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.
A few weeks ago, I dropped a client for the very first time. It was a very bizarre and unnatural experience for me. And, in all honesty, it seemed totally counterintuitive. I worked so hard to build up my freelance business in the beginning, and I would accept virtually any assignment or project that came […]
Post updated: November 7, 2020 Writing for free devalues the service you provide. If you write for free now, you’ll never make any money. Exposure doesn’t put food on the table. I’ve heard all of the objections to writing for free. And honestly? I agree with them. You deserve to be paid for the work […]
Is there anything more frustrating than having communication just totally fall apart? If you ask me, the answer to that question is a big fat, “NO.” Unfortunately, I’ve been stuck in this situation even more times than I care to admit. I’m talking with a potential client I’m excited about working with, when all of […]
You can’t do this. You’re not smart enough. You’ll never pull this off. What were you thinking? Sound familiar? We’ve all been there—those moments when that pesky, negative voice in the back of our minds becomes increasingly loud. So loud, in fact, that it stops us in our tracks and keeps us from making forward […]
Like all of you, my life gets crazy busy. I run my own business. Within that, I work as a freelance project manager for a content marketing firm. So, I’m not only managing my own client relationships—but the firm’s client relationships as well (SO MANY EMAILS). I’m the Career Editor for The Everygirl. I’m a […]
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again. One of the questions I get asked most often about my transition to being a full-time freelancer is, “How exactly did you do it?” That question likely seems broad (because, well, it is), but most often I find that people are really trying to get their […]