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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A few days ago, I did something sort of crazy and out of character for me. No, I didn’t skydive or complete a half marathon. What did I do? I said NO. No to a potential client who was interested in working with me. No to increasing my income. No to expanding my experience and […]
As you already know, I’ve been trying to be more intentional with my time during the work week, in order to avoid having to work for a large chunk of the weekend. Admittedly, I haven’t quite mastered this concept quite yet. But, I’m working on it—I promise! While I haven’t been able to completely eliminate […]
If you had asked me to describe my ideal client when I first started freelancing, my answer would’ve gone something like this, “Ummm… pretty much anybody who’s willing to pay me to write.” Makes sense, doesn’t it? I was just getting started—meaning I was eager to get my hands on pretty much any paying opportunity […]
In case you couldn’t discern this from my incessant ramblings in yesterday’s post, this is something I’ve been struggling with lately. If you ask me, there’s a big difference between running your business and growing your business. You’ve probably all heard the cliché statements like, “You need to work on your business, and not in […]
I recently wrote two pieces for The Muse about the fact that I don’t live in a big city. One was about how I manage to build a strong, positive network in my small town (right here), and the other was an article on why I don’t necessarily think you need to move to a […]
Something sort of emotional happened yesterday: I filled up another journal. “OK, big deal…” you’re likely thinking now. And, I can’t blame you. What kind of nutcase gets a little teary eyed when they manage to fill the pages of a notebook? Well, I do. And, for good reason, I think. You see, we all […]