Freelance Taxes 101: Everything You Need to Know for Tax Time

As a freelancer, you’re the boss—at tax time, too. If you earn more than $600 from independent work in a year, you’re officially in business as far as the IRS is concerned. With the help of Austin’s Parkhurst Consulting*, we’ve compiled a few helpful reminders for staying on top of your taxes as a freelancer, whether you’re brand-new to running…

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6 Common Freelance Fears That Could Be Holding You Back

The monster in your closet may have moved out ages ago, but what still keeps you up at night? I was inspired by this Being Boss episode to compile some common fears that freelancers share—and some tips on how to keep them in perspective. – Fear of Missing Out, aka “FOMO.” Do you struggle with knowing when to say yes…

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The Tao of Freelancing

I’m in the freelance business—freelance fiction copyediting, to be exact. It isn’t exactly a profession where I can expect to retire with a gold watch (did I mention I’m writing a novel, too?). The book world—and the future of work in general—have been undergoing rapid change. Flexibility and, in turn, uncertainty are the name of the game, now more so…

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How to Fit Exercise into the Busy Freelance Life

How do you fit exercise into your already overwhelming schedule? Stop viewing it like another thing to check off your to-do list. I’m not a gym bunny or training for my next marathon. You won’t see me shopping at Lululemon or cycling down Shoal Creek in my Tour de France gear. I read lots of books. I wear glasses. I…

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