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.
If there’s one question I’ve heard over and over again from people who are just getting started with freelance writing, it’s this: What do you think about content mills? Are they a good way to get your foot in the door with the writing industry? Would you recommend them? Well my friends, as it turns […]
My encounters with that nasty comparison trap always start innocently enough. I’ll be scrolling through Twitter or reading through a few different articles I have stashed in my Pocket account. But, being that I’m a writer, my eyes almost always skim through the headline and then dart directly to that byline.
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 […]
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 […]