Hi Im Carrie!

I expertly mix art and making a living so that creative entrepreneurs can afford to create without limitations.


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What I Learned in My First 6 Months of Being Self-Employed

This post is from Careful Cents contributor Erin, who owns the blog Journey to Saving. Over the past six months she’s documented her backwards journey to self-employment. You can read what she's learned here. Over the past six months, I've had the privilege of being able to share my journey of my backwards approach to becoming a solopreneur with all…

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Prepare Your Taxes Using This Detailed Guide for Getting Organized

Income taxes. Not the most fun topic but it's something we all have to do whether we like it or not. (Well, I guess you could not file but then you wouldn't be in business very long.) As someone who prepped and filed taxes for small business owners for over a decade, I've worked out a simple process for tax season…


Reclaim Your Time: 6 Online Tools to Stop Distractions

When I first quit my job to be my own boss, I was so excited to take back the one thing that I felt was stolen from me: my time. After all, one of the biggest perks of being a solopreneur is that you set your own schedule and work when you want. I was so excited and thrilled with…

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GoDaddy Online Bookkeeping Review: Organize Small Business Taxes and Accounting

When it comes to personal finances and budgeting, Mint.com is without a doubt one of my faves. But it's not really tailored for small business accounting, calculating quarterly taxes, monitoring your cash flow, or for viewing year-end tax reports. That's when I turn to GoDaddy Online Bookkeeping (previously called Outright) because it hits all those points for my freelance business…

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Your Self-Employment Mentality: The Real Reason You’re Not Making Money

This post is from Careful Cents contributor Erin, who owns the blog Journey to Saving. Over the next six months she’s documenting her backwards journey to self-employment. You can read her next steps here. Having the correct mentality when it comes to self-employment seems easy when you first think about it, but like many things in life, it's much more…

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Grammarly Review: Earn More Money With Fewer Mistakes

I have two main goals for my life + biz this year: leveling up and taking back control. 2014 was a rough year for me, and I nearly quit my blogging business altogether. But this year I have a renewed sense of motivation and am serious about taking my business to the next level. In addition to my #blogtobizplan, I…