Freelance doesn’t mean free or cheap. #FreelanceIsntFree

I am pretty sure I have written about this topic already. However, the Freelancers Union has launched a campaign to pass legislation that will offer freelancers some of the same protection regular workers receive. If you visit their website, you can read more about the campaign. I myself have been approached by other business owners who want me to do work for free. This happened just last week! Here are some tips I have to avoid falling into this trap.

Insist on partial payment up front.

The Power Of Promises: Learn How To Keep Promises You Make To Yourself

From time to time small business owners like to reflect on the past. Some do it during holidays. Some do it on their birthday. Some do it on the anniversary of when they opened their business. Some small business owners like to set new goals when they are reflecting on the past.

Here are some of the goals or promises that people make to themselves. “I’m going to make the new year my best year ever”, “I’m finally going back to school to get my degree.” “I’m not going to work so hard”, “I’m going to finally get my health back.” “This is the year to pay off my debt.”

Small Business Owners-Don’t ever give up.

I decided to simply write a motivational piece today. It’s really simple. Don’t give up. I know sometimes we set lofty goals for ourselves. Sometimes life gets in the way and we miss deadlines we have set for ourselves. It is easy to get down in the dumps when this happens. Don’t give up! You never know who you are helping. Many people won’t come forward and tell you how much what you are doing means to them. I have seen too many instances of this happen. I’ll be ready to pull the plug on something and right when I am ready to pull the plug, something wonderful happens. So that’s my simple message for today. Don’t quit.

Book Review: Fearless Woman Born To Give Thanks

Many women find themselves in an abusive relationship. Some women feel trapped. Some women feel like they don’t have a way out. Unfortunately some women die at the hands of their abuser. This book is the true story of one woman’s determination to survive. This book, Fearless Woman Born To Give Thanks, is a gut-wrenching account of domestic violence. I read this book in one sitting. I know the author personally and I would never have guessed that she had been through such an ordeal. You can purchase a copy of the book by clicking on the image below (affiliate link).

A guide about car insurance for small business owners.

I know car insurance isn’t something you want to spend time thinking about. As a small business owner, you have so many other things on your plate. However, car insurance is something important that you shouldn’t put off or wait until the last minute to think about. Here are some things you should know about buying car insurance.

Whether you’re buying clothing or shopping for car insurance, you always want to get the best value for your money. So, what’s the secret to finding reliable, affordable car insurance?

5 Basic Facts About Health Insurance Policies For Self Employed People To Know About

When you run your own business, you become responsible for things you employer would normally take care of. Insurance is one of those things. This article will give you some facts about health insurance.

1. Does your plan cover you on and off the job?

Many health insurance plans have specific exclusions that eliminate your benefits for anything that could have been covered under Workers Compensation or similar laws. Now read that last sentence again.

That is correct. Most self employed people and even some small business owners do not carry Workers Comp on themselves.

Book Publishing Post #5 – Marketing Your Book

I hope you have enjoyed this book publishing series. This is the last post in this series. If you missed any of the other posts, click on the title of the post to get to them.
Book Publishing Post #4

Book Publishing Post #3

Book Publishing Post #2

Book Publishing Post #1

You’’ve spent your time, energy, and attention creating a book. You’ve worked hard to write the content. You’’ve created a professional-looking book cover. You’ve chosen your category, written a description and are ready to publish your book. But, you’re not done yet.

Sponsored Post: You! Drugstore and pharmaceutical industry’s new approach

First pharmacies had very important social function. They provided much needed medicines for sick and old thus prolonging life expectancy and keeping workers in shape. Like many other institutions, they slowly evolved under the pressure of capitalism and now, they are stores like any other. However, even though they are commercial, they still play an important role. Unfortunately, because of the constant search for higher profit, this role has been twisted in last couple of decades.

Book Publishing Post #4: Writers: Don’t Forget About The Importance Of Editing

Book Publishing Post #4So you’ve finished creating your masterpiece. That’s fabulous. You may think that all you have to do now is upload your book to the Kindle marketplace and start promoting. That’s not 100% true. You still have to edit your work.

One of the biggest mistakes an author can make is to publish a book they have edited themselves. Sounds harsh, but it is true. It is essential to hire an editor for your book so that you get the results that you want.

Your Reputation Is At Stake

Book Publishing Post #3: Writing A Book? Here Are Some Pre-Publishing Decisions You Need to Make.

book publishing3Before you publish your book there are a number of important decisions to make. Many writers focus the vast majority of their attention on the inside of their book, the content. And of course that’s important. However, the other components of a book are also important. We’re talking about things like pricing, the title of your book and more. These decisions impact sales.

What Are You Going To Call Your Book?