4 alternatives to screen time while sheltering in place with kids 610 345 Alicia East

4 alternatives to screen time while sheltering in place with kids

Pre shelter-in-place, I was one of the irritatingly-principled parents who seriously limited screen time to special occasions like a quarterly family movie night. Admittedly, I also found it useful here and there when I noticed smoke from an overcooked bird cascading out of the oven or it felt like the whole house was going to crumble…

3 new skills to learn for the new reality 2500 1667 Alicia East

3 new skills to learn for the new reality

We can only guess what things will look like on the other side of this. And for me, I can’t spend too much brain space guessing. Not only has my history of predicting the future not proven very accurate, it also takes energy and time away from what’s in front of me in my actual…

5 ways you can produce food without a big yard 2560 1920 Alicia East

5 ways you can produce food without a big yard

You’ve baked a cake from scratch. You’ve lost too many hours of your life to Tiger King. You have a jar of sourdough starter on the counter. You know what it’s time for? Something (anything) outside. You could take advantage of this rare period of time when you’re not driving through the Chick-fil-a on your way to…

The COVID-19 pandemic: Resources to get you through 2560 1707 Alicia East

The COVID-19 pandemic: Resources to get you through

Whether your at-home reality is more demanding than usual because you’re caring for kids while trying to keep up with work or you’re on the other end of the spectrum with little to do and only Netflix to keep you company, reality has changed for everyone. Below is a list of resources for everything from…

The freelancing secrets I wish I’d known a decade ago 490 294 Alicia East

The freelancing secrets I wish I’d known a decade ago

I was a year into a career change I thought would be permanent and I was leaving…again. I’d lasted one year and 2 weeks as a high school teacher and it was….umm…not a fit. I didn’t know what to do with myself. I’d won awards in the position I had left the previous year but,…

Employer of Record: what it is and who needs it most 2560 1920 Alicia East

Employer of Record: what it is and who needs it most

Employer of record (noun): a) a company or organization that is legally responsible for paying employees, including dealing with employee taxes, benefits, insurance, etc. b) your secret weapon for eliminating red tape for hiring and keeping you out of court While you’re not going to find that second definition in the dictionary, it’s certainly one of the…

6 binge-able series to make your hibernation bearable 2560 1707 PayReelUser

6 binge-able series to make your hibernation bearable

By Dani Lyman Spring may be just around the corner but we are not out of the (snow-covered) woods yet. Dangerous storms and record cold snaps are sweeping the nation—forcing people off the road, into their homes, and often to the comforting glow of their devices. If you’re not sure how you’re going to survive the…

3 ways we’re improving the client experience 2560 1707 Alicia East

3 ways we’re improving the client experience

We are all about providing you with the tools that will make your job easier and more effective. Independent contractor payroll management can be complicated: We simplify it so you can get back to the work you do best. We spent a lot of 2019 improving your experience and now we have our sights set…

Meet your client relationship manager: Michael Harder 1002 1399 Alicia East

Meet your client relationship manager: Michael Harder

Like all of our Client Relationship Managers (CRMs), Michael is here for you. MICHAEL HARDER: Client Relationship Manager Where there’s a will, there’s a way. Whether that’s relocating to Colorado before finding a job, revamping payroll tracking from a thousand separate sheets into one big master spreadsheet, or brewing his own beer, Michael is going to…

Working on your marketing plan? Don’t fall for this common myth! 2560 1709 PayReelUser

Working on your marketing plan? Don’t fall for this common myth!

We’re all about tackling obstacles that get in the way of your success. Turns out there’s a persistent, pernicious myth out there that might be hindering you without you even knowing it. But before we get to that, a story: I recently visited the website of a product I had heard great things about it…