Archive for January 2018

Tips for Becoming an Independent Consultant as a Gen X Worker

If you’re considering making the transition from traditional employment to independent work as the next step in your career, you’re not alone. Many Gen X professionals have made the leap to solo work—representing 27% of the total independent workforce. Often characterized as the self-reliant generation, it is no surprise that so many choose to pursue independent…

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Women Entrepreneurs: The Pros and Cons of Working for Yourself

There are countless benefits to pursuing a career as an independent professional: the flexibility to work your own hours, the ability to pursue projects you’re passionate about, and the freedom to learn new skills, just to name a few. It’s therefore no surprise that there are nearly 41 million independent workers today, 47% of which are women. Women see…

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The Weekly Independent: January 29, 2018

Staying on top of your field means staying ahead of the biggest news stories. That’s why each week we bring you The Weekly Independent, a quick-hit digest of news of note from around the web. National Public Radio explores the rise of the contract workforce. A quick explanation of the difference between gross income and net…

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Moonlighting as a Part-Time Consultant

There are many benefits to independent consulting—flexible hours, unlimited earning potential, the freedom to choose your own clients and projects—and these benefits have made this career choice increasingly popular. In fact, our 2017 State of Independence in America study found that the independent workforce currently stands at nearly 41 million people. However, not everyone who is drawn…

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The Weekly Independent: January 22, 2018

Staying on top of your field means staying ahead of the biggest news stories. That’s why each week we bring you The Weekly Independent, a quick-hit digest of news of note from around the web. Entrepreneur explores why startups should think about outsourcing work to freelancers. Follow these four tips to determine how much money you…

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How to Create an Invoice as an Independent Contractor: 6 Tips

Tracking and billing time is an important task as an independent contractor. And whatever billing method you choose, you’ll want to present a reputable, professional invoice to your clients. Follow these five tips to present a clean, professional invoice to your clients. 1. Establish a Billing Policy Creating billing policies and procedures for your business is…

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The Million-Dollar, One-Person Business

The rise of one-million-dollar, one-person businesses in the past five years is the biggest trend in employment today, offering the widest range of people the most ways to earn a living while having the lifestyles they want. In The Million-Dollar, One-Person Business, Elaine Pofeldt outlines the pathways to joining this entrepreneurial movement, synthesizing advice from hundreds…

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