How I Made $78,000 With My Blog in 2015

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These past few years of full-time freelance haven’t been easy for me. In fact, there were times when I wondered if I was cut out for this freelance game at all. Back in May 2013 I was so depressed and lost with my business that I wanted to shut the entire thing down. Then in the summer of 2014 I found…

Quarterly Income Report: How I Earned $20,335.42 With My Blog (Q4)

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I have mixed feelings about this final income report of 2015. While I earned over $20,335 in the past three months I'm still a bit disappointed that I didn't hit my goal of bringing in $10,000 in one month. However, I'm a bit hard on myself and am always trying to take last month's goals and do better, reach higher and…

Quarterly Income Report: How I Made $23,512 With My Blog (Q3)

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I have been so excited to publish this quarterly income report since I hit my first $8,000+ month in July. It's given me hope that by the end of 2015 I will hit the $10,000 in one month mark! At the beginning of this year I made the goal of turning my blog into a business. I've mainly focused on freelance writing and marketing for…

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)

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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…

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