Starting a consulting business? You’re in the right place.

If you’re new to the world of freelance and project-based work, or are looking to explore new horizons in your professional development, these articles and simple how-to guides will give you the information you need to “push go” and get yourself on the map.

We know starting fresh as a consultant or solo professional can have many challenges — we’ve done it ourselves and we’re here to help. You’ll also find straightforward explainers on important subjects like freelance tax code, insurance, and business planning.

Starting a consulting business doesn’t have to be a headache — take it step by step with the 1099 crew.

Getting the Freelance Rate You Deserve

Getting the Freelance Rate You Deserve

Setting your freelance rate is at the core of building a freelance business. It hinges on knowing your market, your customer's needs, the solution you provide and the value of that solution. Too many consultants and freelancers are messing around with very low pay....

Establish Yourself and Get Jobs on Upwork

Establish Yourself and Get Jobs on Upwork

We recently covered the best job websites for freelancers and gig economy workers and weighed their individual strengths and weaknesses. Now we’re providing a tutorial for getting jobs on one of the biggest freelance marketplaces available online. This guidance will...

Self Promotion 101 for Shy Freelancers

Self Promotion 101 for Shy Freelancers

Thanks to the blogosphere and TED Talks (Susan Cain’s The Power of Introverts is the one everyone knows) we introverts no longer need to apologize for or excuse particular social preferences to society at large. Unsurprisingly, introverts account for a vast portion of...

When Do I Begin Freelancing Full-Time?

When Do I Begin Freelancing Full-Time?

Have you been day-dreaming about quitting your full-time job and making the leap to freelance? It’s a huge temptation for many of us and could be the right move. However, you first need to consider some crucial factors before doubling down on your side-hustle. One of...