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How to Increase Your Freelance Prices

Price increases are a normal part of doing business. Whether you need to raise prices to adjust to inflation or you want to offer an upgraded product, few businesses continue to offer the same price for an extended period of time and stagnant prices can kill a business. Customers are typically understanding of a price increase […]

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Freelancers: Don’t Miss This Key Deadline for W-2s and 1099s

If you have ever been employed, you are likely familiar with the W-2 tax form (a.k.a. the IRS “Wage and Tax Statement”).  An employer must send a copy of this form to their employee and one to the IRS to report wages paid and the total tax withheld from those wages. If you have been […]

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Is an S-Corp Entity Right for Your Freelance Business?

The end of the year is the perfect time to make a change to your business structure because doing so can afford you additional tax advantages in the coming year. While there are several business entity structures you can use for a freelance business, the S-corporation (S-corp) is worth considering. S-Corps 101 S-corps, which are […]

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From the Frequently Asked File...Answers to Tax Questions Every Freelancer Needs to Know

Savvy freelancers know that proper tax planning can provide significant financial benefits that contribute to business growth. In this spirit, take note of these answers to frequently asked tax questions which can help to position your business for success: 1. Should I use a software system to track my freelance finances? Yes. Managing your tax […]

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How to Make More Money By Changing The Way You Charge

We're delighted to share with you the following post by  guest blogger and award-winning freelance copywriter Mike Gluck, author of 40 Freelancing Secrets: Get Work. Get Paid. Have Fun. When you're a freelancer, you decide how much to charge your clients. It's one of the best parts of the job — but it can also […]

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Tips to Help You Craft the Perfect Freelance Pricing Strategy

As a freelancer, it can be hard to develop an effective pricing strategy. When you’re just getting started, it’s tempting to set a low rate because you’re not sure what to charge and you don’t want to miss the opportunity to be hired. On the other hand, you may start with a high hourly rate, […]

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Ready to Start Full-Time Freelancing in 2017? Check Off this List Before You Go Rogue!

If you keep thinking that “now’s the time” to give up your day job and follow your freelance dream on a full-time basis, it’s definitely worth giving these thoughts serious consideration. However, reality needs to play a central part in your decision, in order to increase your chances of financial success. So if you’re teetering […]

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Heads Up! Tax Deadlines—They Are A Changin’ in 2017

Do you remember what you were doing on July 31, 2015? It’s very likely that you don’t. So it’s even more likely that you don’t remember what President Obama was doing that day either. (Hint: He signed the highway funding extension bill into law.) Why are we bringing this up? Because the bill included many […]

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NYC Freelancers - Sign the Freelance Isn't Free Petition Now!

Our friends at Freelancer's Union have some important news for us to share with you, so we are passing it along in this post. The Freelance Isn’t Free Act is first-of-its-kind legislation that would protect freelance workers in New York City against client nonpayment. With majority support in City Council, the legislation is poised to […]

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Start Spreading the News…New York State Expands Tax Credit for Musical Productions

New York City has long been recognized as the epicenter for American musical productions, however, legislators recently passed a bill to support the growth of this industry in other parts of New York State as well. Known as the Empire State Music Production Tax Credit, this law  encourages music and theatrical production companies to conduct […]

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