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Three steps to achieving freelance financial security
By Andrea Williams -
January 6, 2014
With 2014 upon us, most of us are busily pledging that this will be the year we drop a couple pounds, volunteer at the local homeless shelter and, of course, make more money. Unfortunately, the latter can be especially difficult for freelancers who must manage the constant cycle of pitching, writing, invoicing and chasing past-due checks.
Yes, it's hard out there on those self-employed streets -- but there is hope. In the spirit of new beginnings, we talked to three freelancers who have banked six figures at least one year of their freelance careers. Follow these sure-fire steps and you'll be ascending from dollar-menu dining to true financial security in no time.
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