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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If there are only 3 things I have learned over my 8 years as a small business owner, it would be this: A business best friend can do AMAZING things for your business! Find out why you need a business best friend in your life, what they can do for your business, and how to get your very own biz bestie for your freelance bsuiness (plus get a VIP coupon code for the Biz Besties Coaching Program!) -- click on over to get the goods now

  1. No one will ever care about your business as much as you do—and therefore it’s up to YOU to do the work
  2. You will have so much more success if you focus on creating customized systems and strategies for your business
  3. You will get so much farther ahead (a lot faster!) if you have a business best friend in your life

Grab the cheat sheet to find out if you need a biz coach + get a VIP discount on the Biz Bestie Coaching Program >>

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Starting to teach other freelancers how to start and grow their successful and profitable freelance businesses has been AMAZING. I am having so much fun with it! Not sure what a business coach for freelancers DOES, exactly? Find out everything you wanted to know about getting a business coach in this article! How to choose a business coach, what a business coach does, pros of group coaching vs one-on-one coaching, why you need a business coach for your freelance business & more. Click on over to learn all about freelance business coaching now!

So much fun, in fact, that I launched a brand new program last week: the 6-week Biz Bestie One-on-One Coaching Program! It’s the perfect option if you want to take things to a whole new level and get really personalized coaching.

As I build my business and create more programs,

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ConvertKit* sounds really awesome, but it costs too much. I’ll use MailChimp for free instead.”

“What free options are there to edit video and podcasts?”

“Why should I bother spending money on an expensive social media scheduler like MeetEdgar* when I can do it for much cheaper with other programs?”

“I’m not going to spend money on a book or course to learn how to do that service—I’ll figure it out on my own instead.”

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Should freelancers blog? Too many small business owners and freelancers jump into getting a blog (just like they jump into having an email list!) without actually thinking about WHY they’re doing it.

Having a blog for your freelance business can be AMAZING for marketing purposes, connecting with your audience, and just sharing your knowledge with the world, but I highly recommend that you take some time to really put some careful thought into it before you dive into blogging.

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Not sure if you’re ready to quit your 9 to 5 job? Let’s find out! Want to quit your 9 to 5 job, but not sure if you're ready for it? Take this quick quiz to find out if you're ready to quit your 9 to 5 job AND what to do if you are (plus a free checklist for preparing to work from home full-time -- woohoo!). Say goodbye to your 9 to 5 job and hello to starting your own business -- click on over to read the article & take the quiz now

For each of the following questions, answer YES or NO.

Keep track of how many of each YES and NO answers you have—we’re going to go over the tally at the end of this article!

(That’s right. I’m going all magazine-quiz on you!)

Grab your checklist for preparing to work from home full-time

Find out if you are ready to quit your 9 to 5 job…
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Putting together your freelance services webpage, but not sure what you should include on it? You need an awesome freelance services webpage if you want to get freelance clients and make money freelancing!

First things first: get a FREE worksheet on how to create your freelance services webpage by clicking HERE.

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Here are 10 things to include on your freelance services webpage!
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Along with the question of, “how much should I charge for my freelance services?” and “should I do work for free for friends?”, one of the other common questions new freelancers ask me when they’re learning how to start a freelance business is, “should I list prices on my freelance website?” Wondering whether you should list prices on your freelance services website? Not sure about what to do if you have multiple freelance services you offer? Get all your pricing questions answered in this freelance tips article focusing specifically on setting rates for your freelance biz!

The super short answer is YES, yes you should publicly list prices for your freelance services on your website!

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You hear it from the experts all the time: “You NEED to have a niche for your freelance business! Hone in on your niche! Stop offering generalized services!” Do I need a niche? This is a common question freelancers have! In this article, I break down whether or not you need a niche... plus exactly how to navigate the niche vs generalized services issue. Click on over to get the freelance business tips now! freelance tips ::: generalizing vs niche services ::: freelance services tips

What you might NOT be hearing, however, is why having a niche even MATTERS… or about the value in offering some generalized services along with your niched ones.

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First things first: WHY do I need a niche?
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The question of “how do I market my freelance business?” and “Where will I find freelance clients?” is something I hear asked again and again from readers and students who want to start a freelance business.Want to get more clients for your freelance business? Get 10 ways to market your freelance business in this freelance tips article! These freelance marketing tips will give you ideas for how to reach out to more potential ideal clients so you can get work for your freelance biz. Click on over to get the freelance marketing tips now!

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And I get it: finding freelance clients is HARD when you are new to freelancing!

While it’s going to be different for every freelancer and every business (after all,

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So you’ve decided to start a freelance business… but you’re completely overwhelmed with where to actually begin.

Maybe your latest contract just wrapped up, and you’ve suddenly realized that you don’t have another job lined up. Wondering what you should do if you quit your job without planning ahead? Don't worry -- if you want to start your own work-from-home service-based business, this article shares 7 tips for how to do that, even if you didn't prepare for it. Click on over to get the tips now!

Maybe you just got laid off from your 9 to 5 gig.

Maybe you grew so tired with working a traditional office job that you submitted your two weeks’ notice… but now you don’t know what you’re going to do for work.

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Ready to work from home full-time? You’re going to need an awesome home office to work at! Thinking about working from home full-time? You're going to need an awesome home office to work at! Grab your FREE ultimate home office checklist + get tips for setting up your own perfect home office for your freelance business. Click on over to get the tips + freelancer checklist now!

Today I’ve got a few tips for you on how to set up your perfect home office when you’re starting a freelance business—plus a handy home office checklist for ensuring you don’t miss anything!

Grab the ultimate home office checklist now!

Tips for setting up a home office for your freelance business:
1) Assess what supplies you already have.
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Nowadays, EVERYONE talks about the importance of collecting email addresses and building your email list if you have your own business.
Should you have a mailing list for your freelance business? Find out how to decide whether an email list is right for YOU and your business in this article (plus get a FREE cheat sheet featuring additional tips for setting up your email list!)

But there are two things people don’t really discuss when it comes to having a mailing list:

  1. WHAT exactly you should include in your mailing list (which you can find out the answer to by clicking HERE)
  2. WHO exactly should have a mailing list—which is what we’re going to talk about today!

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Hey friends! What happens when your blog + biz start to change directions? You go with it! In this article, I share the new blog direction I'm taking and how my blog and business are now geared specifically towards young professional women who want to attain work-life balance and start their home-based businesses. Click on over to check it out!

I am going on holiday next week to spend time with family and explore Montreal. And I’ve decided to take the week off of blogging, too, instead of scheduling posts in advance!

If you’re a regular/long-time reader of, you may have noticed a few changes here and there on this website—including a change to the blog posting schedule.

That’s because I’m doing a little bit of shifting of the direction for

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Thinking about starting a freelance business… but not sure if it’s quite right for you, or if you’re ready to quit your 9 to 5 job? Thinking about starting your own work-from-home business... but not sure if it's right for you? Wondering if you're ready to say "goodbye" to your 9 to 5 job? Find out the 5 signs you should quit your job in this article! Plus get a cheat sheet for how to prepare to work from home full-time

Grab your checklist for preparing to work from home full-time

Here are 5 signs that it’s finally time to quit your day job and be your own boss:
1) Your most productive hours don’t necessarily adhere to a traditional 9 to 5 work schedule. 
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