Google Primer: Free Digital Marketing Lessons

Google (yes, that Google) has quietly put together one of the best small business resources out there... and it's perfect for freelancers and the self-employed. Google Primer is an Android and iOS app that offers up quick business and marketing lessons on your smartphone. The...

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...

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...

Wonder – A Way To Get Paid For Research (And Find Out Anything Online)

Here's an interesting project: Wonder is a new online service that lets you ask researchers to assemble reports on anything you ask. They're also actively looking for freelance researchers. The Simple Dollar's Jon Gorey says that Wonder is looking for freelance researchers who can assist on research...

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...

When Mechanical Turkers Organize

Amazon’s Mechanical Turk marketplace is one of the easiest places on the web to make a few bucks. Now Mechanical Turk users are working with each other.