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There comes a time in the life of every freelancer when they need to learn to set boundaries with clients. Unfortunately, there’s no “Boundaries for Freelancers 101” class we can take before starting our businesses. That means most of us learn how to set boundaries the hard way. For many, myself included, learning to set […]

I learned the importance of having multiple streams of income at a very young age. I was barely 22 when I graduated from college into The Great Recession and went six months without a job. When I worked as a recruiter I was constantly interviewing people who would lose their jobs (a.k.a. all their income) […]

At this point in my business, I don’t spend a whole lot of time on free job boards to find writing gigs. In fact, while looking at my current client roster I realized that I’ve managed to network my way into most of my writing gigs. I get that everyone touts around “networking” as a […]

In this day and age, it’s not enough to say you are a freelance writer if you want some clients. The reality is if you want to make money you also need to spend time building your brand. Think about it. How much more attractive do you think you look to a potential client if you’ve […]

Working from home definitely has its perks. You can work in your pajamas, enjoy coffee in your own kitchen and set your own schedule just to name a few. Unfortunately, working from home also comes with some struggles.  At the top of the list is the need to set boundaries with family members who don’t […]

When I was first starting my freelancing career a few years ago the online advice at the time was to join professional associations for freelancers. This included editorial associations and perhaps even unions. The idea here is that professional associations for freelancers give you access to things you may not be able to get otherwise […]

When you ask most people why they go into business for themselves, they usually cite flexibility as one of the main reasons. People like having control over their work and time and a flexible work like allows them to do that. However, a flexible work life still needs some structure in order for things to […]

Part of the beauty of freelancing is location independence. As long as you have a laptop and a wifi connection, you can work from home, the coffee shop or anywhere in the world. However, as anyone who primarily works from home can tell you, sometimes working from home comes with some significant challenges. As a […]

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