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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15 Unique Gifts for Clients That Cost Less Than $40 Each

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Finding unique gifts for clients isn’t always easy. And getting appropriate gifts that are budget-friendly are even more difficult. In this guide, you’ll find lots of unique gift ideas and solutions! As this year wraps up, your thoughts are turn to ending the year on a high note. And with that you probably want to …

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Earn More Writing: Interview with Six-Figure Blogger Holly Johnson

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I recently published a case study about how to become a freelance writer in the next 30 days. I detailed exactly how I earn money with freelance blog writing. And how I went from paying off consumer debt, to quitting my accounting job and making the leap into being my own boss. I interviewed my good friend …

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How to Stop Hating and Start Loving Your Small Business Finances

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Don’t you want to go from hating to loving your small business finances? If you’re anything like me, I can sometimes get pretty bitter over not getting paid on time or making business investments that don’t pay off. (Anyone else buy a course they regret? Ha!) I’ve been a full-time self-employed for 4 years. And prior …

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What Does a Bookkeeper Do and Should You Hire One for Your Business?

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As a freelance business owner, it can be overwhelming to do all the daily tasks on your own. Handling finances, organization and other accounting tasks can be downright stressful and annoying. This is why I strongly recommend that you evaluate whether or not you should do the bookkeeping and taxes yourself, or hire a professional. There …

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Small Business Bookkeeping: 7 Tasks to Do Every Month to Stay Organized

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Understanding the ins-and-outs of small business bookkeeping isn’t always easy. But it’s a vital part of stressing less and earning more when you’re self-employed. Even though you can (and probably should!) hire an accountant to help manage your bookkeeping, it’s still important to understand how it all works. Small business finances can get complicated quickly and having a …

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Digit App Review: A Painless Way to Save Money (try it for free!)

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Do you ever wish you could save for self-employed taxes automatically? It’s one of those things that’s always in the back of your mind, causing you to worry and be anxious. Will you have enough money to pay your tax bill? What happens if you don’t save enough? Thanks to technology, there are some great …

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Personal Capital Review: Best Free Budgeting App for Building Wealth

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Personal Capital is a new way to easily track your money and budget. So if your current budgeting software isn’t cutting it anymore, then it’s time to try something new. Maybe you’ve tried Mint but realize it doesn’t offer the wealth building features. The Trends feature is clunky and it mainly focuses on budgeting. Quicken is …

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How to Create the Perfect Morning Routine (or Fix One That’s Not Working)

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This post is by Jonathon Knepper. We’ve been friends and blogging pals for over three years and he’s my go-to guy for website stats and SEO optimization. Whether it’s traveling, being your own boss or running your household, we all want to stay on track and feel productive when we start the day. This time last year I …

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14 Powerful Career Success Books to Read When You Need Motivation

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This post is constantly being updated with the best career books so you can find your passion. It’s tough staying motivated as a business owner. There are literally thousands of things that need to be done every day and tons of advice you could take action on. How do you know which ones are the best …

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Working With Brands: How to Earn Thousands as a Brand Ambassador

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In 2015 I started working with brands directly. My goal was to secure sponsorship and brand ambassador deals! I decided that I prefer to earn money through this blog instead of solely selling products to my community. In the past I offered services via a membership workshop library as well as online courses, but those …

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Creating a Mobile Office: How to Work From Anywhere (free checklist!)

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In October 2015 my husband and I packed up the last of our belongings, and began the two-day drive from our home in TX to our new apartment in Colorado. Whether you do it yourself, or hire long distance movers, 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 …

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Freelance Invoicing Tips: Use FreshBooks to Get Invoices Paid Faster

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As a small business owner, you know the importance of getting paid. It’s a key aspect of increasing cash flow and ensuring you keep food on the table for your family. But managing invoices can be a pain. I mean, who wants to spend time on admin tasks like creating and sending invoices? Not me! And then …

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7 Business Expenses You Pay Out of Pocket When You’re Self-Employed

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There are tons of misconceptions about being a freelancer: you can wake up whenever you want, never have to shower or get dressed, and can watch TV or Netflix all day. While these things are true to some extent (you can wear yoga pants all day!), the downside to having all this freedom is that …

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