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”

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.”

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”

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”

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”

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”

How Failing as a 911 Operator changed my Life.

I thought I finally found my dream job — I was wrong. Photo via Unsplash For most people, 2020 has been a difficult year. Between a raging political climate and viral disease dominating the globe, life has been hectic, to say the least. I also experienced some turmoil in my own personal life in recent months that completely alteredContinue reading “How Failing as a 911 Operator changed my Life.”

You’re Writing Cover Letters Wrong.

And how you can fix it Photo via Unsplash What’s the purpose of a cover letter? To explain why someone should choose you instead of someone else for a job opportunity. Seems easy enough. Why then, does everyone hate them? Because we are doing them wrong. Everyone writes a cover letter hyping themselves up. Most of usContinue reading “You’re Writing Cover Letters Wrong.”