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

how do you become top rated on upwork

How do you become Top Rated on Upwork: badges, requirements and benefits

Badges are highly sought after due to their many benefits including decreased Upwork fees and priority access to top clients. Most – but not all – Upwork Badges will automatically appear on a freelancer’s profile within 48-hours of meeting the respective requirements of each. An invite may also be sent out via email. At the … Read More

Morgan Overholt Upwork

Upwork proposal sample: 11 tips from a $600k freelancer [2022]

Successful freelancers know the importance of learning how to become a good salesperson. Especially when it comes to the art of writing a winning proposal. Effectively presenting yourself as a knowledgeable professional who understands the needs of your clients is the best way to win contracts on Upwork. Especially for new freelancers without an established … Read More

Home Office Setup Checklist

Home office setup checklist: 34 supplies, tips, a printable list [2022]

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

Comparing Upwork Pros and Cons: A woman weighs both

Pros and Cons of Upwork: An analysis from a $600k freelancer [2022]

As someone who has earned over $600,000 on the Upwork freelance platform, I’m often asked about the pros and cons of Upwork. Read Also: Can you make good money on Upwork? How I made $600,000 in 4 years Upwork, for the uninitiated, is the world’s largest freelance marketplace.  On the site, freelancers can browse jobs … Read More

Morgan Overholt stands by a pool in Miami

I quit my job without a plan and it was the best decision I ever made

Let me start by telling you a little bit about my upbringing. I was raised in a stable low-middle-class household in a small town in Tennessee. Lower when I was younger, middle to upper-middle as a teen. I am fortunate enough to have never wondered where my next meal was coming from. My medical needs … Read More

A woman painting

Art entrepreneur: 10 careers that combine art and business [2022]

Are you considering pursuing a career as an entrepreneur in the art field? Thanks to the era of remote work, it’s never been easier for self-employed artists of all disciplines to make a living running their own businesses. All it takes is a little bit of hard work and the right set of entrepreneurial skills. … Read More