Am I Still a Writer?

Alright, confession time. I started this whole thing a year ago with the dream of being a freelance writer, and I still choose to describe myself that way. But honestly… it’s starting to feel like maybe I’m going in a different direction. Half of my clients are ones with blogs and social media that IContinue reading “Am I Still a Writer?”

The 7 Mistakes Novice Freelancers Make When Trying to Land Clients

First impressions are everything 5 min read When you start as a freelancer, it sucks. There I said it! And I had more success than a lot of other freelancers out there. I regularly get asked by beginners freelancers online why they aren’t getting clients, and when I look at their profiles, I see aContinue reading “The 7 Mistakes Novice Freelancers Make When Trying to Land Clients”

The Downsides of Freelancing We Need to Talk About

It’s not always as glamorous as it seems. 4 min read Most days, I enjoy freelancing, and I’m shocked I’ve made it this far. There are many upsides to working for yourself, like flexibility, higher wages, and independence. But of course, nothing is black and white, and there is a lot of room for grey.Continue reading “The Downsides of Freelancing We Need to Talk About”

How Taking Drama Class Helped My Freelance Business

4 min read Alright, confession time… I was a drama dork in high school. I loved acting, doing vocal warm-ups, and running improv games. Recently, I realized I actually use some of those skills in my freelance business. The other day, a friend sent me a new potential client that needed a graphic designer for herContinue reading “How Taking Drama Class Helped My Freelance Business”

Here’s Why We Need to Dispel the “Lonely Writer” Myth

5 min read We can all picture it: A lonely writer typing away for hours with a single glass of whiskey and no company. They’re ghastly pale and it seems that they have hardly any friends. Even when you see them at a party they’re wearing a perpetual grimace because they hate people and god knowsContinue reading “Here’s Why We Need to Dispel the “Lonely Writer” Myth”

Full Transparency: Let’s Talk About Freelance Writing Rates

6 min read Freelance writers and their clients should be transparent about their rates. If we want to create an industry where writers are paid a fair rate, it starts with honest communication. We should all be more upfront about how much we earn in any industry because, too often, it’s not consistent. We’ve allContinue reading “Full Transparency: Let’s Talk About Freelance Writing Rates”

I Paid My Bills through Freelance Writing Last Month

This time last year, I was on vacation in Cuba with my little sister for her 21st birthday. It was a needed break and I was working as a customer service representative in an office that sold faucets and door hardware. I thought I was happy, and I was, but I had no idea howContinue reading “I Paid My Bills through Freelance Writing Last Month”

Hiring a Cheap Freelance Writer? Think Again.

How Cheap Writing Hurts Your Company’s Brand 4 min read If you’re looking to hire a freelance writer for your business, there are a few things you should be aware of. While it might be tempting to save some cash and hire the cheapest person you can find, there are plenty of reasons you shouldn’t.Continue reading “Hiring a Cheap Freelance Writer? Think Again.”

Thank you for Rejecting My Writing

Dear Editors, Your hard work is far often underappreciated and I would like to change that. Writers constantly complain about receiving rejection letters. We whine about not getting published after spending hours (or minutes) crafting a poem or an essay that we want the world to read. Then it lands on your desk among dozensContinue reading “Thank you for Rejecting My Writing”

Reasons Why I Lost a Potential Client

3 min read If you’re a new freelancer, you’ve probably heard no far more times than you would like to admit. A lot of people take no personally, but there are dozens of reasons someone won’t work with you. For me, “No” has never been something that stopped me. Sure, for a minute, I’ll beContinue reading “Reasons Why I Lost a Potential Client”