Kelly Gurnett is the Managing Editor of Career Attraction, Editor-in-Chief of CareerMeh, and Assistant Editor of Brazen Life. She runs the blog Cordelia Calls It Quits, where she documents her attempts to rid her life of the things that don't matter and focus more on the things that do.
Kelly climbed the corporate ladder from lowly office clerk to paralegal over her 12 years with a busy law firm—the last two and a half of which she spent working on her own side hustle. She now hustles full-time, blogging, editing and generally stirring up the Internet.
Get everything in writing. It’s a mantra I followed often in my former job as a paralegal, and it’s one that’s been essential to my success as a freelance writer and editor. If there’s one big mistake that new entrepreneurs make (apart from not charging enough for their services), it’s failing to get a formal,... Read more »
Testing out your idea for a new business before you quit your day job is always a wise idea. It gives you a chance to make sure you really enjoy working for yourself and that your business is economically viable, while still allowing you the financial security of a steady paycheck. It can be a... Read more »
It can be frustrating and tiring, but the fact is that building your business up while you retain a steady paycheck is the smartest way to do things, both for your finances and for your ultimate happiness. Read more »
If you’re contemplating making the switch to a home office, here are the financial pros and cons you should keep in mind. Read more »
When you become a freelancer, your relationship with Uncle Sam changes. And while it may not be April 15th yet, now is the time to learn about those changes, because you may find you’ve got some extra work to do. Read more »
Everything you need to know to get started sending invoices that look professional, are easy to track, and—most importantly—get you your hard-earned money. Read more »
It will take some adjusting to get used to being your own boss, but the good news is that it is possible to run a business and have a happy, fulfilling life at the same time. All it takes is a little thought and a lot of discipline. Read more »
To save you the drama of a freelance relationship gone bad, I’d like to share some of the red flags that signal it's time to end things now. Read more »
Entrepreneurship is a popular goal these days, but not everyone knows what entrepreneurship really means—or whether they’re really cut out for it. Read more »
The time will come when your side business grows large enough for you to consider ditching your day job. Take these steps to make sure your transition goes smoothly and that you set yourself up for success. Read more »
Freelancing can be a fantastic job, but it's also a challenging job, and not for the faint of heart. It's time to get real about what it takes to make it in the freelance industry. Read more »
Work is still work, wherever you do it from. And working from home poses its own unique set of challenges that traditional office workers may not be prepared for. Read more »