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!”

7 Ways to Find Ideas and Conquer Writer’s Block

Whether you write fiction or blog articles, here are 7 ways you can come up with ideas if you’re feeling stuck. I’ve never had trouble with writer’s block because I have a ton of lists all over the place with ideas for when inspiration strikes. For me, ideas come pretty naturally because I’ve always beenContinue reading “7 Ways to Find Ideas and Conquer Writer’s Block”

Why You Should be Writing with an Outline

You may be one of the many writers who hate writing an outline. Honestly? I don’t blame you. I used to hate making an outline too. For years, my writing habits always involved getting an idea and running with it. The second inspiration took hold of me I would type as fast as a couldContinue reading “Why You Should be Writing with an Outline”

The #1 Mistake on a Small Business’ Social Media Page

Image via Pexels Honestly, I’m surprised at how simple it is, and yet I see it over and over again. I’m still a new freelance writer and I’ve only worked for a handful of different companies writing their social media posts for them. Still, I’ve seen this pop up repeatedly when I’m doing research for whateverContinue reading “The #1 Mistake on a Small Business’ Social Media Page”

How to Write a Killer Proposal on Upwork

Tips to help you land clients like a pro Photo via Unsplash Alright, so you’re trying to land more clients online as you start your freelancing career and you keep getting ignored. Here are a couple of tips I’ve learned myself while writing proposals and cover letters that brought me my best clients. I’ve even added examplesContinue reading “How to Write a Killer Proposal on Upwork”