Designer's Log

A review of Collective.com

Collective review: An honest review of the S Corp, back-office tax platform

I hate keeping up with taxes and bookkeeping. And “hate” is an understatement. I didn’t even like doing taxes when I was a regular salaried employee with a handy dandy W2 and a couple of 1099s from my weekend freelance side hustle. When tax time arrived each year, I marched myself over to H&R Block, … Read More

A student passes another student a cheat sheet to a test

Upwork Readiness Test answers: Ace the quiz with this cheat sheet 2021

So you’ve just signed up for a new Upwork account and are ready to take your Upwork Readiness Test.  But who wants to bother actually reading through Upwork’s Terms of Service when you can just google the correct answers instead? Look, I’m not here to judge.  But I will make ya work for it, just … Read More

Collective promo codes and discounts

Collective S Corp promo codes, discounts: 50% off your first two months

If you’re a regular reader of this blog, you’ll know that I absolutely despise doing my own taxes. Don’t get me wrong, I wouldn’t trade freelancing or running a small business for the world.  The benefits of freelancing are numerous. I work on my own schedule, get to be my own boss and I set … Read More

Gifts for female entrepreneurs. Pictured: A collapsible cup, a briefcase and a Bandolier phone case

Gifts for female entrepreneurs: 15 gift ideas for boss-ladies

As a boss-lady who often shares a social circle with other female small business owners, I’m constantly on the lookout for cute gift ideas and gadgets.  And this year, I wanted to share some of my personal favorite finds in this little “Gifts for Female Entrepreneurs” roundup. The following gift ideas are perfect for holidays, … Read More

Gifts for Freelancers

Gifts for freelancers: 26 gift ideas the entrepreneur in your life will love

As a full-time freelancer, I’m often disappointed with the internet’s gift suggestions for self-employed individuals.  Sometimes, I wonder if the authors of these articles have ever freelanced a day in their lives. After all, what freelancer needs yet another candle this holiday season? We can do better than that internet. That’s why, this year, I … Read More

Home Office Setup Checklist

Home office setup checklist: Must-haves for work from home professionals

I left my corporate career behind in 2017 before it was the popular thing to do. Back then, my friends and family thought I was crazy.  “I could never work for myself,” they said. “And I could certainly never work from home!” Yet, by the end of 2020, over 36% of the American workforce had … Read More

Best Freelancer Tools and Resources

Best tools for freelancers 2022: 14 essential resources for your business

The only thing I like more than freelancing is knowing how to get in on the ground floor with trending SEO terms before the playing field becomes too crowded.  With that tip in mind, welcome to my “Best Tools for Freelancers Guide, 2022”. For first-time readers, allow me to introduce myself.  I’m Morgan Overholt and … Read More

Freelance Graphic Design Rates

Freelance graphic design rates 2021: How much should you charge?

Rates are a subjective thing, especially for a freelance graphic designer. And there’s no “right way” or “right amount” to charge.  At the end of the day, every freelance graphic designer should figure out what works best for themselves and their business. But with that said, it can still be a tricky topic even for … Read More