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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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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Freelance Writing Rates: A Guide To Help You Set Prices In 2015

Freelance Writing Rates: A Guide To Help You Set Fair Prices in 2015

Freelance Writing Rates: A Guide To Help You Set Fair Prices in 2015

As we kick off 2015, it’s a good time to take a look at what’s ahead. Content marketing has become the go-to marketing tool for brands big and small, and it looks like that trend will only increase in the coming year.

As demand increases, so does the need for freelance writers. To help you plan for the year ahead, we reviewed the increasing demand for content, looked at the size of the freelance writing pool and tried to answer the age-old question: how much should you pay a freelance writer?

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Content Marketing: Why It Isn’t Forbidden Territory For Journalists

Content Marketing Isn't Forbidden Territory

Content Marketing Isn't Forbidden TerritoryAnother paper folds. Another round of layoffs. Another year without a raise. No matter how much journalists love their jobs, the state of the industry can be trying. It’s why so many freelancers have ended up behind closed doors, battling moral conundrums as they scout better-paying gigs over in the marketing world.

Content marketing is a step removed from traditional marketing. Rather than simply putting out a display ad and hoping customers bite, companies are creating and publishing content that has real value for the consumer. Whether it’s a weight loss company that puts out a magazine or a car company that runs a blog about the industry, the content is meant to attract new customers and keep them coming back for more.

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Make Conducting Professional Interviews Easy With These Free (Or Cheap) Tools

Interview Tools

Interview ToolsWhether interviews are your bread-and-butter or you simply grit your teeth and bear them, they are an inevitable part of every freelance writer’s life. But these tools can help you streamline the interview process so you can get back to doing what you do best — writing your piece.

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