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Starting Out

What is Freelance Consulting?

Companies and executives worldwide are noticing the perks of freelance consulting more than ever before. “80% of top executives we surveyed expect constant or increasing demand for freelance consultants,” says David Kipper of Expertpowerhouse.

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Guide

You're Only as S.M.A.R.T. as Your Goals

With clients, your own business, and admin tasks all vying for your attention, it’s easy to lose sight of the big picture. Your S.M.A.R.T. goals, mini-goals, and actions help you focus on what matters most, and give you a plan to achieve the freelance future you want. If you consistently work on your goals, you can build a stable, successful freelance business.

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Miscellaneous

Working Yourself Out Of A Job

Last week, we talked to Nick Jones about the importance of social media and how it played such a large part in getting new clients and contracts (you can read that here). This week, we connected with Mylance member and Leadership Development and Career Fulfillment Coach, Kelly Snodgrass, about working yourself out of a contract.

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Starting Out

The Proof: Why Freelancers Need Social Media

Short answer: No, there are many ways that freelancers and small business owners can grow their business. Long answer: With consistency and dedication, social media platforms are the perfect way to carve out your niche and cultivate your audience, amplify your work, and attract new clients.

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Starting Out

What should I consider when thinking about Freelance Consulting?

Freelancing means starting your own business, which comes with bookkeeping, taxes, and finding your own health insurance, and working through your personal finances in a more robust way.

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Guide

Top Three Steps for Honing your Niche

This downloadable guide gives you a comprehensive view into how to hone your niche, nail your pitch, and jumpstart your consulting business.

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Member Spotlight

TJ Blease

TJ Blease is a graduate of our Bootcamp, and a freelance consultant with expertise in marketing and brand business development, specifically within the technology, media, and entertainment industries.

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Taxes

Three Ways Your Taxes Will Change as a Freelance Consultant

Now that you’re a full-blown freelancer, your taxes are going to look a little different, and it’s important to know how.

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Miscellaneous

The State of Freelance Consulting

We’ve done the research so you don’t have to. The world is changing as a result of COVID-19, and it impacts your professional life.

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Guide

The First Thing You Should Do to Jumpstart Your Consulting Business

Now more than ever, companies have a stronger demand for talented consultants. That's where you come in. Use your experience to work part-time, add real value, and make money to support yourself.

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Taxes

Tax Tips for Maintaining your Freelance Consulting Business

We asked our Head of Accounting, Joe Davis to cover tax tips for maintaining your business, once it is launched.

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Starting Out

Seven Things I Wish I Knew Before my First Freelance Consulting Gig

We had the pleasure of sitting down with Nick Maugeri to learn more about his background and key takeaways when becoming a freelance consultant. Here’s what we learned.

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Guide

New Year, New Career: A guide to launching your freelance career in 2021

The start of a new year can be a time of reflection for many. You may be considering what goals or changes you hope to make in 2021, and often that includes your professional goals and work life.

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Miscellaneous

Mylance welcomes Austin Bauer as Director of Coaching

Last month, we welcomed Austin Bauer to the Mylance team as Director of Coaching. We sat down with Austin to learn more about his background and tips for freelance consulting success.

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Starting Out

My First Client Earned Me $20k / Month in 25 Hours per Week

If you have good experience and a unique value-add, you can work part-time on a contract basis. Here's a story about my first project in Operations, and made over $20,000 per month.

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Member Spotlight

Jennifer Gerhard

She is now working with FOUR clients on a monthly basis and is on-track to match her full-time salary later this month/early next!

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Miscellaneous

January Bootcamp Recap: Common themes and key takeaways

Our January 2021 Bootcamp cohort was our most global yet. We had participants from all over the world – from Los Angeles, to Nashville, to Austria, to Tel Aviv – representing a range of industries.

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Taxes

No Longer Worry about Taxes for Your Freelance Business

It pays to keep track of your taxes throughout the year, not just in April. But as you also know, that’s easier said than done, especially when you’re crushing it as a new freelancer.

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Starting Out

How to prepare for your first client call as a freelance consultant

Closing your first client is always the hardest, and the good news is it gets dramatically easier. We’ve outlined a list of five actions you can take to make sure you’re set up for success.

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Miscellaneous

How Our CEO got his biggest consulting project: $34,800 per month

How our CEO learned to test the waters and got a $34,800 project for one month

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Guide

How a well-written proposal can win you a $20k project

Once you’ve had an intro call or two with a potential client, you’ll want to follow-up with a proposal they can react to. Follow this guide to learn how build a well-written proposal.

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Starting Out

How a random conversation turned into a high-value client

‍You never know who you'll meet or how a conversation will go. This is a story about how a random conversation, not a sales pitch, turned into a client.

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Starting Out

Freelance Consulting 101 - 9 Important Considerations

Working on your own and for yourself can be amazing. But, working for yourself comes with a set of challenges as well. Here are a few things to consider before you sign with your first client.

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Guide

Four ways to use your niche, align with clients, and close high-paying gigs

Learning these techniques will help you get started on the right foot when starting your consulting journey.

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Miscellaneous

Five Freelance Consulting Trends of 2021

As a company that empowers individuals to work for themselves, we’re constantly asked, “How is the market for consulting trending?” So, we compiled our top five freelance consulting trends for 2021!

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Guide

Do I need an LLC for my consulting work?

You don’t need one, but we recommend one. Why? As an independent consultant, you’re now running your own business; if something were to go wrong, you would personally be liable.

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Guide

Creating a Well-Written Proposal [Downloadable Guide]

Whether you're just starting out or you're a seasoned freelance consultant, creating a well-written proposal is essential to landing your next role.

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Miscellaneous

Combating Imposter Syndrome in Freelance Consulting

Doubting yourself can be second nature to most people. Hear from executive coach Kristen Esquivias, PCC, CPCC about how to combat feelings of imposter syndrome.

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Member Spotlight

Anyi Weng

Anyi went through our July bootcamp after working at Uber. Read her story about how she went from full-time to freelance in under a month!

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Member Spotlight

Andrew Mang

Andrew Mang is a graduate of our September Bootcamp. His consulting areas of specialty are in strategic growth management, partnership relationship development, and navigating business situations.

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Taxes

10 Things to Know When Establishing an LLC

As a freelance consultant, there are hundreds of behind-the-scenes decisions that must be made to ensure your business is successful.

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