Author: LeannaJ

Eco-friendly luxury hacks for all you style-conscious entreps

The thing I love most about living simply is that it solves two big problems in our world today: overspending and unnecessary pollution. By buying less stuff, relying more on DIY and repurposing current resources in innovative ways, we are making the best possible use of our world…and our wallets! Who says being eco-friendly has to be expensive? This article from Best Kept Self, a great resource for health and self care -their tagline is literally “self-help for the self-employed”-, gives us some great tips…and all in a cool infographic! Check it out (and stay tuned for some of...

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Personal finance…Jane Austen style

(This post is NOT sponsored by the original owner of the article below, but it may contain affiliate links) For a more light-hearted take on living a simple life, I highly recommend “Jane Austen’s Guide to Thrift”, which sits in pride of place on my bookshelf. As with so many of my greatest finds, I came across it at the library in my many searches for good resources. It took only a few moments of skimming to tell that I had found what I wanted and the very next day, it was on my Amazon wish list. “Jane Austen’s...

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Passive income ideas from an expert

Researching passive income ideas is kind of a hobby of mine. I’m always curious to know how other people make money, and if it would work for me. Whether it’s starting a blog, investing in the right opportunity, or building up pennies in a jar, utilizing multiple ideas to supplement your income is a very entrepreneurial mindset. This lengthy article from Real Passive Income provides a good foundation for those who are new to the idea, and also gives a lot of in-depth information on some of the more “obvious” choices (like how exactly to monetize that blog!).  ...

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How to take a freelancer’s holiday

(This post is NOT sponsored by the original owner of the article below, but it may contain affiliate links) One of my favorite old-fashioned terms is “busman’s holiday”. According to Urban Dictionary, the term comes from the 1800s, where bus drivers would end up taking a bus when they went on vacation. Whether it’s practicing our art, generating leads or communicating with clients, freelancers find it hard to avoid the “working holiday”. If pressed, we’ll cry poor, and claim we’re too busy to switch off for a few days. No longer! Sara Horowitz, founder of the Freelancer’s Union, gives...

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Negotiating a fair rate for independent work

This is a problem we all deal with, am I right? No matter what type of freelance or independent work you do, charging a fair price and learning to negotiate with potential clients are invaluable skills for your business. And your bank account! I’m primarily a writer, so it took a bit of extra research to find pricing guides for freelance work in general. The article below is targeted towards journalists, but the principles of pricing can be applied to every freelance career, and it also provides some further great resources for creatives. What's a fair rate? Pay rates...

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