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

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

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

How to succeed on Upwork as a Nigerian: Advice from a 6-figure freelancer

How to succeed on Upwork as a Nigerian: Advice from a 6-figure freelancer

Editor’s Note: The following is a guest-contributed article by Top-Rated Plus Upwork freelancer Emmanuel I. With a population of about 211.4 million people, Nigeria is the most populated Black nation on the planet.  However, living conditions in most parts of the country can be less than ideal, with rising unemployment levels and a dwindling middle … Read More