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”

No, Seriously, Where Do Freelancers Find their First Clients?

4 min read It’s one of the most asked questions when it comes to freelancing: How do I find clients? Well, sometimes they find you, but more often you have to find them. At the start, it can be difficult, but once you get going it does get easier. I only began freelancing in the lastContinue reading “No, Seriously, Where Do Freelancers Find their First Clients?”

Why We Should Make 2020 the Year of Resilience

We all hate 2020. It’s been a long and devastating year for all of us. There were so many new stories that followed one after another. Even when it seemed like things couldn’t get worse, they did. We’ve lost jobs, hobbies, and loved ones we can’t get back. For me, Covid was just one awfulContinue reading “Why We Should Make 2020 the Year of Resilience”

My Article Accidentally Became the #1 Search Result on Google

But How on Earth Did I Do It? First, I’m not trying to boast at all. I’m genuinely shocked it’s performing so well. It was a topic I was passionate about and wrote in an hour or two. Still, somehow I’ve had strangers send me messages on Facebook thanking me for writing it and sayingContinue reading “My Article Accidentally Became the #1 Search Result on Google”

How I Apply A Boardgame Strategy to my Freelancing Business

After an awesome conversation with fellow freelancer BreeAnn the other day, I realized I approach my freelancing business the same way I play the board game Splendor. For those of you who haven’t played it, let me explain. Splendor is a game where you collect chips and cards that produce Gems to build your Gem Empire. Some GemsContinue reading “How I Apply A Boardgame Strategy to my Freelancing Business”

Why Freelancers Should Be Charging More

It’s hard to know how much you’re worth. We’ve all been there. Working for yourself means also working on your own self-doubt, and that can take time to develop. For my first steady writing client, I charged only $18 US an hour. He’s one of my best clients, so I’m still working at that rate.Continue reading “Why Freelancers Should Be Charging More”

What’s My Superpower? Editing!

After a delightful conversation with Phoenix Huber and Randye S Spina, I realized I had a superpower I never knew of! Editing. Often I tell my friends that there is actually no such thing as good writing, only good editing. While I’m sure someone else has also said that, I still stand by it even if I’m not the firstContinue reading “What’s My Superpower? Editing!”