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Freelancer Legalese: How to Choose the Right Legal Structure for Your Business thumbnail

Working as a freelancer is hard. Freelancers have to run their businesses, find clients, and meet deadlines, all at the same time. So, it’s no wonder why incorporating their businesses isn’t always a top priority. It can also be a scary, expensive, and confusing process, but it really doesn’t have to be so daunting. You Read More

How to Find Your Winning Difference in a Crowded Market thumbnail

Ever heard of ‘secret sauce’? It’s essentially a blend of (possibly dodgy) sauces combined to make something altogether more mysterious. As a small business owner or freelancer, your business needs to have its own secret sauce. But unlike the restaurant staple, your ingredients can’t afford to be anything less than organic & super-premium. Brian Clark Read More

The Freelancer’s Guide To Finding a Profitable Niche thumbnail

“Customers buy when they find that you are in their bull’s eye… When you have a niche - either by who you serve or by what you do - then you stand out as a specialist.” - Paul Simister, Differentiate Your Business. As a freelancer or small business owner, ‘find your niche’ is advice you’ve Read More

The Lean Approach to Validating Your Business Idea thumbnail

As freelancers and small business owners, coming up with business ideas isn’t the problem. Rather it’s corralling those ideas into something resembling order & then moving forward with the good ones that presents the real challenge. But what is a ‘good’ idea when it comes to your unique business and how do you find out Read More

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

Do you know enough to be a WordPress developer? thumbnail

Like any industry, if you’re just starting out in web development, you’ve probably experienced your fair share of fear and insecurity. You may be wondering: Do I need to know how to work with every theme? PHP… WTF? And the really big one: Do I know enough? Let me tell you a secret: Despite how Read More

Social Media Strategy For Beginners thumbnail

We all know the power of social media. But do you know about the power of having a social media strategy? Yes, there is great benefit to approaching your social media campaigns with both strategy and organization. Jumping into the world of social media without a plan is a waste of time for you and Read More

5 Tools to Get Your Business Up and Running thumbnail

When starting or running a business it can be hard to figure out what systems you need in place to make everything run smoothly - especially when you’re looking for systems that are both affordable as well as easy to use. Lucky for you, I’m the guy that makes technology Stupid Easy™ and I put 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

How To Go Legit With Your Virtual Assistant Business thumbnail

This is part 3 of the Virtual Assistant series where I’ve previously outlined what a VA does, the different types of VA’s, and how to stand out in a growing field. Today I’m covering how to make your VA business legally legit. Disclaimer: I am not a lawyer or an accountant. The information that I’m Read More