It’s hard to ignore the chatter in the exploding world of freelancing, as more people than ever before quit their 9-to-5s to join the ranks of independent contractors working in a freelancing role. It makes sense when you think about it: freelancing is lucrative, it offers personal freedom to travel and work from anywhere, and it comes with the potential to scale any freelancing profile into a full-fledged business.

The success stories are out there, and they are increasing in prevalence. But, all of these success stories tend to have a similar theme: it took the freelancer, typically, a few…


Every single day, I wake up, go on my TikTok, Instagram, and Facebook, and mull over comments left on my videos stating, “I really want to do what you do, but I am afraid to post to social media.” It’s become some sort of a mental phenomenon that I see stop thousands of people from reaching their true potential to become an entrepreneur. Their desire is there, but they can’t get over this paranoia of ‘putting themselves out there’ when it comes to the internet.

This can be due to a variety of reasons: they are afraid there are stalkers…


It’s no secret that freelancing has a lot of use cases and applicable features in 2021. Major freelancing sites are helping students work off student loan debt in college, professional adults transition from one job to another, and teens explore different skills they can sell in open marketplaces. The sky is the limit when it comes to this kind of decentralized working arrangement, which is why it should come as no surprise that active duty service members in the U.S. military are leveraging freelancing sites for their own version of the side hustle.

Designed to be the kind of job…


I downloaded TikTok at the end of 2019 to see what all the hype was about. Gary Vaynerchuk had been peddling the app pretty intensely on Instagram, telling everyone it’s the next best thing. I figured if Gary V is a fan, then it has to be something special.

I used the app here and there for a few weeks. I couldn’t quite get into it. I found it entertaining, but I also found some of the videos to be too exaggerated to get views/likes. …


Will restaurants and bars make a comeback after the coronavirus pandemic?

As we head into week 4 of social distancing in the United States, there’s no doubt certain industries are being hit hard — or arguably obliterated beyond repair — in our country right now. One of those industries in the food service industry, specifically restaurants, food stands, bars, and clubs. Without foot traffic, they’re virtually dead, grasping at any kind of food delivery structure they can find right now.

I don’t know about you, but it breaks my heart. There’s nothing better than stepping foot inside a restaurant that…


While everyone is glued to their TVs and smartphones, lapping up every last piece of negative economic information spewed by media sources that make money off of site impressions each time you tap on one of their clickbait headlines, there are once-in-a-generation shifts happening at the small business level in our economy right now.

What these small businesses do, change, and adopt during this incredibly fragile economic time in America’s history is important. How important? Well, considering 99.7% of U.S. employer firms are small businesses — and since 1995, small businesses have been responsible for creating two out of every…


It seemed like a fantasy of the future not too long ago when cartoons and TV shows poked fun at using robots for daily human support. There was Karen, Plankton’s computer wife on Spongebob, the Jetsons, My Life As A Teenage Robot, and so many others throughout the last 30 years. Though we don’t quite have teenager robots floating around our streets yet, we do have the creation of chatbots for human-to-robot conversational interaction on a business or brand’s behalf.

What is a chatbot?

A chatbot is an artificial intelligence system that interacts with humans over an Internet-based text chat…


Sure, you know at this point that your business needs social media, consistent posting, and proper spelling and grammar, but have you ever considered the bad social media management habits you may be channeling into your daily posting? Social media is an art form of its own, and as such, has many ways for you to help, and hurt, your business in the process.

Here are 5 bad social media habits you should DEFINITELY drop this year:

1. Not engaging your followers

If you’re going to spend all this time developing social media content and posting it, then you better…

Alexandra Fasulo

Alex Fasulo is a Fiverr millionaire, full-time freelance writer, freelancing thought leader, and host of the Freelance Fairytales Podcast.

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