Quarterly Income Report: How I Made $16,555 From Blogging (Q2)

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At the beginning of 2015 I made a decision to turn my freelance blogging business into a viable business model and not just focus on client work. This came on the heels of last year's bout with business depression, inconsistent income, and even some business debt. I knew I needed to take back control of my income by turning this blog/online portfolio into…

Quarterly Income Report: How I Made $17,655 From Blogging (Q1)

blogging income report

At the beginning of 2015 I made a decision to focus less on client work and more on turning my blog into a sustainable business. After months of dealing with inconsistent income and taking on a bit of business debt, I decided I needed to take back control of my income by leveraging this blog. Mind you that I didn't say "pimp…

10 Must-Read Blog Posts (from 2014) for Solopreneurs and Freelancers

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This year has been a ridiculously awesome and crazy year for the Careful Cents brand and community. With your amazing support the Careful Cents Club passed 400 members. We followed Kali's inspiring journey to quitting her job and launching her own business within 6 months, and we celebrated with Melanie as she became an accidental entrepreneur and quit her non-profit…

3 Reasons Freelancing is More Secure Than a Full-Time Job (#FinCon14 Recap)

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To most people, becoming a freelancer is something you do when you can't get a "real job". But to anyone who freelances, you know it takes a lot of hard work and dedication to keep your clients happy, while making sure the bills are paid (and you still have time to sleep each day -- and eat). I started Careful…

25 Best Business and Finance Tips From Three Years of Careful Cents

25 Best Business and Finance Tips From Three Years of Careful Cents

I'm excited to announce that Careful Cents turns three years old this month! And to celebrate, you may have noticed a fresh new website and branding look. It was during this week, three years ago, that I was sitting on my bed with a notebook brainstorming names for my business. I knew I wanted it to reflect my personality, but…

Happy Quitting Day! Celebrating One Year of Self-Employment

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On this day one year ago, I walked out of my full-time accounting job for the last time. It was both a super exciting and super sad day for me. Ever since I graduated from high school, working in the tax and bookkeeping field was all I knew. And now I was leaving all that behind to become a freelance writer and…

Monthly Progress Report: Big News in 2013

December was a big month for me. It not only marked the ending of one of the best years I've ever had career-wise, but it was also life-changing for me personally. I learned so much about myself, my mindset, my relationship with money and so much more. When you hold the reigns of your life, you'll be surprised where you…

Top 10 Blog Posts of 2013 (for Solopreneurs and Creatives)

This year has been a big one for the Careful Cents brand and community. I created a brand new private community (which has about 300 members now)! I also beta-launched my first paid product called, Fight For Your Right to Work Less and received some amazing feedback on it. It has since been retired and formatted into a new product…

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