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January 31, 2019

An Absolute Beginner’s Guide To Starting The Tax Process

If this is your first year filing taxes with more than just your employer’s W2 (or without an employer at all), it’s probably keeping you up at night. Self-employment tax. Income tax. Quarterly payments. Penalties. Filing the first time can be so stressful that you put it off until the last minute or worse, don’t file at all.

Freelancer Written

September 25, 2018

Getting Into Freelancing: Points to Consider

Ever thought about quitting your nine-to-five job? Did you feel at some point that you can’t take any more of your boss’s whines? It happens. As a freelancer myself, who has been in formal employment before, I will give you some insight on what to expect if you decide to go down that road.

Freelancer Written

September 18, 2018

Benefits and Challenges of Working as a Freelancer

For those considering freelancing work opportunities, there are several questions you will need to ask yourself in order to best determine if Freelancing is appropriate. This is important because there are several pros and cons to freelance work. One of the biggest factors to consider is personality- you need to ask yourself, are you a determined and ambitious person? In order to be successful with freelancing you will need to be a go-getter as you are responsible for pursuing your own work opportunities. You will have to build a client base and seek temporary gigs in order to be a successful free agent, and create a steady income from freelancing.

Freelancer Written

September 11, 2018

Pros and Cons of Freelance Writing

An increasing amount of people, like myself, are turning their back on the traditional 9-5 workday and the lifestyle that goes with it. At this point in time, there is no guarantee that working full time in a grey and beige office will provide a steady enough income to buy a house and support a family. The rise of zero hours, contract temporary positions, and static wages not matching the increased cost of living are all disenfranchising people of all ages and experience. Why work in an office according to someone else’s rules, being sapped of creativity and enthusiasm, when you don’t even have the benefits of a nice lifestyle to show for it? It’s no surprised in the present climate that unorthodox careers are increasing, and appealing to the masses.

Freelancer Written