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The School For Freelancers blog is dedicated to bringing you and the freelancing community tips, tricks, guides, and insights to help you learn about the ins and outs of a freelance career. It is our hope that we can save you time, money, effort, and energy by teaching you how to best manage your freelance career so you can spend less time cleaning up after making mistakes and more time focusing on your craft. We are continuing to update our content and we are building a strong resource for you, but if there is anything you would like us to cover that we have not, feel free to contact us.

How to Become a Freelance Journalist in 6 Easy Steps

Newsrooms across the country are struggling to stay afloat. This has been a universal truth since even before the coronavirus pandemic. If you want to be a journalist, you may be wondering how to become a freelance journalist. Freelancing gives you the flexibility to write what you want for who you want on

Freelance Bookkeeping 101 to Start Your Successful Freelance Career

If you want to start a successful freelance career, one of the biggest barriers is handling your income. According to a TD Bank survey, almost half of 508 respondents admitted that bookkeeping is their least favorite task. However, it's important to remember that bookkeeping isn't as scary as

4 Best Freelance Jobs to Consider for Beginners

Are you looking to enter the exciting world of freelance work but not quite sure what you want to do?Some freelancers want to have more time at home for their families and children, while others crave the lifestyle of the digital nomad. Whatever your reasoning, we want to

A Beginner’s Guide to Getting Freelance Transcription Jobs

Working from home or on a trip around the world. Waking up and working whenever you want. Doesn't the freedom of freelancing sound amazing? It can be great, but you need to know how to get freelance transcription jobs. Transcribing is a great first freelance gig, but

The Complete Guide on Developing Effective Freelance Contracts

Many people start freelancing for the freedom the work provides. Now, freelancing does have some risks, but freelance contracts can protect you from some of those issues. If you want to work for yourself, you need to flush out how you plan to do the work, and a contract

A Crash Course in Personal Branding for Freelancers

Are you venturing into the world of freelancing? If so, welcome! Freelancing can be an incredibly rewarding career that gives you the ability to do what you love while setting your own schedule. But if you're interested in actually making a good amount of money, you might be a

5 Factors to Consider When Choosing Health Insurance for Freelancers

As a freelancer, you will not have access to the same employer-provided health insurance schemes that salaried workers have. That's why choosing health insurance options that work for you is crucial. As of 2018, there were more than 56.7 million freelancers in the United States, a figure that has

How to File Taxes as a Freelancer

Did you know that becoming a freelancer means filing your own taxes? When you're at a company, taxes are easy. Your employer gives you a W2 once a year, which you then use to fill out your tax forms and (hopefully) get a return. The employer takes

How to Become a Freelance Model

Has anyone ever told you that you could be a model? Sure, you were flattered, but how do you get into this career for real? Saying you could be a model is different from being a model. While you can try to model for an agency, some people prefer the life

What Is Freelancing? Everything You Should Know

Did you know that there's an exciting new career out there waiting for you? At this point, you might be scratching your head. How could we possibly know that? Of course, every person is a little bit different, but ask yourself this: have you ever wished you

The Many Pros and Cons of Freelancing

What is your talent? What are you good at? Chances are, if you're working a job that you love but you don't love having a boss, you can do it freelance. Whether you're a makeup artist or a photographer, working for yourself definitely has its perks. At

Your Official Guide to Freelance Writing Niches

Are you looking for an in-depth, overly-technical, and intimidatingly comprehensive guide on freelance writing niches? We hope not because that is not what we posted here today. We know how overwhelming freelance writing work can be. It's literally you against the world. More specifically, every business in the world

The Best Freelancing Websites to Kick-Start Your Online Career

Becoming a freelancer is an exciting endeavor. With about 4.7 million jobs today, you sure are spoilt for choice. The best thing is you can choose the clients you want to work with. Some jobs even give you the flexibility to choose your own hours. Also, you

The Best Books For Freelancers: Feed Your Mind

The best books for freelancers can save you thousands of dollars and hours. The best way to get started as a freelancer is to learn from the best that have already been down the road you are about to travel (or are already traveling). We have put

Fastest Way To Become A Freelance Digital Marketer

Digital marketing is a booming field and has been for some time now. Agencies of all sizes have been popping up and growing over the years, and time and time again, many of their employees will end up heading out on their own to freelance rather than

Freelance Designer 101: How to Become a Freelance Logo Designer

Did you know that if a company uses a colored logo design, there's an 80% increase in brand recognition? Most people look at logos and think it doesn't take much to design one. That can be true, but when it comes to a memorable design, then you can bet lots of