And passion isn’t one of them

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The confidence to ask, and the value you add

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  • Develop your writing and prove your experience in an in-demand niche.
  • Create and publish portfolio samples that demonstrate expertise and show clients what they can expect.
  • Move to per-project writing rates for transparency.
  • Demonstrate reliability and professionalism throughout your dealings with clients.
  • Understanding your client, their ability and desire…


Details of our freelance revenue, expenses, profits, and more from 2020, and the impact of COVID

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  • Share our business finances transparently, straight from our bookkeeping and tax returns.
  • Show that small businesses can create a reasonable income, even tiny ones like ours!
  • Inspire other people that you really can make money working for yourself, although it’s not the easiest thing.
  • Explain our challenges and plans, because…


FREELANCE TAX GUIDE

Understand how to capture the money coming into and going out of your business and what that means for your freelance taxes

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  • Freelance revenue: The money that’s coming into your freelance business.
  • Freelance expenses: The money you…

FREELANCE TAX GUIDE

See questions and answers to help you understand the basics of accounting and taxes

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  • Accountants and bookkeeping —types of accounting, an explanation of bookkeeping, accounting reports.
  • Filing freelance taxes — the tax filing process, types of taxes you’ll need to pay, and filing for yourself.
  • Revenues, expenses, and profits —money coming into, going out of, and staying in your freelance business.
  • Freelance statuses —self-employment, pass-through income, and business structures.

FREELANCE TAX GUIDE

Explore sole-proprietors, LLCs, Partnerships, and Corporations, and what they mean for freelance taxes

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FREELANCE TAX GUIDE

Use this freelance-focused expense list to make sure you’re claiming all the expenses you can

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FREELANCE TAX GUIDE

How, when, and why freelancers need to file a Form W-9

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These guides only contain general information and are not a substitute for professional advice or official sources


FREELANCE TAX GUIDE

Become a master of balancing your bank account and exist in a state of perpetual calm

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FREELANCE TAX GUIDE

Discover how a business bank account, EIN, bookkeeping system, and more can help

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Paul Maplesden

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