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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »