Are you a freelance professional? A consultant? Have a side hustle in addition to your regular 9-5?
How do you manage your money as an independent worker?
Though I have always written articles on the side to supplement my income, I began to really work on my freelance career back in 2009. At the beginning, I developed relationships with a couple of publications and began to regularly contribute stories after my full-time workday.
Around October 2009, I quit my job as a technical writer for a government contractor and dove head-first into the freelance life. And let me tell you, I made a ton of mistakes and learned very quickly that there are big differences between working as a W-2 employee and a 1099 contractor when it comes to money. Today I want to talk to you about some tips I learned along the way for managing your finances if you are an independent worker.