I'm a freelance writer, copywriter, & blogger. Senior editor at The Billfold, contributor to The Write Life, The Freelancer, The Content Strategist, Popular Science, and more.
The world is a big place. If one client can’t pay you what you’re worth, try and find another.
Your holiday doesn’t have to be unproductive. You can make it work and get your work done. You just have to get a little creative.
I talked to Katie Lane of Work Made for Hire about what freelancers can do to negotiate for better rates.
Now that we’re in the last quarter of 2015, what should freelancers be doing to prepare for filing taxes next April?
The very act of writing the column, week after week, taught me to be a better freelancer.
if you plan on freelancing for a long time, you can’t blow up every relationship as soon as something bad happens.
I think the simplest answer is that freelancing is like any other type of career: There are a lot of clients who are going to have absolutely no problem with your gender identity, and there are some clients who might have a problem with it.
How do you know when you’ve “made it” as a freelancer? To borrow a sports metaphor: when your bench is as deep as your starting lineup.
So you’ve got what it takes but you aren’t getting the gigs.
The bad news is that it’s going to be very hard to syndicate your own work. The good news is that you have plenty of opportunities to adapt your work into multiple articles.
Can you get your money without burning a bridge?
Crowdfunding works best when you already have a crowd.
Most employers make you jump through hoops. Should freelancing be any different?
Freelancing doesn't have to be an either/or.