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’ve never missed a freelance writing deadline. Considering the fact that I’ve been a full-time freelance writer for a little over two and a half years and pretty much always have a lot on my plate, I think that’s a pretty significant accomplishment.
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.
As you already know, I’ve been trying to be more intentional with my time during the work week, in order to avoid having to work for a large chunk of the weekend. Admittedly, I haven’t quite mastered this concept quite yet. But, I’m working on it—I promise! While I haven’t been able to completely eliminate […]
In case you couldn’t discern this from my incessant ramblings in yesterday’s post, this is something I’ve been struggling with lately. If you ask me, there’s a big difference between running your business and growing your business. You’ve probably all heard the cliché statements like, “You need to work on your business, and not in […]
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 […]
Like all of you, my life gets crazy busy. I run my own business. Within that, I work as a freelance project manager for a content marketing firm. So, I’m not only managing my own client relationships—but the firm’s client relationships as well (SO MANY EMAILS). I’m the Career Editor for The Everygirl. I’m a […]