Hey there, I’m Kat!

That’s short for “Katarina”, and not “Katherine” as everyone typically assumes. I’m a 20-something Wisconsin native with a deep-rooted passion for ice cream, long walks, a compulsively organized planner, and dogs. Lots and lots of dogs—mainly my scruffy little rescue mutt, Bertuzzi (also known as Bert, when he’s not feeling formal).

What else do I love? Well…

I love being a freelancer.

Although I started my career working a standard 9 to 5 in marketing, I felt a constant itch to take the leap and do my own thing. After many soul-searching conversations with my loved ones (and a positively embarrassing amount of Ben & Jerry’s), I finally ventured off on my own to pursue a career as a freelance writer.

Fast forward a couple of wonderful years (really, where does the time go?), and I’ve managed to build a career that makes me want to bust into my happy dance (which, for the record, involves a lot of “raising the roof”) each and every morning.

Ready for me to cue up the band and toot my own horn? Since starting freelancing, I’ve been published by outlets that I always assumed were mere pipe dreams, including Forbes, Inc., Fast Company, Business Insider, TIME, Mashable, Lifehacker, and The Muse. But, regardless of how many bylines I add to my list, each new article is an absolute thrill for me.

After all, when you sit down at your desk every morning and your first thought is, “Wait–someone pinch me–is this a dream?”, you know you’ve found your true calling.

I love being a resource.

So, you’re tired of listening to me rant and rave about how much I love the freelance life. Instead, you want to dig in and find out how you can achieve the very same thing for yourself.

Well, welcome! I’ve walked many, many miles in those shoes you’re wearing right now—and I know just how disheartening it can be to want something so bad, only to feel like you’ll be chained to that cubicle for the rest of your life.

Luckily, you’ve come to the right place! My blog is made for the driven, passionate, born to hustle go-getters just like you. There, you’ll find all sorts of tips, insider know-how, and step-by-step instructions to help you start and grow your very own successful freelance business—from someone who’s been there before.

So grab a notepad, cozy on up, and get ready to work. We’re in this together!

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