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How to Manage a Day Job and a Side Hustle (Without Going Nuts)

How to Start Your Business and Keep Your Day Job (Without Going Nuts)

by Kelly Gurnett

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 »

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How to Create a Successful Etsy Shop

by Lisa Furgison

Thinking about selling on Etsy? Stephanie Maslow talks about the lessons she learned getting her jewelry shop off the ground and earning money. Read more »

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Financial Pros and Cons of Working at Home

Does Working From Home Really Save You Money?

by Kelly Gurnett

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 »

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Do You Have a Hobby or a Business?

Do You Have a Business or a Hobby?

by Scott Scharf

Are you are living your hobby or running a business? It's your decision, but there are seven steps you need to take if you are serious about your business. Read more »

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Must-Know Tips for Freelancer Taxes

Must-Know Tax Tips for Freelancers

by Kelly Gurnett

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 »

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Anna White started an Etsy business and failed for  months before getting steady sales.

4 Mistakes That Will Tank Your Etsy Store

by Lisa Furgison

Thinking about starting an Etsy business? Anna White reflects on why her first Etsy business failed miserably, and what she changed to make it better. Read more »

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Work-Life Balance

How to Create Work-Life Balance When You Work for Yourself

by Kelly Gurnett

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 »

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Should You Use Etsy or E-commerce?

Should You Sell on Etsy, or Build Your Own E-commerce Site?

by Brittany Klontz

Let’s take a look at the advantages and disadvantages of both, as well as how to do each best, so we can turn you into a full-blown success story. Read more »

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How to Spot a Bad Freelance Client

How to Spot a Bad Freelance Client

by Kelly Gurnett

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 »

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How to Quit Your Day Job and Work For Yourself

by Kelly Gurnett

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 »