Category Archives: Business

5 Personal Finance Tips for Freelancers

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There are many benefits to being a freelancer. You have no boss to answer to, you can work from the comfort of your own home, and your income is only limited by the amount of time and effort you want to put into making money. However, being a freelancer also comes with a certain amount of serious responsibility – responsibility that you wouldn’t have if you did have a boss, and worked for a company, and had a regular paycheck. This is especially true when it comes to financial matters.

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Self-Employment – The 3rd Anniversary

Self Employment - The Third Anniversary

One of the great things about blogging is being able to look into your past and see what you were thinking/doing at any given time. For example, exactly three years ago today I sat down and wrote a post titled a new journey starts today.

I still remember writing that post because it was one of the most important days of my life. For the first time in my adult life, I woke up not having to go to work. I felt like my life had unlimited possibilities because there was no longer anything holding me back from giving self-employment a full-time effort.

Now that three full years have gone by, I thought it would be fun to take a look at what has all happened on that journey and talk about some of the things I have discovered along the way.

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Should I Quit My Job?

Should I Quit My JobOver 3 years ago, I hit a tipping point where I could no longer handle working at an office job. I remember this experience like it was yesterday because I wrote a post about hitting my tipping point, where I wrote out my feelings and what was going through my head while I sat in my cubicle. Luckily I was able to make a change for the better and haven’t looked back since.

Since then, I’ve continued to work for myself and am soon going to be celebrating my 3 year anniversary of being self-employed. It’s been an interesting journey but I have enjoyed it and have learned more about business (and myself) than I ever would have anticipated.

However, the thing I find most interesting is that since writing that post, more than 230 people have stopped by and left comments (and stories) explaining how they no longer enjoy their jobs and are looking for a change in their life. It amazes me how many people feel the way I did and how the stories vary from person to person.

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Should You Charge For Your Product?

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I received an interesting question the other day in regards to charging vs. giving away a product. Someone was struggling to decide if they wanted to give their product away or charge for it and was wondering if I could give them some advice.

I must say, it’s a difficult decision to make. I’ve had to make this decision a few times and I always struggle with the answer. Making money is always a huge step, but so is generating a buzz for free. For the most part, it really comes down to the product at hand and your business model.

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Life After the Cubicle: How To Escape Your Job And Work From Anywhere

It has been almost two years since I quit my office job and escaped the cube farm. I must say, they were two of the greatest years of my life. Not only have I learned a ton about business and life in general, but I’ve also been lucky enough to live the lifestyle of a digital nomad and experience a bunch of new places.

If you are unfamiliar with the lifestyle, check out my post – What Is A Digital Nomad? It covers some of the basics about being location independent and will give you an idea of what I’m talking about.

More or less, it’s all about using the power of the web to make a living. Whether it’s through freelancing, internet marketing, blogging, or running an online business. The possibilities are literally endless.

With that said, I would now like to introduce to you a book that I have been working on for what seems like forever. Life After the Cubicle is guide on how to use the web to earn income, as well as how to escape your current job situation.

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