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Then and Now: Celebrating 5 Years of Blogging

On June 22nd, 2011 I published the first of many blog posts here on Careful Cents. It’s been five years since then and this blog has grown, morphed, changed design (like 6 times!) and gone in multiple directions. It started out as a personal finance blog where I shared goals like saving for my first laptop (which …

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How to Take the Stress Out of Getting Things Done

Getting things done as a freelancer always seems like an uphill battle. It’s easy enough to get organized, but staying organized and finding a productive routine that actually works, is a whole other story. That’s why the past few posts I’ve published have given you an in-depth look at how I organize my client workflow …

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Business Systems: How I Stay on Top of Client Assignments and Deadlines

As a freelancer, you’re constantly juggling client assignments, various deadlines, a multitude of client requests, not to mention your own ideas for your blog and personal projects. Every client has their own specifications, style and voice and submission guidelines. As a freelance writer, your clients will have their own word count and style guidelines. As a virtual assistant, …

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10 Ways to Automate Your Freelance Business This Week

You know that one business owner who always seems to be on top of things? That popular freelancer who pushes out blog content on a regular basis and is always posting great content on social media? Everyone seems to be running a lucrative freelance business while still staying updated on admin and bookkeeping tasks. HOW DO …

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