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One thing I never expected to learn as a full-time blogger was project management. Fast forward a few years and I’ve actually become just slightly obsessed with different project management systems. The reality is that as my freelance business grows, and as I continue building my own brand, I’ve had to learn how to work […]

For many freelance writers, an hourly rate is something to think about. Many of us charge a flat rate for an article or even charge by the word. Even many freelance editors choose to charge by the page, depending on the type of editing to be done, rather than charging an hourly rate. While you may […]

During my time as a full-time freelancer, I’ve come to realize that there are certain questions I need to ask prospective clients before agreeing to work with them. Pulling from my questions to ask prospective clients has become a part of my process in determining whether or not I’ve got a bad apple on my […]

Once you quit your job and begin freelancing, you realize that there were some things that were very convenient about working for someone else. Most of the items are related to the benefits that you receive when you work for an employer. Think about it: you receive subsidized health insurance, access to a retirement account […]

I recently took a trip to Mexico where I stayed with my long time web designer and friend, and we had a little mastermind about all the logistics of client onboarding and creating good experiences. We were able to help each other, but most importantly I learned a thing or two from her about how […]

After they’ve been freelancing for a long time, some freelancers decide to build an agency. In other words, they move from doing the actual writing to hiring other people to do it for them. In that way, it’s almost like they start moving toward a full-blown marketing firm a la Mad Men. While deciding to […]

There has been a major shift in the American (and global) economy over the last few years. People are forgoing the traditional employment model and creating the freelance economy. As it stands, over 53 million people are self-employed and studies project the number will continue increasing. This brings into question how a totally new economy, […]

One of the biggest issues that a freelance writer faces is writer’s block. Sometimes it’s hard to focus, or we just can’t think of anything to write. We all have different ways to overcome writer’s block. If you have been experiencing writer’s block, it’s important to figure out your own process to overcoming it, and do […]

At this point it’s no scret that freelancing is on the rise. According to a report done last year by MSN, from 2012 to 2013 the rate of self-employed Americans went up 1.2 percent. It’s risen 24 percent since 2003. Likewise, everywhere I turn lately there’s some new person who quit their job to freelance […]

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