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Working From | Joe & The Juice

I've decided to start a new series on the blog called 'Working From' where I highlight some of the places I work when I decide to leave my house. This is something I've been meaning to do for a while but I put it off because I've been working from home more than anything lately.         A while back I talked about[...]

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How To Be More Productive When Working From Home

I'm a procrastinator. It's not a fun thing to admit but it's a part of my life and I've come to terms with it. My procrastination hasn't caused too many problems in my life thus far but I knew once I started working from home full time it could become a major issue. It's easy for me to put things off and lay in bed for a little longer when I'm at hom[...]

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How To Know When To Quit Your Job And Work For Yourself

Note: I wrote this post in early 2014 and since then so much has changed. I realized that I don't hate working for other people at all. I hate working for companies that don't offer any flexibility. I still think freelancing is a great option but I've also become open to the idea of working for a company if the opportunity is the right fit. I love my jo[...]

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Why I Decided To Create My Own Opportunities And Work For Myself

Today I wanted to discuss why I decided to work for myself. A lot of people ask me this because I had what most considered a good job before taking the route.  Most people want to know what made me give up that security. I decided to create my own opportunities because I'm not the type of person who can sit in an office all day and be told what to d[...]

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How I Became A Full-time Freelancer In 5 Months

In October 2013 I decided to freelance. I was in a soul sucking job and wanted out. I decided to freelance instead of finding another job because at that time I was convinced that working for other companies meant I would sit in an ugly cubicle all day with a crazy boss. I've since come to realize that isn't true but that's another blog post. Today l[...]

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Should Small Business Owners Join A Co-working Space?

Yes. No. Maybe? All of those answers apply. I joined a co-working space because it was best for my business and my sanity so of course I recommend joining one. Below are the reasons I'm part of my co-working space and why you may want to join one too. It Saves Me Money As much as I would love to have my own office space I know that isn't an[...]

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Your Dream Job Might Not Be What You Think But You Can Still Have It

If you read The Wall Street Journal I'm sure you saw this article about two young women who landed their "dream jobs" right out of college and realized those jobs weren't so great. I liked the article but the comments made me sad because there are so many jaded people in the world. Like those women I got what I thought was my dream job right out of coll[...]

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Contract For Freelancers, Bloggers & Entrepreneurs + A Sample Contract

I've talked about the importance of contracts several times here and over at Brown Girl Bloggers but I haven't really discussed them in detail. It's something I feel really strongly about because when I first started freelancing I didn't have contracts with my clients. There were a lot of reasons that I didn't have contacts like ignorance, fear, and[...]

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4 Steps I Take To Keep My Work Life Balance As An Entrepreneur

One of the reasons I started working for myself was because I wanted work life balance. I hate being stuck in a building for eight hours a day 5 to 6 days a week so I'm creating a life where that doesn't happen. What I didn't realize when I started is that being an entrepreneur is much more work than being an employee. I now publish more blog pos[...]

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How To Become A Freelance Writer Or Entrepreneur

I've been getting asked by a lot of people how I was able to start my own business right out of college and get clients right away. Below I'm going to discuss why I decided to start a business as well as tips I think helped me on this journey. Don't Make Excuses A lot of people make excuses when it's time to start a business. They say they can't[...]