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How To Prepare For Tax Season

It’s open season on taxes HELPFUL TIPS to MAKE THE UPCOMING TAX SEASON LESS…TAXING When people hear the word “taxes”, their minds turn to April. But one of the biggest mistakes many freelancers make is waiting too long to start preparing for tax season. Putting things off until the filing deadline approaches adds stress, often...
January 26, 2022

Make a new ears resolution to take care of your hearing

(Art credit: Sisi Recht, “Balance”) This post is sponsored by our partner Lively. Take a free online hearing test and get 15% off Lively’s hearing aids and telecare for yourself or friends and family with Freelancers Union’s member discount. In January 2020, I made an unusual resolution, one that wasn’t optimized for SEO’s top searchable...
January 25, 2022

10 Tips for Cutting-Edge Branding

With each new year, freelancers strive to evolve with the changing digital landscape. Keeping current on the latest graphic design trends is essential to remain competitive in an always-changing marketplace. With that in mind, we thought we’d give you a headstart for 2019. We’ve analyzed and collected emerging design trends across the board—graphic design, logo...
January 24, 2022

5 questions to ask yourself to do your best work this year

(Art credit: Andrea Hernandez, “The Perks of Quarenteen”) This article is posted with permission from our partner Lili. Get the digital bank account designed for freelancers with Lili and manage your business expenses, estimate your taxes, and save for a rainy day all with zero account fees. Start a Lili account today. As freelancers, we...
January 23, 2022

Here’s What To Do If Your Client Ghosts You

So you’ve finished your assignment, checked it three times over for mistakes, and created an invoice to send to your client. A few days pass. No response from your usually hyper-connected client. You email them again. Silence.Looks like you’ve been ghosted. Unfortunately, disappearing clients aren’t just a sideshow attraction and being owed money for work...
January 22, 2022

Optimize your customer email for bigger, better wins

(Art credit: Kathryn Sheldon) A few weeks ago, we discussed the importance of knowing what a CRM system is and how you can pair it with your email marketing to make the best of both functions. Today, we’ll do a deep dive into the benefits and features of CRM email marketing, and inspire you to...
January 21, 2022

5 Ways For Freelancers to Generate Passive Income

Making an active income as a freelancer is great, and it’s how almost everyone gets their start. But once you’ve established yourself, generated multiple income streams, and have rates that are high enough to leave you with a little free time, it could be worth it to try generating passive income. Generating passive income can be...
January 20, 2022

How Digital Brands Expand Their Sales With Customer Experience Strategies

The most successful companies are aware of the impact customer experience has on their profitability. For digital brands, it plays a decisive part not only in their results but even in the survival of the business. This is because – the better the customer experience you offer, the lower the bounce rate (and the higher...
January 19, 2022

Get a handle on your freelance taxes

(Art credit: Pedro Gomes) This article is posted with permission from our partner TaxAct. File your freelance taxes with confidence using TaxAct’s easy-to-use tax software. Freelancers Union members get 25% off the cost of federal and state tax filing. Freelancing brings a lot of great benefits to the table. You get to control your own...
January 18, 2022

5 Ways for Freelancers to Reclaim Their Focus with Deep Work

As a freelancer, you have no choice but to be a jack of all trades. Between marketing your business, responding to clients, and managing your finances, it’s a 24/7 grind. The ability to juggle a million different priorities isn’t just an advantage—it’s a must. But what if all the phone calls, emailing, chatting, texting, and...
January 17, 2022

How (and why) to automate your bookkeeping

(Art credit: Pedro Gomes) You quit your salaried job to become a full-time freelancer. Hooray! You’re the boss of your own time and your business. Now you have a lot going on, from handling clients to managing the projects you choose to work on. But wait, there’s bookkeeping! You know fellow freelancers who sort their...
January 16, 2022

Why Quitting Your Job to Go Freelance Is The Best Thing For Your Career

Do you dream of quitting your day job? Join the club. Per a Gallup survey, 70 percent of the U.S. workforce is not engaged at work. That’s right, most people trudge to the office without any sort of passion or connecting to the work they’re doing.If you feel this way, quitting your job might seem...
January 15, 2022
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