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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Two or so years ago, if you would’ve asked me, “Hey, Kat! If you had to pick one social platform that you think will be most helpful to you as you get your freelance writing business up and running, which one would you choose?” (I don’t know why you’d ask me that—but, roll with me […]
When it comes to getting freelance work and building relationships with potential clients, there’s one tool that’s been particularly helpful to me: LinkedIn.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]