Freelancers and small shops need resources. Here are a few to help you get started.

Running Your Business

If you are starting out as a freelancer the first thing you need to get down is how to run your personal business like a business. These tools can help you do just that.

Docracy – Open Legal Documents
Harpoon – Plan for Financial Success
Freshbooks – Easy Accounting for Small Business
Xero – Beautifully Simple Accounting
And Co – Contracts, time tracking and invoicing for freelancers.

Planning Your Future

It may not sound fun, or even be fun, but planning for your future – your family, your retirement, and your financial security – is extremely important to the success of your business whether you are a freelancer or agency owner.

Wealthsimple – Financial Management For Everyone
HonestDollar – Retirement Savings Accounts
Wealthfront – Financial Planning Made Easy

Work and Travel

One of the great things about freelancing is that you don’t need to be tied down to one spot. These resources can help you work and travel at the same time.

Copass – Access a Network of Co-Working Spaces with One Pass
Nomad List – The Best Places to Travel and Work
Remote Year – Planned Travel for One Year

OutSite – A Network of Co-Living Spaces Around the World

Insurance

It doesn’t matter whether you’re at home or roaming the world, the unexpected can happen. When you’re self-employed insurance is much more important.

World Nomads – Flexible Insurance for People who Work and Travel
Travel Insurance Center – Complete Resource for Travel Insurance
Eager.to – Liability Insurance for Freelancers
Freelancers Union – Insurance, Savings Plans and More.

Advice and Other Resources

This list isn’t comprehensive and may not work for you. You should seek out good advice, find a mentor, and get connected to a community of people with similar goals.

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