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"I reached out to J. to learn more about the hashtag and why crowdfunding is so important at this particular moment in history."
"You can’t bend your knee with stitches in it, and you don’t realize how often you bend your knee until you can’t do it anymore."
"I love that my potential customers can read my reviews and learn what other customers enjoy about my products — heavy silver, great communication skills, replies quickly, etc."
"I sold vintage clothing for twenty years, but I thought it was enough. I wanted to do something else."
"Oover 53 million Americans freelance and, on average, earn 17 percent more per hour than conventional full-time employees—but they pay those earnings back by being responsible for their own taxes and benefits."
"I wanted to see how much of a financial difference living in the Midwest really makes beyond basic living expenses."
"'I was different,' I told myself. I was going to make this work."
"Students shouldn’t feel obligated to take on multiple jobs exclusively to graduate."
"I buy secondhand clothes; save up spare change; refrain from impulse purchases. And, in 2015, I used my smartphone to take frugality to the next level. I started using mobile apps to earn extra income. "
"Unfortunately, Talia lives the reality of many recent college graduates in the United States. Contrary to the American Dream our parents hope we’d achieve with a college degree, most of us are lucky to be paid a mediocre wage."
"As the 2016 election approaches, it’s more evident than ever money influences politics. Private donations fuel campaigns and help candidates win. This is where support for Democratic candidates divides. Sanders relies on contributions from over 2 million individual donors. Clinton is backed by Wall Street and Super PACs."
"I’m told I deserve more pay, and I’m relieved other writers understand my ability without having to prove it. I also hear working for little to no pay brings down the worth of the freelance writing community as a whole.
But I know that every dollar counts, and if I want to increase my income, I have to figure out what works for me—even if it goes against traditional freelance advice."