Deposits and What Beyonce Can Teach Us About Doing Business

If you’re self-employed or an independent contractor, you’ve probably had a lot of thoughts regarding deposits: “Should I or should I not ask for deposits?” “Is it rude to ask for a deposit?” “Why do contractors ask for deposits?” To answer these questions about deposits, I turn to Beyonce’s 2008 hit song, “Single Ladies” (see… Read more Deposits and What Beyonce Can Teach Us About Doing Business

Destructive Criticism Can Be Good for You

A friend of mine told me that my blog did not have enough personal input from me. To remedy that, I’d like to share something that really affected me personally when I first started in 2012. Several months into my new career, I got some destructive criticism via email: email: JohnAsmith@hotmail.cmo message: Seriously your website is… Read more Destructive Criticism Can Be Good for You

Learn to Say “No” to Your Clients

Author’s Note: This is a re-post of  a note that I wrote on Facebook on April 2012, shortly after I started working as a freelance web designer. If there’s one truth in economics that translates completely to life, it is the fact that something has value because it’s finite. Whether it’s air, fresh water, or… Read more Learn to Say “No” to Your Clients

2 Easy Ways to Track Your Personal Expenses

Author’s Note: This is an entry that I wrote in response to a question on Quora.com: How do I keep track of my personal expenses simply? 2 ways: make an expense log or use your credit card statement. You don’t need software or an online service to track expenses. Here are 2 very practical ways for… Read more 2 Easy Ways to Track Your Personal Expenses