How to Quickly Switch from Freelance Writer to Virtual Assistant

A couple months ago, I did an impromptu Facebook Live on my Facebook Page. I had a lot of thoughts swirling around in my head about whether I should switch from freelance writer to virtual assistant. For the past year or so, I’ve been struggling with the direction of my business. It just felt like …

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[Budget Worksheet] How to Budget With Irregular Income to Avoid Going Broke

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Being self-employed is tough enough without having to learn how to budget with irregular income. But today, you’re going to learn how to properly budget for success! Without this skill, your business could be making you broke. You’re not alone in this feeling — it’s something we all deal with as small business owners. It’s …

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How to Simplify Your Financial Life and Be More Mindful

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Are you looking for new ways to simplify your financial life? Let’s get real, managing your money and business isn’t easy. We’re all seeking new tips and tricks to become more mindful in life and business. We’re striving to be a mindful consumer, thoughtful eater, and smarter spender. If these are your goals too, here …

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How to Survive the Ups-and-Downs to Succeed as Your Own Boss

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To succeed as your own boss often seems like an up-hill battle. There are many ups-and-downs you’ll face and it can feel like you won’t be able to survive them all. How do I know this? When you’re self-employed you experience major peaks and valleys. Self-employment isn’t easy. When you work for yourself you tend …

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How to Be a Critical Thinker and Conquer All Your Money Problems

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Learning how to be a critical thinker takes time and a lot of patience. But in the end it’s the key to solving any problem that life throws at you. Life is full of obstacles, whether they’re financial issues, mental problems or physical setbacks. But in order to be a successful business owner and manage …

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BillFixers Review: How to Save Money on Bills Every Month

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You wish you could save money on monthly bills but you don’t have time to sit on the phone with customer service all day. I mean, who likes to call customer service reps and negotiate. Not me! Thankfully, there’s BillFixers. If you have cable, wireless or internet bills you wish cost less every month, BillFixers …

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5 Ways to Spring Clean Your Business Finances in Just 10 Minutes a Day

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A change of seasons means it’s time to spring clean finances and declutter your business. This is a super important task to do every year as it can help you find more efficient ways to get things done. As tax season recently came to an end, you probably got a pretty up-close-and-personal look at your money. I …

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The 3 Best Small Business Credit Cards for Earning Cash Back

The 3 Best Small Business Credit Cards for Earning Cash Back

I’ve been a business owner for nearly 7 years and in that time I’ve learned the importance of cash flow and running a lean business. This is why I’m sharing the best small business credit cards for earning cash back. It’s the best way to maximize all the money you spend investing in your small business. I …

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Enjoy Tax Season: 9 Steps to Take if You Miss the Income Tax Filing Deadline

So you missed the income tax deadline? Take a moment to take a deep breath. Please know that you have options! Not all is lost. Sometimes the situation is out of your control. For example, the main reason I procrastinate on filing self-employed taxes isn’t for a lack of trying, but because I almost always find errors with …

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7 Services to Offer as a Pinterest Virtual Assistant to Explode Your Business

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According to stats released by VentureBeat, Pinterest has 200 million visual searches per month. This makes it one of the largest traffic referrers right behind Google and Facebook. Kind of shocking right? It also makes me wonder why I’ve waited so long to implement a Pinterest strategy for my online business. In other words, the Pinterest …

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DIY vs Hiring a Pro: How to Find the Best Tax Professional Near You

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Hiring the right tax professional could honestly make or break your freelance business. A tax preparer is privy to all your financial details, including everything from your income, bank accounts, relationships and business ventures. They even know your Social Security number so you want to make sure this person is qualified and trustworthy. You want …

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Painless1099 Review: Automated Tax Management for the Self-Employed

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Managing your freelance finances isn’t easy. You have to stay on top of things like taxes, financial emergencies and saving for retirement. Not to mention the daily tasks like completing client work on time, dealing with contracts and sending invoice. My gawd, just reading all of that can make you feel overwhelmed. Can you relate? …

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5 Finance Tips for Moving to the United States as an International Freelancer

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As a recent arrival in the United States, there are a few considerations that need to be made in order to make your transition successful. The tax code, health care system and workforce rules all vary widely from other countries. For example, where are the best places to live? How can you manage your finances …

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What I Learned About Core Money Values from the Capital One #BankingReimagined Tour

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Last year I was approached by Capital One about their plans to do a banking tour with brand new openings of the Capital One Cafes in Denver and Boulder. I can truly say that I was personally excited about this news since I’ve been looking for a better workspace experience as a freelancer. As a …

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5 Payment Processing Solutions for Small Business Owners to Minimize Fees

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One of the most important factors in running a freelance business is getting paid. Without good cash flow your small business would no longer be able to function successfully. As a business owner this means it’s your job to offer as many payment options to your clients as possible. Not only will this help you …

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How to Make Money Online: 12 Fast and Easy Ways to Work From Home

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Figuring out how to make money online fast isn’t impossible. The only problem is knowing where to start! What’s the easiest way to make money online? How much time does it take? What can you do to create multiple income streams? The answer to all of these questions is in this guide! So keep reading. …

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[Gift Guide] 15 Fabulous Gifts for Freelancers For Less Than $25

It’s not always easy to find just the right gift for your friends and family, and even more so when it comes to a fellow self-employed freelancer. As someone who’s been a full-time freelancer for nearly 5 years I’ve been given awesome gifts and some not-so-awesome ones. So I’ve curated some of the best gift …

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How to Manage Your Small Business Finances When Traveling

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This post brought to you by Chase. The content and opinions expressed below are that of Careful Cents. Over the past several years I’ve traveled and lived in places like New York, Seattle, Dallas, San Francisco, Denver, San Diego, New Orleans and countless other cities across the United States. And I did this all while …

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