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.
I’m one of those people who has the tendency to always want more. No matter what I’ve done or what I’ve accomplished, I’m always trying to find ways to take things to the next level. And, while I believe that perseverance has allowed me to achieve numerous things in life, it can also be downright […]
I keep an editorial calendar for my blog—which helps to prevent those moments of sitting down in front of my computer screen and drawing a total blank. Nobody likes those, “Uhhh, what the heck should I write about today?” creative blocks. But, while my editorial calendar definitely helps me to be a little more proactive […]
The start of my freelance writing career was filled with a lot of anxiety. Know what else there was a lot of? Rejection. In the beginning, I felt like my entire job was to send out emails in order to get a “Thanks, but no thanks” response in return. And, as if that wasn’t disheartening […]
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 […]