Amazing how so much in life keeps coming back down to money. Even if you freelance for the love of doing so, you'll need a budget to keep your financials in order. Here's a post that walks you through the process of establishing one.
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4. "8 Timeless Tips for Freelancers Struggling with Productivity" on MakeUseOf.com (Trevor Dobrygoski)
Have a hard time focusing on the task at hand? (Heck, even non-freelancers can often say the same thing.) Looking for practical ways to get with the program and get something done? This post is chock full of excellent ideas, from doing one thing at a time (instead of multitasking) to setting an actual schedule (because if you underestimate the value of a schedule, you'll find yourself adrift).
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3. "'Yes, But ...' or 'No, and ...': End Writer's Block" on A Writer's Journey (Nat Russo)
You left your character hanging at the end of your last writing session, and now you have no idea where to go from here. Try asking this question: will the character achieve his/her goal for this scene, or not? If he will, use a "Yes, but." If he won't, use a "No, and." Each of these heightens tension and keeps the reader reading. Check out the post to find out more!
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2. "How to Start a Profitable Freelance Business" on Startup Camp (Dale Partridge)
A lot of posts have been written about starting a freelance business and how to succeed doing so. Still, new perspectives on the same thing can be beneficial, and if we have to hear things several times before we absorb the material, it's doubly helpful. This post is one of the most thorough and professional I've seen in a long time on the subject.
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1. "The Ultimate List of Freelancer Tax Deductions" on Freelancers Union (Kendra Murphy)
April is on its way. Nobody enjoys doing their taxes, and we often enjoy even less trying to figure out what deductions apply to us and which don't, and how we have to qualify. Finally, here's an all-inclusive one-stop post to find the answers you've been looking for.
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And there's the lineup for last week. What did you enjoy? What didn't do much for you? What did you do for Valentine's Day? Let me know!