When people ask me about what I do, many are completely mystified when I respond with freelance editor and writer. Once I explain it, they tell me how cool that … Continue reading What exactly is a freelance editor and writer?
TweetShare11 SharesI’m very much an introvert. I don’t enjoy striking up conversations with strangers in the grocery store line and I wear earbuds at the gym — whether I’m listening … Continue reading Cultivating your connections: How to grow your network
TweetShare22 SharesIt’s elusive even for those of us who work outside of the home. When you work in your home, it can become even harder to achieve. I know I … Continue reading Finding a better balance: 3 strategies for work-life bliss
TweetShare1111 SharesWhen the subject of careers (and inevitably, salaries) comes up among my friends, I always joke that I’m a writer — I don’t make money. It’s the kind of … Continue reading Maintaining motivation as a freelancer
TweetShare44 SharesZach VanderGraaf is a freelance content writer who has found success using Upwork, one of many online networks for connecting freelancers and clients. Zach agreed to write this guest … Continue reading 5 Easy Ways to Make Upwork Work for You
TweetShare0 SharesWorking from home can be the best thing you’ve ever done or the most stressful thing you’ve ever done. The biggest complaint I hear from people who just can’t … Continue reading Creating a home office that works for you
TweetShare1515 Shares When you interview with a client, understand that you are interviewing them just as much as they are interviewing you. And it’s OK to decide that they are … Continue reading How to find clients that fit
TweetShare66 SharesThere’s just something about self-promotion that makes me cringe. But it really can’t be avoided. I was evaluating my own social media marketing efforts and realized that I wasn’t … Continue reading Planning for social media marketing success
TweetShare1111 SharesIf you’re like me and you’re transitioning from the corporate workforce into the freelance one, you’re probably familiar with the portfolio struggle. Every profile you create will have an … Continue reading 3 ways to demonstrate skill, sans portfolio
TweetShare77 SharesWhen I worked as a copy editor for a healthcare marketing agency, there wasn’t a week that went by without a client request at proof that just made me … Continue reading How to tell a client they’re wrong
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TweetShare0 SharesLetting go of expectations is always hard. As parents there’s a lot of pressure to fit the mold. Forget the mold. You’ll be happier.
TweetShare0 SharesFirst things first. Before one can begin working as a freelancer, one must satisfy certain licensing requirements. In Washington state that means state and city licenses. Basically, you need … Continue reading The entrepreneur’s guide to licensing