Creative Freelancer Personal Finance: The Podcast

Creative freelancers are designers, writers, musicians, artists, animators, photographers, and similar types. They are either self-employed or run their own business. Many creative freelancers have very particular money and personal finance concerns. And, crucially, they like spending more time being creative than shuffling paperwork. Xero’s awesome...

Lead Generation With LinkedIn: Attract New Clients & Customers

Lead generation with LinkedIn is one of the easiest ways to attract new customers and clients. Businesses that have LinkedIn pages can easily add lead generation--that is, forms which obtain email addresses, phone numbers and other contact information--to content on the social network site. Lead...

SXSW On 1099s And W-2s

I went to a very interesting panel at SXSW 2017. (10)99 Problems and W-2s Ain't One was all about a topic near and dear to Almost Millions’ heart: The 1099 economy and how self-employed workers can prosper when they’re working on their own. The panel...

Shopify Card Reader & POS Hardware 101

Shopify is one of the most popular payment processors around. The company, whose software fuels hundreds of thousands of online stores, has something new: A credit card reader for in-person transactions. The new Shopify Chip & Swipe Reader is US$29, seamlessly integrates with Shopify POS,...

Motiv: A Productivity App For Freelancers

One of the biggest challenges freelancers face is how there’s no one-stop app for administrative tasks. Many self-employed folks (ourselves included) use separate products for time tracking, invoicing, and making project proposals. But one SaaS service on the market, Motiv, is trying something different:...

Improve Your Business Skills With O’Reilly Media

Self-employed? Work in tech? O’Reilly Media has some great resources for improving your business skills. O’Reilly Media is a well-known tech book publisher, online learning service, and conference organizer that’s helpful for everything from learning new programming languages to scaling engineering businesses. Here are a few...

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