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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By the time the end of the day rolls around, I’m left feeling pretty darn frazzled. And, while I used to relax by camping out on the couch and scrolling through my social accounts on my phone, I came to an earth-shattering realization. That activity didn’t really help me to wind down from my day. […]
Whether I’m at a networking event or a family get together, the question “So, what exactly do you do?” seems to come up a lot. In the past, I would respond by saying something along the lines of, “Well, I work for myself as a freelance writer.” Nine times out of ten, people replied with, […]
I love my business. But — as with anything — the harder you work on it, the more it can make you feel a little tired and drained. I don’t want to sound like a whiner who doesn’t enjoy what she’s doing. Like I’ve said many times before, owning my business is by far one […]
Do you ever have those days (or heck, even weeks!) when you just feel pretty down on yourself. Maybe you made a big mistake at work. Or, perhaps you’re dealing with a bad breakout and a terrible hair day. Or, maybe you found out a friend was saying some not-so-nice things behind your back. It […]
You know what word you hear a lot when you’re a full-time freelancer? No. That’s right, no matter how wonderful you think you are or how great you are at what you do, you probably get the dreaded “thanks, but no thanks” way more often than a “yes”. I won’t sugarcoat it — all of […]
You know, I feel like everybody — myself included — tends to talk about how great it is to run your own business. How rewarding it is. How exciting it is. How nice the flexibility is. How accomplished and fulfilled you feel at the end of each day. Want to know what we don’t talk […]