Seasonal Stress: Managing Boom And Bust Cycles For Freelancers

In a perfect world, freelancers would have steady work from grateful clients. There would never be too little work to make ends meet, and there would never be too much work to humanly handle. Surprise! We don’t live in a perfect world. Freelancing is notorious for...

Starting A LLC For Freelancers: Pros And Cons

There are advantages and disadvantages to starting a LLC for freelancers. Weighed with alternatives like being a sole proprietor or forming a S-Corporation, you have to decide what is right for you. Forming a single-employee Limited Liability Corporation, or LLC, as a freelancer is one...

The Five Types Of Freelancers

Millions of Americans work as freelancers in one field or another. They do everything from mowing lawns to researching legal briefs to driving cars to writing Hollywood scripts. If you freelance, how would you define your job and what you do? Personal finance blog The Simple...

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...

How Writers Make Money

How Writers Make Money
Your favorite writer might male a lot less money than you thought… a lot less. Cheryl Strayed, the author of the best-selling book Wild, learned this first-hand. While she was on her book tour, Strayed’s husband texted her that their rent check had bounced. Strayed,...

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...