John Arthur is a contributor for AND CO. Beyond writing, he is passionate about music and is a member of the band, The Deafening Colors.
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The Importance of a Freelancer’s E-Signature


With the passing of the E-Sign Act in 2000, e-signatures were given essentially the same legal stature as pen and ink signatures. Ever since, more and more companies have been offering e-signature services. Now, in 2016, e-signatures are extremely common—and freelancers in particular should be happy about this for a number of reasons. One reason ...

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8 Freelance Invoicing Errors You Need to Avoid


When you become a freelancer, you become a one-person business—not only are you responsible for creating great work for your clients, but also with all of the business communications, including the one that is most important for anyone who wants to continue to be able to pay their rent—invoicing. It’s not the most fun part ...

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The Importance of Balancing Income and Expenses


Managing money, for a freelancer, can be messy. When I first started, fresh out of college, living with five roommates in a three-bedroom apartment and paying the rent with a string of freelance journalism assignments, I made a lot of mistakes. It’s probably not surprising: I dove right in with the reckless abandon that comes ...

Advice on How to Live Your Most Successful Freelance Life

October 10, 2016 LIFESTYLE

A busy freelancer spends a lot of time by herself, but we freelancers also have a lot to learn from one another. That’s why we took some time to talk to freelancers Carol D’Annunzio and Katie Lane. Both had important things to say about transitioning to a full-time freelance career, how to manage (and make ...

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Freelancers Share Their Words of Wisdom

September 29, 2016 FREELANCE KNOWLEDGE

Whether you’re an established freelancer or just beginning your adventure into a freelance career, sometimes it’s good to take a step back and listen to what others who have ventured along the same path have experienced. We asked two freelancers to tell us their stories, and their answers will inspire you to kick your freelance ...

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