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How to start a freelance business: your step-by-step guide

You know you want to start a freelance business… but where do you even BEGIN? Today, I’m going to break down for you exactly how to start a…

Working full-time and running a small business on the side? Here’s how to do it…

There just are NOT enough hours in the day. And especially when you’re working full-time and running a small business on the side, it can feel nearly impossible…

5 reasons why you should start your business BEFORE you escape the 9 to 5

If you want to escape the 9 to 5 life and start your own home-based business, there are two big foundational things you need to do:  1) Set…

3-step process for how to discover your perfect, profitable small business idea

You know you want to be a solopreneur and work from home full-time… but what you DON’T know is the type of business you want to have! Never…

What is a solopreneur?

As I mentioned in last week’s article, I’m focusing my energies on all kinds of solopreneurs now—not just freelancers.  But “solopreneur” might be a term you’re not familiar…

Don’t let these 5 myths hold you back from starting your freelance business…

Want to start a freelance business, but not sure if you can actually make a living as a freelancer? Don’t worry—you’ve TOTALLY got this! Today we’re going to…

Why I never hired a business coach when I started my freelance business

I never hired a business coach when I started my freelance business.  Now, part of this was because I didn’t know much about business coaching (and it certainly…

Types of Freelance Jobs: How to Choose What Kind of Business to Have

So you want to start a freelance business, but you aren’t interested in being a freelance writer. You might think that being a freelance writer is your only…

Should your business be product-based or service-based?

So you want to start your own online business… and now you’re wondering if you should offer services or if you should have digital products (such as e-books…

The #1 thing every business owner needs to succeed

Do you know the #1 thing for what every business owner needs to succeed is?  No, it’s not an email list. No, it’s not a blog. No, it’s…

What’s the difference between a business friend vs business coach?

It feels like overnight, EVERYONE on social media is looking for a business friend. I love it! It’s awesome that so many home-based business owners are realizing that…

Why you NEED a Business Bestie

If there are only 3 things I have learned over my 8 years as a small business owner, it would be this:  No one will ever care about…

What Does a Business Coach for Freelancers Do?

Starting to teach other freelancers how to start and grow their successful and profitable freelance businesses has been AMAZING. I am having so much fun with it!  So…

Should Freelancers Blog? 10 Steps to Starting a Blog for Your Business

Should freelancers blog? Too many small business owners and freelancers jump into getting a blog (just like they jump into having an email list!) without actually thinking about…

Do I need a niche? Generalizing vs. offering niche services for your freelance business

You hear it from the experts all the time: “You NEED to have a niche for your freelance business! Hone in on your niche! Stop offering generalized services!” …