5 Tax Breaks Every Creator Should Know Before Filing 2014 Taxes

5 Tax Breaks Every Freelancer Should Know Before Filing 2014 Taxes

5 Tax Breaks Every Freelancer Should Know Before Filing 2014 TaxesFor creators, tax time means a slew of 1099s, mileage records, crumpled travel receipts and a stack of credit card statements. Unlike your 9-5 working, W-2 filing counterparts, freelancer taxes aren’t quite as simple. Not to worry. As you gather your tax documents this season, we have a few tips to make sure you keep more money in your pocket. We asked CPA Gabe Lumby to point out deductions that every creator should be aware of.

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Ebyline Is Pleased To Announce Its Acquisition By IZEA

Bill Momary, Ebyline CEO

We are very pleased to announce that a definitive agreement document has been signed that will move forward activities to transition Ebyline into IZEA. What does this mean? Quite simply that IZEA is acquiring Ebyline to expand on the services and marketplace we currently offer you – our clients.

Bill Momary, Ebyline CEO

Bill Momary, Ebyline CEO

IZEA is a leader in social sponsorship, and has a network of more than 250,000 content creators, ranging from celebrities and professional athletes, to YouTube stars and vertical influencers. Together with IZEA, we will come together to create one of the largest online marketplaces for brands and creators to converge and create compelling content. This partnership will give us the ability to offer the highest-quality content creation to our customers, combined with the ability to reach billions of fans and followers via social media channels such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram.

After a very deliberative planning process, it is indisputable that in order to meet our growth objectives, we need to partner with an excellent organization; IZEA is clearly that organization.  Joining forces with IZEA gives us the ability to power editorial workflow and content marketing in an expanded capacity. On the editorial side, the new organization will give us the resources needed to offer additional features and system upgrades to meet market demands. On the advertising side, your campaigns, projects and content marketing programs will be elevated to the next level, literally.

Over the course of the next year, we will slowly move our technology onto the IZEA platform. Until then, our operations will continue as they have been since the company’s inception back in 2009. Furthermore, both myself and co-founder Allen Narcisse will assume executive positions on the IZEA Leadership Team and stay intimately close to our Ebyline customers.

As always, we are available should you have any immediate questions. We will continue to keep you updated as we continue through this process.

We thank you for your support and your willingness to go on this journey together. But most importantly, we thank you for your continued commitment to our company each and every day.

Thanks,

Bill

Social Sponsorship Pioneer IZEA Acquires Ebyline

IZEA Acquires Ebyline

IZEA Acquires EbylineEbyline is thrilled to announce its acquisition by social sponsorship pioneer IZEA. Read the full press release below!

Orlando, Florida and Los Angeles, California (January 29, 2014) – IZEA, Inc. (OTCQB: IZEA), the leader in Social Sponsorship, today announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Ebyline, Inc. in a stock purchase. Ebyline is the premier marketplace for the creation of high-quality content for publishers and brands. The acquisition expands IZEA’s services by offering clients a content marketing solution for the production of blog posts, photos, videos and infographics independent of social media distribution.

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Wondering What To Pay An Editor In 2015? Use This Cheat Sheet

Wondering What to Pay an Editor in 2015? Use This Cheat Sheet

Wondering What to Pay an Editor in 2015? Use This Cheat SheetIf you’re looking to hire an editor this year, especially for freelance work, it’s helpful to know how much money you should expect to put down. Digging around online for pay scales will return plenty of sites that give you the “rates depend on services” spiel. While it is absolutely true that pay does depend on the level of services that you need, we wanted to break through the clutter and actually provide rates you can use.

We wrote a similar post on freelance writing rates, so we thought we’d do the same for editors.

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Guest Blogging May Make A Comeback In 2015

Guest Blogging In 2015

Guest Blogging In 2015You may have read headlines that say guest blogging is dead, but in 2015 some marketers say this tool will be resurrected. If this marketing strategy does come back to life this year, though, expect to see a fair number of changes.

Lisa Chu, who owns a children’s formal clothing brand named Black N Bianco, has morphed traditional guest blogging into a viable marketing strategy for her small business. Chu, along with other marketers, believes guest blogging will evolve this year.

Before getting into specifics, it’s worth looking at what guest blogging was in its heyday and how it all fell apart. With that background, we can start to form expectations for its upcoming evolution.

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