Category: Making Money

18 Proven Ways to Pay Off Debt Fast When You’re Self-Employed

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Figuring how to pay off debt fast when you’re self-employed is tough. You don’t know where to start or what strategies will actually work. You income is all over the place, and you’re not sure what your next project will be. How the heck are you supposed to pay off debt quickly? One thing most …


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 …


7 Ways to Finally Stop Stressing About Money for Good

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Have you had enough? Are you ready to finally stop stressing about money? You’ve come to the right place. Money is stressful, and it creeps into every part of your life. Then the next thing you know, you’re stressed out, worrying all the time, and not sleeping. Sound familiar? For many of us, we are …


How to Make More Money By Working With International Clients

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One of the greatest things about any freelance business is that you can work anytime and anywhere. As long as I have an internet connection, which is pretty much everywhere, I can even work with international clients. That’s one big benefit of having an online freelancing business rather than an in-person store-front type of business: you …


How I Reimagined My Financial Life to Pursue My Passions

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In 2011 I was depressed, divorced and in over $14,000 of debt. I worked at a job that was sucking the life out of me and was literally bad for my health. (I lost weight, barely slept and my hair was falling out.) I was bored and unmotivated to the point where I slipping into …


12 Fast and Easy Ways to Make Money Online From Home

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Figuring out how to make money online fast isn’t impossible. The only problem is knowing were to start! What’s the easiest way to make money online from home? How much time does it take? What can you do to create multiple income streams? The good news, is that anyone with a computer and internet connection …


How to Make More Money Freelance Writing Online This Year

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You’re ready make more money freelance writing online this year. You want to work from home and pay your bills with ease. Well, you’ve come to the right place! If you have similar big goals. If you’re ready to go beyond the beginner-level writing aspirations, and truly want to earn more money writing this year, …


Gift Guide: 15 Fabulous Freelancer Gifts 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 freelancer. As someone who’s been a full-time freelancer for nearly 4 years I’ve been given awesome gifts and some not-so-awesome ones. So I’ve curated some of the best gift options …


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 …


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 …


What No One Tells You About Being Self-Employed

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This is a sponsored post on behalf of Carbonite for IZEA. All opinions are a reflection of Careful Cents not the sponsor. Over the past five years of being a self-employed freelancer I’ve had to learn a lot of different lessons the hard way. Some of them were great lessons while others hurt a bit …


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 …


How to Find the Best Freelance Jobs When You Have No Experience

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Most freelance jobs are looking to hire freelancers who have experience. But how the heck are you supposed to gain experience in the first place? This is actually the number one question I get from my freelance coaching clients, and it’s a tough catch 22 my friends. #thestruggleisreal But I want you to know that you’re not …


Review: How to Get High Quality Freelance Work With ClearVoice

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If you’ve been reading this site for any length of time, you know that I’m a big believer in avoiding traditional job boards. They’re a waste of time and effort, and give you no control over your freelance career. But freelancers have to find work somehow, right? How else can they get work without sending …


Work From Home Jobs: 7 Alternatives to Using Traditional Job Boards

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Work from home jobs are abundant, but finding well-paying ones isn’t always easy. As part of my three-part #nomorejobboards series I’m focusing on how to find work from home jobs without using traditional job boards. Since I started freelancing on the side of my day job in the summer of 2011, I’ve been on a mission …


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 …


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 …


How to Become a Freelance Writer and Earn $4,000 a Month

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Like most aspiring writers I became a freelance writer on the side of my day job. Then I worked my way up to being a business blogger and an expert in my field. If you’re thinking of diving into the freelance writing space this is without a doubt a viable way to make a full-time living. …