Freelancing

  • 4 Ways Freelancers Should Act Like Regular Businesses

    … Freelancers are often portrayed as wanting to escape employment in a traditional business setting. And that’s certainly true in some ways (for example, most bosses won’t appreciate you coming to work in your pajamas). Photo by Brooke Cagle However, there are other ways in which freelancers still have to abide by the same rules as any conventional…

    Growmap- 18 readers -
  • Candid Feedback and the Future of the Freelance Marketplace

    …, Etsy vendors have star ratings, but those reviews typically capture how someone delivers on a specific product that the consumer sees online beforehand. The world of a creative freelancer is different. Unlike that basket you you purchased on Etsy, every project for a freelancer is new. They’re forced to market their skills more than their projects…

    The Content Strategist- 14 readers -
  • Attention Editors: We Need to Fix the Pitching Process

    … Every few months, I pitch a story to an editor I’ve known since last year. This editor seems like a good guy. He’s pleasant, thoughtful with feedback, understanding if I ask for an extension. We even trade some personal banter once in a while. But whenever I send over the pitch, he never gets back to my first email. I always have to follow up…

    Jordan Teicher/ The Content Strategist- 13 readers -
  • 3 Powerful Lessons for Novice Freelancers and Entrepreneurs

    … Almost five years ago, I started working full-time as a freelance writer. Joining the community of freelancers was completely unintentional, but a necessity. I was a co-founder of a startup that went belly-up. And I experienced something that every entrepreneur has to learn to stomach and recover from: the dark, miserable low of failure…

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  • Yes, It’s Possible to Grab Loans When Working as a Freelancer

    … Freelancing has become an incredibly popular way for men and women around the world to make money. Freelancing is, in essence, having your own business. It allows you to not just generate your own income, but to control how much you earn. When you freelance, you take charge of your own finances and work life. Even though you may not actually…

    The Blog Herald- 18 readers -
  • Blow Your Goddamn Trumpet

    … A few weeks ago I received an interesting enquiry from a local designer, who does a lot of design work for musicians. Given that I’m a proper music fanatic, I was really excited at the opportunity to potentially work with him and his clients. He asked me for my hourly/day rate, and although I stressed to him that I quote on a per-project basis…

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  • Working Tue to Sat: Pros & Cons of an Alternative 9-to-5

    … “What a way to make a livin’…” A few months ago, I changed up the days that I worked in order to try and achieve a better work-life balance. Instead of the traditional Monday to Friday, I dropped the Monday in favour of working on a Saturday. So still five days a week, but different days. I wasn’t going to bother blogging about it (honestly…

    SEOno- 28 readers -
  • Setting Up Space Where You Can Be Creative: The Home Office

    … More and more individuals are choosing to work from home. The reason why is there are more and more entrepreneurs and freelancers entering the workforce. Some do so out of necessity. Some do so out of pure enjoyment or thrill. There are also some who do so part-time to help augment their household incomes. Whatever your reason…

    Deborah Anderson/ Growmap- 20 readers -
  • Community: The Key to Happiness?

    …: Joining Welsh ICE, a coworking space in Caerphilly (on the outskirts of Cardiff) In each of these instances I was in a fun environment and working on things that I love, but there was another key ingredient: a sense of community. When I worked at the live music bar, I became friends with my fellow bar staff, the pub managers/owners, the regulars…

    SEOno- 18 readers -
  • What to Consider if Relocating for Your Freelancing Career

    … Have you ever considered relocating to another area to benefit your career? What about another country? My family has actually relocated a few times, so we have some experience with what that’s like. It has been quite fun, but it also comes with its challenges. It is helpful to be as prepared as possible. Managing your expectations is also…

    Deborah Anderson/ Growmap- 26 readers -
  • 5 Thoughts For Investing In Your Freelancing Career In 2017

    … networking connections to get your foot in the door? Do you need to market yourself online better? Maybe you are worried to take the plunge and begin your freelancing or blogging career. Well, right now is actually one of the most perfect times to reevaluate your career goals. It seems as if right now the economy appears to be back on track; maybe…

    The Blog Heraldin Blogging- 24 readers -
  • Setting up Your For Hire Page: Do’s and Don’ts

    … (5-7) and interlink them. Pretty soon these will become the most trafficked pages on your site. Then link from here to your For Hire page. Credentials – how do I trust you? Ask your colleagues, friends and others for recommendations. If you’re new to blogging, look for ways to generate goodwill (e.g. ghost write a set of posts, design graphics…

    Growmapin SEO- 27 readers -
  • Why Marketers Struggle to Hire the Best Freelance Writers

    … “Get us a nurse or a doctor… who can also write.” While working as an account representative at Contently last year, I often heard this type of request from customers interested in our freelance network. Regardless of the industry, be it finance, insurance, technology, etc., many of our clients came in with a desire for that perfect hybrid…

    The Content Strategist- 46 readers -
  • You Need to Avoid This Freelancing Pitfall

    …. And taking a holiday is possible—so long as you have a budget and excellent time management. Life Lessons About Rest I had to learn this lesson the hard way during my first year of teaching English. I have never been more exhausted mentally, emotionally, and physically than I was that year. There was always so much to do that I would come home from school…

    Growmap- 31 readers -
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