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.
When you started freelancing, did you have a vision of where you wanted your career to go?
When do you start planning for the next calendar year?
A good freelance career will last a long time — which means we need to prepare for the lean years, as well as for our golden years.
How do you know if your goals are any good?
Do you always have to drop a client when you start working for a new one?
So you want to be a freelancer… but you don’t want to write under your own name.
This month, I take a look at my progress and ask freelancer Jessie Kwak to share hers.
To be a successful freelancer, you have to understand money.
As my career has evolved to include more projects that take longer than a month to complete, the way I approach saving and budgeting has to change as well.
How do you pitch a story based on a current event?
Family members don’t always understand that just because you’re home for the holidays doesn’t mean you’re on vacation.
You need to explain your subject in a way that suggests you can write a good story. Otherwise your pitches won’t make it out of the ballpark.
When you’re pitching a complicated story, it’s important to provide enough background information to help an editor understand why this story needs to be told.