For as dreamy as the freelance life is, I also know how intimidating it can seem. Are your palms sweaty at the thought of setting your rates? Are you trying to navigate the murky waters of accounting and taxes? Are you totally overwhelmed trying to figure out how to even get started with this whole freelancing thing? Deep breaths, my friend. I like to think my blog is packed full with the advice and insights you need to dominate the freelance game.
You’ve got this.
You know, you hear a lot of inspirational messages saying things like, “Don’t give up!”, “Keep going!”, and “Push forward!” And, don’t get me wrong, I think all of that is great. I’m all for perseverance and giving things your very best effort. But, there are still some instances when I think it’s totally OK […]
Networking. It’s a funny word, isn’t it? It sounds so formal. Like something you need to have a scheduled appointment for. But, when it boils down to it, networking is really just a conversation. Sure, it tends to center on your professional life. But, the most memorable networking conversations have some personality and real-life touches […]
“Side hustle.” You hear that term a lot these days, don’t you? In case you’re not familiar (let’s be honest, I mainly need to define it for my mom—hi, mom!), a side hustle is something that brings in some cash outside of your normal 9 to 5. Your side hustle could be babysitting. Your side […]
How’s that for an attention-grabbing title, right? Yes, my income has definitely grown significantly over the course of my relatively short freelancing career—and it continues to evolve. I tell ya, every day is different. However, for the sake of honesty, I don’t want to trick you into thinking that I’m making millions of dollars freelancing. […]
You know, it’s funny. When most people find out that I work out of my home, one of the first things they usually say is, “It must be so nice to be able to work in your pajamas!” And, unlike that list of freelancing misconceptions I’ve talked about before, this statement is actually pretty true. I […]
I used to be one of those people who said I loved being busy. And, that’s still true to some extent. A busy day makes me feel productive, valued, and fulfilled. So, I guess I do love being busy. But, do you know what else I love? I love being able to watch a movie […]