How to Market Yourself During Your First Year of FreelancingIf you want to make real money as a freelancer, you have to start treating your career like a business – and that begins with learning how to market yourself. Amanda Winstead • 6 min read Career TransitionsNews & Opinion
Why I Took a Full-Time Job After 10+ Years of FreelancingOn November 29th, 2021, after more than a decade of freelancing, I started a full-time job as a Senior Product Designer II at Instacart. Matt Olpinski • 7 min read Career TransitionsGuest Articles
Freelancing Tips for College StudentsFreelancing is an exciting way to earn money on your own terms, particularly when you're in college. If you need a way to earn cash while you’re in school, here are a few tips… Amanda Winstead • 6 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 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 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 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 Career TransitionsGetting Clients
How to Turn One Small Project Into Years of Predictable IncomeThere's nothing more valuable than having predictable income when you're a freelancer. Unreliable income holds us hostage to our business even if we've managed to free ourselves from past employers. Matt Olpinski • 9 min read Career Transitions
So You Want to Be a UX Designer?If you want to be a UX designer, you'll have to be more specific. In this article I'll explain what UX design really is and how to make a career out of it. Matt Olpinski • 6 min read Career TransitionsMarketing & Positioning
How to Successfully Kickstart Your Freelancing CareerWhen I first started freelancing, I didn't quite know what I was doing. Here are 6 simple tips for taking your freelancing career to the next level as you work towards getting more projects and… Matt Olpinski • 5 min read
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