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What is Remote Work, and is it Right for You? What You Should Know [2021]

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It’s no secret that the popularity of remote work has reached new heights. In fact, as of 2021, 55% of businesses worldwide now offer some variation of remote work. With its growing adoption across the globe, you probably know someone, or even several people, who’ve switched to remote work by now. Maybe you’ve been hearing positives like “more flexibility” and …

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How to do Taxes as a Freelancer: Everything You Need to Know [2021]

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There are a lot of great reasons to start freelancing. You choose what your schedule will look like, work wherever you like, hand-pick the clients you want to work with, and the list goes on. But running your own business also comes with its fair share of new responsibilities. For instance, things like figuring out how to get freelance clients …

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How to Get Health Insurance for Freelancers [2022]

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It’s may feel difficult to navigate how to get health insurance for freelancers. The American healthcare system is especially tricky. Most countries have a “single payer” healthcare system covered by taxpayers. Taxes cover the costs of essential healthcare for all residents and are paid out by the government. But in the US, insurance is typically covered by an employer, Medicare, …

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How to Get Freelance Clients: Your Guide to Finding Freelance Work Fast

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So, you’ve decided to take your first steps into the world of freelancing. That’s great! I’m going to share with you what is probably the most essential aspect to becoming a freelancer – and that’s how to get freelance clients. In fact, generating a reliable stream of clients is one of the biggest challenges freelancers face. I’ve seen the same …

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Fiverr vs Upwork: Which is Better for Finding Freelance Work? [2021]

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Freelancing is growing in popularity thanks to the flexible income it provides people around the globe. In fact, in the US alone, there are now 57 million freelancers. You want to find work online as a freelancer, too, and have researched your way to figuring you’ll start finding freelance jobs on one of the two most popular freelance marketplaces around. …

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Upwork Review: Is Upwork a Legit Way To Find Jobs Online? [2021]

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If you’re interested in freelancing, you’ve probably heard of Upwork. Upwork is one of the largest freelance sites out there, so signing up with Upwork is definitely worth considering for freelancers. Whether you’re a beginner or an expert, there’s a huge number of opportunities available on the platform at any given time, and they range across many different types of …

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FlexJobs Review: Is FlexJobs Legit? What You Need to Know [2021]

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If you’re interested in getting started with freelancing full-time or looking to supplement your income with side gigs, then FlexJobs should definitely be on your radar. With 30,000+ jobs available in over 50 work categories, they’re easily one of the best freelancing websites in terms of opportunity volume alone. Not to mention, FlexJobs researches and hand-picks every single job opportunity …

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How to Become a Freelance Writer

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If you’re reading this, you’re probably curious about how to become a freelance writer. Maybe you’re tired of receiving vague advice instead of real steps that actually help you get started too. Well, I have good news. Becoming a freelance writer doesn’t have to be a lengthy or confusing process. In this article, I’ll cover all the need-to-know with actionable …

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How to do Taxes as a Freelancer: Everything You Need to Know [2021]

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There are a lot of great reasons to start freelancing. You choose what your schedule will look like, work wherever you like, hand-pick the clients you want to work with, and the list goes on. But running your own business also comes with its fair share of new responsibilities. For instance, things like figuring out how to get freelance clients …

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How to Get Health Insurance for Freelancers [2022]

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It’s may feel difficult to navigate how to get health insurance for freelancers. The American healthcare system is especially tricky. Most countries have a “single payer” healthcare system covered by taxpayers. Taxes cover the costs of essential healthcare for all residents and are paid out by the government. But in the US, insurance is typically covered by an employer, Medicare, …

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How to Become a Freelance Writer

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If you’re reading this, you’re probably curious about how to become a freelance writer. Maybe you’re tired of receiving vague advice instead of real steps that actually help you get started too. Well, I have good news. Becoming a freelance writer doesn’t have to be a lengthy or confusing process. In this article, I’ll cover all the need-to-know with actionable …

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What is Freelancing & What Does it Mean to Freelance? [2021]

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You may be wondering, “so what is freelancing?” Freelancing means to work as an independent company rather than be employed by someone else. Freelancers are self-employed and often referred to as independent contractors. Freelancers are hired by other companies on a part time or short-term basis, but they do not receive the same compensation as full-time employees or have the …

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The CARES Act: What Federal Coronavirus Relief Means for Freelancers

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At the end of March, the United States Congress passed the CARES Act (aka Coronavirus Aid, Security, and Economic Security Act) to provide $2.2 trillion in stimulus money to help individuals and small businesses get through the COVID-19 pandemic. There has been a lot of discussion and confusion around the different programs offered and what the CARES ACT means for freelancers. Sole …

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Should you create content?

