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How Online Reviews Can Make or Break Your Business: Infographic

The bloggers at WebsiteBuilder.org put together a wonderful infographic showing how reviews can make or break your business. It all starts with stats and facts on the impact of reviews in today’s age. For example, we learn that 68% of millennials trust online reviews as opposed to 34% of them who trust television advertising. This[…]

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‘Tis the Season: Tax Prep for U.S. Freelancers

Actual masochists excepted, I’m pretty sure that not many people like tax season. But freelancers and other self-employed people have good reason to like it even less than their W-2-employed, cubicle-dwelling neighbors. That’s because we’re taxed completely differently. For one thing, we’re taxed on our net income – that is, our gross income minus our business[…]

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Achieve Freelancing Nirvana With These Tips from Invoice2Go [Infographic]

It’s no secret that we here at Digital Inkwell are pretty stoked about freelancing. We love everything about freelancing. And why not? After all, it’s an excellent way to be your own boss and enjoy all the benefits of self-employment, without the stress of managing stuff like inventory and payroll! You can work from home,[…]

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The Joss Whedon Guide to Marketing With Storytelling

At this point, storytelling in marketing has almost become a meaningless buzzword — something everyone talks about in vague ways so much that we’re all sick of hearing it. Don’t believe me? Take a look: Yet far too many people don’t know what “storytelling in marketing” really means. Fewer still are doing it effectively. So[…]

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The Freelancer’s Guide to Back-to-School Shopping + TMNT Giveaway!

Welcome social media followers, readers, friends, and family! Before I dive into the freelance shopping guide, let’s get this giveaway business out of the way first. I’ve partnered with the kind folks over at TV Store Online to give away a brand-new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles backpack to one of my lucky readers! All you[…]

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The Top 6 Nerds You Should Know and What You Can Learn From Them About Business

There are lessons we can learn from successful nerds. After all, they’re successful because they’re doing something right. For nerds it’s more than fame – it’s business practices that stem from their passions. In this article I want to take a look at some important nerds and see just what we can learn from them[…]

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2 Essential Things You MUST HAVE to Launch a Freelance Writing Business

Getting a freelance writing business off the ground can be all-consuming. There are a lot of things you need to account for like building a portfolio of solid clips, sending out applications to freelance gigs, and maintaining a blog. You have to spend time doing your own accounting and marketing, your taxes and client research.[…]