The Economics Of YouTube Stardom

There’s something you might know about YouTube stardom: Most YouTube stars make very little money. I just read an interesting story from Fusion’s Gaby Dunn, who digged deep into the economics of being a YouTube superstar. Here’s what you need to know: YouTube superstardom doesn’t...

Trello Desktop For Windows And Mac: The Best Tips

Trello Desktop
Trello is one of the most popular project management tools around. The project management tool has a ton of mobile apps... and, now, it comes in desktop for Windows and Mac. If you're self-employed, a freelancer, or work in a small business, Trello is easy...

Proposify: Project Proposal Software For Agencies

There’s a bit of an arms race when it comes to project proposal generators. Lately, I’ve been increasingly interested in Proposify, a full-featured proposal building system similar to Nusii, Bidsketch, and other tools. Although designed for agency work, Proposify seems rather useful for independent...

Freelancer Quarterly Estimated Taxes 101

You’re now a freelancer or working on a part-time side hustle. That’s awesome. But there’s one ugly thing to take care of: taxes. Ordinary employees in the United States get a form called a W-4. Basically, a W-4 tells companies how much money to put...

When The Scope Of Work Changes

When The Scope Of Work Changes
Nearly every freelancer has been there: You’re working on a project for a client, and over time the client wants do so… something very different from what you originally signed for. Yup, it’s “Scope Creep.” Or “Project Creep,” if you prefer, and it’s one of...

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...