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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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
If you’re a freelancer, having clients is definitely a good thing. However, I’ll be the first to admit that juggling a bunch of different clients—and, more importantly, my relationships with said clients—can be a bit complicated at times. We’re all human. We have preferred ways of working and communicating. And, so far, I have yet […]
Nine times out of ten, when someone hears that I’m a freelancer who works out of my own house each day, he or she will immediately comment about how nice it must be to be able to work in my pajamas all day. True, sometimes I do stay in my pj’s much longer than I’d […]