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Keep More of Your Cash with the Home Office Tax Deduction thumbnail

Does the thought of taking the home office tax deduction cause you anxiety? You’re not alone. The home office deduction used to be associated with something everyone wants to avoid – an IRS audit. This caused many people to avoid taking the deduction even if they could legitimately claim it.     Fortunately, simplified rules Read More

Tips to Make Getting Great Testimonials Easy thumbnail

Testimonials are super important because they're social proof on your website. If someone is looking at you, they're probably looking at a lot of other freelancers, deciding who they want to go with for your particular service. Having lots of testimonials with headshots, explaining how awesome you are, makes those potential clients want to hire you! So Read More

Why Dubsado is the Best Client Management Program for Creative Freelancers thumbnail

How awesome would it be if there was a client management system built specifically for creative freelancers that handled contracts, invoicing, questionnaires, and much more at an affordable price with stellar customer service? No way. Sounds like a dream, right? Too good to be true. It’s a real thing, and it’s called Dubsado. Don’t believe Read More

Trello Workflow Examples For Your Freelance Business thumbnail

In the previous post, I’ve provided some general information on Trello and how you can use it in your freelance business. In this post, I'll share the setup of a few of my boards that are useful for most freelancers. You can use these to model and adapt your own boards to your liking. I Read More

Use Trello As Your Content Planner and Never Run Out Of Ideas Again thumbnail

Do you hate that blinking cursor and blank page feeling you get everytime you sit down to write a blog post? Is it because you have no idea what to write? I feel your pain. This was me about 3 months ago. I tend to fly by the seat of my pants on most things Read More

Don’t Fear the ‘F’ Word  How to Give – and Take – Feedback thumbnail

Feedback. We need it as freelancers, but after a few too many run-ins with it, there’s a small part of us that persistently fears it. (Yes, that’s the ‘f’ word I’m referring to above...) Feedback on our design. On our writing. On our choice of marketing tactics. Feedback comes in all shapes and sizes, and Read More

How to Manage your Freelance Business with Trello thumbnail

Trello is a project management tool based on the principle of “Kanban flow”, which is the main difference between Trello and most of the other project management software. It comes in three tiers: Free, Gold and Business Class. In this post, I'll share the positive, as well as negative sides of Trello, so you can Read More

That’s the average amount of time a small business owner looking to grow their business is recommended to spend on growth activities each week! (source: http://www.stateoftheowner.com/) Growth activities are anything related to sales and marketing, and include all components of your content strategy. Those precious 2 days a week can pay back huge in terms Read More

How to Decide What Business Tasks to Get Rid of and Automate thumbnail

There are lots of ways to save time for your freelancing business. But outsourcing can cost big bucks, and scheduling still puts work on your plate. So automation is the answer. The tools required cost a lot less than hiring an actual person, it’s easy to set up, and you’re not required to put in Read More

5 Ways to Automate Your Freelance Business thumbnail

For freelancers, automation is one of the best ways to save time. It’s cost-efficient, time-efficient, and, overall, just really convenient and really, really awesome. But if you set up automation for the wrong things, you can do more harm than good. Say you read a blog post about email auto-replies and set them up for Read More