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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

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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

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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

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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

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Graphic design salary in Florida: How much do designers make? [2022]

Are you thinking about pursuing a career in graphic design? If so, you will be pleased to know that graphic design can be an enjoyable and lucrative profession. It also doesn’t require any special degrees or certifications. Although a bachelor’s degree is generally recommended. Especially if you don’t have a lot of previous work experience … Read More

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Pros and cons of 1099 employment: Is working as 1099 worth it?

Welcome to the world – or welcome to considering the world – of 1099 employment.  Come on in, the water is fine. As someone who quit her salaried job in 2017 to become a full-time freelancer (and now blogger), I remember feeling a range of emotions about the concept of becoming an independent contractor with, … Read More