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Are you coming? Over 350 people have signed up for the Quit, Launch, Earn workshop, and you're invited! Join us for a FREE workshop on Friday, September 4th at 2pm EST, with +Gina Horkey  and myself.

Gina and I have been working together for over a year, and last December she quit her full-time job with the goal of being the breadwinner for her small family. Now she has a successful freelance writing business and averages $8,000 a month.

Since quitting my full-time job two years ago, I've been averaging $7,000-8,000 of revenue each month (last month I nearly hit the $9,000 mark). Each of us have started our freelance business without selling out and are earning enough money to support our families. And we want to help you do the same!

REGISTER to snag your spot: https://carefulcents.leadpages.co/freelance-writing-workshop/
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Great news! +Gina Horkey and I are co-hosting a FREE workshop on September 4th at 2pm EST. Are you excited? I'm stoked! 

Gina and I have been working together for over a year (she's truly one of my favorite people!), and in that time she's quit her full-time job, launched her website and freelance writing business, and now averages $8,000 a month.

We're going to show you the four major steps you can take to quit, launch and earn so you can be in more control of your career and finances. Sounds good right? Join us: https://carefulcents.com/live
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See how I’ve been able to get mentioned in the media and use online press to land more clients and make more sales -- for free.
Here's how I've been able to get mentioned in the media and use online press to grow my freelance business and land more clients.
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Find out how I’ve been able to become a Huffington Post blogger (for over 2 years). Learn about the FREE tool I used to get featured in other major media outlets like INC Magazine, Business Insider, Redbook Magazine, and Glamour Magazine. Get the tips and tricks that I've personally tested as well as another blogger's real-life case study. Plus a FREE cheat sheet that includes the email addresses and names of editors of big-name media sites.

Send in your questions beforehand, or ask during the Hangout, and get them answered LIVE on air!
This Hangout On Air is hosted by Carrie Smith. The live video broadcast will begin soon.
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Thank you Carrie. I enjoyed your talk and learned a lot.
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The summertime is crazy busy! You're traveling, soaking up the sun, and hanging out with friends. How do you stay productive with your #freelance  business during busy months? I share my best #productivity  tips inspired by +Office Depot, Inc.  #gearlove  #ad
Feeling overwhelmed as a freelancer? Here's how to battle overwhelm, be productive, and still get work done during busy summer months.
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Last chance to enter to win over $1,000 in prizes perfect for launching a brand new freelance writing business! #Giveaway ends tomorrow! Prizes from +Grayson Bell, +Carrie Smith, +Brennan Dunn, +Tom Ewer, Freshbooks and myself!    
Are you an aspiring freelance writer? If so, I have the MOST EPIC GIVEAWAY for you today! Win $1,000+ in prizes to help you get a new biz off the ground!
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In just 3 months I easily replaced my previous day job income and then some. If you’re ready to quit and replace your day job income, but need a plan of action, I’m sharing what I did and the steps you can take to get similar results!
I quit my day job on May 1, 2013 and began pursuing my online business. I was making $3,000 a month at my accounting job with the goal of replacing that income with freelance work once I quit. In just 3 months I easily replaced my previous day job income and then some. (See the screenshot below of the exact breakdown.) …
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Last Thursday it had been 5 weeks since the date I was promised payment, and I still didn't hear any updates.

Well, I’m thrilled to say that I finally received payment from my non-paying client for the entire project amount — all $1,500! Here are the steps I took to get paid. #freelanceclient  
Here are the steps I took to get $1,500 from a non-paying client, plus additional tips for you to deal with freelance clients who won't pay.
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Join me for a live webinar workshop Wednesday (8/12) at 6pm EST about How to Get Published on The Huffington Post (and other media outlets) for Free. http://www.carefulcents.com/live

You'll learn how I’ve been able to become a Huffington Post blogger (for the past 2 years). Find out about the FREE tool I used to get featured in other major media outlets like INC Magazine, Business Insider, Redbook Magazine, and Glamour Magazine. Get the tips and tricks that I've personally tested, as well as another blogger's real-life case study. Plus, a FREE cheat sheet that includes the email addresses and names of editors of big-name media sites.

Send in your questions beforehand, or ask during the Hangout, and get them answered LIVE on air! http://www.carefulcents.com/live RSVP to attend for free, or get the recording after for $29 (which includes the video and cheat sheet). Hope to see you there!
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"Bosses make decisions that are best for the long-term success of the business, while employees make decisions based on short-term gains." Thanks to +Office Depot, Inc. for the inspiration for today's honest blog post. #sponsored   #gearlove  
Learning the difference between being an employee and a boss cost me a lot of time and money. Here's how I learned to overcome my biggest biz challenge.
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Glad you can relate +Michael Tully. It's not a fun obstacle but something many business owners face in the beginning.
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How do you save money when you’re already maxed out on time with a day job, side hustles, freelance clients, and your own projects? I share the five strategies I’ve used to save money as a #freelancer -- even without a regular paycheck.
As a freelance business owner I’ve struggled A LOT with saving money when I don't have a regular paycheck, but these proven ideas actually work.
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Such awesome stuff! So glad I could be a part of the podcast. :)
At the end of nearly every episode of The Side Hustle Show, I ask my guests for their #1 tip for Side Hustle Nation. There's always a great variety of responses, and I wanted to take some time today to go through some of my favorites from the past 50 interviews. (I first did this for episode 50, which was my first-ever solo podcast recording.) If all these really smart and successful people keep saying these episode after episode as their “#1 ...
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Education
  • H&R Block Tax School
    Basic Income Tax, 2008 - 2010
  • American Institute of Business
    Accounting, 2010 - 2011
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Carrie Nicholson
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Helping freelancers overcome financial mountains!
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Carrie Smith is a freelance expert, financial writer, and community builder. She specializes in helping freelancers and solopreneurs earn more money in less time so they can make a living on their terms. She writes about taxes, finances, productivity, blogging, and other business related topics on her blog carefulcents.com

In May 2013 she quit her small business accounting job of 10 years to pursue full-time entrepreneurship and blogging. She writes for The Huffington Post, AllBusiness Experts and several other business websites. Find her on Twitter (@carefulcents).

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Solopreneur, Dreamer and Action-Taker
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  • The Huffington Post
    Financial Blogger, 2012 - present
  • Careful Cents
    Creator/Entrepreneur, 2011 - present
  • PT Money
    Financial Writer, 2012 - 2013
  • Fulton Oil & Gas
    Certified Bookkeeper, 2002 - 2013
  • Yahoo! Finance
    Contributor, 2011 - 2013
  • H&R Block
    Tax Pro, 2008 - 2011
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Dallas, TX
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Denver, CO - Tyler, TX - Texarkana, TX - Marshall, TX
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P O Box 8076, Tyler, TX 75711