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Quick newsletter today as I've spent the past week traveling & hanging out with family for the holidays 🎄
A few links to the most popular articles I wrote for Creatorbread in 2022:
1) 34 Ways to Make Money as a Creator (with examples)
A full breakdown of different ways you can make money online, through social media, by doing creative work, and more.
2) The Story of Jennette McCurdy
After a career of childhood acting, Jennette's began to share how difficult it was for her.
One of the biggest issues she faced was her parents taking nearly all of the money she earned from early shows, like iCarly. Now later in her career, she's begun to transition more into a "creator" role while pursuing passions like writing & directing.
3) How Tax Write-Offs Work When You're Self-Employed
If you want to learn how to pay less in taxes, this article is for you 🎯
4) How Much I Made in My First Year as a Freelance Writer & Web Designer
I shared a full breakdown of my total income, total projects completed, and average income per project in my first year.
5) How to Be More Referrable as a Freelancer
I've generated almost all of my freelance business through referrals and in this article, I shared 8 ways to increase the chances of getting more inbound leads & referrals.
6) How much money do I need to stop working?
Everybody wants to know when they can "retire".
While there are several ways to determine the correct number, I shared a few tools, strategies, and things to think about when planning for financial independence.
7) How to Recognize (and Manage) Burnout as a Creative
Experiencing burnout can be a brutal wake up call.
I've fallen victim to it myself many times so I wanted to share how I recognize it and steps I've taken to reduce the harmful effects.
8) The Best Retirement Account for Creators & Freelancers
Talking about retirement & investing can be boring, but we have to address it once in a while.
In this article, I walked through the benefits of opening a Solo 401(k) - an investment account designed specifically for solo business owners (freelancers, creators, artists, etc).