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gig economy
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How COVID-19 Has Impacted the Gig Economy (and How Freelancers Can Pivot)

It’s hard to see any area of work and life that has been left untouched by COVID-19. This unprecedented pandemic has impacted industries and businesses of all sizes, and that includes the gig economy. In March, media like The New York Times predicted the erosion of the gig economy. However, many months later, the reality...
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How the Gig Economy is Transforming Entrepreneurship

Think about the last time you trekked across town, ordered food or looked for a place to stay in a new city. The common thread linking all three experiences is that, chances are, you used an app that relies on workers in the gig economy. The gig economy isn’t just limited to the service and...
scaling
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Scaling Your Bootstrapped Business: 3 Tips for Lean Entrepreneurs

Like most entrepreneurs, you have likely spent hundreds of hours developing skills to build your business. By the time you start turning a profit, you’re likely to spend thousands of hours and dollars trying out different business models and seeing what works for you. Many entrepreneurs who start turning a profit think that the hardest...
solopreneur
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8 Tips for the Work From Home Solopreneur

You’ve plunged into starting a solo business venture from home. Being a solopreneur is a fantastic experience for motivated individuals, but it can easily become stagnant if you aren’t careful. When everything starts piling up, you can lose sight of what drew you to your passion project in the first place, and your tools of...
side hustles
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6 Recession-Proof Side Hustles You Can Start Today to Bring in Extra Cash

With all of the economic changes underway, you’ve probably been experiencing plenty of uncertainty recently. However, there’s still hope for aspiring entrepreneurs, as the side hustle scene is alive and well. In fact, it’s thriving! If you’re interested in testing the entrepreneurial waters, consider the following recession-proof side hustles that you can start today: Become...
financial planning
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10 Best Financial Planning Habits for Freelancers and Entrepreneurs

While 48% of new freelancers view freelancing as a long-term career choice, this is only realistic if you have a long-term financial plan. While freelancing comes with advantages, such as flexibility and independence, there are also plenty of drawbacks. You’ll need to cover your own benefits, build an emergency fund and plan around inconsistent income....
profitable side hustle
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5 Profitable Side Hustle Ideas You Can Start Today

Are you looking for a way to bring in extra income with a side hustle? If so, you’re in luck. There are countless opportunities for those who are ambitious enough to take on one or more gig roles. The thing is, the sheer number of possibilities can make it hard to determine which side hustle...
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3 Ways to Protect Your Freelance Business

What does the state of freelancing look like in the U.S.? According to a report from online freelance marketplace Freelancer, freelance job openings increased over 25% between the months of April through June 2020. This study revealed that, in a COVID-19 landscape as well as post-COVID landscape, the state of work and how we work...
side hustle
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How to Turn Your Side Hustle Into a Six-Figure Business

After the Great Recession, many individuals (including myself), started doing anything they could to make extra money. I went six months without a job in 2010, and in those six months, I Googled "how to write for money" and secured my first freelance client. Even after I secured regular employment, I kept freelance writing on...
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Why Recessions Are a Good Time to Start a Side Hustle

The truth is, recessions happen, and they happen often. Since 1900, the U.S. economy has averaged one recession about every four years. They’re not so regular as to be predictable and they cause real economic damage, but they don’t halt business and entrepreneurship entirely. In fact, according to a 2009 study by Dane Stangler for...
side hustles
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Side Hustles E-Book with StartupNation Originals Video with Chris Guillebeau

StartupNation’s ultimate guide to side hustles offers key insights into everything you need to know to start a lucrative side business or freelance gig. Click HERE to download StartupNation’s FREE Side Hustles e-book! Download the FREE Side Hustles e-book to learn: 10 steps to start a side hustle (while working a full-time job) How to turn...
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How to Choose a Side Hustle That Matches Your Personality

Did you know that 43 percent of working Americans report having a side hustle? With an increase in unpredictability around job security, a lot of people are starting side hustles with the intention of turning them into full-time businesses. When starting an online side hustle, most people pursue a business model that they see others...
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How to Channel Your Skills and Find Your Best Side Hustle

Are you ready to test the waters of entrepreneurship? Start with a side hustle. Having a side hustle gives you security, reassurance, diversity of income, and most importantly, it gives you the possibility for something more than just the mindless 9 to 5. Since a side hustle is really a business at it’s core, I’m going...
freelancers
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Why Embracing Freelancers Could Be the Key to Success in the COVID-19 Era

The world as a whole is facing the most challenging time in recent history. The health and economic effects of COVID-19 caught most countries off guard. Mid-March and early April were extremely volatile, and the information on how the virus spread was oftentimes contradictory. We knew one thing for certain: staying home would save lives....
freelance clients
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How to Find and Win Your First Freelance Clients

Given the current economic climate, you may be considering starting up a freelance gig. There’s no denying that times are hard, to say the least: the International Labour Organization expects the COVID-19 pandemic to wipe out the labor equivalent of 195 million full-time workers around the world. If your job security is shaky and you...
freelancers
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How Freelancers Can Stay Afloat During Times of Crisis

Freelancers may have mastered working at home, but that doesn’t mean they have it easy right now. In a crisis like COVID-19, independent contractors are often the first to be cut. Although most freelancers are eligible for loans under the Paycheck Protection Program, the PPP can’t make up for lost work. And those who do...
Financial Operations
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How to Build Scalable Financial Operations for Your Startup

One of the most important questions faced by startups is "How do I create a scalable financial department?" It’s also one of the most difficult questions to answer because a blanket approach doesn’t exist. Every startup will face its own unique challenges. The added pressure of responding to the COVID-19 pandemic is another major consideration weighing...
freelancer webinar
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Register for StartupNation’s Webinar: How to Make a Living as a Freelancer

WEBINAR CANCELLED If your livelihood has been impacted by the COVID-19 crisis, allow Jeff and his entrepreneurial expertise to help you hone your marketable skills and make a substantial living from freelancing. In this webinar, you’ll learn how to: Develop a business plan for your freelancing operation Market your services and establish yourself as an...