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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How to Become a Freelance Writer in 30 Days or Less (and Make $4,000 a Month)

Get access to the 30 Days or Less to Freelance Writer Success course for 20% off through December 1, 2015. But beware, the discount expires after that date so don't miss out. Like most aspiring writers I started my entrepreneurial career as a small-time blogger and worked my way up to being a professional writer and financial expert. I've since…

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Are These Freelancing Mistakes Costing You Money?

As a freelancer you have to juggle client deadlines, current projects, new ideas, and even your own blog. This alone can cause stress, overwhelm, and feelings of wanting to quit. Then when you add on the fact that you’re also a spouse, parent, sibling, and friend who handles all the other life to-dos, it's easy to make mistakes. You start…

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New Business Checklist: Tips for Launching a Freelance Biz in the New Year

Is 2016 going to be the year you finally launch that freelance business you've been thinking about? Or have you gotten off track last year and are ready to take your business seriously again? According to a study by the SBA, over 50% of the population works in a small business, and since 1995 small businesses have generated over 65% of…

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How to Make Your First $500 as a Newbie Virtual Assistant

One of the first dollars I ever earned as an online business owner was by working for another entrepreneur as her Marketing Assistant. I helped promote her ebooks through researching and creating posts for guest blogging campaigns, creating landing pages for webinars, writing follow up email sequences for newsletters, and managing her social media platforms. If I were to start…

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Creating a Portable Office: How to Work From Anywhere (plus, a free checklist!)

On October 14, 2015 Ryan and I packed up the last of our belongings into the U-Haul and began the two-day drive from our Tyler, TX home to our new apartment in Boulder, Colorado. Moving across the country is a completely life-altering, productivity-hindering, put-a-wrench-in-your-health-and-sanity experience. To help overcome this crazy hurdle of being in transit and not having a home…

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How to Be the Boss and Still Have a Life (as a Female Breadwinner)

As women in the workplace we want to do it all; run our own businesses, be attentive friends and parents, and provide for our families. Trying to do all of these things at once (while moving across the country no less) can seem impossible. According to a Pew Center Research analysis, over 40% of American households, with children under the age of…