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.
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If you aren’t new around here, you’re probably already familiar with the fact that I’m a big believer in finding a niche for your freelance writing career. However, that little piece of advice typically inspires an insightful follow-up question: How do you deal with freelance non-competes? How can you cover similar topic areas for all […]
Post updated: December 4, 2020 Let’s talk about money. More specifically, let’s talk about the process of setting freelance rates. Groan, right? It’s a sore spot for many freelancers—mostly because it’s undeniably tough. Aim too high, and you’re worried that you’ll send prospective clients running for the hills. But, quote too low, and you feel […]
Oh, the notorious “feast or famine” plight of the freelancer. When things are good, they’re really good. But, when they’re bad? They’re stomach-churning, nail-biting, where-the-heck-is-my-next-paycheck-coming from bad.
Today’s post is the best kind: It’s one that was inspired by a question I received from a reader. Here’s a little peek at the general gist of her question:
Post updated: October 18, 2020 Become a six-figure freelancer! Earn your first $10,000 freelancing! Build your empire as a freelance writer! Become a millionaire in your pajamas! Sound familiar? Yeah, I thought so.
Post updated: October 18, 2020 This is part four of a four-part series on pitching as a freelance writer. For an overview of the series and easy access to every other post, click here. You did your research, crafted what you assumed to be a perfectly polished pitch, and then pressed that “send” button. You […]