Should You Ever Work for Free as a Freelancer?Sometimes it makes sense to work for free. Other times may require more discernment. Either way, you should always receive something of value. Matt Olpinski • 7 min read Finances & Taxes
How To Maximize Passive Income As A FreelancerPassive income sources like stocks, crypto investments, rental properties, and content creation can offset the financial risks of freelancing Matt Olpinski • 5 min read Finances & Taxes
How Do Taxes Work When You’re a Freelancer?When you're a freelancer, taxes become much more complicated. In this article, I'll explain everything you need to know about freelance taxes in the implest way possible. Matt Olpinski • 10 min read LifestyleProductivity
5 Productivity Tips for FreelancersThe freedom that freelancing brings to business owners is rewarding, but it demands responsibility and discipline so you can remain productive so your output is both sustainable and impactful. Matt Olpinski • 4 min read Career TransitionsFinances & Taxes
Are You Financially Prepared to Quit Your Day Job?Before you quit your day job and leap into full-time self-employment, make sure you have control of your savings, debts, workspace, potential clients, and your price rates. Matt Olpinski • 7 min read LifestyleNews & Opinion
8 Ways to Determine If Your Side Project is Worth PursuingFreelancers who like to learn usually end up pursuing a side project. But it's important to have a method of determining which side projects are worth pursuing. Matt Olpinski • 5 min read Guest ArticlesProductivityProject Management
11 Essential Freelance Tools to Make Your Life EasierWhen pursuing a freelancing career, you may feel a bit lost from time to time. Fortunately, there are tons of freelance tools you can use to make it easier for you to complete tasks… Alina Midori • 5 min read Career TransitionsLifestyle
Why Freelancers and Remote Workers Need CommunityFreelancers need community now more than ever. Human interactions are how we learn and grow. But when you quit your job to freelance or work remotely, you leave all of that behind. Matt Olpinski • 8 min read Client CommunicationGuest Articles
How to Systemize Communication With Leads (+ 11 FREE Templates!)When I first started freelancing, I'd spend hours of precious, billable time writing the same responses to the same requests and questions practically every day, which added up to lot of wasted time and… Annie Maguire • 10 min read Career TransitionsMarketing & Positioning
How to Smoothly Transition from Full-Time Employment to FreelancingWhen you quit your day job and transition into full-time freelancing, it's important to make the career adjustment as smooth as possible. These 7 tips will help you do that! Matt Olpinski • 8 min read Finances & TaxesGuest Articles
5 Common Financial Mistakes Freelancers Should AvoidAs a freelancer, it can seem easy at first to run your business without money management, but in the long-run, a lack of financial awareness or organization can spell ruin for your business. Matt Olpinski • 3 min read Proposals & Contracts
What’s the Difference Between a Proposal and a Contract?Freelance proposals and contracts serve different purposes and should be presented to the client as two separate documents. Find out what to include in each of them! Matt Olpinski • 5 min read Finances & TaxesGuest ArticlesPayments & Invoicing
Creating a Financial Foundation for your Freelance Career (A Step by Step Guide)When it comes to setting up a freelance business, no matter the industry you work in, creating a financial strategy is vital to both your business’ survival and your own personal finance. Matt Olpinski • 6 min read Marketing & PositioningPortfolio Websites
How to Use Google Trends to Understand What Freelance Clients are Searching ForUse Google Trends to find out what freelance clients are searching for, make yourself more visible online, and get more leads for your freelance business. Matt Olpinski • 6 min read Marketing & PositioningPortfolio Websites
5 Reasons Why You Need to Have Your Own Portfolio WebsiteHave you ever wondered why you should have your own portfolio website? Having your own website will increase your online visibility and help you get more freelance clients Matt Olpinski • 6 min read Career TransitionsFinances & Taxes
Why I Transitioned from 1099 to S-Corp (and How It Impacted My Freelancing Business)If you're a freelancer, you're likely operating as a 1099 contractor. But that means you're paying high taxes, have no legal protection, and you're being perceived as an individual, not a business. Switching to… Matt Olpinski • 14 min read
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