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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 …