about it, and get the information out there....more

Time To Slow Down - The iPhone Went Into The Washer

Busy doesn't begin to describe it. A week or so ago, I lost my 'main' freelance job. It came out of no where. I just got up one day to work, opened my email, and boom that was it. She lost a client and she had to let me go. I was disappointed, but I totally understood. Sooooo.. I applied for several jobs hoping I could find one to fill that spot....more

Be My Valentine: Are You in Love With Your Business?

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways... Valentine's Day isn't just for lovers. It's a fine time to celebrate YOU and to celebrate your business. If you're an entrepreneur, are you still in love with your business? Or, have you fallen out of love just a bit? ...more
Yes, I am in love with my business. It is a constant challenge, I think that is the main love. ...more

Creative Careerist: Ivy Hughes

Photo taken by Kara Pearson Gwinn with Kara Pearson Photography.Meet the Creative...more

Five Tips to Becoming a Better Entrepreneurial Risk Taker

Entrepreneurs know how to take risks. Do you? Most people generally consider risk to be a four letter – something to be avoided and planned around at all costs.   However, researchers that study entrepreneurial achievement have found that your ability to become the next Steve Jobs is determined in large part by your comfort level with risky decisions. Not all risks are bad.  Some can be very rewarding. The key is learning how to take them with stride. ...more
 @starsiak Yes, some times people just need to be given the opportunity and then it becomes a ...more

Recap: How to Succeed at Self-Employment

It's been a few months since we jumped in our virtual car and started the journey on the Roadmap to Self-Employment. Being an entrepreneur is an ever-changing adventure and yet the fundamentals always remain the same. By following these 9 steps you'll be on your way to a strong foundation as you start and grow your business. ...more
I enjoyed reading these articles.  I am in the process of making this plunge and your advice has ...more

Why You Need Systems and Procedures as an Entrepreneur

So you’ve started your business and your humming along.  You’re thrilled to be free of the restrictions and red tape of working for “The Machine”.  Yet if you truly want to be free, you need systems and procedures. “What?! You say. I don’t want to be bogged down by such things! That’s part of why I left corporate! ...more
This is a really great post to help business owners and bloggers stay organized while staying ...more