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If I’m not within my blogging circles, I often get asked how bloggers make money. If you’re not in the circle it’s hard to conceptualize how publishing stuff on your own website can actually generate income. This compelled me to publish a couple of income reports on my own site where I really detailed how […]

Most freelancers are used to doing work for other people, but what they might not realize is that in the process, they are building their own personal brands. When you have your own personal brand, you become a sought after expert in your niche, you can command higher rates, and you can drive web traffic […]

As with many subject matter experts and writers these days, my freelance career started with a blog. At first, random projects would come to me or I’d look through endless job boards. This was before I really understood the power of online marketing and blogging when landing clients. Over time, my blog hasn’t just gotten […]

I often times have blog readers sending me emails expressing their concerns over quitting their jobs to go into freelancing full-time. Although they are making money in their side hustle, and although the know they can turn it into a viable a business, they have a very strong fear of failing as a freelancer. I, […]

I’ve been freelancing for more than 10 years. In that time, I’ve seen a lot of changes. In many ways, the landscape is completely different than it was when I graduated from Syracuse with a journalism degree. One of the biggest changes, though, is that I’m no longer an anomoly. There are millions of other […]

I’m currently in the process of securing a column with a major media outlet and happened to see an email from a blog reader that asked me how they could get their work featured in major media outlets. Freelancers are very concerned with getting their work in major media outlets because it helps them build […]

In January I reached freelancer bliss – I was a month ahead on all of my bills. For an entire month, I wouldn’t have to wait until client payments came in to pay the credit card. I could hustle knowing that everything was taken care of. Quite frankly, it’s the financial stability all freelancers hope […]

Most freelancers know that in order for their businesses to grow and flourish, they have to continuously learn new skills. This might mean learning programming, social media strategies, marketing, public speaking, or a range of other skills that can contribute to growing their business and making a higher income. The problem is that freelancers often […]

When you land a new client, they might be well-established in their production workflows, are clear with expectations, and offer set rates. Other times they might be fine-tuning what they want you to do for them. It might be a smaller company that doesn’t have a huge budget, are working on a new kind of […]

In the new world of work we live in today, we’re seeing a bit of a hybrid between freelancers and business owners. This means many people trying to answer the question, “Am I a freelancer or entrepreneur?” Many people, like myself, begin as a freelancer and then their mindset begins to shift. They learn to […]

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