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This site is designed for those who want to leave their cubicles and build real, substantial, and profitable businesses from their skills and interests. This includes things like whether or not you should incorporate, how to manage your business finances, and how to outsource projects to subcontractors. When it comes to the details of running your business, check here first.

Member Update: The Toll of Over-planning

By Heather Robson | August 13, 2019

Are you an over-planner? When you attempt to plan too much in a day, it can leave you feeling drained and frustrated. Try this approach instead…

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Reality Blog: What You Can Learn From Your Main Competitor

By Andrew Murray | August 9, 2019

Your competition is a gold mine of useful information. Take the time to thoroughly research them. Understand what they are doing well and what they could do better. And use what you learn to do better work.

Roving Report: Six Writing Opportunities Where You Can Use Stories

By Susanna Perkins | August 9, 2019

You’ll boost your client’s business — and your own — when you can tell stories that reveal their business and their personality in a way that’s memorable, and fun, and engaging. See six web-writing opportunities where storytelling is a perfect fit.

Five Tips to Help You Achieve Web-Copy Success

By John Torre | August 8, 2019

Change is good and when you keep up with industry changes, it brings an unlimited source of copywriting opportunities and a chance to offer valued, knowledgeable services to your clients.

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Reality Blog: Should You Bother Building an Online Course?

By Andrew Murray | August 2, 2019

Is it worthwhile to build an online course or is that an alternative worth exploring? That’s the question Andrew Murray tackles in his latest Reality Blog.

How to Find a Mentor to Help You Grow and Go Further, Faster

By Timothy Geiger | July 31, 2019

Mentoring happens in levels. You can take advantage of entry-level mentoring even before you find a mentor to work with you one on one. See how it’s done…

5 Top Self-Publishing Projects You Can Start Today

By Zoe Blarowski | July 23, 2019

Self-publishing has come a long way in recent years, and information products and digital options for self-publishing are exploding. Learn about top self-publishing projects you can use to build your business.

Roving Report: Develop a Client-Free Income

By Susanna Perkins | July 12, 2019

Ben Settle likes to show web writers how they can ditch their clients and earn more in less time. He’s built a client-free income and can show you how to do the same in 7 steps.

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