Part of being a freelancer is vetting your own clients. Unfortunately, there are people out there who try to take advantage of this and lure you into giving them personal … Continue reading Employment scams: How to spot them
Now that my move is complete, I’ve been reflecting on all the work that went into moving, not just my house, but also my home office. I’ve been thinking about … Continue reading Moving checklist: Don’t forget these key tasks
Things have been crazy in my house these last few weeks — my husband and I bought a house (yay!). Along with all of the packing and moving, and other … Continue reading Business location: Moving a freelance business
A while back I was approached by a person who was graduating from college soon and wanted to know whether I started freelancing right out of college or got an … Continue reading Freelancing: 3 reasons I got an office job first
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?
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