529 Plans For The Self-Employed: How To Save For College

If you are saving money for your kids to go to school, or have plans to go back to school yourself, you know one thing: Education is really expensive. However, there are ways for anyone--even self-employed professionals or freelancers--to start saving for education. One popular...

How To Deal With Flaky Clients

If you work for yourself, odds are you've had a flaky client. You know what these clients are like. They don't answer emails or phone calls on time. They're distracted when you finally talk to them. They want you to do work that isn't...

Five Mother’s Day Entrepreneurial Lessons

When I was growing up, my mother and I would talk all night long over coffee and pastries at the kitchen table. We would have great conversations about life and dreams. Years later when I started our company, my mother would wake up at 6am...

Uber Offering Drivers Personal Injury Insurance

Uber Offering Drivers Personal Injury Insurance
Some good news for Uber drivers (and passengers): Uber is offering drivers personal injury insurance in eight different states, as well as the United Kingdom. A new pilot program that launched in May 2017 means drivers now have more protection if injured while on...

Freelancer Negotiation Skills (And Self-Employed Too)

There’s something funny about self-employment for a lot of folks who have multiple clients: Despite the fact that they’re good at what they do, they’re uncomfortable negotiating rates and contracts. Freelancer negotiation skills aren’t something that pop out of the ether like a magical...

Fiverr Algorithm Changes: What To Know

Fiverr, the popular freelance services marketplace, is changing its algorithm. The company is tweaking their search placement algorithm over the next few months--which means changes for Fiverr’s buyers and sellers. Fiverr Algorithm Changes: What’s Happening According to a Fiverr forum post, testing is taking place to...

New Promotions Coming To Amazon Associates May 2017

Amazon Associates, Amazon’s popular affiliate marketing program, is getting some new features this May. Several new promotions mean affiliate marketing sites have more opportunities to make money… and there are some changes to Amazon’s affiliate rules as well. If you’re unfamiliar with Amazon’s affiliate marketing...

Productivity Faceoff: Todoist Vs. Microsoft To-Do

Todoist Vs. Microsoft To-Do
It’s official: Wunderlist is shutting down. A lot of users who depend on Wunderlist for productivity and to-do lists are looking for new apps. Todoist is Wunderlist’s best known competitor, and has plenty of users. But there’s a bit of good news for Wunderlist...

Wunderlist Shutting Down: Microsoft “Retiring” Productivity App

Wunderlist Shutting Down
Wunderlist, the popular productivity app, is sailing into the sunset. In late April, Microsoft (who acquired Wunderlist in 2015), announced that they are shutting down Wunderist and launching a new to-do app called Microsoft To-Do. The new app, Microsoft says, will eventually “Bring more...

The Gig Economy, Marketplaces & Contract Workers

Let’s talk about the “gig economy” for a few minutes. You might have heard that buzzterm lately — Great to host TED talks about! Great to discuss at SXSW! Great to get a funding round for! — but the actual gig economy? Well, it’s a little different. What Is...

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