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10 Things to Put in Your Freelance Contract

Contracts might seem like scary, mystifying documents, and I see many young freelancers avoid issuing and signing them. But a contract simply exists to protect you and your business by managing expectations. At this point, I wouldn’t do a project for anyone without a contract, not even friends and family. …

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Giving Yourself a Raise

I’m sure I’m the only one who is a compulsive job searcher. Even when I had a full-time job, I was always curious to see what else was out there. (It didn’t help that the only “raises” I got in teaching came from years of experience, regardless of how hard …

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Passive Income for Hard Workers: A Guide

The idea of passive income may seem outrageous to Asian Americans who are used to striving and taught that hard work is our moral duty. (Commentary withheld about the popularity of passive income among white people.)  The good – or maybe bad – news is that passive income is never …

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The Duty of Creativity

During my graduate program and my first year of teaching, I was something of an overachiever. I stubbornly wrote all of my curriculum from scratch and diligently checked all the boxes on my lesson plans. Differentiated instruction, formative assessment, IEP accommodations, spiral curriculum, layered curriculum, social and emotional learning, multiple …

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Buckets Full of Rebranding

l just finished my semi-annual business identity crisis and as a result, I both rebranded and redecorated. While l don’t recommend the large quantity of identity crisis navel-gazing l seem to do, l do suggest occasionally stepping back and asking yourself a few questions. These could apply to freelancing, traditional …