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I have another video training for you today! This video looks at the big question so many freelancers have… how much should I charge friends for freelancing services?

It’s one thing to set your rates for the general public. But what about when friends are involved?

We’re getting to the bottom of that today!


You can learn more about pricing strategies for freelancers by joining the Keep Your Clients e-course.
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Edited to note: this webinar is over now. BUT you can sign up for the free cheatsheet to save time in your business!  Grab it here: 

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Popping in quickly to say hi, friends! And also, if you are thinking about starting a home-based business, I’ve got something pretty awesome for you…

It’s a free Q & A webinar where you can ask me anything about running a home-based business!

After seeing questions about being a home-based business owner come up again and again in Facebook groups,

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Sorry! This giveaway is now over. But you can still get a copy by purchasing this book on Amazon or via Goodreads.

Want to win a hard-copy of my business book for freelancers? You’re in luck!

I’m doing a special giveaway for a paperback copy of The Business of Writing & Editing: Practical Tips & Templates for New Freelancers 🙂 You can enter the giveaway below:

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This book is for YOU if you… 
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My Internet died AGAIN this week, hence the delayed blog post scheduling these last couple of days. I am currently working outside of the house but *hopefully* it will all be fixed this afternoon! Discover why failure is a good thing in this article about success and failure... in life AND in business. Being a home-based small business owner is TOUGH but keeping this important lesson in mind can help you set yourself up for success! Click on over to learn why failure is a good thing and how to empower yourself to be successful. ::: small business tip ::: freelancing tips :::

It was extremely frustrating to have the Internet go down yet again this week. Last week it was bad enough, but at least I managed to take advantage of the time to work on projects unrelated to the Internet.

This time, I did not have such a positive attitude.

I am burned out and running on fumes these days.

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I’m video blogging today!

In this video, I share some behind the scenes information—two awesome things I created, plus the changing direction my business is taking (and what that means for


Here are the links I talked about in the video:Get the behind the scenes scoop of a small home-based business in this article! In a video blog post, I share some of the exciting things I've been doing with my business, and the new direction my business, blog, and brand are moving towards. This fun vlog shares valuable info for other freelancers and home-based small business owners too! Click on over to check out the video right now.

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I get asked this type of question (or variations of it) at least once a week: how do you make money online? 

Are you wondering how do you make money online? This article covers 10 possible ways that you can make money online! Discover some of the ways you can start making money online as a freelancer or a professional blogger in this article. Click on over to check it out now or Pin for later!

My favorite version of it came during a Table Topics session at Toastmasters a couple weeks ago: “Sagan, you do something on the Internet. Tell us about how you make money online.” You do something on the Internet. Heehee!

People are so confused by the concept of making money online, which totally makes sense: the Internet is still relatively new, and jobs related to it are even newer.

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Edited to note: This e-course has since been archived, HOWEVER all of the material is still accessible (and greatly expanded upon!) in the other programs more recently created in the School

A couple weeks ago, I released a free social media tips e-book. And then a couple days after that, my business book for freelance writers and editors was published.

And now I have ANOTHER special announcement… a new online course for freelancers!

Set Yourself Up For Freelancing Success: How to ROCK Your Freelance Business is a brand-new course that I am currently creating for freelancers of all kinds who want to take their business to the next level. 

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Working from home is one of the best things ever. I love that I can start my workday within 5 minutes of rolling out of bed if I want to, and that I can basically get work done any time of the day, any day of the week, when inspiration strikes.

When you work from home and have your own business, you tend to spend A LOT of time in that workspace. And that is why it is so important that your workspace is one that speaks to you and that you genuinely love to work in. I figured today would be a great day to share some home office improvement tips with you!

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Thinking about starting your own home-based small business or becoming a freelance in the new year? One of the key things you’ll need is a dedicated home office! This article shares 5 home office tips for freelancers to help you out…

Here are some tips for how to create your home office:

  • Get more workspace than you think you will need. You will inevitably want to spread out and have a binder open while you work on your computer, or look at several different materials simultaneously. Consider a two-tiered approach, too: a standing desk and a sitting desk,

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Here on the blog, we talk a lot about how to be successful with a freelancing business, and why freelancing might be a great choice for you.

What do you do when you think that perhaps freelancing is NOT right for you, after all? If you're unsure about whether making the leap to start your own business was right for you, ask yourself these 7 questions. Click on the article to determine whether or not you should continue as a freelancer! ~ small business tips ~ home-based small business ~ freelancing tip ~ freelance writing business ~

But… what if you start a freelancing business, and it’s not going quite as you planned, and you start wondering if maybe you should have stuck with a traditional 9—5 office job after all? What about when family members or former colleagues inevitably question whether you can actually pay the bills, and you’re forced to admit that money is getting pretty tight? What about when contracts fall through and you lose out on work you were counting on?

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