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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 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 […]

Building systems in a business are a common pain point for many business owners. It can seem very overwhelming to start creating business systems and processes when you’re starting from the ground up. Often times beginning business owners look at the systems of people who have been in business for a while and wonder how […]

With the holiday season in full-swing lots of people are making plans for time off. Read: lots of regularly employed people are making plans for time off. Unfortunately, business owners aren’t as good at the whole vacation thing. Just recently I was conducting a session with a new business coaching client and I said, “Let’s […]

One of the best things about running a freelance business is the ability to fire a client if they aren’t working out. When you run your own business you can pick and choose who to work with, and sometimes that means firing clients that are more trouble than they are worth. Admittedly, this is not […]

Even though I run my freelance business entirely from my portable devices with online tools, I have to admit there’s nothing better than holding an actual planner in my hand. It may sound very old school, but if something isn’t written down in my planner then it’s not actually happening. I’ve tried several physical planners […]

There’s a lot to love about being a freelancer. At the top of the list is the ability to make your own hours, along with firing the clients who are nothing but terrible. The downside about the freelancer lifestyle is that can be difficult to manage your work-life balance. Unlike some 9-5ers, we aren’t necessarily […]

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