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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Post updated: December 4, 2020 You take a deep breath and hit “send” on your freelance pitch—feeling confident that it should only be a few hours before you’re pinged with an eager, “We can’t wait to work with you!” message from that editor.
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 […]
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 […]
You can’t do this. You’re not smart enough. You’ll never pull this off. What were you thinking? Sound familiar? We’ve all been there—those moments when that pesky, negative voice in the back of our minds becomes increasingly loud. So loud, in fact, that it stops us in our tracks and keeps us from making forward […]
When it comes to running a freelance business, you hear a lot about getting clients. After all, that’s where the money is! But, you know what’s talked about much less? Having to turn down a client or an opportunity. Whether you’ve worked with them for a while and it’s just not working out, their rates […]
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 […]