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At one time or another, you have probably asked yourself if you should create content for your business. I work with a lot of talented, creative people between Unreal Collective and Freelancing School. And a lot of those people are concerned with finding more clients – aren’t we all! When we start talking about finding clients, there are a few siren songs that …

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How to do Taxes as a Freelancer: Everything You Need to Know [2021]

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There are a lot of great reasons to start freelancing. You choose what your schedule will look like, work wherever you like, hand-pick the clients you want to work with, and the list goes on. But running your own business also comes with its fair share of new responsibilities. For instance, things like figuring out how to get freelance clients …

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What is Remote Work, and is it Right for You? What You Should Know [2021]

In All Posts, Freelance Jobs by Jay ClouseLeave a Comment

It’s no secret that the popularity of remote work has reached new heights. In fact, as of 2021, 55% of businesses worldwide now offer some variation of remote work. With its growing adoption across the globe, you probably know someone, or even several people, who’ve switched to remote work by now. Maybe you’ve been hearing positives like “more flexibility” and …

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How to Get Freelance Clients: Your Guide to Finding Freelance Work Fast

In All Posts, Freelance Jobs by Jay ClouseLeave a Comment

So, you’ve decided to take your first steps into the world of freelancing. That’s great! I’m going to share with you what is probably the most essential aspect to becoming a freelancer – and that’s how to get freelance clients. In fact, generating a reliable stream of clients is one of the biggest challenges freelancers face. I’ve seen the same …

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Fiverr vs Upwork: Which is Better for Finding Freelance Work? [2021]

In All Posts, Freelance Jobs by Jay ClouseLeave a Comment

Freelancing is growing in popularity thanks to the flexible income it provides people around the globe. In fact, in the US alone, there are now 57 million freelancers. You want to find work online as a freelancer, too, and have researched your way to figuring you’ll start finding freelance jobs on one of the two most popular freelance marketplaces around. …

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Upwork Review: Is Upwork a Legit Way To Find Jobs Online? [2021]

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If you’re interested in freelancing, you’ve probably heard of Upwork. Upwork is one of the largest freelance sites out there, so signing up with Upwork is definitely worth considering for freelancers. Whether you’re a beginner or an expert, there’s a huge number of opportunities available on the platform at any given time, and they range across many different types of …

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FlexJobs Review: Is FlexJobs Legit? What You Need to Know [2021]

In All Posts, Freelance Jobs by Jay ClouseLeave a Comment

If you’re interested in getting started with freelancing full-time or looking to supplement your income with side gigs, then FlexJobs should definitely be on your radar. With 30,000+ jobs available in over 50 work categories, they’re easily one of the best freelancing websites in terms of opportunity volume alone. Not to mention, FlexJobs researches and hand-picks every single job opportunity …

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How to Become a Freelance Writer

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If you’re reading this, you’re probably curious about how to become a freelance writer. Maybe you’re tired of receiving vague advice instead of real steps that actually help you get started too. Well, I have good news. Becoming a freelance writer doesn’t have to be a lengthy or confusing process. In this article, I’ll cover all the need-to-know with actionable …

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The 15 Best Freelance Writing Sites

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Freelance writers will often ask me for the best freelance writing sites to find paid work online. And while there are a ton of sites that can help you find freelance work generally, you’re better served looking to freelance writing sites specifically. Instead of playing the networking game, waiting for referrals, or playing the content creation game and hoping something …

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Should you create content?

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At one time or another, you have probably asked yourself if you should create content for your business. I work with a lot of talented, creative people between Unreal Collective and Freelancing School. And a lot of those people are concerned with finding more clients – aren’t we all! When we start talking about finding clients, there are a few siren songs that …

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Content Marketing – A Step-by-Step Guide to SEO for Freelancers

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When you’re looking for new clients and new projects, chances are that you’ve thought to yourself, “I need to figure out how to get more search traffic to my website.” You’ve probably heard the abbreviation “SEO” thrown around for Search Engine Optimization, and you’ve considered creating “content” to bring new clients in. Content marketing is a powerful marketing channel. It …

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9 Things To Do When Client Work Is Slow

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It would be an absolute dream if we had a steady stream of new clients coming to us and beginning projects all the time. With enough discipline and hard work, you can build up your freelance brand over time and get to that point. But until that time, or in times of unforeseen circumstances like COVID-19, you will face periods …

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How to land a client from cold outreach

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Last week, I partnered up with Alex Cattoni on a webinar about what to do if client work slows down around you. We spent quite a bit of time on Q&A, and someone asked a very fundamental question: “How do I get my first client?” I remember being in that situation. Knowing you want to work with client – maybe even …

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Show up with certainty, not belief

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Last month I went to a show at a comedy club in LA called Largo. We saw a handful of acts and they were all in very different phases of “polished.” That’s common in the world of comedy – comedians will practice or workshop new material in smaller clubs to get a sense for what works and how to make …

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One email to make December a huge month

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I love December. Things slow down, feel more casual, and I can look forward to the year ahead. Now, two years ago, December was nerve-wracking. I miscalculated my cash flow, and was slowly bleeding cash while I waited to start the next Unreal Collective Accelerator cohort in January. It seems like people fall squarely into one of two camps in …

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How to avoid competition as a freelancer

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There are a lot of reasons why someone may choose not to work with you. They may think that the price is too high, the timing isn’t right, they don’t need your service, or they may even choose to go with your competition instead. More and more people are beginning to freelance, and, naturally, some of them will be your …

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