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Building an Agency: Find Clients or Hire Freelancers First?

If you're seriously considering owning a content agency, one of the first things you have to address is a conundrum. Should you find clients or hire freelancers first? It's a real concern to ponder. It's a chicken or egg thing and how I did things is not necessarily the way to do it. Although things…
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So You Want to Be an Agency Owner

Something I'm frequently asked about is how to become an agency owner. It seems a natural progression to go from a freelance force of one to managing a team of freelancers, doesn't it? Well, actually no. They're extremely different and not every freelancer is built to be an agency owner—and vice versa. For some it…
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Freelancing in the Age of Social Justice

I was 13 years old when the movie Hair was released and the first time I heard the song "Easy to Be Hard." I was in high school and well on my way to becoming I am now. Raised by two socialists, I was political from my first breath. Some call us bleeding hearts, as…
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What Should Freelancer Writers Charge?

When I started freelancing in 2009, I remember reading about all the predictions. Forbes shouted, "By the year 2020 more than half of U.S. workers will be freelancing!" Other predictions centered around the global gig economy, where the numbers were supposed to be around 35 percent. As it turns out, Forbes was wrong. By this…
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