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How to Build a Side Hustle While Still Working a Full-Time Job thumbnail

Argh, it's Monday morning. Your alarm has already gone off twice and you know you have to drag your ass out of bed otherwise you're going to be late to work. Then you remember that you're getting up extra early because you've gotta hustle. Today is the first day you're working in your side hustle Read More

How to Quit Your Job thumbnail

It’s time. You know you’re ready to leap into self-employment full-time. For me, that was the easy part. What wasn’t so easy was figuring out how to leave well. I was terrified and overwhelmed. Of course, I had some healthy fear about self-employment. Would my business continue to make money? Would I be able to Read More

Can You Freelance Full-Time With Kids at Home? thumbnail

Shortly after leaving my 9 to 5 job for full-time self-employment, my husband and I found out we were expecting a baby! I was really excited for all of these big changes in my life, but simultaneously terrified at the idea of balancing a business and a baby. I worried about things like time management Read More

Make This Your Year to Go Full Time Freelance thumbnail

When I first read the statistic from a Freelancers Union study that 1 in 3 US workers are freelancing, my jaw dropped. If over one-third of the workforce is working for themselves, it not only must be getting more accepted, but easier to do. I quit my job to go full time freelance in January Read More

How Your Soul-Sucking Job Can Make You a Better Freelancer thumbnail

If you’ve had a bad job, a bad boss, or bad coworkers, now or in the past, raise your hand. (Hint: you’re not alone. I, Sara, am raising my hand high and proud.) I’ve been there. I’ve had mundane jobs that made me wish I could go back to my 12-year old paper route. I’ve Read More

How To Not Let Money Hold You Back From Making The Leap thumbnail

Money. Tough subject. We love it and we hate it. It can buy us nice things, allow us to travel and see new things, keep the heat (or A/C) and lights on, and in many cases, help us find our freedom. But right now, I hate it. Why? Because I’ve been talking to a lot Read More

4 Lies You Tell Yourself That Keep You From Making The LEAP thumbnail

There are a lot of bumps on the road to freedom. Some will be out of your control, and others you can work to overcome. Today I want to share with you some of the lies I told myself before making the LEAP that you might be telling yourself as well, in the hopes that Read More

Are You Ready?

Note from Leah: My post on The Myth of Job Security and my question to you readers whether or not your steady paycheck is keeping you from making the jump to full-time freelancing, hit home with many of you. The overwhelming response in my inbox was "Yes! But how do I know when it's the right Read More

Job Security Is A Myth

By now, if you’ve read my about page or some of my first posts, you know that I recently quit my day job to go full-time into freelancing. It was an amazing, freeing feeling. Having that conversation with my boss, telling my colleagues I’m moving onto better things, feeling in control of my destiny regardless Read More

freelance to freedom

A little over a year ago I was hit up side the head with a sudden reality that I wasn’t having so much fun working the 9-5 cubicle, excel-spreadsheet life helping other people make more money and getting a really small regulated piece of it compared to the hard work I put in day in Read More