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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.

How Jon Morrow Launched His Blog with 13,000 Subscribers – and Other Blogging Stories

By Heather Robson | September 18, 2020

Jon Morrow talks about the keys to speeding up your blogging success, the best ways to monetize your blog, how to measure your progress… and more.

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Blogging and Business: Harnessing the Power of Attention

By Heather Robson | September 17, 2020

When Danny Iny launched his marketing consulting company, he spent a lot of time growing the company’s blog. It became the core engine driving his thriving business.

Blogging Your Way to a Life of Adventure

By Heather Robson | September 16, 2020

Michelle Schroeder-Gardner’s path to full-time blogging didn’t start in the usual way. She didn’t set out to make money from a blog… but she ended up with an income and a life of adventure, too.

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Member Update: Quick Connections

By Heather Robson | September 14, 2020

Staying connected with loved ones, whether through texts, phone calls, or person-to-person visits, is important, but it can get lost in the daily shuffle. A simple mindset shift can help…

Member Update: Your Daily Commute

By Heather Robson | August 31, 2020

One of the benefits of freelancing is no more daily commute. But there’s a caveat. When you work at home… you’re always at work. This easy-to-implement trick can clarify your boundries.

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How Waiting Until the Last Minute Can Be a Smart Time Management Trick

By Sandy Franks | August 26, 2020

How often do you find yourself waiting until the last minute to get started on a project? You may have stumbled on to a secret to getting things done.

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When You’re a Freelance Writer, You’re in Charge of Your Time – Manage It Like a Boss

By Heather Robson | August 12, 2020

When you’re a freelancer, making the most of your time becomes more important than ever. Learn to balance your time, and your roles, at work for steady growth.

Member Update: Alert, Flexible, Present

By Heather Robson | July 20, 2020

Do you have the right mindset for success? Focus and ambition are important, but there are other mindsets that will help you even more… no matter what you are trying to achieve.

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