My business is growing and I’m (finally) taking on better clients. The only thing that still gets me is, how should I be pricing my work? I know I can’t … Continue reading Pricing your work: Which method is best?
I'm just getting started as a freelance editor. Should be fun, right? I'm excited to be working for myself and even more excited (read nervous) to be sharing this adventure with the internet. Wish me luck, and barring luck, wish me experience!
56.1 million Americans freelanced in 2018 according to research commissioned by Upwork and Freelancers Union. Freelancing has seen a steady rise in numbers over the years and I don’t think … Continue reading Why freelance? 4 freelancing pros
This is a particularly relevant post for me this week as I work to re-energize my own time management skills and get more organized. I scoured the internet for time … Continue reading 8 time management hacks for freelancers
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 Freelance: What is it and what do they do?
I’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 to … Continue reading How to grow your network
Work-life balance is 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 … Continue reading 3 work-life balance strategies for freelancers
When 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 self-deprecating … Continue reading Maintaining motivation as a freelancer
Working 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 work … Continue reading Creating a home office that works for you
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 not a … Continue reading How to find clients that fit
There’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 really … Continue reading Planning for social media marketing success
If 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 option … Continue reading 3 ways to demonstrate skill, sans portfolio
When 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 go … Continue reading How to tell a client they’re wrong