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.
Post updated: December 4, 2020 Your freelance website is up and running. You have a few published samples under your belt that you’re eager to share with prospective clients. You’re excited to finally sit down at your brand new workspace and get rolling on some projects and freelance writing jobs. But, there’s only one problem: […]
When you think about becoming a freelancer, it’s all too easy to fill your mind with days spent doing the thing you love—whether that’s writing, designing, photography, or something different. But, as you likely already know, there are a lot of other little administrative things that manage to get in the way. And, one of those […]
I’ll just put it out there: I get a lot of work done in any given week. Within the five working days, I usually write anywhere from 12-18 articles. And, my writing time doesn’t even account for the endless hours I spend conducting interviews, attending meetings, answering emails, and just generally keeping my business running.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]