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 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 […]
Before I started my business, I could think of tons of things that I thought were important. Finances. Getting clients. Staying afloat. Know what didn’t pop into my mind as much? Having a designated workspace. I just didn’t think it was important enough to have on my master list. Until, of course, I didn’t have […]
I’ve raved about what a great asset LinkedIn has been to my freelancing career so many times—you’re likely sitting there thinking, “Wait, she’s going to talk about this again?” Yes, I am. Because, as much as I love the platform, I know there are tons of people out there who don’t leverage it to its […]
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 […]