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After almost a decade of freelancing, I STILL get butterflies in my stomach when I’m about to submit a completed project to a client. Grab your freelance writing project checklist and learn 5 things you need to do BEFORE you submit your freelance writing project to clients! It's okay to feel a little nervous about submitting a final draft to your client, but this blog post + checklist will help you to feel a little more confident (and ensure that your completed work is truly AWESOME). Click on over to get the goods now!

What if they don’t like it?

What if they HATE it?

What if my work is actually just garbage?

(It’s actually pretty funny that I still get a little nervous every time I submit a project to a client, because they nearly always come back to let me know that they love the work and it’s exactly what they wanted.

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Okay, so you want to grow a successful business… but you don’t have a team. As I mentioned in last week’s article, What is a solopreneur?, you can ABSOLUTELY grow your small business without a team of people to help you out! Learn what you need to know for how to grow your small business... WITHOUT having a team of employees at your disposal! Click on over to get the goods for solopreneur tips, business goal planning tips, a business goal planning workbook, and small business tips.

Before we go over how to grow a successful small business without a team, I first want to be very clear:

As a solopreneur,

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As I mentioned in last week’s article, I’m focusing my energies on all kinds of solopreneurs now—not just freelancers.

But “solopreneur” might be a term you’re not familiar with… or maybe you’ve heard it before and you’re wondering what a solopreneur is, and whether that’s what YOU are?

What is a solopreneur (and how do I know if I am one)?

A solopreneur is anyone who has a business where they are the only person in the business.

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After taking a month-long hiatus from blogging, I’m BACK! And what better way to kick off the new year than with some business planning tips for solopreneurs? Business planning tips for solopreneurs PLUS get a free goal planning workbook to do big-picture planning for your business! Solopreneur business tips and tips for home-based small business owners -- click on over to get it now

Grab your business goal planning workbook now >>

(By the way, if you’re wondering, “but what IS a solopreneur?”, it’s pretty straightforward! A solopreneur is simply someone who has a one-person business—including freelancers and most home-based business owners.

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EDITED TO NOTE: This e-course has since been archived, BUT you can still access all of the materials (new, improved, and expanded upon!) inside the other freelancer programs in the SaganMorrow.com School.

I am SO excited to be relaunching my freelancer course, the 7-week Set Yourself Up For Freelancing Success group coaching program! Join this freelancer course which will teach you how to market your business, communicate confidently with clients, manage your time + projects with ease, and more! Click on over to learn more about the freelancing course now.

…but unfortunately what that means is that, since I’m in the middle of launching (and updating old content,

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Want to start a freelance business, but not sure if you can actually make a living as a freelancer? Don’t worry—you’ve TOTALLY got this! Today we’re going to bust some common myths about freelancing that might be holding you back from starting your business… We're debunking 5 common myths about freelancing in this freelance tips article! Learn why believing these myths has held you back from starting a freelance business... and what you can do to get past these myths and be well on your way to building your successful, profitable business. Click on over to read the article now!

Grab your worksheet to create your freelance services webpage >>

Myth #1: I’m don’t have a graphic design background, so I can’t build a beautiful website.
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Community is at the core of so many small home-based businesses—whether yours is an offline or online business, service-based business or product-based business. Learn 3 ways for how to give back to the community (plus tips on how to choose a charity/non-profit to donate to) in this article! Tips for home-based business owners who want to give back to their communities ::: donation tips ::: how to choose who to donate to :::

So how can you start giving BACK to the community, once you start making a little bit of money with your business?

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There are 3 key ways you can give back to the community as a home-based business owner:
1) Discount your rates for non-profits or struggling businesses

One of the wonderful things about actually getting paid what you’re worth is that you’ll then have the luxury to discount your rates for non-profits (or new,

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I never hired a business coach when I started my freelance business. Not sure whether you should hire a business coach? Find out 5 myths about business coaching in this article, plus grab a cheat sheet for how to determine whether hiring a business coach is right for you! Click on over to get the goods now *** freelance tips *** freelance coach *** freelance coaching ***

Now, part of this was because I didn’t know much about business coaching (and it certainly wasn’t as popular as it is now). But another big part of why I didn’t hire a freelance coach to help me out was that I figured I could do it all on my own.

As it turns out, I COULD—and DID—figure it out on my own!

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I was reading a fascinating thread in the Blog + Biz BFFs Facebook group the other day (such a fun and useful group!) about the problems inherent in selling when you have an online business—specifically, how poorly done so many webinars and e-courses there are. Learn how a freelancer makes money online PLUS what you need to know about hiring a business coach (AKA how to sort the genuine coaches from the sleazy ones) in this article. Income report featuring the breakdown of how one online business owner makes money online! Click on over to get the scoop.

There were about 100 comments in this particular thread, so as you can imagine, the conversation covered quite a lot of things! And one of the things that people started talking about was their frustration around how some online business owners essentially make money off of other people by TEACHING them how to make money (without having made money online BEFORE that).

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So you want to start a freelance business, but you aren’t interested in being a freelance writer. You might think that being a freelance writer is your only option when it comes to starting a freelance business—but that’s simply not true! There are many types of freelance jobs to choose from.What type of freelance job is right for you? Do you know how to choose between types of freelance jobs? Learn a variety of different types of freelance businesses you could start, PLUS what you need to know when it comes to choosing what kind of freelance business to have! Click on over to get the goods in this freelance tips blog post now.

Grab your worksheet to create your freelance services webpage >>

It is incredible how many different types of freelance jobs and freelance businesses you can have.

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So you want to start your own online business… and now you’re wondering if you should offer services or if you should have digital products (such as e-books or e-courses). If you’re not sure whether your business should be product-based or service-based, we’re going to tackle that question in today’s article! Find out the pros & cons of product-based vs service-based business! Not sure if your online business should be product-based or service-based? Get all the details on it (plus what to do next for your business!) in this article.

A brief background: I have 8 years of experience as a freelance writer, editor, and social media manager—which are all services.

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It feels like overnight, EVERYONE on social media is looking for a business friend. I love it! It’s awesome that so many home-based business owners are realizing that they need the accountability that a business friend can bringNot sure if you need a business friend vs business coach? Learn the difference between a business friend and business coach, and how to figure out if (and when!) you need a freelance business coach for your small business. Click on over to learn all about it now!

A business best friend can do so much for your business (more of that in this article about the value of business friends)… BUT there are also some problems inherent with having casual business friends,

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We’ve all been there: Want to FINALLY move forward with your freelance business? Discover the top 10 ways to keep accountable with your business in this article! You'll get valuable tips to help you stay accountable as a small business owner and continue making progress over time. Click on over to get the accountability tips for freelancers now!

“Someday I’m going to start my own business and it will be awesome!”

“Pretty soon I’m going to actually quit my 9 to 5 job and work from home full-time.”

“I’m an *aspiring* freelancer.”

To each of these statements, I ask…

WHEN and HOW are you going to go about starting your own business/quitting your day job/becoming a freelancer?

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Full disclosure: I’m writing this right now because the alternative is that I will go out to the movies, mostly for the purpose of eating a giant bag of buttery movie theatre popcorn than to actually see the movie itself. Get tips for starting your own freelance business + find out how choosing to eat healthier is VERY similar to starting a business in this article! Click on over to get 3 strategies for successfully making real change in your life, whether that's eating healthy or starting a freelance business.

But this whole concept of eating healthier/getting fit being similar to starting your own freelance business is something I’ve been thinking a lot about over the last little while, since I decided to take action and change my dietary habits and begin exercising regularly last month.

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