Freelancing

How to Make Money Blogging like a Celebrity, 10 Tips

10 Ways to Make Money Blogging<p>Wow.<p>The stars were aligned.<p>Talk about convergence.<p>I reached out to Janice to write a guest post for you rocking folks …

Digital Media

I'm an entrepreneur who's hired over 50 freelancers — here are the 6 traits I look for

I've had some bad experiences with freelancers. If you've worked with freelancers, you know it can be a crapshoot.<p>You post a job, then hope the right person applies. Sometimes it works out, and sometimes it doesn't.<p>After having the process blow up in my face one too many times, I knew I needed a …

Employment

Editorial: Union bill in California legislature to limit local cities’ contracting decisions is an ambiguous mess

Many of California’s cities and counties, weighed down by mounting retirement and benefit costs, are barely keeping their heads above water. Now the …

Cities

The Right Approach To Building A Solid Growth Strategy

Ask any successful entrepreneur why their startup succeeded and they’ll almost always point you to a growth strategy they followed.<p>They’ll tell you …

Growth Hacking

6 Top Reasons For Freelancers To Start A Newsletter

In case you needed a reminder of why your freelance business needs an email newsletter, <i>Forbes</i> has a list of top six reasons. They include looking …

Advertising Industry

Freelancers, Get Your Mojo On With These Productivity Tips

Image via Shutterstock<p><b>You should know better</b> than to assume that freedom is greatly associated with freelancing—it isn’t always the case, at least …

Productivity

'How I got my job as a travel blogger'

Alice Tate travels as a blogger and freelance writer: here's how<p><i>If you spoke to Alice Tate for the first time, she's got so much energy you'd assume she'd just woken up from a four week sleep. Actually, she's a full time PR, travel blogger and freelancer (who's also training for a marathon on the</i> …

Travel

Creating award-winning work and a sustainable, safe environment for freelancers

The news industry, with its shrinking foreign bureaus and cutbacks, increasingly relies on freelancers and other brave journalists to bring news of …

Journalism

The 1 Simple Habit That Will Significantly Improve Your Professional Relationships

Make sure you do this -- even before you pop the champagne and celebrate.<p>As a freelance writer, I specialize in career advice. From job interview tips to networking strategies, I author articles that either help people find their dream careers or take their existing ones to the next level.<p>As a …

Success

Ethics chief blasts aldermen for pushing ‘unhealthy secrecy’

The chairman of Chicago’s reinvigorated Board of Ethics on Tuesday accused aldermen of injecting a “very unhealthy secrecy into government for a …

Ethics

The Self-Employment Identity Crisis: Are You A Freelancer or Entrepreneur?

While there are similarities, such as running your own business and building your personal brand, there are stark differences.<p>Did you know that in the U.S. alone around 15 million people, or 10% of all workers, are self-employed?<p>That shouldn't be all that surprising. Job security is no longer …

Entrepreneurship

Freelance Writer's Questions: Answered by an Agency

Way back in January, Angela Tague, one of Volume Nine’s top contributors, took some time to answer some of my burning questions about how to better …

Content Marketing

What Tax Day Is Like When You're a Freelancer

A special sort of annual anxiety.<p>My post-punk tax guy has absolutely killer taste in music: Elvis Costello, Talking Heads, the Cure. (Mercifully, for the sake of pointed kitsch, no George Harrison-sung Beatles.) And each year around this time, when I make my melancholy trip to his walk-up, my …

Taxes

Why Freelancing Is Perfect for Introverts

Introverts are naturally good at structuring their own time and don't get stir crazy working at home.<p>Introverts get a bad rap. Just type “introvert” into Google and the first result you’ll get is from Oxford Dictionaries that define introverts as “a shy, reticent person.” Even worse, introverts are …

Introverts

How I Overcame My Biggest Freelancer Fears

Three successful self-employed professionals share how they worked through the most common freelance trepidations.<p>No two freelance experiences are alike, and freelancers are unique individuals with different strengths and experiences. If two freelancers are given the exact same brief for the same …

Success

I Got 1099 Problems, But the IRS Ain’t One

A couple of weeks ago a tax-pro-turned-photographer named Brandon Scott helped us navigate the approaching tax deadline with some helpful tips. Now …

Taxes

Why Retouchers Don’t Get Paid (and What They Can Do About It)

I recently saw yet another story on Facebook where a retoucher got screwed by a client. It’s always sad to see this happen. Over the years, I have …

Photography

5 Scrappy Market Research Tips Any Freelance Writer Can Use

As a freelance writer, whom should you target when you write? Should you craft each sentence to wow your client, or to connect with that client’s</i> …

Marketing

Who Would Hire A Schizophrenic?

I’ve had over eight different jobs in the past two years. It’s been incredibly hard to keep a job because of my mental health problems. My mental …

Mental Health

3 Key Steps in Building Your Personal Brand on LinkedIn

LinkedIn can be a great platform to generate freelance business - but it does take time and effort.

LinkedIn

These are your legal rights as a freelancer or contract worker: 5 crucial things to know

A series of recent lawsuits brought against the ride-sharing company Uber centered on one key question: are Uber drivers "independent contractors" or …

Employment Law

9 Ultimate Ways you Must utilize to Freelance like a PRO

Freelancing is one such thing across the world which provides fun as well as profits at the same time. I have been freelancing for last five years …

Small Business

Men's Utility Shirt - The Freelancer in Black

The shift to a transformational workforce has inspired The Freelancer utility shirt. This contemporary nomad is the unsung hero of our decade. In a …

Clothing

How a 39-year-old freelancer can afford 30K in home renovations

<i>Welcome to</i> <b>Fix my Finances,</b> <i>Yahoo Finance’s new personal finance series. Each episode, we take a look at one viewer’s financial state of the union and</i> …

Personal Finance

6 Tips to Make Freelancing More Productive

People think that freelancing is the best option when it comes to enjoying the freedom and working on your own terms. You do not have a boss to shout …

Time Management

6 Millennials Who Quit Their Day Jobs Share How They Did It

From CEO to freelance writer, see how these entrepreneurs bucked the trend and bet on themselves.<p>For many full-time employees, millennials in particular, joining the gig economy is an alluring prospect. Understandably so.<p>Being a member of the gig economy, while potentially risky, affords many of us …

Entrepreneurship

How to Tap Into Profitable Business Trends for 2017

How to Stay Ahead of the Crowd This Year<p>In 2016, we talked about rising business trends, including the growth in frictionless economies for companies like Uber. Its model offered an alternative to traditional (and uncomfortable) cab services, and turned the sharing economy mainstream. For 2017, …

Small Business

Dealing with Rejection and Revisions as a Freelance Writer

If you’re a freelance writer, is it even worth checking your email? Every time you look, there’s either a rejection or a revision request from your …

Publishing

Freelance Writers, Here’s How to Fire a Client Gracefully

When you’re first starting out as a freelancer, you might take every gig you can get, just to build up a portfolio and a good reputation.<p><b>You’re</b> …

Productivity

Lost in Harmony is a stirring musical adventure worth seeking out

<i>These days, keeping up with games can be a full-time job. So how do you separate the signal from the noise, the wheat from the chaff, the Temple Runs</i> …

iOS